Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Masking off parts of your model, part of ZBrush 4 Essential Training.
Masks in ZBrush work like masking tape.…You put the mask in the areas that you don't want to be affected by any editing.…By using masks, you protect parts of the model from being changed.…Let's open up the SuperAverageMan from the Spotlight.…I just want to zoom in more close on the body so we can see what we're doing.…Now the way to go into Mask mode is by holding down Ctrl.…You'll notice that the Brush and the Stroke icons have changed.…While holding down Ctrl, just simply brush on the model.…
When the Mask is applied it, darkens the polygons.…Now, if you release the Ctrl key and sculpt with any brush, you'll notice that…the mask area is unaffected.…Let's just undo that.…Polygons can also be partially masked.…You can see as it is, some of the polygons are darker than others.…The ones that are not quite as dark are only partially masked and will receive…only a fraction of the effect from any edits.…You can make a mask blurrier by holding down Ctrl and clicking once on the model.…
This makes the mask effect much more gradual.…
- 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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