In this ZBrush polypainting tutorial, you will begin painting with the dark to light technique, starting with black and then adding layers of color. Your instructor will explain how to select the colors to use for your layers for the best effect. You will also learn which brush to use for adding your initial color layers.
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- [Voiceover] So now what I'll do is…I'll adjust my color palette…in increasingly levels of lighter and lighter gray tones…and I'll begin painting on top.…The first thing I want to do however…is have somewhat of a painterly effect…which means I need to add an alpha…such as a square alpha…which will give me nice brush strokes…that would look like I have a paintbrush.…
I'm also going to change to the Free Hand mode…and now I'll go just a little bit lighter…in the gray.…My Intensity setting is at 100…so watch what happens now when I paint at 100.…What I'm getting is complete solid paint…without any opportunity to paint over…and increase or decrease the values…so I want to make sure my Intensity is set low, fairly low,…somewhere in the low teens…or even in the single digits…and now I'll just simply brush stroke on…to begin painting on the model.…
You want to slowly build up…the paint on your model.…If you find that it's not filling…as well as you had anticipated like I'm experiencing…then just increase up your Intensity.…
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