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In this series, we jump into creating textures in ZBrush using polypainting. We'll examine the mesh and review references for the model and then we'll do a small exploration into matcaps and colors. We'll then begin to layer in a foundational skin tone before using the spray brush with an alpha to help create the imperfections usually found in skin. We'll use cavity masking to help us creating some shadowing and then the spray brush again to help give our demon head a five o'clock shadow! We mock up some ideas for eye coloration before finally adding a base color to the horns to contrast with the skin of the demon!
(Students - please look under Section 1 / Lecture 1 downloads for the source files associated with the lesson.)
More about the Instructor:
Stephen Wells is an expert 3D modeler for characters, props, vehicles, weapons and environments and have created both high and low polygon assets for game productions. He has over 20 years experience in creating a variety of game assets for several different genres (fantasy, sci-fi, combat, superheroes, horror, etc) using 3ds Max, Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush, Mudbox, Topogun, and xNormal. As an enthusiastic instructor, he loves creating video tutorials on a wide variety of subjects to help students better their skillsets.
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|Section 1: Blocking in the Base Materials|
Introduction to PolypaintingPreview
Review of Model and References
Matcaps and Masking
Laying a Base Skin Colour
Continued Skin Speckling
Adding a Five OClock Shadow
Adding Lips With Spotlight
Creating Variations for Eyes
|Section 2: Refining Smaller Details|
Adding Details to the Eyes
Using Spotlight to Add Colour Base to Horns
Creating Colour Details in HornsPreview
Adding in Some Wrinkle Shadows
Refining the Five OClock Shadow
Adding in Skin Aberrations and Patterning
|Section 3: Surface Materials and Presentation|
Maps and Reviewing Anatomy
Using Layers to Create Backscatter Base
Adding Muscles Striations
Adding Deeper Tissue Colours
Adding Some Imperfections
Creating a Quick Specular Map
Bonus Lecture: Further Learning with 3dmotive
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