Learn how to use Zbrush as a powerful hard surface modelling tool.In this tutorial we will take a project based approach to creating a hard surface object using Zbrush's powerful Dynamesh functionality, as well as Zbrush's vast hard surface modelling tools, by creating our own Sith Lightsaber.
In Part 01 You Will Learn:
- Use primitives as a starting point.
- Set-up the mesh with powerful Dynamesh functionality.
- Use radial symmetry to add forms in the round.
- Use and create custom insert-mesh brushes to add details.
In Part 02 You Will Learn:
- Create "Shape Language" to unify the concept.
- Cut details using powerful Insert-mesh subtraction.
- Use Subtool subtraction to cut out even more complex shapes.
In Part 03 You Will Learn:
- Use Subtools to create intricate details.
- Work through common hard surface problems.
- Use curves to create detail quickly and dynamically.
- Split subtools for better control.
- Learn how to use the "Frame Mesh" function.
- And more!
- Chapter 01 - Setting Up Our Mesh
- Chapter 02 - Creating Basic Shapes
- Chapter 03 - Using Insert mesh Brushes
- Chapter 04 - Creating Custom Insert Mesh Brushes
- Chapter 05 - Repeating Shape Language.
- Chapter 06 - Cutting In Details.
- Chapter 07 - Subtool Subtraction.
- Chapter 08 - Subtool Subtraction Part 02.
- Chapter 09 - Detailing With Subtools.
- Chapter 10 - Problem Solving.
- Chapter 11 - Adding Details With The Crease Curve Brush.
- Chapter 12 - Creating The Adjustment Knobs.
- Chapter 13 - Creating The Blade Adjustment Knob.
- Chapter 14 - Finishing The Hilt.
This tutorial was created in real time with no skipped steps. You can watch the whole process in bite-sized chapters!
Previous Knowledge Required
You should have a fairly good understanding of the Zbrush interface and its general navigation. Otherwise no previous knowledge is mandatory.
Over 140 minutes long.
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