RetopoFlow

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A suite of retopology tools for Blender

Intro

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.

Blender Market

If you’re brand new to RetopoFlow, check the Quick Start page. Otherwise, jump right over to the Tools section.

Requirements

RetopoFlow 2.0.3 will work on Blender 2.79 or before.

RetopoFlow v3.2.4 will work with Blender 2.8x and Blender 2.9x.

RetopoFlow v3.2.5 and later requires Blender 2.93+ and Blender 3.x.

All versions of RetopoFlow will work on any operating system the Blender supports.

Installing

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 within Blender. You can do this by going to Edit > 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 list of add-ons to show only RetopoFlow. You can then enable the add-on by clicking the checkbox next to 3D View: RetopoFlow.

Installing RetopoFlow

If you have any issues with installing, please try the following steps:

Updating

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 add-on manually for any reason, please be sure to uninstall the old version and restart Blender before installing the new version.

The RetopoFlow updater will keep all of your previous settings intact. If you need to update manually for whatever reason, you can also keep your preferences by copying the RetopoFlow_keymaps.json and RetopoFlow_options.json files from the previous version’s folder before installation and pasting them into the new version’s folder after installation.

See the Updater page for more details.

Getting Support

Running into a problem or have a question that the documentation isn’t answering? Reach out to us via [email protected]