Digital-Tutors ZBrush Basics DVD usefull?????
Has anyone found the ZBrush Basics DVD usefull? Before I drop 55 smackers on it I'd like to know that it will give me a decent understanding of ZBrush. Any thoughts? Or am I better off ordering the Gnomon DVDs.
Thanks in advance.
The digital tutors zbrush basics dvd is good if you're a complete novice in zbrush, and I mean novice. If you have gone through the practical guide first then I would say pass on it. I saw it after going through most of the practical guide and discoved I already knew most of the stuff discussed. If you haven't any clue about zbrush, including it's interface let alone anything else then go for it. It's a pretty good introduction to get you familiarized with zbrush very quickly.
I haven't seen the Meats Mier intro to zbrush to compare the two, maybe someone else can fill you in on that one.
no, its not, unless you know NOTHING
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They were both easy to understand.
The digital tutors DVD was O.K., but, it skimmed through Zbrush too fast.
The Meats Mier DVD's were better, but at times he seemed like he wasn't into teaching, almost like he wasn't taking it serious.
Sometimes professional don't make the best trainers.
Go through the Zbrush2 Practical Manual first (if you haven't already).
It was a wonderful guide. Then purchase the DVD's.
I have just now gone through both DVDs and am glad to have seen and heard two individual uses of Zbrush. I bought the DVDs knowing nothing, preferring a quick, totally visual start. This has saved me many hours of looking up terms where no glossary exists for ZBrush
The Digital-Tutors is faster to navigate around and plays on older computers, the Gnomon DVD calls for some updating and insists on long, slow preview-screens if the user needed to start and stop, mixing other tasks at hand.
Both DVDs might be difficult where English is a second language. Words , for example "mesh" often sound like "mash". Editing could have helped both DVDs. Additional illustrations would have helped (over lying ZBrush window), where the lecturers referred to ideas beyond the current screen activity. It would be nice to see graphic examples of what they referred to instead of a frozen screen. In these instances one would see nothing new on the screen besides the mouse moving, (as if that helps).
If only ZScript Annotations could be made to record/play audio. Or if one of the reading-aps could pick up the z- annotations, even an artificial voice could make ZScipts more friendly.