Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with polygroups, part of ZBrush 4 Essential Training.
Polygroups are a way of organizing a model.…It assigns various polygons that you define into groups that can be viewed and…controlled independently.…Polygroups help make complex models easier to deal with.…In a way, polygroups can be thought of as a way of saving selections for future use.…Let's start by opening up SuperAverageMan.…Let's say that you want to have the arms defined as separate polygroups.…First, select one arm so that the rest of the body is hidden.…So I'm just going to Ctrl+Shift and drag a box over one arm.…
Now open up the Polygroups sub-palette, and then I'm just going to hit Group…Visible. It doesn't seem like anything happened,…but if you turn on PolyFrame, you'll see the difference.…So I'll just hit Shift+F to turn on PolyFrame and Ctrl+Shift to bring back the entire model.…When you make a polygroup, the grouped polygons are assigned a random color to…distinguish them from other groups.…Now let's repeat this process for the other arm and bring everything back with…a Ctrl+Shift+Click.…
- 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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