I originally created this tutorial as an Open Project on the slapt.me forum and also on my Pleasure Islands web site, but thought it would be useful for those here wanting to use ZB to create sculpties for Second Life.
When I first started using ZBrush to create sculpties in SL I was so frustrated at the lack of useful ZB to SL information.
So, my I hope is that by posting this here, many like me will now find this may help them create and develop their ZB skills for use in creating sculpties.
Feel free to comment at any time.
The slapt.me site needed a penguin mascot to use in-world to promote the site!?
So we banded together to create one between us!
Part 1. Basics
I had this idea for an Open Project where members of slapt.me could contribute, learn and share their knowledge and skills on whatever they have used and need to use for a Second Life project.
The goal of this project will be to produce a sculptured, textured, scripted, interactive animated slapt.me penguin that eventually will be donated to slapt.me to give away in their packs and promotions.
Although I have an idea what the finished penguin will be like and what it will do the project will remain open to ideas and suggestions from everyone.
As the project develops so will our ideas hopefully, hence the outcome could be quite different from the original concept.
Input in the way of constructive ideas, scripting, animation skills, sculpting skills and even wiki skills will be needed as I feel this will eventually make a useful tutorial for all those interested in creating in Second Life.
So, let's get started. We can go into more detail as we go along.
I've chosen the 'King Penguin' as the base model as it was obviously used for the slapt.me logo.
Here you can see the original three models chosen for the slapt.me logo... (tongue in cheek)
They're beautiful creatures and would make a cool and cute pet for slapt.me users. lol
As with any project we'll start with the basics and gradually build and build with until we have our final creation.
My next step is to find some reference for the actual profile of the penguin (See next post).
My Pleasure Islands web site.
The slapt.me forum.