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    Oh, just figured out the alpha fading thing... You need to adjust the "AccuCurve" in the brush palette if you want to avoid it.

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    Every thread about painting with Zbrush is a good one. Go Vincenzo!

    Edit: I just saw your site. Really cool drawings, I like them much. 's Gonna be interesting to see what you will do with Zbrush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincenzo
    Thanks for the encouragement! I've been having trouble with one little thing... I can't seem to get alphas to stop, uh, fading radially. I turned the "Rf" slider all the way to 0, all the way to 100 and everywhere in between, and it doesn't seem to make any difference... Any ideas?
    Oh, and here's a really weird portrait of Abraham Lincoln:
    These are very cool!

    Try setting your focal shift to -100. That will create a hard edge.

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    Thanks Plakkie! Thanks Ryan! Focal Shift worked perfectly.

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    Believe or not, this is teaching me a lot that will transition well to 3D. One move I really like is transitioning between colors with a broken up alpha (like pores) to give more interesing texture. Actually this next thing isn't a great example of that... Pretty funny though, I think:
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    Fun thread
    Look forward to future creations.
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    Here's another one. After seeing the amazing Ray Harryhausen tribute cyclopusesses by Ralf Stumpf and Rick Baker, I thought, "why not totally blast them out of the water with my mad skills?" (so kidding, you better not take me seriously ):
    cyclops.jpg

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    And one more. RoboWars! That's gotta already be the name of something..
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    Haha, my tiny brain only thinks of using this for character design.

    Love the battle scene!
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    Always very cool to see people using Zbrush in completely different ways. Your illustrations are fun. Definitely post more!
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    Hi vincenzo, very fun, original style. I'm looking forward to more from you. Zbrush 2d is few and far between. Gonna go get lost in your site now. 50.

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    I said before that this thread inspired some crazy ideas? Let's throw a few on the table!

    1. Open your Transform pallete, and hit the (R) button for Radial Symmetry.

      You'll need to use the >Z< axis instead of >X<.

      RadialCount defaults to 8 -- move that down to 2. Or 3 if you're feeling especially brave.

      Draw!

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      In a way, this is very similar to what you've been doing. You're still painting on several points of the canvas, with everything converging in the middle. So, you still have the same forces shaping your composition. The difference being, it's all inside-out now. That rigid center divider you've been using is mind-bendingly fluid.

      Example:
      drawing_flat.jpg

    2. Leaving symmetry on, turn off RGB and switch to ZAdd.

      Throw some quick and dirty depth information onto that plane.

      Experiment with material and shadows.

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      Lighting will now break up an otherwise perfect symmetry, thus altering the psychological effects of your image. I can't say whether it's better or worse, but anything which changes the basic perception of your work is at least worth exploring.


      Example:
      drawing_render.jpg

      (I tried to keep this subtle, because the symmetry wasn't as strongly apparent to begin with. The more rigid your base, the more extreme you can go with your lighting.)


    Both challenges, I think, push us in creative directions not possible with any other software.


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    Thanks folks! I have some more, including a couple based on Ctrl-Z's ideas (thanks man!). Some strange part of my brain is captivated with strictly mirrored symmetry, but this technique is very fun too! Here's one based on the Tibetan legend of the five serpents that are locked in an eternal battle seperating the earth from the the uppity-most heavens... okay, I totally just made that up:
    legendary_snakes.jpg
    Last edited by vincenzo; 06-10-07 at 09:56 AM.

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    This one represents the equally made-up-by-me Tibetan legend of the five pea****-lookin' birds that eternally sit in a circle and try to think of what to have for dinner:
    legendary_birds.jpg

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