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    Default ZScript Utility: Alpha Library Browser (Updated ZScript 8/25/05)

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    Welcome to ZBrush's Gnomon Alpha Library Browser. This ZScript utility works exclusively with the alpha library set: ZBrush Alpha Library from Aaron Sims and the Gnomon Workshop.

    Visit this thread to read what Aaron Sims has to say about his new alpha library.
    Click here for the Detailing Characters: ZBrush Alpha Library DVDs.


    Installing The Gnomon Alpha Library Browser

    Click here for to Download The Gnomon Alpha Library Browser rev B.
    Extract the zip file and move the contents to the alpha_brushes folder containing the folders: Bumpy_Skin, Leathery_Skin, Scaly_Skin.
    Launch ZBrush

    July 27th, 2005: Version A released
    August 25th, 2005: Version B released

    Using The Gnomon Alpha Library Browser


    In the ZScript palette press Load. Navigate to where the ZScript is and press enter.

    If everything was executed properly, a new Gnomon Alpha Library button will be added to the ZPlugin palette.

    Open the ZPlug-in palette and press the button named Gnomon Alpha Library.
    Click the thumbnail to load the alpha into your Alpha palette
    Click the zoom icon to view the alpha in the Viewer Window.
    Use the page numbers to see the rest of the alpha library!

    Updated on August 25th to account for naming convention for shipped DVDs. Revision B will work with alphas directly from the DVD without renaming.

    Enjoy!
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    Last edited by ryankingslien; 08-25-05 at 04:14 PM.

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    wow! thank you!!!!!!!!!!! straight from gnomon!!!!!!!

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    nice im going to install it
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    oh my God !!! i love you Gnomon !

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    Ryan thanks again friend

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    DOWNLOAD MY ALPHA PACK:
    http://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthread.php?t=153671

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    Thanks Ryan!

    Thats DEFINITIVELY what I was looking for!

    Thanks!!!
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    Yeahh!!! Thx pixologic, it's damn cool to have Zbrush caps!

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    So we would have to purchase the Gnome Library first to use this, am I correct?

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    Does this script only work with the Gnomon alphas on the Gnomon DVD or can it be used with any set of alphas? If it is proprietary to the Gnomon set then I don't see any real reason to use it if one does not have the DVD (of course I have the DVD on order )

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    Hello -

    This ZScript utility works exclusively with the Gnomon Alpha Library so you would have to have that library first to make this useful.

    Enjoy,

    Ryan

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    thanks to everyone who was involved in this. look forward to testing the alphas out!

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    Yes, it looks I forgot to get one DVD yesterday that I should have.

    ryankingslien, Will this script be updated in the future so we can add our own Alphas to the browser?

    This is the first time that I am aware of that someone ha made a Zscript that is restricted to buying another product to use it.

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    Hi all...

    Just wanted to say a big thanks to Ofer, Ryan and Jaime for producing this super useful script. Very cool and much appreciated.

    Can't wait to see the demos at the Pixologic booth!

    -Alex

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    This looks like a very handy utility.

    As it has been released here rather than the Gnomon site I presume there's no particular reason why you shouldn't use it with your own alphas? As Aaron's tutorial shows you how to make your own alphas I imagine there's a 'save your own' version in the pipeline. In the meantime, and while you're waiting for your DVD, you can try out the browser like this:

    1. Create a folder named AlphaBrowser. Place the AlphaBrowser.zsc inside and create three subfolders named Bumpy Skin, Leathery Skin and Scaly Skin.

    2. Save your own alphas, either from ZBrush or Photoshop, naming them like this:

    Bumpy Skin folder contains alphas named Bumpy Skin1.psd thru Bumpy Skin22.psd

    Leathery Skin folder contains alphas named Leathery Skin1.psd thru Leathery Skin101.psd

    Scaly Skin folder contains alphas named Scaly Skin_1.psd thru Scaly Skin_35.psd

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    Thanks for the tip marcus.

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    Ok. Not sure what is wrong. I followed the instructions (simple enough) but when I try to run the script and plugin I get this:

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    This is my directory
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    What's more is when I click on the box with the triangle/exclamation mark it opens an import file box as if it wants me to find the file for it.

    The names of the files from the Gnomon DVD look like this (if this is of any help)

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    It is not autoloading the alphas (is it supposed to?) and when I click on the button to do it manually it gives me an error (can't find the item).


    ??????????????????????????
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