Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Polypainting colors in ZBrush, part of Digital Creature Creation in ZBrush Photoshop and Maya.
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 bring both a natural feel and visual interest to a creature.…
- Brainstorming and refining a character concept
- Installing custom brushes
- Optimizing tablet settings
- Posing the ZSpheres in ZBrush
- Sculpting muscles and midsize shapes
- Working with DynaMesh
- Using GoZ between ZBrush and Maya
- Creating topology for animation
- Sculpting fine detail
- Cleaning up a mesh in Maya
- Creating the UV layout
- Lighting and shading
- Painting texture maps
- Posing with Transpose tools in ZBrush
- Batch rendering a turntable animation
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Preparing Your Workspace
2. Designing the Creature
3. Basic Sculpting in ZBrush
4. Basic Modeling in Maya
5. Creating Topology for Animation
6. Creating the UV Layout
7. Creating a Pedestal Environment
8. Lighting and Shading
10. Posing the Model
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