Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Learning the basics of subtools, part of ZBrush 4 Essential Training.
Subtools separate pieces of geometry that make up a single tool or model.…Take the example of a hat on a head.…You would want to work with them together because you'd want to make sure that…the hat fits nicely on the head.…But if the hat was the same polygonal mesh as the head, it would be cumbersome…to move it around relative to the head, or swap it for another hat.…Subtools fix this problem by storing separate pieces of geometry, kind of like…layers that you can hide, select, and manipulate independently.…
Let's open up the DemoSoldier project from the Light Box and then open up…the Subtool palette.…Tools can contain any number of pieces of geometry as subtools.…It's often useful to have different accessories and bits of clothing as…subtools, because you can work with them separately.…You can click on any of the subtools in this palette to make them the active subtool.…Only the active subtool can be sculpted or worked with.…Notice that whatever subtool you select, it gets lighter and the others get darker.…
- 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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