Monthly Archives: March 2007

How to get a Smoother 3D Rendering in Zbrush

You may notice that the edges on your 3D model (if you are continuing from tutorial 03 – the star) are aliased (jagged). When you wish to produce a final image in Zbrush, you can anti-alias in various ways. >> Leave Edit mode by un-toggling Edit button or pressing the shortcut T key. >> Clear […]

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How to Navigate the 3D Workspace in Zbrush page 2

The Zbrush 3D navigation techniques are optimized for use with a graphics tablet (eg Wacom Intuos – my personal favorite). >> Press the pen down and drag on the blank canvas to rotate your mesh. >> Whilst rotating, try holding down Shift key to snap to the nearest orthographic view (top, side, front etc). >> […]

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Zbrush Interface and Optimization Essentials Tutorial Page 5

The next part of customising the interface involves placing buttons in more immediately accessible places within the interface – above the blank canvas. >> Expand the docked Transform> panel. Hold down Ctrl key and click-drag the Std button to somewhere above the blank canvas, just to the right of the DrawSize and FocalShift sliders. >> […]

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Zbrush Interface and Optimization Essentials Tutorial Page 4

There are so-called Dividers at the left and right sides of the screen. These can be clicked to expand or contract the panels. >> Expand the left-hand Divider by clicking on the arrows. >> Expand the Tool> menu by positioning the cursor over the Tool> tab. >> Move the cursor over the tiny circle indicated […]

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Zbrush Interface and Optimization Essentials Tutorial Page 3

>> Expand the Preferences>Mem> submenu. The Preferences>Mem> submenu is the most dangerous to tamper with, but can also give you significant increases in speed when dealing with millions of polygons. >> On a machine with 2GB of RAM, change the CompactMemory slider to 1536MB, leaving a generous 512MB of RAM left for other applications that […]

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Zbrush Interface and Optimization Essentials Tutorial Page 2

>> Click the Standard small button on. Have a look at the Preferences> menu. There is a fair amount of submenus in here that can have a significant effect on your workflow in Zbrush. Be careful not to fiddle around with things that you do not understand in this menu. Various submenus have memory and […]

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