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  1. Import 3D object

    VideoTrace is excellent for creating low detailed models, but its editing capabilities are minimal compared to the established 3D editors. Therefore, it would not be bad if I could export unfinished VideoTrace model to my favorite 3D editor, edit it there and import it back into VideoTrace for further comparison with reality.

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    • Support still images for textures

      It would be great to be able to create a model from a video sequence and then use high quality still images for the model textures.

      35 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Admin →

        This functionality will be part of the next beta release.
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        We are indeed planning to provide support for still images that can be used alongside video sequences.

      • To be able to import custom UVs and use VidTrace to apply textures.

        To have a workflow where you model in VidTrace, export to OBJ or DAE, import into a UV mapping application like Unfold3D, import the model with custom UVs back into VidTrace and then use VidTrace to apply footage as textures.

        31 votes
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        • create a tool to automatically subdivide a surface based on feature points in the region

          (This suggestion has been created out of a comment under "Create a tool to model organic shapes".)

          My specific problem is modelling cliff faces. What I'd like to be able to do is draw a polygon around a clear view of a cliff face (covered in feature points) and have the boundary automatically subdivide and snap to each feature point as a 'control point' and turn that into a textured polygon.

          30 votes
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          • Provide an FBX exporter

            See http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=123112&id=6837478 for more information about this format. It is interesting as it can
            support geometry, cameras, and locators (pivots).

            29 votes
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            • Support AutoCAD DWG format

              This idea was previously listed as DXF format, but recent discussions have indicated that DWG might be a better first choice (with DXF to come after that). There will likely be texture issues with DWG, but it could be useful for CAD workflows.

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                1 comment  ·  Admin →

                In VideoTrace 0.3.2 we’ve added DXF support, which is likely to at least partially address this request for a lot of users. We’d really like your feedback on whether DWG export will be needed in addition to DXF. Thoughts?

              • Create a 64 bit version

                , compared to 64 bit SynthEyes, VT seems to drag (still like it a lot).

                28 votes
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                  SynthEyes does indeed run very fast, but it’s not just because it’s running as a 64 bit app. It takes a different approach from VideoTrace, which doesn’t always yield equivalent results. It’s likely that we can achieve some performance improvements by building VT as a 64 bit app, but there will still be performance differences.

                • Axis calibration

                  For some people video without camera estimation nor camera macthmove (or simple videos) , I think it would be good to have calibration for cameras based on pre-determined objects (rigid) or natural as markers to set the 3D axis (auto or manual calibration) I think it would provide a more accurate modeling process (and reduce time spent on perfecting the model afterwards)

                  27 votes
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                  • plugin to google sketchup

                    adding video trace as another layer within google sketchup. when i've been looking at tgi3d and how they built their tool into the app, just makes sense.

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                    • User community topic based forum

                      A topic based forum in which each user could help and ask each others would be great.

                      18 votes
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                      • Integrate an "I Love Sketch" style of interface to be able to draw directly in the Video.

                        The "I Love Sketch" (http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/~shbae/ilovesketch.htm) concept video has been kicking around online for a while now and I would encourage any 3D Graphics production team to think of this as the future user interface standard "par excellence". It's not out yet that I know of, I don't know when it will be out, I don't know if it'll ever come out, but if it does I will not use ANY graphic software that makes me push vertices around EVER again.
                        Seok-Hyung Bae will make me cheerfully part with whatever amount of cash Wacom wants simply because of how…

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                        • Full scene export

                          I don't know if there is allready this kind of feature. Anyway I haven't found it so there we go:

                          It would be great if I can export my model, tracked camera and materials all at same time. it would be easier to do sync in max, because now when I export my model to max, I cant get materials whit it.

                          Also if I export both, camera and model, the model wont fit to the video / cameratrack.

                          16 votes
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                          • add multi core support for cpus

                            while processing only 25% of my 4 core cpu is working. and maybe cuda support for the.

                            13 votes
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                            • Create a tool that displays suggested lines or planar faces

                              It would be useful to create a tool that automatically suggests computed lines or planar faces, the user then confirms or rejects whats offered.

                              David

                              12 votes
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                              • Add a marquee selection tool

                                Might be useful to have a marquee tool to select and edit multiple objects at once.

                                11 votes
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                                • support for stationary camera and rotating object like on a turntable

                                  videotrace always crashes and tells me it cant estimate camera, im guessing its not setup for that kind of capture

                                  9 votes
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                                    VideoTrace can work with sequences captured in this way if you’re using a plain background and the object has distinct feature points that can be detected. One of our test sequences is captured in this way and works fine. If, however, the object lacks feature points (e.g. shiny conical or spherical objects) then VideoTrace may not be able to successfully track features and will thus not be able to estimate cameras.

                                    We’ll be happy to look at any test sequences that you’re having trouble with – email us at support@punchcard.com.au.

                                  • Texture superresolution

                                    Generate a texture based on multiple (or all) images, using super-resolution

                                    9 votes
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                                    • export to 3d engines like bender,daz studios

                                      id like to be able to transport the copys to engines like blender or daz studios.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                        VideoTrace can export models in a number of different formats, such as Collada (.dae) for use in other software. It looks like both Blender and DAZ Studio support Collada.

                                        Will that enable you to achieve what you’re suggesting here?

                                      • freeze

                                        It would be handy to be able to "freeze" a body while tweaking it so that you don't have to worry about accidentally messing it up. Also see "click-through" suggestion because it's related.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • add a smothing toool for ruff edges

                                          create a tool to smooth more jagged edges so the copy of the image doesn't look so boxy and stiff.

                                          8 votes
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