RetopoFlow is a suite of Blender tools that automatically generate geometry which snaps to your source objects as you draw on the surface. This documentation covers the installation and usage of all tools included in the add-on.
You can purchase a copy of RetopoFlow on the Blender Market.
If you’re brand new to RetopoFlow, check the Quick Start page. Otherwise, jump right over to the Tools section.
RetopoFlow v3.x requires Blender 2.83 or newer and will work on any operating system Blender supports.
You may download RetopoFlow from your account dashboard on the Blender Market, assuming you’ve already purchased it.
The easiest way to install RetopoFlow is to do so directly from Blender. You can do this by going to
File > User Preferences > Add-ons > Install. This will open a File Browser in Blender, allowing to you navigate to and select the .zip file you downloaded. If you are using Blender 2.8+, please make sure that the .zip you select is labeled RetopoFlow 3 and not RetopoFlow 2. Press Install from file.
If your browser auto-extracted the downloaded .zip file then you will need to re-compress the RetopoFlow folder before installing.
Once installed, Blender should automatically filter the addons list to show only RetopoFlow. You can then enable the add-on by clicking the checkbox on the upper right of the add-on panel.
If you have any issues with installing, please try the following steps:
RetopoFlow 3 comes with a built-in updater. Once you’ve installed it the first time, simply check for updates using the RetopoFlow menu. If you need to update the addon manually for any reason, please be sure to uninstall the old version and restart Blender before installing the new version.
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