How to Draw New Edge Flow for Retopology


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Drawing new edge flow for retopology

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 polypai...

Drawing new edge flow for retopology
Video duration: 7m 52s 2h 58m Beginner Updated May 07, 2015

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Drawing new edge flow for retopology provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Ryan Kittleson as part of the ZBrush 4 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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