Join Eric Keller for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating stencils from alphas, part of ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training.
Another way you can use Alphas to add details to a model is to convert the…Alpha into a Stencil. A stencil is like a filter through which you can paint…strokes on to the model to add detail. So this is the greenMan_v02 model which…I have loaded on my canvas and this is available to the Premium users. I have…added a certain amount of stony detail to it to make it look like it has been…carved into stone and I have added some damage, a little bit of weathering and…some cracks. I have done this all using a Stencil.…
So I'm going to load the greenMan_ v01 on to the canvas. This is the model…before I have added those changes. I'm in Edit mode, so the model just switches…over from v02 to v01, but they are both available in my Tool palette. To create…a Stencil, I'm going to go to the Alpha palette and I'm going to select Alpha…53 which is this French curve. I have it loaded and I'm going to go to Alpha,…Make ST, Make Stencil, and when I click on this, we see the French curve on the…canvas. It's basically a mask.…
- 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
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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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