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    Talking Image quality?

    Hi there all zbrushers!!!!!!

    I'm really happy to post my first message here on this great forum. I remember back in the day when everybody was hanging at the zacademy forum. I never posted a message there because I didn't feel like I had anything to come up with (why would anybody listen to me :confused . I still think that but what the heck, I must give it a try because when I saw all the great pictures of Pixolator and Southern (and all the others too!!) I was like........WOOOOOOW!!!!

    Thank you all for your great tutorials and tips on this great forum. It has really helped me alot. Zbrush is really the way to go, when I saw this program....I was like WOOOOOW, again..

    OK, I will soon stop talking but I have one small question that I really need help with:

    If you want a really good quality and sharped picture, how important is it to work with a very big document and then reduce the image size in photoshop when you are done?

    I have modeled in the standard document size and my results are pretty good but sometimes the image seems too smooth or blurry (I'm so sorry about my english but I hope you guys understand). But when I enlarge the document to 1500 * 1500 (and reduced the image size in photoshop) the results were soooo very gooood, yeah!!!!

    I'm I doing something wrong when I'm working with the small document size?

    Thank you everybody and I'll see you soon!

    Peace!

    Again, sorry about my bad english, I'm working on it....

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    Hi Pat.....Welcome to ZBCentral. As to your question about final image sharpness - you said you were working in 1500 by 1500, that's not too bad at all, but if you have enough ram & a strong enough video card & can bump it up to about 2000 by 2000, or even more, I think you would really see a sharp image after size reduction. I guess it's easiest to say, the larger the image size in ZBrush - the sharper the final image after size reduction. Hope this helps some??? Have Z good one..... Mark.

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    I have the same question as Pat does. I love this program and am totally devoted to it, but I have one problem with it. How do you minimize the stairsteppy jaggedness around the edges ? The background is a plane 3D with a texture image applied and I used the antialiasing setting at 100. image size is 1200 x 1000.

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    Zoid,I like your image.Good depth.Hey on the jaggy's.Go down to render/modifiers/antialiasing-there are four
    sliders down there,blur,edge,size and super
    sample.For the best image crank'em all the way up-it makes for a long render time but
    a nice sharp image.Also like Kruzr sez above
    take your resolution as high as your machine will work at and not slow down to horribly.
    It makes a big difference.I just took Gurgler and Kruzrs advice and bumped my
    resolution up-it's great!

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    Hi Zoid.....This is an image I posted in another thread, it was worked on & rendered at a little over 2000 by 2000. As you can see there's no edge jaggys anywhere that I can find.

    As Rhom has suggested in his post, try different setting combinations & use what ever your machine will permit. Rhom does "Very Detailed" images & lately there doesn't seem to be any jaggys or blurry edges. PLUS - he does wonderfully busy images, & there also GREAT!

    Hope this helps??? You guys have Z great evening..... Mark.

    HEY RHOM.....DON'T YOU EVER SLEEP????? I'm going to the "Z" room in a minute, so I'll Z'ya later.


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    Kruzr-I try not to,it just seems to get
    in the way of being awake.When I'm awake
    I can ZBrush.Actually I kind of crashed
    out for awhile after my marathon session.

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    Thank you so much. That really helped me alot. I'm glad when you Kruzr said that 1500 * 1500 is pretty good, I will continue to work with that until I get some more RAM memory.

    Thank you again, take care and keep up the good work!

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