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  09 September 2002
New Zbrush Tutorial - The Cartoon Female

Paul Hitchenson has written a very detailed tutorial, illustrating how he made a cartoony female using Zbrush 1.5

Very nice
  09 September 2002
nice work! beauty girl ...i like:^_^
now,i study English....
  09 September 2002
Pretty cool stuff there! Looks like I should take another look at Zbrush.

Cool girl "stuff"!!
  09 September 2002
And just think, this tut doesn't even utilize the new Zsphere tool, that's a masterpiece!!!
  09 September 2002
ZBrush makes me sad, it feels like there wouldn't be any point in learning the "original" way of polygon scuplting anymore

Especially when was looking at one of those animated gifs, and when the guy just turned that ZSphere'd model into a lowpoly with a keypress... snif...

Last edited by -wT- : 09 September 2002 at 02:37 PM.
  09 September 2002
Really useful~~
Amazing steps of the models~~
  09 September 2002
Very fine work there, I am a fan of the Danger Girl series.
An innovative modelling method.

Chewey is right- I should take another look at Zbrush.

On a related note, this is the reference picture by J. Scott Campbell.

-D. Phoenix
  09 September 2002

Seriously, great stuff there. Are Z brush models exportable to Max or Maya? Also, how big of an adjustment is it for us "poly-worshippers" to make the switch to Zbrush? Is the workflow and technique THAT much different, or can we translate certain skills in the new package? I'm really curious, I've heard alot about Zbrush, but never got any details.
"Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive" -Walt Disney
  09 September 2002
Those are some sexy pixels! I like the style of the work.
  09 September 2002
formats supported

Really nice models.... no doubt about that.

To answer the question about exports formats supported, I found it in their FAQ section....

ZBrush supports the following 2D image formats:
.PSD (Photoshop document)
.BMP (Windows Bitmap)
.PICT (Macintosh PICT2)
ZBrush supports the following 3D object formats:
.ZTL (ZBrush native - geometry, color, texture and materials saved)
.DXF (Geometry only)
.OBJ (Wavefront Object) includes 3 files: a) OBJ (Geometry with texture UV coordinates)
b) MTL (Materials library referencing the name of the texture to be used)
c) BMP (Texture file to be mapped onto the OBJ file - manually Texture/Import to use in ZBrush)
Note: .BMP can save images "up-side up" and "up-side down." Because BMP can flip your texture, you may need to 'Flip V' within the Texture/Modifiers Panel.
  09 September 2002
wish they had a demo of 1.5, would like to try out the polysphere tool as it looks pretty impressive in the animated gifs. but the 1.23 version seems the same as the demo i tried some time ago, it never really caught me. but i'd like to have another look at it.
  09 September 2002
I gotta feeling 3d modeling is gonna change alot in the next 5 yrs.
  09 September 2002
Quote: Originally posted by Sleepless
I gotta feeling 3d modeling is gonna change alot in the next 5 yrs.

Well there'll always be new techniques introduced, as with all aspects of CG. However, I don't think it's going to change to a point where you won't see poly-modeling anymore. It's like mo-cap, it's a new and faster technique, but it'll never replace classical key-frame animation. People will always choose the best tools for the job, or the tools they enjoy using the most.
"Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive" -Walt Disney
  09 September 2002
thanks a lot for the link... this tutorial helps me a lot.... im just starting so is a great reference for me
  09 September 2002
I can't really say how much different Zmodeling would be from what you are used to, but I would suggest this: Get the Demo. Of course you would want 1.5 but the 1.23b demo has some great things to show you. One of the most impressive is ZScripts. There are many that have been posted, and the demo should run most of them (Except, of course, the 1.5 ones...).

One of the most basic aspects of ZScripts is the ability to record a modeling session. Every click and step is recorded, alowing for exact playback. If you get the demo, check out this script by Ken Brilliant:
He shows low poly modeling that you may find interesting. He takes many of his models into LW for various reasons, so the export features are there for you.

The Quicklinks section from has many ZScripts and tips to get you started. And the ZScripts are like watching over the shoulder of the masters...

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