April 19, 2021 – Masterpiece Studio (formerly MasterpieceVR), has recently announced the release of Masterpiece Studio Pro, a complete virtual reality (VR) 3D creative suite that enables creative professionals without 3D modeling experience to create usable 3D content for animation, gaming, and more.
“VR has shown promise in revolutionizing 3D content creation by making it fast, easy, and enjoyable, but this was never fully realized because there were always missing gaps in the pipeline,” said Jonathan Gagne, CEO at Masterpiece Studio. “Masterpiece Studio Pro is an industry milestone that uses VR and machine learning to remove the missing gaps to create production-ready 3D assets.”
According to the company, these missing gaps include the fact that when creating 3D content using VR tools, artists and creators could not use this content in the real world without spending additional time cleaning it up in multiple desktop programs.
“One thing that Masterpiece Studio Pro has done for me as an independent artist and creative is opened up the potential to create things that I could not have ever made or had the resources or time to create,” commented Dylan Sisson, Digital Artist at Pixar Animation Studios. “Just by being able to take my 2D skillset, directly apply it in 3D, and then take those 3D assets to do something like 3D print is such a fluid and immediate process.”
Masterpiece Studio noted that following the innovation of rigging and skinning for VR with its Masterpiece Motion platform, Masterpiece Studio Pro now streamlines 3D for creatives by simplifying mesh optimization, Auto UV, retopology, and texture painting – all in one immersive suite.
“VR content creation is a whole new way of creating CG animation to keep up with audience demand and not sacrifice quality,” added Tom Box, Co-founder, Blue Zoo Animation. “Discovering tools like Masterpiece Studio Pro and seeing how they can be combined to create powerful new workflows has shown us that breaking free of the traditional 2D input and output devices … can vastly speed up the creative process both in the speed of team communication and speed of which ideas can be explored and developed.”
Masterpiece Studio Pro’s creative suite includes all the features and creation tools of the original, MasterpieceVR and Motion apps, with the addition of layers, retopology tools for making models production-ready, auto UV, and texture painting, as well as blend shapes for creating facial animations.
Furthermore, Masterpiece Studio Pro can export in formats that are compatible with most 3D programs, including 3DS Max, Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Marmoset, Blender, Medium by Adobe, Tvori, and Gravity Sketch, with the company stating that more programs will be announced in the future.
Masterpiece Studio Pro is available for HTC, Oculus, Valve and Window Mix Reality headsets. For more information on Masterpiece Studio and its VR creation platforms, please visit the company’s website.
Image credit: Masterpiece Studio
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