Tutorials and user manuals:

[ Teya Conceptor tutorial (rus voice + eng subs) ]
[ Teya Conceptor user review (eng voice)]
[ Polybrush 2.0 UI user manual (eng subs)]

Examples of using:

[ User artworks gallery ]
[ 3d artworks making of’s ]

Trailers:

[ All Teya Conceptor and Polybrush trailers ]
[ Animated Polybrush models renderings ]

Creator’s live:

[ Arseniy Korablev’ live performances and streams ]

F.A.Q.:

System requirements

What are system requirements?
Program have no special system requirements.
Only graphic tablet (like wacom) is recommended because firstly it’s drawing software. Pen pressure support isn’t so necessary.
You also need a video card which supports at least OpenGL 3.0. But almost every modern video card support it.
The complexity of the scene and necessary RAM size depends on brushes. Use low-poly objects inside brushes to avoid overloading the scene.

What about other platforms?

Now only windows version available. In the future, possible Mac and Linux releases.
Android and other mobile versions is no in the plans.
Mac and other OS users are run it at virtual machine, to my knowledge.
Mac users run it at «parallels desktop», maybe Linux have something similar.

Run problems and questions

Teya Conceptor/Polybrush don’t start (I press ‘try’ but nothing happens)

0. Install/Unzip (for portable versions)
1. Use admin rights to run Teya.exe (or Polybrush.exe for 2.x versions) first time
2. Try Portable version
3. If it can’t start because of missing dlls, make sure you have installed VS Redistributables:
Link to download

Is any difference between Setup and Portable versions?

Polybrush Portable and Installer versions is the same, you can just unpack portable to any folder.
Only feature of installer version is shortcuts and uninstaller.

Antivirus problems


This copy protection software, it encrypts the program code. So some antiviruses can take it as a virus, but most popular antiviruses don’t find the virus. Protector isn’t written by me, I bought software for protection. Therefore, I can’t change anything inside it.
Polybrush don’t gather any your information and don’t send it to web. Polybrush uses only information about tablet and hardware for licenses and online brush library. If antivirus don’t let run Polybrush or delete it, only solution is to add Polybrush the exceptions.
I tried to protect other programs, even utilities from windows\system32 at licence windows. After protection some antiviruses found viruses inside them. In any case you can add Polybrush to exceptions and see that antivirus willn’t notice any activity and infecting other files.

Crashes (after start or during work)

Can’t start/does not draw (on old PC)

1.Use Portable version as admin
2.May be too old openGL, check openGL status at bottom of viewport or in user/log_file.txt (openGL 3.x support is nessessary, see system requirements)

Crash after start/click


If you have Hunion tablet — see next question. So if previous answer don’t helps, see:
— Always use last Teya Conceptor version
— Run Teya Conceptor as administrator
— Try to use portable version
— If scaling of monitor in your Windows OS is changed, try to set “Change the size of text, apps, and others items” to 100% under my display settings (see screenshot).
— Always remove all files in Teya/user/ folder if you have any problems
— Try to disable antivirus/windows defender temporarily
— Try to delete MenuWnd.dll file in Teya folder.
— Try to delete Wintab_*.dll files in Teya folder.
— Try to change vsync settings (see vsync question above).
— Try to disable multi-core support and use program at one core (see screenshot).
— Try to reinstall tablet drivers/reboot PC/restart program.
— Try to disable windows aero glass effects (for win 7) or use classic shell theme
For old 2.x version:
— Try to enable «fix cursor» option and restart Polybrush, see next question for screenshot (pen pressure will be disabled).
— Turn wintab off (see next questions) and use Polybrush without pen pressure.

Crash while brush library loading/crashes often during work
Try to set to use only one CPU core:

This option is keeping after program restart. So if you don’t have time to set it because of brush library auto loading you can remove all files in [brushes] folder to start program without brushes. After that you can disable brushes auto loading (see next question) and return all brushes files back.

Performance problems/Low FPS/Slow cursor speed/Video driver artifacts

Too low FPS, program works too slow. How to change render mode?
Maybe it’s a vertical sync problem. Try to minimize window size and maximize it back.
Try diferrent settings (but default options in most cases is best: Sleep 1, Vsync Off):

Also better to disable vsync settings in graphics card driver settings (you can add special Polybrush preset for it):


Try to change render mode in render menu. Simple openGL and Matcaps is fastest modes.

— Try to delete MenuWnd.dll file in Teya folder.
— Try to delete Wintab_*.dll files in Teya folder.
— Try to disable antivirus/windows defender temporarily
— Try to disable windows aero glass effects (for win 7) or use classic shell theme

Slow drawing with brushes, slow modifiers
Firstly check previous question.
If it don’t helps, try to disable multi-core support and use program at one core:


Tesselation wire is always visible


Tesselation wire is hiding by F4 or «wire» button in viewport settings. But some people with Nvidia graphic card have that wire always visible.
If you one of them maybe you should change video driver settings.
From Nvidia drivers have to force antialiasing and toggle antialiasing for transparency on.
After that viewport renders beautifully without any additional triangles drawn on mesh.

How to use it? Why do I need this program? What the difference between Zbrush etc?

How to use it?
With Teya Conceptor you can save a lot of time by making 3d models in seconds.
Check tutorials and links to examples of using at top of this page.

