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Introducing ZBrush® by Eric Keller

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Chapter 3. Painting with Pixols, Part 1

In this chapter and Chapter 4, you'll get some hands-on experience with a variety of ZBrush tools and techniques as you create a simple composition. You'll explore ZBrush's painting and illustration capabilities as well as some simple sculpting. The exercises in this chapter will give you a taste of how to work with ZBrush using both 2.5D brushes and 3D primitive tools.

This chapter includes the following topics:

  • Setting up the document

  • Document layers

  • 3D parametric primitive tools

  • Using macros

  • Assigning materials

Setting Up the Document

Fewer artistic endeavors are more daunting than facing a blank canvas. Even when you have an image crystal clear in your mind, transforming it into a visual reality is not always ...

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