In this ZBrush polypainting tutorial, you learn a technique to quickly add a mottled effect in your paint, using Color Spray. Your instructor, Michael Ingrassia, demonstrates how to use the Color Spray in different colors to create a nice freckled texture look on the octopus legs for your pirate’s journal.
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- [Voiceover] I now have all of the dimples painted in…into the octopus skin, and I'd like to actually show you…a quick little technique of a way that you can…actually enhance that, or add more dimples…of different colors.…I'm going to put in a very quick mask,…just in this one tentacle area.…And in my brush I'll switch back over to the Standard brush…and change over into the Color Spray,…and then under my Alpha,…I'll go ahead and select Alpha 07.…
Of course, you'll have to have a color selected that…you want to paint in.…And I'm just going to paint quickly here…and you can see how I'm able to get these kind of dimples,…or freckles put in.…Now, that can be adjusted.…So, currently the Color Spray, what that does is it…takes the value of the color you've chosen…and it increases and decreases that value.…
So, basically it makes lighter and darker shades…of that color pink,…and it models them throughout the design.…If I turn that off and turn it to Drag Rectangle,…it gives me the ability to literally just drag and pull,…
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