Join Eric Keller for an in-depth discussion in this video Sculpting fine details with alphas , part of ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training.
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When you want to create fine detail on your model, such as skin, pores, or…wrinkles, or other texture elements, one of the great ways to do this is to use…what ZBrush calls Alphas. Alphas are simply two dimensional, grayscale…textures. The name Alpha is a little bit confusing at first, but that is what…ZBrush calls it, and so that's how we are going to refer to them.…But you can see the Alphas are located here in the Alpha Library, and these are…all the Alphas that load when you first start up ZBrush. So let's take a look…at how we can use these.…
I'm going to load the oldMan_Painted model, and this is available for premium…users. Here is my oldMan character. I have drawn him on the canvas; I'm…switching to Edit mode, so now I can rotate him around. Let's take a close look at him.…He is already a fairly dense model, but I'm going to increase the geometry even…a little bit more. So I'm going to do that by expanding the Geometry palette.…I'm going to click on the Divide button once. Let's give him five levels of…
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