Teya Conceptor (ex-Polybrush) vs Zbrush
Teya Conceptor and Zbrush is a completely different programs. They have different workflow and purposes.
Zbrush is a software for sculpting and most convenient for creating characters. Teya Conceptor is a more versatile tool, suitable for modeling many things. In general, it’s useful as an intermediate tool for concept design and kitbashing. With Teya Conceptor you can quickly make basemesh and finish in other software, even in Zbrush. Or overpaint it in Photoshop for example.
Teya Conceptor workflow is built around the idea of ​​drawing in 3d using 2d canvas and has nothing to do with sculpting or classical methods of modeling.

Tablet issues (Polybrush 2.x only)

Problems with tablet (HUION KAMVAS GT-156HD)
Tablet pen pressure is disabled in Teya Conceptor.
If you run Polybrush, the tablet stops working and does not respond to pen movement, as well as clicks on the screen, here’s what you need to do:
1. Remove the tablet driver
2. Download the latest from https://www.huiontablet.com/support/
3. Restart your PC
4. Install drivers
5. Download Polybrush Portable (.zip)
6. Run as admin and immediately close
7. Enter to tablet driver settings and turn off «Enable WinTab Liniar Optimization»
8. Click Apply (pic1)

9. Start Polybrush again as admin, press with stylus in viewport, try to draw in Polybrush.
10. Close Polybrush and turn «Enable WinTab Liniar Optimization» again (pic2)
11. Reload the PC and everything will be OK =) Dll libraries do not need to be deleted (wintab32.dll and MenuWnd.dll)


Polybrush 2.x: Problems with tablet work area/Crashes at start

Try to enable «fix cursor» option and restart Polybrush.
In other case try to change tablet settings or try answers from ‘crashes’ question.
If even that doen’t helps, disable wintab and use Polybrush without pen pressure (see button at first picture). Pen pressure isn’t so often required in Polybrush.

Quick questions about UI if you don’t check video tutorials at top of this page yet

How to rotate camera and workplane?

Hold Ctrl to show Workplane hotkeys and Alt to show Camera hotkeys. Watch tutorial to learn more.

How link/unlink workplane to camera?

Hold Ctrl to show Workplane radial menu and click on camera link switch (1). This switch is also exist on vertical panel.
You can find more workplane settings and links at special panel (2)

Polybrush UI Elements too small (or big) because I have very high (low) resolution display
Change settings/Ui size value.
If you want to reset all settings, just delete «\data\settings*.txt» file

How to import/export objects, what format Polybrush is using

Polybrush using *.obj file format. All concepts and models, created in Polybrush and even Brushes stored in *.obj files supported by most 3D editors. Use buttons at top panel to save scene or object. You can change scale and axis swap settings at file panel on left side. Polybrush also automatically generates *.tga texture from vertex colors with same name as *obj file. It can be disabled in settings to save files faster.
Polybrush doesn’t using special format for scenes and brushes. It just saving all Polybrush settings (like modifiers) to *.obj comments. Other 3D software ignores that comments, that’s why you don’t need to use import/export. Simply use open/save to *.obj.
Watch tutorial to learn more.

Object is black (normals problem)

Apply «normals» modifier after if changing the «file settings» did not help

Can Polybrush unwrap UVs?
Polybrush is a software for Modeling and Concept art, not for texturing.
It use automatically generated UV’s from vertex colors (You can paint vertex colors)
See previous question for more info.

License/upgrades/discounts questions

How to start trial and where to find license key?
Install or unzip (for portable version) and run Teya.exe (or Polybrush.exe for old versions)
Teya Conceptor Beta is free for now and simply starts.
If you using 1.x-2.x version, on start you’ll see this window:

Click «Try» to use 90 day free trial. When it ends you should buy license key.
Follow the instructions here to pay and get key

Invalid license key (can’t register) / I updated 1.x version but my old key don’t working
Make sure that you run program as admin (see below). Try portable version.
If it doesn’t helps just send your info again using form at bottom of that page and wait another key at email.

Key for PC and laptop/Should I buy few licenses to use it on few computers?

Yes, license keys are linked to computer hardware. You should buy as many licenses as many PC workstations you have.
But I understood that users often own 2 PC (main + laptop, like me) and I can generate 2 keys for one user (use contact form to tell me about second PC).
But for more licenses, you need to buy them.
There is a discount: $100 / workstation if you need 5 or more licenses.
So if you is a CG Studio or education college you can contact to buy many licenses in the same time.

Can license be transfered when hardware/PC crash?
Yes, license can be transfered when hardware-ID change.
I find old users in database by treir email and can make a new key. To do this, use form at website which was used when buying.
Of course, if it’s outdated one year license I don’t generate new key.
By the way, I think Teya Conceptor will work without keys (using another payment method). But version 2 customers.x will not lose anything, they will get new licenses.

Can license be deactivated
No, license can’t be deactivated. I don’t have any access to your PC, etc.

What will happen if you stop the business? Will we lost our licenses?
I’m not a company, but one person 🙂 I don’t think anything will happen to me, you always can contact me directly (VK or facebook).
But sometimes I can respond slowly (I can be away from home for example). Because of it most likely I’ll change registration method in Teya Conceptor to make key generation not dependent with me.

Will upgrades be discounted?
All updates are automatically and free!

Is there a student discount available
Now only for 5 and more licenses (see above)

Tell the story of creation!

Tell the story of creation!

Here are few articles:
https://thevirtualassist.net/polybrush-3d-software-arseniy-korablev-interview/
http://80.lv/articles/polybrush-painting-with-3d
http://3dpapa.ru/polybrush-simple-for-cg-artist
http://render.ru/books/show_book.php?book_id=3820
And of course, Arseniy Korablev’ live performances and streams

I want more info/join Teya Conceptor communities/be a partner/reseller

More info and links to social networks
You can find all at about page
I want to be your partner/reseller
Contact me using this page