twitch: the rake tool is typically used to clean the forms you’ve laid out
in the lay-up phase of sculpting. typically during the lay-up stage, forms are very gestural with many tubes of clay making a form, for example. the rake is used to polish these forms, getting rid of any crossections that are wobbly or unclean. the rake is also great for drawing form on your surface…its a great
subtractive method of sculpting. with this test head i have, he was pretty much smooth…all the form shifts you see were all done by the rake, using it
to define sub-forms and planes. this is why i was really impressed by the tool in zb since it behaves exactly as it does a real rake tool, which is the closest thing we’ve come to practical sculpting in cg yet (in my opinion).
troy: thanks man. just having fun with both softwares. glad you’re looking forward to that dvd
cral: thanks. its nice to post some works here in the z-forums. agree with you on the nose. unfortunately for this critter, he’s pretty much done for. i’m moving on to bigger and better z-things after having had the playtime i’ve had.
ryan: i have you to thank for showing me the way of the rake in Z! thanks man!