Insert multi-mesh brush «Snake» is made in the version Zbrush 4r8p2.
The brush has two options: with the open and closed mouth of the snake. Switch modes by pressing the M key
The brush consists of a low polygonal mesh. In interactive mode, you can add smooth subdivision levels (Geometry > Dynamic Subdiv).
I recommend working at the lowest subdivision level, and after reaching the acceptable position of the snake add a subdivision level (and apply).
In the brush mode, you can change some parameters:
- Lock And, Lock Start (Stroke palette>Stroke) – allows freezing the head or tail for easy operation.
- Snap (Stroke palette>Stroke) – binding to the surface.
- Max Bend Angle (Brush palette > Modifiers) – affects the flexibility of the snake (if you expose a large angle, then the bends will not be very beautiful).
There is one peculiarity: you can add actual levels of subdivision (Tool>Geometry>Divide) only after separating the snake into a separate subtool, if this is not done the partitioning will not be smoothed!
I highly recommend using the plug CurvesHelper with this brush.
Video about how the plugin works :