Applying MatCap materials


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Applying MatCap materials

You notice that the 3D objects in ZBrush, when they are drawn on the canvas, have this default red wax material applied. This is a special material called a MatCap material, and all the MatCap materials are found here at the top of the Material Library. Gorilla is always a good one, looks kind of ominous. So what is a MatCap material? Well, let's first compare it to a regular material, one of the standard materials here at the bottom of the Material Library. I'm just going to choose Basic Material. You will notice when I go to the Light palette and I start to reposition the light by dragging on the Sphere icon; now it's just positioning the light on the canvas, the light updates on the model.

When I choose a MatCap material, such as the Red Wax material, and I start to change the light, there is no update; it's as if the light is not working. The reason for this is the lighting on the object is actually baked in as part of the material, its part of the MatCap material....

Applying MatCap materials
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Applying MatCap materials provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Eric Keller as part of the ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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ZBrush
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