Chapter 3

Basic Digital Sculpting

Digital sculpting refers to a brush-based approach to creating three-dimensional models on a computer. ZBrush revolutionized the computer game and entertainment industry as well as digital art by introducing its unique digital sculpting technology about 12 years ago. Since then, the older methods of pushing and pulling individual polygon vertices and faces have largely been replaced with digital sculpting. Digital sculpting in ZBrush offers a much more intuitive and artistic way to create models. This is what has made ZBrush so attractive to artists who are less interested in the technical aspects of computer software and more concerned with creating great artwork.

In this chapter, you’ll be introduced to the ...

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