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ZBrush Creature Design: Creating Dynamic Concept Imagery for Film and Games by Scott Spencer

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Chapter 11

ZBrush for Digital 3-D Printing

As we have seen in the previous chapters, ZBrush can be used for all manner of concept design and illustration purposes. One technological innovation that makes ZBrush even more powerful is the ability to create physical 3-D prints from digital geometry. This can be accomplished by various kinds of machines. The two most common are 3-D printers and 3-D mills. 3-D printers are the most common for creating small- to medium-scale figures and parts from 3-D data. 3-D mills are used for making larger-scale objects. In this chapter, we will focus on 3-D printing, as it is the most pertinent to the process of creating design maquettes from 3-D objects. The quality and level of detail in 3-D printing is far ...

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