Using ZBrush spotlight or projecting images with Mari


I tryed myself ZBrush spotlight . i didn’t used Mari but I saw some tutorial last night about projecting images using references to create realistic human skin textures.
I was thinking a lot way before and I don’t think this is good method for creating human skin textures. The reason I’m opening this thread is to ask am I wrong because I still kinda see some
advantages in this method but then again I can’t find it fully useful.


  1. It’s hard to find references from different angles of the same face/head on the net
  2. you won’t learn anything about painting skin because you just tracing.
  3. event if you find good reference images that’s only for one 3d model.
  4. what if you have to paint old human skin, it’s hard to find specific references of older people.