Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Masking based on cavity and occlusion, part of ZBrush 4 Essential Training.
In addition to painting masks by hand, ZBrush can generate masks based on the…structure and detail of a model.…Masking by cavity means that ZBrush identifies which vertices of a model are…depressed inside creases and cracks, and masks them automatically.…Masking by ambient occlusion is similar, but it masks off areas where the surface…is close to other surfaces.…It's like surrounding an object with lights and masking parts where the object…cast shadows on itself.…Let's open up the DemoRhino to have something to work with, and let's also make…its color pure white, so that we can see the mask more clearly.…
I also want to increase the subdivision levels a few times, so that we have more…detail to work with.…Just clicking it twice should be good enough.…So let's go down to the Masking sub-palette.…The first thing I want to talk about is masking by cavity.…Let's zoom in on the rhino and identify what areas are actually cavities.…A cavity is any area where there is like a depression or a crease where…
- 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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