Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Making a shoelace brush, part of ZBrush: Modeling Footwear.
- [Narrator] Zbrush has a brush built in…that will create a tube along a curve…that you could use for making shoelaces, however,…I want a higher degree of detail and control.…The built-in brush doesn't have…UVs laid out for easy texturing.…By making my own tube brush, I can set it up…so that I can easily apply a weave bump map for detail.…Let's see how to get started on that.…Okay, just like the grommets, I'm gonna start…with a separate primitive in a different tool.…So let's go over to our toolbox, and we've already got…a cylinder from the last grommet that we made.…
I'm just gonna go ahead and click on that,…and we can make some modifications to this…for making our shoelaces.…So let's go down to initialize,…and let's change the H divide,…let's just change this to four.…I'm going to hit shift; I have to turn on a wire frame.…We can get rid of all these vertical divisions,…and everything else looks good, so I'm going to go up…to "Make Polymesh 3D," and we'll just…lock in all those settings.…So the way the curve brush is going to work is…
- 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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