Design 3D Creatures with PhotoShop, Maya, and ZBrush


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Polypainting colors in ZBrush

In addition to sculpting ZBrush is also a great tool for painting. It works through a technology called polypainting in which vertices are colored when painted. The more vertices you have in a model, the finer detail you can paint. In this chapter we will be painting everything by hand. While it's true that you can paint by projecting photographs like we did in Chapter 7 with the pedestal, I find that painting most things from scratch allows me to do some unique things that you can't find in photos.

Before I start painting I do want to study photographs of real animals so that I can get a sense of the types of colors and patterns that will feel natural. There's often a relationship between the anatomy and the coloration. For example, in this photo notice how the scales and plates are one color pattern and the gaps between them are different color pattern. There might be one color on the creature's underbelly and a different color down the back. These kinds of variations ...

Polypainting colors in ZBrush
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Polypainting colors in ZBrush provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Ryan Kittleson as part of the Digital Creature Creation in ZBrush, Photoshop, and Maya

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3D + Animation
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Maya Photoshop ZBrush
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