Sunday, December 29, 2013

ZBrush Tip - How to Load a Reference Image

Ok, I admit it, the main reason my blog posting has been a bit thin is I have been pretty much in a frenzy of trying to learn Zbrush.
Now, no doubt I am even less qualified to teach ZBrush than Blender, but that's hardly going to stop me from sharing little helpful bits as I find them. 

This weekend I learned from a Shane Olson tutorial how to add a reference image to ZBrush as part of his Speed Sculpting a Cartoon Head Tutorial. The nicer interface and colors are also largely a result of Shane's instructions in the same tut. 

Since the ability to add a reference image was a game changer kinda moment for me in Blender, I think it will be in ZBrush as well. Prior to this the closest I could get was using the See Through (yes, it is what it sounds like) 'feature' while running ZBrush over top of Photoshop (i mean honestly, where do they come up with these ideas?!). 

I think this will be better.

Shane Olson is a fabulous teacher by the way, though he seems to only have tutorials on Digital Tutors and it's a paid subscription site. If you do spring for a monthly subscription, and are in need of ZBrush enlightenment, do NOT miss his courses.     

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