This four part tutorial is Lesson 11 in the Zbrush series from Jason Welsh. It explains almost everything you need to know to texture a 3D creature in Zbrush. Part one teaches you how to produce a color map, part two goes over 32 bit normal maps and Displacement maps, part thr ...more
Using Maya you'll learn to produce an alpha to use in Zbrush. Very easy method to make a controlled alpha without using Zdepth tools in Zbrush. In part two, Using Zbrush tools to make a tileable texture. Texture sculpting techniques and the 2.5d tools within Zbrush. Part three ...more
This tutorial goes over how to grab your polypainted colors or textures and turn them in to an actual ZBrush 3 texture to be applied to an object or background.
When you use an image as a texture map, usually the object you are applying the texture to is larger than the image, so it gets mapped repeatedly onto the object. When this happens you get a "tiling" effect and that's not usually desired. This tutorial shows you how to create ...more
This video is another in a series on working with Zbrush to create textures to be used in Maya. This particular video covers generating diffuse maps.
This tutorial shows a way of baking your textures using 3D studio Max. A useful tutorial for Zbrush sculptors. You'll also need Photoshop.
This is a fundamental crash course to Zbrush aimed at a Texture artist point of view. Navigation and 3D Primitives are covered.
This Zbrush 3.1 tutorial covers using layers and Alpha Shapes and a plugin named imageplane3 by Marcus at Pixologic.com to create a shield in Zbrush. You should already know the basics of working in Photoshop. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of thi ...more
Learn how to separate your model based on texture and material in the pre-modeling stages in Zbrush 3.1. This is important for people who hard model in another software and texture in Zbrush.
Using Zbrush Jason makes very high resolution textures then adds them to objects in a scene in Maya. You'll also learn how to create lighting to add realism to the scene. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 60+ minute tutorial. A download link ...more
In this Zbrush tutorial Jason goes over everything you need to know about painting textures and more. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 45 minute tutorial. A download link is provided on the page for the full WMP tutorial.
This tutorial shows you how to subscatter particles (SSS) across the surface of a mesh using Zbrush and Maya then rendering with Mental Ray. In part one uvs are added to the Zbrush head to support the textures on the sss node. Part two shows you the basic node setup in Maya. P ...more
This 3D modeling software tutorial shows you how to work with the Projection Master tools in Zbrush. You will learn how to work with proper UV textures and UV mapping as well as how to properly project textures on a model using projection master. This will give your Zbrush mod ...more
This is a tutorial on texturing a 3d model with texture cloned from a 2d image using the ZProject tool in ZBrush 3.
This tutorial shows you how to model a lizard and prepare it for texturing in Zbrush. The goals are to remember to pay attention to real life posture and use a good clean poly-structure. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 45 minute tutorial. A ...more
This tutorial explains setting up your image planes in Zbrush 3.1 and burning textures into them so you can work on sculpting whatever you want from a reference image.
This two part tutorial explains how to work with Zbrush and Second Life. You'll learn how to create textures in Zbrush and export them directly into Second Life. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 60+ minute tutorial. A download link is provi ...more
Material texture and lighting within the 3D modeling Community is a skill in itself. Hopefully this will help those that are trying to go down the road of a texture artist. part one covers editing multiple uv's at the same time on a model in Maya using the Maya UV editor. part ...more