Thought I'd post a thread to post my current experiments, results, trials and interesting images made by playing around with Zbrush.
I end up doing so much random stuff in a week that I'm sure somebody somewhere can find some of this stuff of interest.
Here's a boot:
This was an experiment in using a free trial soft called Fibermesh that creates freeform 3d objects by sketching on the canvas then adjusting splines to shape.
I made the boot in about 3 minutes, then exported it to .obj and edited and refined the shape in Zbrush. Then I textured it in about 30 mins using polypainting and Zapplink. Just an experiment, but happy to know that the import from Fibermesh doesn't have any problems working with Zbrush.
Here is an image of a Spaceship Pilot:
This was a default ztool that I added a mesh to as a helmet and did some toying around with transparency for the visor. The mesh was the spaceship below but I saw the potential of a helmet when I looked at it from a certain angle, so I made it one. =D
Here's the ship:
I used a simpler version of the mesh to polypaint on, here's that version:
The ship took like 5 minutes to model and about 5 mins to paint. Simply using ztools, then masking and deforming then sculpting with alphas that are custom made in Photoshop. Polypainting done with alot of mirroring and MRGB filling.
Here is a figure I've been working on and off for about a week:
I've done more work to her since I captured the image, adding skirts, but got distracted learning how to pose meshes using Rastaman's tutorials lately to finish her. I made this mesh and it's subtools and realized I would have to pose it using transpose (which I do not like, I love the old way of moving using the roto tool, wish transpose worked like the move,scale,rotate of the old days) so I decided to learn how to make a zsphere rig and pose meshes and it worked out very well for me. No images of that yet, but eventually.
My gf couldn't figure out what was on the back of her head, and just in case, they're gigantic pigtails heh.
I'll keep depositing any interesting images I come up with here, feel free to ask if you have questions etc...
*Disclaimer: The matcaps are from various wonderful people here on the boards, haven't got around to making my own yet.