Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Extracting from an existing mesh, part of ZBrush 4 Essential Training.
Sometimes you may want to use part of an existing mesh to create new models or accessories.…ZBrush's Extract function can take any part of your mesh and make new…polymeshes out of them.…Let's open up one of the heads that comes with ZBrush and click on the tool here…and then double-click DemoHead.…I am just going to click and drag to create a copy of this and hit Edit to go into Edit mode.…Now Extract works on a masked-off selection. So what we need to do is draw a…selection on the head, and that's going to be what ZBrush extracts into a…separate piece of geometry.…
So, I just want to shrink my brush a little bit to make a finer detailed drawing here.…And if you hold down Ctrl and click and drag, what you get is a mask or a selection.…Whatever you are painting, this is what ZBrush is going to extract.…So, you can really make anything you want here.…I am going to make a Mexican wrestler, luchador.…When you are happy with the selection you have made, you can go into the Subtool…sub-palette and look at the Extract options.…
- 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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