All posts for the day December 16th, 2013

Duration 2h 13m ?Level Intermediate Project Files Included 15 FPS MP4

In this series of tutorials, we will talk about some of the things Mudbox artists need to know when working in ZBrush.

ZBrush and Mudbox are powerful sculpting and painting applications that each have their own strengths. Sometimes an artist who has primarily worked in one application, Mudbox for instance, finds that they need to be able to work on a project in another program. These artists know what they need to accomplish and how to finish their projects, but they just need to know the capabilities of the new application and where they can quickly find the tools and functions they’re looking for.

Rather than going through a long introductory project, with a lot of basic information, we’ll cut straight to the information you need to start working quickly in ZBrush. We’ll talk about how ZBrush deals with geometry and its 2.5D workflow. We’ll talk about several of its geometry creation and concepting tools and explore the polypainting workflow. We’ll cover brushes, UVs, layers, retopology, posing, and more.

In the end you’ll be able to take your Mudbox knowledge and/or project and continue to work in ZBrush. If there are any tools or functions you’d like to know more about, you can go through any of our multiple ZBrush tutorials to get a deeper look.



Duration 7h 48m ?Level Intermediate Project Files Included 15 FPS MP4

Throughout these lessons we will cover the entire process of creating of a simple game asset and focus on topics involving low-poly modeling, UV-Layout and proper UV-sizing. We will start by creating a high-poly asset where we will talk about techniques that are very useful for these types of projects. This workflow can save time as well as gain the quality and originality desired for the prop. We will then use built-in Maya tools to bake ambient occlusion and normal maps, export UVs to Photoshop and begin the texturing process.

We will use Marmoset Toolbag to quickly visualize the texture on the model, check lighting, reflections, specular and other maps. Finally we will be using photo-textures that we will sample
for color and generate masks to fill and produce a unique texture as a result ?. In the end you will have a professional workflow to create any game asset you will need in the future.