Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Making sense of ZBrush, part of ZBrush 4 Essential Training.
ZBrush is primarily used by artists and designers as a 3D modeling and sculpting program;…however, it started out as a much different kind of software, upon which 3D…sculpting was added.…That's why so many functions within ZBrush may seem to be counterintuitive…because they were originally designed to do something else.…If something doesn't seem to make sense to you, don't doubt your sanity.…Just realize that ZBrush is a much different program than it used to be, even…though it still uses the interface and terminology of the earlier versions.…This creates much confusion and makes ZBrush at first seem daunting to learn.…
Oftentimes the explanation of why something in ZBrush works a certain way is…so hard to communicate that it's just better to accept that that's the way it…is and not wonder why.…So the very first thing that you'll probably want to do in ZBrush is to get a 3D…model to start sculpting on.…In ZBrush, models are called tools.…They're called this because in the early days of ZBrush you could use a 3D model…
- 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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