Learn to Sculpt Hair and Fur with ZBrush's Fibermesh

Master the principles of detailing your creatures and characters with this powerful tool!
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Instructed by 3dmotive LLC Design / 3D & Animation
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  • Lectures 20
  • Contents Video: 3.5 hours
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  • Skill Level Expert Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

In this series, we'll be introduced to the world of Fibermesh in Zbrush. We'll first use Fibermesh on a simple plane and using some of the many groom brushes to 'brush' the hairs. We'll then move onto adjusting hairs with symmetry as well as doing some polypainting on the hairs for colour. We'll then go over some hair styling ideas for what we might want to create for our main Horn Head mesh by examining some painted hair layers in Photoshop. Once we decide on a style, we'll then use Fibermesh to start to create each hair element (beard, stubble, goatee, etc) individually and then we'll use the groom brushes to add more natural variations to the fibers/hairs we create.

Finally, we'll use polypainting to color and tint the hair on the Horn Head's face to something more naturalistic and complimentary to the character. A final render to see how it all turns out and then looking at the render pass in Photoshop will complete our whirlwind introduction to Fibermesh!

(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.

What are the requirements?

  • Pixologic's ZBrush sculpting software
  • A strong 3d modeling foundation

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Master ZBrush's features for creating large and small surface details
  • Learn ZBrush's Fibermesh system to paint hair, fur, and more!

What is the target audience?

  • Intermediate to Advanced ZBrush users interested in mastering the tools to add hair and fur to monsters and characters

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Intro to Large Hair Groups
Intro to Fibermesh
Preview
01:13
Understanding Fibermesh
14:12
Groom Brushes in Fibermesh
14:19
Masking and Colours in Fibermesh
15:40
Better Grooming with Brushes
14:48
Polygroups with Fibermesh
10:49
Section 2: Creating a Beard and adding Smaller Details
Intro to Fibermesh in ZBrush
Preview
01:09
Figuring Out the Hair Style
11:48
Starting with Stubble
13:47
Creating the Goatee and Beard
11:45
Creating the Fu Manchu and the Back Hair
13:34
Creating a Secondary Mane and Eyebrows
17:26
Section 3: Hair Color and Finer Details
Intro to Fibermesh in ZBrush
Preview
01:19
Grooming the Beard and Goatee
14:18
Adding Base Colour and Cont'd Grooming
14:04
Adding a Base Colour and Grooming the Back
Preview
10:23
Creating Variations in Hair Colour
11:54
Adding in a Fine Layer of Hair
12:47
Finalizing and Rendering and Course Wrapup
06:07
Bonus Lecture: Further Learning with 3dmotive
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3dmotive LLC, High Quality 3d and Game Art Training by Industry Pros!

3dmotive is High Quality 3d and Game Art Training by Industry Pros! Whether you are brand new to the world of Game Art, 3d, Architecture or Film - or maybe just interested in brushing up your techniques for intermediate or advanced levels of 3d with a focus on video games, 3dmotive is your one-stop-shop for all your 3d and Game Art related tutorials! Got questions? Interested in a new course topic? Let us know!

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