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Essential ZBrush by Wayne Robson

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8ZMapper

What Is ZMapper?

FIGURE 8-1

ZMapper started its life as a Pixologic plug-in for ZBrush 2 that allows the creation of normal and cavity maps for a model. The maps can be created from your lowest level of subdivision or from a mesh with totally different topology. So it is perfectly feasible to not only sculpt from a very low-res base mesh and then retopologize, but to import a retopologized mesh from elsewhere in your 3D creation pipeline and bake a normal map to it.

ZMapper is capable of creating all types of normal maps and is very versatile, fast, and reliable. It allows you to dig deep (should you need to) into the creation process ...

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