Getting started with Polypaint in ZBrush can be a daunting challenge for beginners. Your instructor, Michael Ingrassia, will introduce you to the dark to light painting technique that he uses to easily create impactful textures with shadows and depth. Then, you will learn about the Colorize setting, how to fill an object with a solid color, and how to add color.
- [Voiceover] The first thing I want to do is an initial…Polypaint of the compass.…That will help me to just establish and make sure…that everything is working well with the project…before I move into some of the more critical…areas of detail.…Let me just show you once again the concept art.…So this is what we're looking for in the creation…of the color.…It's somewhat of a muted tone, like a desaturated…color tone, color palette.…The compass is a fairly simple chrome or grayish metal.…
We're not necessarily going need to have any…of these specific colors, but later on I'm going…to actually show you how we can physically select…these exact colors within ZBrush,…if we'd like to match them perfectly.…So I'm going to disable all of the assets within the book…except for the ring.…The ring will be my initial test model.…And what I want to do first, the first part of this,…is to actually go over to the Polypaint menu…and turn on Colorize.…
When you do that, you won't notice anything happening…to the ring.…Your Colorize has to be enabled before you can begin…
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