View Full Version : how can you make scales?

04 April 2006, 10:15 PM
I want to make scales on select parts of my model, so what is the best way of going about that? I want some on the face, the neck, the tail and back, and probably scattered around the body and legs. I really have no idea where to start with something like that. and also, while i'm here, is there a way i can split this model (that i imported from lightwave) in zbrush to make different maps so that it isn't so overwhelming at a time? Thanks for all and any help!

04 April 2006, 10:29 PM
hey you could use projection master and then go over with inflate brush gnomon also has a good dvd detailing characters highly recommend! comes with a library of differnet alphas
hope that helps!!

04 April 2006, 11:03 PM
Hi there...
If you're using LW for final rendering, you may want to consider using Sasquatch for the scales. There is a nice and detailed tutorial for doing scales with Sas, at Worley's site here (

That is, if you're after that kind of scales for your model. If you are, then by using Sas, those scales can be rendered way faster, than the huge amount of displacement that would need for such a task.

Good luck,

04 April 2006, 06:31 PM
Thanks for the info for those. i think i'll try it both ways to see what works better for what i'm planning^_^

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