Quidam 3.1 Plus Argile 2 | 1.01 GB
This application reinvents character modeling to make it natural, productive and to let you sign your own creations . The days of spending hours
manipulating polygons is over. QUIDAM is a complex application which reinvents character modeling to make it natural, productive and to let you
sign your own creations. QUIDAM does not provide single models but dynamic bases and each one includes a multitude of body parts, props, clothes,
textures... to create millions of characters!
Compose thousands of unique characters with the numerous body parts and props available. Add the props you like or import your own objects directly
to place them on the skeleton.
QUIDAM’s Sculpture Studio offers a complete set of original, powerful and natural sculpting tools to let you knead and put the finishing touches to
your character. With QUIDAM, it’s you who creates your characters, not the software!
The drawing tools let you paint in real time onto your models.
Discover a natural way to apply colors, textures, transparency, bump or normal maps as if you were painting on a canvas.
With QUIDAM"s direct manipulation system, you can give an attitude to your characters in a few clicks. Use the available preset poses or create
yours. You can save and store them.
Your character is ready.
In a blink, QUIDAM produces a high quality image for printing and editing in retouching software.
Thanks to additional plug-ins, export directly your ready-to-be-animated creation (equipped with its textures, UV, bones and skinning) into Maya,
3DS Max, LightWave, Cinema 4D, Carrara... Multi resolution, your characters can be exported at the resolution of your choice!
Designed for freelance artists as well as production studios, QUIDAM is an extremely productive 3D character creation application and offers
perfect professional results.
It is unique in combining and merging various anatomical elements and clothes into one seamless model. One sole QUIDAM base is capable of creating
thousands of unique 3D characters!
QUIDAM is the only character generator able to perfectly export multiresolution models with meshes, textures, UV maps, bones and skinning, ready to
be animated into all professional 3D suite.
Do you think that it is normal to spend several months learning a program?
Uncluttered interface, intuitive navigation... ergonomics is in the heart of QUIDAM’s philosophy. You will be able to come to grips with the
software and create your first character in less than an hour. Forget about the technical constraints and boring panels of overly complex programs;
everything has been done in QUIDAM to let you express your artistic talent.
Professional users will enjoy driving QUIDAM full screen with keyboard shortcuts.
The days of spending hours putting polygons together are over!
In a few minutes, make the character you have imagined. QUIDAM doesn’t offer basic fixed models, but dynamic bases, each including a multitude of
anatomical parts, props, clothes, textures… to let you create billions of characters.
QUIDAM is powered by an advanced 3D real-time engine which makes the most of the OpenGL potential and last graphic cards, but also stays compatible
with older configurations.
QUIDAM offers advanced sculpture and painting tools to customize your creations to the last detail. Its innovative tools invite you to give your
personal touch to your creation. At last, it"s you who creates your character and not the software!
As QUIDAM is compatible with all the 3D professional solutions, you can retouch or animate your characters in your favorite software.
Here are some key features of "Quidam":
· Models Packs
Dynamic data bases able to generate from thousands to billions unique multiresolution 3D characters each:
· Realistic: male base and female base
· Heads: male head and female head (articulated or not)
· Semi-realistic, Manga: male base and female base
· Semi-realistic, Fantasy and Sci-Fi: warrior
· Misc: little monsters and original creatures
· .QUI Bank: extended library of unique characters generated from the available Models Packs, regularly enriched and can stock user custom models
· Models Pack Pro – Additional bases: girl, boy and woman bases
· To store and retrieve instantly all kind of items: props, images, textures, materials, 3D objects, environments, lights, transformations
Dozens of items are available to enrich your scenes:
· 3D Objects: Haircuts, props, decors…
· Floors and Backgrounds
· Poses, Hand Poses
· Visualization, navigation and editing in real time 3D
· Immersive interface or full screen mode (without icons/interface)
· Editing with symmetry option is always available
· Totally intuitive unfolding control panels for lighting, axis constraints and 3D views
· Props Manipulator
· OpenGL real-time render
· Display options (wire frame, faces, smoothed)
· Advanced cartoon rendering: color contour settings, number of tint areas settings
· Environmental mapping
· Background image
· Real time bump-mapping (Normals mapping)
· Cast Shadows and Self Shadows
· Reference image mode: import six images behind model
· Advanced Triangulation to display and export not convex polygons
· Combination studio
· Combining anatomical elements of model
· Adding clothing and accessories
· Function "random mix"
· Detailed eyes: eyes divided into 3 parts (sclera, iris and cornea) for more realism
· Custom Props: import your personal accessories on your characters
· Proportion studio
· Automatic adjustments of body and head proportions by presets on grid
· Real time editing of proportions of all elements direct on the character
· Sculpture studio
· Move, rotate, scale and blur/sharpen
· Symmetry mode available for all tools
· Brushes for smooth selection, with intuitive brush editor and presets
· Advanced UV Edition directly on the 3D models
· Large choice of selection modes (one by one, select by frame, etc.)
