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05-09-01, 07:06 PM
Zup? as a newbie with the big Z stuff i was wondering the following.
Figure this: i create a sphere, as soon as i create it i can play with it changing it's shape etc., then if i create a second one i can do the same stuff but i can'rt seem to be able to select back the first one to continue to manipulate it, how do i switch selecting more than one object to manipulate them like rotating them and changing their shapes? I just manage to do that on the last one ii create in a secuence of objects.
Ypur help will be appreciate.
Z ya later. Help me zoon.
Hi Ztonecold.....Once you select another object (sphere - cube - ring) etc. you can't move your first object. In ZBrush, you can only edit ONE object at a time. The way to get around this is to save your objects often, when you get your object the size & location of your choice in your drawing area, use a "Marker" to remember where it should go & the size of it. You should always use different layers for each new object. You can then load a new object into the new layer & do what you want to with it, but remember to save often & use Markers. If at any time you want to move or edit one of your previous objects, all you have to do is select the layer that the object is on, clear that layer & re-load the previous object & use the marker for that object. Then you can rotate, move or edit that object some more. Hope this helps for now??? Have a good one..... :cool: Mark.
And one other thing...If you forget to save an object as a tool and start a new object, you can still go back to that object and save it, as long as you don't close Zbrush. Every time you modify a 3D tool, like the sphere, cube, etc., a COPY, of the original tool with which you started, is on what you are working. That way you can always start with a new fresh sphere or whatever, without having to re-initialize it to recover the original shape.
But your best bet is to save each tool as you complete it, just in case a problem develops and your machine crashes, causing you to lose every unsaved thing you just completed. :mad:
09-04-03, 10:36 AM
Thanks Kruzr for your clarification on the modification of 3d objects. I think I get the basic idea, but how do I apply the marker I saved? The Help menu says a small "icon" will appear when I hover over the goemetry allowing me to choose the saved marker. Ummm... not happening for me.
09-04-03, 10:47 AM
Figured it out. You select the TOOL that you've saved of whatever your geometry is, then when you go to drop it into the window a tiny dot appears BEFORE you click the mouse button. If you click ON that dot, the geometry will be placed in the window just the way you saved it as a Marker.
I wish that functionality had been a little more clearly described in the Help menu.
Next question: can I save markers if I decide to close Zbrush and come back to it another time?
09-04-03, 03:05 PM
Yes, you can save markers along with your document. You should also save any tools that you have edited from the tool menu, so you can re-load them later, when you reload your document.
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