ZBrush: Simple Dragon Part 3 – Surfacing

ZBrush: Foundations

In This Class You’ll Access…
This introductory class to ZBrush is the third in a three-part series for Maya users. Designed so you can get started quickly and experience a variety of tools this easy to follow tutorial will have you creating a simple Dragon bust while learning the core of ZBrush’s many features.

 

In this class, you’ll surface the Simple Dragon Concept Sculpt by using ZBrush’s UV, polypaint and texturing tools. Once completed, you’ll see how to export the textures and a vector displacement map to Maya ready for rendering.

We recommended that you have a working knowledge of Maya, Andrew will relate the tools back to Maya terminology. ZBrush shares the same 3d software principles as other packages; however, ZBrush uses non-standard naming conventions. And its UI can be unwieldy. With the translations here you’ll be able to learn the program quickly using your existing knowledge of Maya.

Running Time: 1:40 hrs
Software: ZBrush 4R8
Instructor: Andrew Silke

Class Time: 1:40 hrs

1. Page Overview (3:40 mins)

1.1 – Page Overview (3:40 mins)

2. UV Unwrapping In ZBrush (10 mins)

2.1 – UV Preparation (2:40 mins)
2.2 – UV Unwrap (1:27 mins)
2.3 – UV Protect (1:25 mins)
2.4 – Maya UV Import (1:47 mins)
2.5 – Copy Paste UVs (58 sec)
2.6 – UV Eyes (2:35 mins)

3. What Is Polypaint (8:09 mins)

3.1 – Polypaint Intro (1:27 mins)
3.2 – What Is Polypaint (2:19 mins)
3.3 – Poly Density Polypaint (1:20 mins)
3.4 – Material Painting (1:41 mins)
3.5 – Material On Body (1:22 mins)

4. Painting The Dragon Base (7:03 mins)

4.1 – Dragon Paint Intro (1:57 mins)
4.2 – Preview and Flat Modes (1:47 mins)
4.3 – Paint Wash Colors (3:19 mins)

5. Polypaint And Mask Alphas (12 mins)

5.1 – Mouth Mask (1:46 mins)
5.2 – Save Masks (1:20 mins)
5.3 – Masks To Polygroups (38 sec)
5.4 – Horns Mask (2:00 mins)
5.5 – Saved Masks To Groups (1:31 mins)
5.6 – Mask Polypainting (2:57 mins)
5.7 – Wash Finish (1:48 mins)

6. Painting The Eye (8:31 mins)

6.1 – Eye Painting (4:03 mins)
6.2 – Detail Eye (2:44 mins)
6.3 – Tweak Lighting (1:44 mins)

7. Paint/Sculpt Horns (5:35 mins)

7.1 – Paint Horns (2:39 mins)
7.2 – Detail Horns (2:56 mins)

8. Using ZBrush Layers (10 mins)

8.1 – ZBrush Layers (4:25 mins)
8.2 – Sculpt Paint Dots (2:44 mins)
8.3 – Face Spots (3:14 mins)

9. ZBrush BPR Rendering (8:28 mins)

9.1 – BPR Lighting (2:23 mins)
9.2 – Shadow Settings (3:37 mins)
9.3 – Turntable Render (2:28 mins)

10. Export Textures And Displacement (9:34 mins)

10.1 – Export Textures (3:10 mins)
10.2 – Maya Setup (3:05 mins)
10.3 – Vector Displacement (3:19 mins)

11. Maya Vector Displacement (16 mins)

11.1 – Maya Vector Displacement (38 sec)
11.2 – Redshift Turntable (30 sec)
11.3 – Quick Displacement Redshift (2:30 mins)
11.4 – Displacement Redshift Settings (2:09 mins)
11.5 – Quick Displacement Arnold (3:14 mins)
11.6 – Displacement Arnold Settings (2:46 mins)
11.7 – Quick Displacement Renderman (1:52 mins)
11.8 – Displacement Renderman Settings (2:52 mins)
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7 Comments

  1. 86916548
    June 3, 2019 at 7:48 pm ·

    How to download the training video?

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    July 6, 2019 at 11:47 am ·

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    July 9, 2019 at 12:08 pm ·

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  4. Yvonne Estrada
    November 10, 2019 at 7:49 am ·

    Hello,

    The BPR is not showing on the floor at all. I press BPR and it shows up on the Dino only, even after I followed your steps on the floor and switched it too the green plane floor… what am I doing wrong?

    • Andrew Silke
      November 14, 2019 at 10:47 am ·

      Hi Yvonne, I’m not sure what is happening for you? Which version of ZBrush are you in?

      They may have changed some settings. The ground plane has to be visible, and the light coming down on the top of the character, and the grid needs to be large to catch the shadow, and close to the character as per the video 9.1.

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