Creating bump maps


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Creating bump maps

ZBrush has a special material called the BumpViewerMaterial. It's located here in the lower right-hand corner of the Material Library. This material is useful when you want to create a Bump Map for a 3D character. Now when you are creating a Bump Map, it's a texture that you use in another 3D program such as Maya or 3D Studio Max to add a fine level of detail to an object, but you can create the texture here very easily in ZBrush and then export it for use. I'm going to show you how to do this using the femaleHead_v01 model, which is available to premium users. You can also use one of the demonstration models that comes with ZBrush.

So now that it's loaded I want to draw it onto the canvas. Press T to switch to Edit mode, F to center it on the canvas. I'm going to expand the Geometry palette and move this all the way up to the highest level, which is 4, for this model. This model has maybe about 100 ,000 polygons on it. So I'm going to divide it at another time to ...

Creating bump maps
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Creating bump maps 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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