Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding polygon-based models, part of ZBrush 4 Essential Training.
In ZBrush, as well as many other 3D programs, polygons and vertices are the basic…building blocks of models.…Models made up of polygons are called polymeshes.…Understanding what they are and how ZBrush deals with them will help you make…sense of ZBrush's workflow.…Let's double-click on the Dog project to open this up.…So one thing I want to do is make the polygons that make up this mesh really clear,…so I'm going to hit Shift+F. This turns on a mode called PolyFrame.…It just makes it really easy to see where the edges of polygons are.…Now if I go in to do any sculpting on this model, what you can see really easily…is that the brush is only affecting the vertices, and the vertices are the…corners of polygons.…
So you can see that everywhere I move the brush, each vertex is highlighted,…and right now the polygon mesh doesn't really have enough density to make any fine details,…so it's just making these very big, crude, lumpy changes.…If I want to sculpt finer details into this, I need a more dense mesh.…
- 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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