Chapter 8

Polypainting and SpotLight

Polypainting refers to the process of applying color values directly to the polygons of a mesh using the sculpting brushes. It’s very much like painting a real 3D object: You can blend and mix colors on the surface of your model to create the look of realistic skin, details on hard surfaces, even decals and logos. You can take advantage of many of the advanced brush features to design your own special polypainting brush presets that suit your own style of working.

ZBrush 4 introduces SpotLight, an advanced image editing program built into the ZBrush interface that allows you to edit images and then project the colors of those images onto the surface of the model. SpotLight’s unique interface makes this process ...

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