Spurred by a misleading magazine blurb, I’ve been trying to figure out Corel Painter 2017’s new supposed 3D paintover capability. I thought perhaps you could import .OBJs and paint on them. Nope, despite what the blurb says…
OK, so can you somehow import a 2D render of a 3D object, with the material-zones intact as masked layers and ‘paintable into’? Nope. Two of the reviews say “no”.
You actually just import a flat 2D outline-masked PNG render and… erm, paint on it. Yup.
Not so impressive as it sounds then, and you can do much the same with Photoshop. Maybe I’m misunderstanding it, but… how is this even being touted as a new feature?