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Texturing a Female Hero in ZBrush
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Released Nov 1, 2011
  • ZBrush
    ZBrush 4
  • 2h 30m
  • 33,331 views
  • Project Files Included
Justin Marshall

Pluralsight

Justin Marshall
In this tutorial we will use a variety of techniques to paint textures for our female hero model in ZBrush. In this series of lessons we'll use ZBrush's powerful materials and painting tools to add color and texture to our female hero model. We'll start by adding simple materials to some of the clothing and accessories and look at how we can customize those materials. We'll talk about the importance of adding color variation in getting realistic results as we paint the different articles of clothing for our character. We'll also learn to isolate different polygroups for painting and look at adding dirt and grime. We'll paint and sculpt together to add detail to the model and talk about using UV layouts and texture files to help us finish the clothing. We'll use Spotlight to paint through photographs in order to texture the face, arms, and abdomen. We'll go step by step through the process of texturing our female character so that by the end of this tutorial, you'll have a painted model, but you'll also have the knowledge you need to begin texturing your own ZBrush creations.
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Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:10
Texturing the vest
2

Texturing the vest

 
12:10
Painting the undershirt
3

Painting the undershirt

 
05:17
Painting the pants
4

Painting the pants

 
06:25
Texturing the large ammo belt
5

Texturing the large ammo belt

 
06:36
Texturing the magazine cases
6

Texturing the magazine cases

 
04:33
Painting the arm straps
7

Painting the arm straps

 
05:40
Texturing the knife straps
8

Texturing the knife straps

 
07:09
Painting the knives and sheaths
9

Painting the knives and sheaths

 
06:10
Texturing the holster and holster straps
10

Texturing the holster and holster straps

 
04:35
Painting the boots
11

Painting the boots

 
06:46
Adding the metal boot pieces
12

Adding the metal boot pieces

 
07:55
Using UVs to add texture to the sleeve
13

Using UVs to add texture to the sleeve

 
10:15
Cutting the sleeve into different material sections
14

Cutting the sleeve into different material sections

 
08:39
Painting the small belt
15

Painting the small belt

 
06:22
Using Spotlight to paint the face
16

Using Spotlight to paint the face

 
08:51
Painting the head and neck
17

Painting the head and neck

 
08:03
Texturing the arms
18

Texturing the arms

 
08:55
Painting the abdomen
19

Painting the abdomen

 
07:27
Texturing the eyes
20

Texturing the eyes

 
07:18
Texturing the hair
21

Texturing the hair

 
09:54