Join Eric Keller for an in-depth discussion in this video Masking geometry, part of ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training.
When you are starting to add detail to a model, there are going to be times…when you want to apply a mask to the model to restrict changes to certain areas…on the surface. Masking in ZBrush is kind of like masking in a digital paint…program such as Photoshop. You're basically creating a selection and saying…anything within that selection cannot be changed.…The great thing about ZBrush is you are actually doing this in 3D to a 3D…model. Applying mask is pretty straight forward. I'm going to start of with the…most basic way to apply mask and that is to use a rectangular selection.…
So to do this, I have my model here, and I have the greenMan_v01 model loaded…on the canvas, and it's in Edit mode, and I'm going to hold the Ctrl key and…I'm going to drag from an area on the canvas, a blank part of the canvas and…you can see this rectangular selection appears. Now as I drag over the model,…you can see the mask portions in the semi-transparent part of the marquee. I'm…just going to let it go.…Now I have my mask. The mask is the dark area on the model. As I rotate the…
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- Creating illustrations with depth, lighting, and surface materials
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