Texturing a Photorealistic Human Using ZBrush

In this ZBrush tutorial, we will learn how ZBrush can be used to effortlessly texture a human character using photographic references. Software required: ZBrush 3.1 and up.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 4, 2009
Duration
35m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 4, 2009
Duration
35m
Description

In this ZBrush tutorial, we will learn how ZBrush can be used to effortlessly texture a human character using photographic references. Over the tutorial, we will learn how to easily create seamless, distortion-free textures for complex characters using ZBrush. Traditionally, using a series of photographic references to create seamless textures for our 3D characters has been a difficult, time-consuming process. However, ZBrush has several features that will allow us to create complex, UV-based textures with just a few mouse clicks. We will use the ZBrush Projection Master to quickly warp our photographic reference images to perfectly fit our 3D character and project the reference images onto the mesh. Once our textures have been generated, we will fix any texture seams, resulting in a single texture created from multiple photographic reference images. Through the tutorial, we will see how ZBrush can be used for much more than just 3D sculpting. By using ZBrush as a texturing application, we will be able to create complex, UV-based textures with very little effort. Software required: ZBrush 3.1 and up.

About the author
About the author

Kyle was one of the first authors for Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) and has been a part of the team for over 10 years. Kyle began his career in computer graphics education as a college instructor and worked as a Digital-Tutors rendering tutor and curriculum manager since 2002.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
[Autogenerated] Hello, on high with digital tutors, a pixel logic authorized trading partner. Now, in this series of license, we're gonna learn how to use the projection master within Z brush to create seamless photo realistic textures. Three. Human head, and this will give us the ability to create production quality results literally within just a matter of minutes. Now we'll begin this project by importing geometry and dizzy brush. Will we use the projection master and the image playing? Three. Plug in to project our facial reference images. Underwear geometry. Now this will also give us the ability to perfectly aligned textures to any facial match. Finally, once we have that completed, will use Photoshopped to quickly blend multiple projections together in order to create a single seamless texture which from there could be used in any three D application. That history's lessons will really illustrate a great example of how Z brush could be used for much more than just digital sculpting. By using ze brushes, a text ring tool will be able to create complex, UV based textures with just a few mouse clicks. Let us give us the ability to complete our text ring work much, much faster and with a much higher degree of accuracy. So with that will go ahead and get started now in our next listen.