Retopoflow 3 - Retopology Toolkit For Blender

by CG Cookie in Scripts and Addons

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This item has an average rating of 4 from 114 ratings by the community.

  • Neil S.
    11 months ago

    Latest release appears to have fixed the user interface lag which is brilliant. Very useful add-on and well worth the money.

  • arfree
    11 months ago

    the latest release is really stable guys, keep it up!!

  • Daniel Bystedt
    12 months ago

    Retopoflow is my favorite tool for manual retopology among all the different softwares that I have tried. The developers are passionate and are always finding new ways to make the addon better. Thank you! :-)

  • Vesper
    12 months ago

    Honestly, I love the team at CG especially their tutorials....but I am done with Retopoflow. I just tried the BETA 3.... I don't know what to say anymore or who or what to blame. Forgetting the lag, which is something I think will be fixed. I could upload literally 20 gifs right now to show you how this tool is broken. I got this in 2.79 era and honestly I have never not run into frustration.

    I seriously don't understand how after years of development this is still in the condition it is. I am sorry if I seem so negative..I have literally spent thousands on the market and this is still the only add-on that fills me with regret and causes me to squint whenever I fire it up. I almost feel like telling CG, either hire some more/other developers or trash the project. It is entirely riddled with bugs and non consistency. This adon sometimes FEELS like making geometry when you draw and other times it doesn't. Sometimes it feels like respecting symmetry and other times it doesn't. I am sorry guys to me and my workflow this is a disaster. There is nothing intuitive about this in reality. If it were ethically possible I would ask for my money back for this item on principal. GUYS, I shudder whenever I think of this add-on---that should tell you something everything.

    This add-on is not worth 86$...I am sorry guys, I know the work you put in and what you guys think you are worth (which makes sense). At best this is a 25-35$ add-on for its quality. Anything more for the quality you have provided is in my opinion unjustified.

    • CG Cookie

      12 months ago

      Hey Vesper, thanks for being a long time supporter of RetopoFlow! Of course, I'm incredibly sorry to hear that the recent versions have been a negative experience. The lag has been significantly improved as of yesterday's build.

      One request - please do send us those gifs!

      We've tried to make it as easy as possible to contact us ([email protected], Blender Market messaging, GitHub issues, and a button in the app itself). If you experience any issues like the ones outlined above, which do not sound like any issues we have run into yet or have been reported to us, please please let us know so that we have the opportunity to fix them.

  • chrischan
    12 months ago

    Thank you for the V3! What a joke, CG Cookie! 86$ for this laggy thing? Wow.

    • CG Cookie

      12 months ago

      Hi there, we're currently working on solving the lag some users are experiencing before creating an official release candidate. If you email us at [email protected] I can send you a development version that should fix your issues.

  • dioib
    12 months ago

    just want to know when will release beta 3 or official release, I have been waited too long for updates since beta 2

    • CG Cookie

      12 months ago

      Hi there, we just posted a new release yesterday that you can download from your orders page.

  • robert
    about 1 year ago

    best retopo addon for blender

  • Alex Niko
    about 1 year ago

    Oh Okay, I finally figured out why on earth none of the brushes would work/show - you have to have unit scale set to 1 M! Please remove that silly dependency

    Update: I changed my review from 3 to 5 stars. The developer updated the product and now it matches my expectations.

  • Greshame Carr
    about 1 year ago

    A money back policy would be good.
    It all looks great on the videos, but these are all on virtually pristine models which you could retopologise with a plane and shrinkwrap.
    Regarding Beta 3 version.
    1 : constantly crashes blender - I've tried it with every version of 2.3 I have.
    2: throws exceptions every 5 - 10 minutes
    3: the UI interface is so non responsive you'll think your computer has hung.
    4:The help screen can take up to 2 minutes to load, if at all.
    5: The help screen is modal so you can't have it open whilst working.
    6: SELECTION SELECTION SELECTION. For the love of god please sort out the selection process. I would estimate 10 - 20 attempts for every successfull selection of an edge or vertex. Some vertex are simply not selectable. You can click a vertex and a vertex two polygons away is selected. And it's so slooooooowww.
    7: Changing type of tool in the main menu does not work. You click the tool you want, and that goes grey, then flashes once and then stays that way whilst the tool you are currently using remains the selected tool. But to make this particularly annoying is that it only does it 2 - 3 times out of 10, so you think you,ve changed tool and are clicking away madly to select something before realising you still have the last tool selected.

  • Piotr
    about 1 year ago

    From my own experience, this addon is only useful for low to medium count poly models and I don't recommend it for any professional work on high poly models. With any more detailed model Retopoflow will start to lag so much it would take up to 2-3 seconds to see any change on retopo mesh you are working on (for example a loop you wanted to add appears after that time). The UI is inexcusable slow to the point it also takes 2 seconds or more for it to react; the same issue applies to change values in UI settings.
    It seems the developers are unable to fix the issue considering this version of the plugin has been in beta for several or more months.

    However, if you work on low poly models only, the tool has everything it needs to do retopology with a wide variety of tools. I use it despite the issue I mentioned earlier because I haven't seen a better option.

    Have a nice day.

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Published almost 7 years ago
Software Version 2.79, 2.8, 2.9
License GPL
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