Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Drawing new edge flow for retopology, part of ZBrush 4 Essential Training.
Topology is the way that polygons make up the surface of a model.…Let's go up the exercise file to understand this better.…I am going to bring in the pretopo.ZTL, and let's just click and drag, bring…it into the canvas.…I'm going to go into Edit mode.…Let's get rid of the Light Box. That's just in the way.…I am going to hit F to show it full screen, and let's hit D a few times to go up…to the highest subdivision level.…And let's turn on polyframe by hitting Shift+F. As you can see, the topology…has nothing to do with the actual structure of the face or the way it would…deform if animated.…
What re-topology allows you to do is maintain the same shapes and anatomy but…change the way the polygons are structured, so that they complement the anatomy.…Before we create the new topology, we need to understand where it should go.…We are going to draw some guidelines on the face to help us understand what a…good topology would look like.…We are just going to set up polypainting, so that we can draw these lines on.…
- Navigating the canvas
- Using perspective and floor
- Creating a mesh with a ZSketch
- Extracting from an existing mesh
- Managing subdivision levels
- Working with alphas
- Masking off parts of a model
- Using deformation
- Using subtools
- Deforming with Transpose
- Painting and texturing
- Creating UV maps
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 05/07/2015. What changed?
A: There is one new movie covering the update for ZBrush 4R7, and a new conclusion.
1. Understanding the Interface
2. Creating Meshes
3. Brushes and Sculpting
4. Working with Tools
5. Working with Subtools
6. Deforming with Transpose
Masking with Transpose1m 49s
7. Painting and Texturing with Color
8. Retopology: Making Riggable Models
Creating new topology3m 55s
9. UV Layout and Maps
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