Topology Tools in ZBrush

In this series of tutorials, we will discuss the various topology functions in ZBrush and how they can be used in your projects. Software required: ZBrush 4R4.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 1, 2012
Duration
1h 6m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 1, 2012
Duration
1h 6m
Description

In this series of tutorials, we will discuss the various topology functions in ZBrush and how they can be used in your projects. The topology, or edge flow, of our polygon meshes is important as we create our projects in ZBrush. Good topology can mean fewer overall polygons are needed to reflect the detail we want. Good edge flow is also important when creating final meshes that require animation. ZBrush provides a number of great tools that allow artists to customize the topology of their meshes--tools like the Topology Brush and QRemesher. ZBrush's topology tools can also be used to selectively replace local areas with new topology and to create entirely new meshes for things like masks, hoods, capes, or other accessories. This course goes over the different topology creation options in ZBrush and talks about some of the advantages and disadvantages of each. In the end, you'll be able to decide which methods you like the best when modifying the topology of your own ZBrush projects. Software required: ZBrush 4R4.

About the author
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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello. I'm Justin with Digital-Tutors, a Pixologic authorized training provider. In this series of tutorials, we'll discuss the various topology functions in ZBrush and how they can be used in your project. The topology or edge flow of our polygon meshes is important as we create our projects in ZBrush. Good topology can mean less overall polygons are needed to reflect the detail that we want. Good edge flow is also important when creating final meshes that require animation. ZBrush provides a number of great tools that allow artists to customize a topology of their meshes, tools like the topology brush and qRemesher. ZBrush's topology tools can also be used to selectively replace local areas with new topology and to create entirely new meshes for things like masks, hoods, capes, or other accessories. This course goes over the different topology creation options in ZBrush and talks about some of the advantages and disadvantages of each. In the end, you'll be able to decide which methods you like the best when modifying the topology of your own ZBrush projects. So let's go ahead and get started.