RetopoFlow

RetopoFlow

RetopoFlow is a distinct retopology mode for Blender, enhancing the creation of mid to low poly meshes atop high-resolution models. This mode offers a clear overlay of low poly geometry on high poly mesh, addressing challenges such as overlap and distortion.

Key Features:

  • Contours: Automatically adjusts loops around cylindrical shapes, ensuring perfect alignment to intricate surfaces while eliminating the need for manual adjustments.
  • PolyStrips: Facilitates fast and intuitive sketching to define essential loops, bridging or creating new topology strips. It adapts to varying polygon sizes and offers a streamlined workflow by simulating Bezier curve dynamics on the mesh surface.
  • Strokes: Enables rapid extension of primary loops and efficient grid definition over broader areas. Drawing a line generates a row of edges, while a subsequent parallel stroke interconnects with an even grid of quads. The tool ensures that vertices conform to the curve of the drawn stroke and consistently align to the surface.
  • PolyPen: Designed for precision work, it offers easy extension of selections and ensures consistent vertex snapping, simplifying intricate details and cuts.
  • Knife Tool: Efficiently introduces complex cuts into existing geometry, making intricate mesh refinement straightforward.
  • Relax Tool: Provides an automatic, sculpt-like approach to optimizing geometry spacing, ensuring vertices maintain their alignment to the high poly mesh.
  • Tweak Tool: Delivers a hassle-free sculpting experience, reshaping geometry without the tediousness of manual vertex adjustments.
  • Patches: Accelerates the process of filling vast areas, offering users a one-click solution while ensuring flexibility for diverse shapes.
  • Loops Tool: Streamlines loop insertion and adjustments, preserving vertex alignment, and ensuring optimal topology continuity.