In this ZBrush polypainting tutorial, you learn how to paint objects like the barnacles with the Clay Tubes brush, using the dark to light technique, and holding down the Alt key to paint inside the recessed areas. Your instructor lists the remaining items that you need to paint with the techniques you have learned, to finish up your pirate’s journal.
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- [Voiceover] And finally, I'm just going…to hit the barnacles very quickly.…And then I'm going to go back into…detailing out the rest of the book,…and just taking my time…and doing all the hand-painting work that's necessary.…But on the barnacles, what I'd like to do…is show you how I go about painting these.…I think I'll go back to my Clay Tubes.…That seems to be working the best for this project.…I do want somewhat of a lighter color.…
Okay.…So you can see that you can paint in the barnacle…fairly easily.…Going to go just a bit darker at first.…Let's try this one.…It's a little bit more on a slant.…So, I'll paint the barnacles in darker.…Just make sure that I painted these all correct.…And then I'll switch my color to the lighter.…
I do want this to be…in a slightly lower intensity setting.…I'm holding down Alt to make sure…that my centers receive enough of the paint.…And finally, I'll bring this all the way down into the black…and make sure I get my fill…with the darker color.…
So now you can see how that really starts…
To learn how to sculpt the 3D pirate journal featured here, check out Michael's previous course, ZBrush: Stylized Sculpting.
- Setup and preparation
- Painting a metallic object
- Adding base and highlight colors
- Refining sculpt details
- Using masking
- Adding a stippled texture with Colorized Spray