Has anyone tried Maya 2014s retopology tools?

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Old 06 June 2013   #1
Has anyone tried Maya 2014s retopology tools?

Has anyone tried Maya 2014s retopology tools? I personally haven't and was wondering if the tool would replace 3rd party software like topogun (NOT asking for an argument about which is better I just want to know the differences). Id download the software trial myself but with summer school projects I dont have time to let my computer just sit and download for a day.
 
Old 06 June 2013   #2
The new retopo tools are just NEX rebranded. It's very good for retopo but doesn't have all the tools of Topogun so it's not really a good replacement. You also have to rely on Maya's map generation for making normal maps and stuff, which is brutally slow compared to Topogun or Mudbox.
 
Old 06 June 2013   #3
Have not used topogun. But the Nex tools in Maya seem to work as described and I have used them on several retopo projects. But note that I don't do any normal mapping in Maya. I do that in Zbrush or Mudbox. XNormal is another nice tool.
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