Detailing Next-gen Characters in ZBrush

Learn a production workflow and time-saving techniques for creating high-resolution geometry for use in games, methods of sculpting, generating and applying maps, and adding character enhancements for appeal.Software required: ZBrush 3.1, Maya 2008.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
March 17, 2008
Duration
5h 19m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
March 17, 2008
Duration
5h 19m
Description

Learn a production workflow and time-saving techniques for creating high-resolution geometry for use in games, methods of sculpting, generating and applying maps, and adding character enhancements for appeal. Contains over 5 hours of project-based training for artists learning the creative processes of modeling and sculpting characters for next-generation games. Popular highlights include: Character Refinement; Adding Appeal for Enhancement; Additive Sculpting Techniques; Subtractive Sculpting Techniques; UV Tools and Techniques; Creating Usable UV Layouts; Strategically Combining UV Shells; Preparing Geometry for Sculpting; Exporting Geometry from Maya; Importing Geometry to ZBrush; Appending Subtools; Morph Targets; Subdividing Geometry; Sculpting Organic Shapes; Masks and Deformation for Detail; Adding Flexibility with 3D layers; Stencils to Add Details; Creating Custom Alphas; Hard Surface Detailing; Integrating Geometry with Detail; Combining Brushes and Strokes; Adding Texture with Alphas; Exporting Normal Maps; Using ZMapper to Create Normal Maps; and Applying Normal Maps in Maya. Software required: ZBrush 3.1, Maya 2008.

About the author
About the author

Justin thrives as a lead modeling author at topwallpaper. Growing up, Justin found a deep interest for the computer graphics industry after watching movies like Jurassic Park, Toy Story and The Abyss. His ambition would lead him to work at Sony Imageworks in Los Angeles on movies like Monster House and Surf's Up. Justin has also had numerous articles, tutorials and images published in 3D World and 3D Artist.

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