Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Extruding the sole and tread thickness, part of ZBrush: Modeling Footwear.
- [Instructor] Okay now that we've got a basic structure…made for the sole, let's give it some thickness.…If I rotate around in the scene here,…you can see it's just a flat plane,…there's no thickness to it.…For this we're going to use the ZModeler brush some more,…so let's try it out.…Okay I'm in the ZModeler brush right now.…If you don't happen to have it active,…you can hit, B, Z, M to bring it up,…and what I'm going to do is use its extrude features…to give the whole thing thickness.…Let's look at this from a bit of an angle…so we can really see that thickness as it happens.…Okay, I'm gonna hover over a polygon…and hold down the Spacebar, and let's go to…Extrude, and by default it's set to a single poly.…
If we do this it's just going to extrude one poly.…I don't want to do that.…Let's do the whole thing, so I'm gonna hit…Control + Z to undo that.…Let's hit the Spacebar again over a polygon…and go to, you could go to Polygroup - All…because it's one entire polygroup,…or we could go to All Polygons,…let's actually do that, and we just want to…
- Creating the sole
- Modeling the basic sole shape
- Making a template for the repeating treads
- Tweaking the sole geometry
- Making the basic upper shape
- Creating the laces
- Making a shoelace brush
- Adding the fine details
- Sculpting specific leather detail
- Sculpting the irregularities
- Making fuzzy suede texture
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating the Sole
2. Making the Upper
3. Creating the Laces
4. Adding the Fine Details
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