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Sculptris Essential Training

with Ryan Kittleson

Video: Welcome

Introduces the basic theories and 3D modeling toolset behind Sculptris—a free sculpting program—and walks through two hands-on sculpting projects.
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  1. 4m 43s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
    3. Optimizing Wacom tablet settings for Sculptris
      1m 51s
    4. Dealing with occasional glitches
      1m 28s
  2. 9m 52s
    1. Navigating around a model
      3m 43s
    2. Using dynamic tesselation
      2m 28s
    3. Loading and saving a model
      1m 55s
    4. Working with symmetry
      1m 46s
  3. 39m 13s
    1. Using the Grab tool
      3m 26s
    2. Sculpting with the Draw and Inflate brushes
      4m 26s
    3. Smoothing out details
      2m 40s
    4. Sculpting creases
      2m 37s
    5. Flattening and exaggerating details
      2m 34s
    6. Masking off protected areas
      2m 14s
    7. Using rotation
      4m 37s
    8. Resizing with Scale
      2m 32s
    9. Hiding parts of a model
      1m 55s
    10. Working with multiple objects
      2m 28s
    11. Duplicating objects
      3m 48s
    12. Posing asymmetrically
      5m 56s
  4. 18m 3s
    1. Using the hotbox
      2m 32s
    2. Using brush textures
      4m 15s
    3. Using different materials
      4m 12s
    4. Importing a reference image
      7m 4s
  5. 30m 20s
    1. Entering Paint mode
      2m 51s
    2. Painting color
      5m 4s
    3. Painting with textures
      6m 0s
    4. Painting bump maps
      5m 3s
    5. Masking in Paint mode
      3m 6s
    6. Painting materials
      4m 41s
    7. Exporting texture maps
      3m 35s
  6. 16m 41s
    1. Using Sculptris artistically
      3m 27s
    2. Blocking out the big shapes
      4m 4s
    3. Building in the secondary forms
      5m 15s
    4. Maintaining a sense of structure
      3m 55s
  7. 18m 2s
    1. Blocking out the basic shape
      5m 22s
    2. Sculpting the intermediate details
      8m 10s
    3. Adding the finishing touches
      4m 30s
  8. 19m 54s
    1. Starting from scratch
      5m 19s
    2. Detailing the face
      2m 46s
    3. Adding eyeballs, eyebrows, and teeth
      1m 53s
    4. Adding the body and clothing
      3m 42s
    5. Finishing the symmetrical details
    6. Adding hair
      4m 28s
    7. Finishing the sculpt
  9. 1m 12s
    1. Next steps
      1m 12s

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Sculptris Essential Training
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Sculptris is a free sculpting program made for artists. In this course, author Ryan Kittleson introduces the technology behind Sculptris, covers the sculpting toolset, and finishes with two hands-on sculpting projects, where he blocks and sculpts a concept vehicle and a character with facial detail, hair, and clothing.

Topics include:
  • Loading and saving a model
  • Sculpting with the Draw and Inflate brushes
  • Sculpting creases
  • Flattening and exaggerating detail
  • Duplicating objects
  • Posing models
  • Importing reference images
  • Painting with textures
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(music playing) Hi! I'm Ryan Kittleson and welcome to Sculptris Essential Training. In this course, I'll show you everything you need to get started using the free sculpting program, Sculptris. First, I'm going to explain the interface and help you understand how Sculptris works. Then, I'll show you not only how to sculpt a model, but how to pose it and texture it as well. I'll cover the whole process of creating sculptures, from starting out with a lump of virtual clay, to refining details and exporting texture maps.

Well, I'm exited to make some digital sculpture with Sculptris, and I hope you are too. Let's get to it.

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