Join Eric Keller for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating armatures with ZSphere , part of ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training.
In the real world, actual sculptors like to start their sculptures with an…armature, basically a wire frame upon which they can add clay to make their…sculpture. ZBrush uses ZSpheres to create armatures for digital sculptures and…they work in kind of the same way. The basic idea is to have a starting point…to create geometry that you can then sculpt into your highly detailed meshes.…So right here I have a very basic Stick figure made up of ZSpheres and when I…press the A button, I get a preview of what these ZSpheres will look like when…they are converted to a mesh. Now this might not be the most realistic humanoid…you have ever seen, but it's a great starting place.…
When this is converted to a mesh, I can subdivide it and then start to use the…Sculpting tools to turn it into anything from a simple cartoon character to…Michelangelo's David. But the ZSpheres are the starting point and what I would…like to show you is how to get to start in creating ZSpheres so that you can…build and pose your own armatures.…
- Building and posing digital armatures for sculpture
- Importing models from other 3D programs
- Learning how to sculpt a human head based on reference images
- Detailing skin and surfaces using textures and stencils
- Creating illustrations with depth, lighting, and surface materials
Skill Level Beginner
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1. The ZBrush Interface
2. Working with 3D Models and Primitives
3. Digital Sculpting
4. Color, Texture, and Materials
5. Using ZBrush Sculpts in Other 3D Programs
6. Illustrating with ZBrush
7. Movies, Macros, and ZScripts
8. Top 14 Pitfalls for Beginners
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