Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing from other programs, part of ZBrush 4 Essential Training.
In addition to creating new geometry in ZBrush from scratch, you can also import…polygonal models into ZBrush from other programs.…This allows you to add detail and textures to models that have already been created.…ZBrush can import two formats of models: OBJ and MA.…First, I'll talk about OBJs, or object files.…Almost all 3D programs can export OBJ files, as it's a very common format.…MA file stands for Maya ASCII.…It's simply a 3D format that Autodesk Maya can export.…
There's not usually a reason to use it over OBJs.…When making models to import to ZBrush, you should make sure that they're made up…of four-sided polygons whenever possible.…ZBrush can import three- and five-sided polygons, but it may result in problems later on,…so try to import models that are made entirely, or mostly, four-sided polygons.…So let's just import a model that I have already made.…Click on the Import button under the Tool palette and find the hank.obj and click Open.…
Let's click and drag this into our canvas and click Edit.…
- 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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