Zbrush UI

Milivoj Popovic
A free video tutorial from Milivoj Popovic
Award winning Senior Artist and a professor at Art Academy
4.7 instructor rating • 2 courses • 7,657 students

Lecture description

After watching this lecture, you will:

·        Know what is Lightbox

·        Understand all the parts that make Zbrush UI

·        How to customize UI


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English [Auto] Hi everybody. So in today's lecture we're going to cover the Zee Rush user interface what you can expect when you start to see brush and you know where everything is. So let's start. OK. So this is just your screen. When you start ze brush for the first time this is where you get your up to date info about zebrafish you know updates conferences and stuff like that. So we're just gonna move that out of our way and work just to raise that. Not yet. Time to talk about this. So this what we have here is our Lightbox. This is where you can find all your projects tools and brushes textures and stuff like that. It can be like three three rows. You can be one room. But basically I prefer to hide it so you can just press that button and it hides or we can President coma shortcut key. So you see the comma shortcut key and it's gone. So here what we have is our canvas workspace also known as the document. This is where all the magic is going to happen. Well where you will do all your sculpting is sculpting and you know modelling so on the top we have our palettes in these palettes is basically all the options that Z brush has to offer everything from tools to Russia is you know what ever you can find zebrafish brush is farmed in these pilots here. And okay. I mean just check and see if I'm missing something okay on the left and right and down that's here right. Just open that up for you guys. And here and here these are shelves now on these shelves. You can dock any of these pallets so you can access them quickly. So for example let me just duck brush pot solid to show you how you can do that two ways. One is just clicking this little circle here. When I click it you see popping up there. So my brush palette now was there. Boy it goes here. So now you have it you can hide. You're working you need to access it is there or you can click on it and just drag it yourself. Let's say I want it on the left side not just drag it here and. Here it is. So if you have more of these pallets you can just scroll by left clicking here on this edge and you just scroll through them and of course you can collapse them by pressing on the name of the pilot. So when I collapse the brush palette great I want to collapse my material pile pallet and that's it. You want to expand. You just press on the on the pilot's name and it expands. OK. So that's basically what these shelves here are. They're great places that you can duck certain palettes for quick access. And this shelf here we use to dock certain functions and buttons and I'm going to show you how how you can do that. My first one handy hotkey is tab when I press tab. It collapses so if I go like this and hide these things you're left with just a huge canvas to work on. So Bay basically collapses all of these menus here all of these pallets here. So that's a nice nice shortcut to know if you don't have such a big screen. Like I'm like I'm working on. If you have a smaller screen then you can maximize your space by using the tab out top hotkey. All righty. So basically it looks intimidating there's really a lot of options and buttons but they're separated into you know these categories here. And very easy to get more out. Now I'm going to talk about these buttons here but all of these buttons here do. We're not gonna do it now. Now we just slowly you know walking into a zip brush trying to feel our way around you know just to get to know it. One thing I wanted also to say is grating with the zebra user interface is that you can customize it. You can go into preferences and I'm going to let me just see here configuration and enable customize. Now when we press enabled customized now we activated the customizing options so you can start by pressing control and alt on any of these buttons. And I can drag them to the to the places where you have this square up here. That means you can drag this button so I'm just gonna drag it here for example. I mean that doesn't make a lot of sense to put that stroke freehand there. Let's say for example we want to drag. I can move button somewhere else. No you want to have it accessed quickly here. Saying how we removed button there and I didn't just rearrange stuff. Anyway you see fit anywhere you like. And of course if you don't like why we are you done you can just press restore custom you we will not custom sorry jumped a little bit ahead restore standard you. And there it is. OK. One more thing that we can make. That's really cool. We can make I just jump into preferences. And mean going to custom you. So we were first up config. This is where you enable customize. And then you can drag around all of the parts of the Yui however you see fit. But one more thing that you can do is also make your own palettes make your menus. And that's really cool. And you do that by using this menu here. Now I'm not going to go into that right now. I'm going to make a custom palette for you guys are all of the handy tools are going to be present. So you don't have to bother yourself with that right now but just to know that there is an option. That's pretty cool that you can use to create your own menus. So what I wanted to show you guys is how I use that option so I'm going to go into Lord Dewey. So once you rearrange the user interface how you like it. You go here and you save user interface. So since I already done that I'm gonna go under Lord user interface that the church is really ringing the bells. I don't know if you guys can hear it's really ringing Okay. Hopefully it'll stop soon. Hopefully it's not interrupting with my audio too much. So yeah just wanted to go here to that stop and I'm gonna lord Marley way user interface. So when you light yours you'll notice I've changed the colors a little bit. I just like it like this. You know I prefer these colors and to activate some of the options so you guys can see nicely. I'm just gonna I mean you can ignore me doing this right now and you're going to go through it later on I just activated a tool so you can see all the options that I have here. So on the bottom I put all of my favorite brushes and selection tools so I can really quickly you know just click on my standard brush and I have my standard brush click on my inflate I have my inflate tween dynamic one of my favorite brushes. You're gonna go through brushes later on so they're all all of them are here. And what else I have changed this setup a little bit. Not much but just a little bit. And uh I also wanted to show you guys this. This is my custom menu custom palette that I created and it's basically I called it essential tools because in here I can super quickly access all the essential tools that I use once sculpting and zebrafish. So I don't have to go into geometry and search for my uh I don't know what I have here and geometry that's a bad example. For example I can go into masking at an app to search for my view mosque or hide mosque. I just go here and I have my masking and I just press you mosque kinda mosque and you can see as I'm selecting the buttons here. They're also being selective on the shelf on the right side. As you can see there. That's because you can basically copy all of these all of these preferences all of these tools and menus you can copy them all around you know that basically just the same tool the same option the same menu. Yeah. So that's a really really really cool option that the Zee brush has with creating your own custom menus so I mean just check out if I missed out on something. So basically we've gone through all of those. OK. One thing I forgot to mention now is really helpful especially when you're just getting to know a user interface and luck hold about all the buttons are doing. And that's if you're ever unsure what a button button does just hover over it and just go there hover over it and just all. Even now when you were hollering without doing anything it says you know solo mode click click n document. So you got some basic information activate edit opacity and stuff like that. But if you press control while you are hovering over a button then you'll see a detailed explanation. You know what does this button do. You know why does this button do clear mask button and removes the object's current mask so all areas are available for deforming and sculpting a very nice explanation of the clear mask button say if you're ever I'm sure you know you forgot what a certain button does or you know is just curious what a button does all you have to do is press control and you get a nice really really nice explanation of the function of that but and yeah that was our short intro into Zeb Rush's user interface. Now you can all of course start your own zip brushes at your home and as you go through this lecture just start clicking around a little bit open and close these docs these shelves here and dock a few pallets. Yes you know kind of get to feel and get the feel for four zip brushes user interface. OK. So that's it for this lecture. And see you in the next part.