Join Eric Keller for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding parts to your model with subtools, part of ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training.
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When you want to create a model in ZBrush that's made up of many different…parts, you use what's known as subtools. Remember in ZBrush, tool just means…anything that makes a mark on the canvas but it also means 3D models.…So I'm going to use the word tool interchangeably with the term model or sculpt…or object through all the same thing. So therefore a subtool is really just an…object that's part of a larger object. I have ZBrush loaded. I take the Tool…palette and put it in the tray by clicking on this switch. I'm going to press…Load tool and I'm going to load the robot_subtool object here.…
This file is available for premium users. You can also use the demo soldier…model that comes with ZBrush. Now that I have it loaded in my Tool palette, I'm…going to drag on the canvas and he is going to appear. I'm going to switch to…Edit mode and then rotate him around so you can get a look at him here.…Now if I go to the Tool palette I can expand Subtools and I will see that this…guy is actually made up of a bunch of little parts. The SubTool palette is kind…
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