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    Post Useful tips for those who don't like reading the manual.

    As this is a thread for those who hate reading the manual, I'll keep it short:


    Did you know that by holding the Control key down that the smudge brush becomes the simple brush?


    Only took me a year to find this out.

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    Apparently I was the last person on the forum to find this out

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    That’s funny
    Here is another tip...

    A mostly known fact: Clicking on a color selector and dragging to the canvas allows you to ‘pick’ base colors from the canvas

    A mostly unknown fact: Clicking on a color selector and pressing the ALT key while dragging to the canvas allows you to ‘pick’ a post-shading colors from the canvas.

    Example of use:Select a color and draw a simple 3D sphere in the canvas. The 3D-shaded sphere is composed of wide range of base-color intensities and color variations (material depended), by using the ALT-pick method you can ‘pick’ any of these shades or color variations.



    Note: For calculated color-mixer see Aurick’s ZScript in this thread

    -Pixolator

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    Thanks for this tip Pix. This will come in handy in my landscape paintings.

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    You were the second to last person to learn this thelonious. I never knew that until you posted(or the Pix tip)

    Nobody should be afraid to post tips they think are "obvious"

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    I never knew either, either. Great idea for a thread, and very useful contributions from you both.

    My favorite tip is one that I've said before, but this is a good place for it: Don't forget that when using the Transform gyros, you can enter precise values for the mode that you're in. Transform>Modifiers>Info has sliders for X Move, Y Move, Z Move -- or Scale -- or Rotation depending on which gyro you're using at the moment.

    I've used the Move options often when I want to space a few objects evenly, and use the Rotation one all the time.

    Questions about using ZBrush? Check out these valuable resources:

    ZBrush Tutorial Movies: Link
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    Online Documentation: Link

    ZBC FAQ: http://www.zbrushcentral.com/faq.php
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    Thanks to both. I'm learning so much new every day from the latest posts and my apparently never-ending attempts to research the backlog from before I joined that I'm afraid I don't have time to reply to everything. But this certainly does not mean they're unappreciated. I downloaded and printed the manual, but I can honestly say that so far I haven't opened it once. Everything I've learned to date has come directly or indirectly from the massive treasure-house of information that you and others like you have generously shared with us all on this forum. So a big collective thanks to the many others to whom I owe a previously unexpressed debt of gratitude.

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    Thumbs up

    good to remember that...

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    Yes Always useful to re put on the pile all these crazzy tips!
    Pilou
    Is beautiful that please without concept! ( Me and maybe also E Kant)
    Pilou's Galerie Pilou's Tips Tuts Page
    Cameyo's ZPlace Art Surfing Albums
    Dedicaces Perpetual Challenges
    French Pixologic Site

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    I'd prefer indexed search instead of pushing on luck to find the solution to a problem, I have not come across a programe that does not include text directory.
    by the way, how do I delete an object, why don't the DEL key work?
    www.3darchive.info

    Zbrush, Hash, Carrara, C4D-6e, 3ds Max.

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    Very useful and good tips, thanks!

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    here are my two-cents' worth:

    at least have a look through the manual (even a little at a time will help)
    keep the manual handy and use the search function in Acrobat Reader (I had to do that just now to remind me where the "3D copy" button was located)
    take advantage of the mouseover + control-key popup help

    filip: to delete an object you have to get out of edit or transform mode and "undo" (control-Z on PC).

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    Yes havran the Acrobat reader research is the more useful tip for find something quickly
    I use only this
    Pilou
    Is beautiful that please without concept! ( Me and maybe also E Kant)
    Pilou's Galerie Pilou's Tips Tuts Page
    Cameyo's ZPlace Art Surfing Albums
    Dedicaces Perpetual Challenges
    French Pixologic Site

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    Great tips, thanks!

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    hhhmmmm..useful tips for those who dont like to read the manual?...
    hmmmmmmmmm

    I know! A very useful tip. Conquer one's fear if letters, words, and sentences and READ THE MANUAL..lol.
    Theres no other thing to it.

    Oh yeah..and the ? botton and ctrl key...of course.

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