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ZBrush Character Creation: Advanced Digital Sculpting by Scott Spencer

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Chapter 10. ZMapper

ZMapper

ZMapper is a plug-in that comes preinstalled with all versions of ZBrush after 3.0. ZMapper is a robust plug-in with many functions, including the ability to generate normal as well as cavity maps, and the ability to preview blend shape targets sculpted in ZBrush. In this chapter, we'll look at several uses for ZMapper.

Normal Maps

ZBrush offers two methods of extracting your high-frequency details and then rendering them in an external application: normal mapping and displacement mapping. We have already discussed displacement mapping in Chapter 9.

Normal maps are color maps that represent the surface normal direction of any given ...

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