Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Learning the basics of Spotlight, part of ZBrush 4 Essential Training.
Spotlight is a new feature in the latest version of ZBrush that makes it easier…to use pictures to add color and texture to your models.…Spotlight has two main uses:…One is a 2D image manipulation tool similar to Photoshop where you can paint…clone, smudge, and otherwise edit images.…The other use, which I'll cover in the next movie, is transferring that color…and texture information directly onto your 3D models.…Let's get acquainted with Spotlight without any models first, just using it as a 2D image editor.…
We want to load in a picture,…so let's go into the Texture palette and let's click on Import to bring in an image.…I am going to look for an image that comes with ZBrush.…So in the ZBrush folder, there is ZTextures folder, and let's just click on…bark17 and click Open.…So you see, it brings in bark into ZBrush, but it's not quite usable in Light Box yet.…Click on the texture here, and there's this button down here that says Add to Spotlights,…so if you just click on that, it'll bring up Spotlight.…
- 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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