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Presentation Techniques in ZBrush

by Justin Marshall

In this ZBrush tutorial, we will learn about a variety of tools and techniques we can use to create better presentations for our ZBrush work. Software required: ZBrush 4 and up.

What you'll learn

In this ZBrush tutorial, we will learn about a variety of tools and techniques we can use to create better presentations for our ZBrush work. ZBrush is a great tool for creating intricate models, and it is important that you showcase the work that you do in the best possible light. In this series of lessons, we will look at several of the things you need to think about when presenting your ZBrush work as rendered stills or animations. We will start by talking about some of the basic ways to get images and animations out of ZBrush, including things to think about when changing document settings and render settings. We will talk about some of the things you can do to add a little appeal to the presentation of your models, like changing the materials or adding poses to your characters. We will explore some of the animation tools and look at a variety of display options that we can animate. We will look into grounding our models using turntable bases and use XPose to animate SubTool reveals. We will also explore the animation of layers to show off variations, like facial expressions, that we may have created. By the end of this ZBrush tutorial, you will have a better idea of some of the tools you can use to show off the work you have done in ZBrush and create the best impression possible. Software required: ZBrush 4 and up.

About the author

Justin thrives as a lead modeling author at Pluralsight. 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. As an author, Justin enjoys collaborating with fellow authors, especially on project... more

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