· Selection filters (point, edge, face)
· Editing along Normals, axis constraints or in the camera plane
· Select through (to include geometric elements not visible)
· Natural and direct sculpting tools ("Jelly Brushes"): model as if you were drawing!
· Control on smooth angle and edge sharpness
· Geometry eraser tool
· Central Auto-correct option to avoid symmetry distortion
· Command to flip the normals of a face selection
· Pose studio
· Presets for poses for body and hands
· Direct manipulation on 3D character"s skeleton
· Reset of character to ground
· Custom Poses: creation of personal poses libraries reusable later on characters
· Rotation system for eyes
· Automatic transfer of the Character Skinning to the Custom Props (personal imported object)
· Skinning edition ("Weight Paint") for all objects
· "Advanced Skinning" palette and "Autoskin" feature to automatically compute the character skinning weights
· "Smooth Weights" to mix the skinning weights on tricky areas
· Advanced Skeleton Edition: preset skeletons catalog, precise tuning for neutral pose and joints
· Texture studio
· Settings for material and texture of objects
· Settings for quality of skin (speckles, wrinkles, hair, etc.)
· Application of custom textures, images and bumps
· Real time editing of textures directly on the character
· High resolution textures for the bases Woman and Man
· Environment reflection ("envmap")
· 3D Paint: a complete drawing tool palette to paint directly on the 3D models. All the channels: color, texture, transparency, emboss. Interactive
brush settings, preset brushes catalog. A lot of available options.
· External Paint: textures transfer from the 3D model to any 2D tool (Photoshop, Painter, Gimp etc.) and automatic update of the 3D scene 3D once
textures are saved in the 2D tool.
· AutoMapping: UV projection systeme (spherical, planar, cylindrical, etc.)
· Adjustable Resolution
· Graphic tablets support
· Advanced material settings for the Raytracing Renderer
· Render studio
· Any resolution
· High quality render
· Multi-channel exports (character, shadow, mask, etc.)
· Raytracing renderer
· Advanced light settings for the Raytracing Renderer
· 3D Import
· Visualization and retouching models in OBJ format by simple drag and drop
· QDM Import
· Advanced symmetry detection for files with symmetry precision problems. Symmetry detection threshold tuning
· Generation of mesh through subdivision
· Import of custom props
· 3D Export
· Basic format (only geometry): OBJ
· Format with skeleton and skinning for animation: LWO/LWS (Lightwave)*, QDM (proprietary format N-Sided)
· QDM import plug-ins available for 3DS MAX, Maya, Cinema 4D and Carrara*
· COLLADA export plug-in*
· Export UV maps (vectorial* or bitmap format)
· Model size adjustment during export
· “Export from List” command to export only
· Detailed contents of product
· The program and its documentation
· 9 databases of multi resolution characters, equivalent to tens of billions of unique characters
· .Qui Bank: tens of predefined advanced models
· Catalogs: dozens of objects and textures to enrich your scenes
· Export plug-in for OBJ and QDM 3D formats
· Export 2D of images and associated channels
· Pentium 2 processor, 500 MHz or more (1 GHz recommended)
· 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
· 400 MB free disk space
· Monitor with 1024x768 resolution or more
· 24-bits Graphic card (or 32 bits) OpenGL compatible
· 3 button mouse
· Internet connection to access additional content online
Have it working on Win7 x64. here is what i did:
go to the "Win7 Loader folder. run loaderWin7Ultimate64bit.exe(as Admin) it will tell u "couldn"t write. this is for 7 64bit" click ok and ignore
it. continue installing anyway
2. after installing copy the Quidam315-XP-Win7 Patcher.exe into the installation directory. run the patch(as Admin). it will tell u that the Quidam
program was found. click on the "patch" button. it tell u its patched. close the patcher adn run the Quidam program. it will ask you for serial. go
back to the "win7loader folder and open up the SN.txt and copy the info from that into the Quidam field. click ok then your done. in the "email"
filed just paste the name from teh SN text into theemail field. and the serial from teh SN.txt into the serial field of Quidam
copy the same Quidam315-XP-Win7 Patcher.exe. into the Argile installation folder.. it will tell u Argile was found. click the patch button.
patched.. close it and run the Argile program. it will ask for serial. go back to the Argile folder and open Argile-key.tct. copy the info there
into Argile..ur done