Duration 14 Chapters Project Files Included MP4
Title: Gumroad – Creating Tileable Textures in ZBrush
This 14 part video-tutorial series will guide you through the process of concepting and creating a tileable normal, ambient occlusion and height map within ZBrush, Knald and xNormal. This tutorial is intended for those that have a base understanding of the modeling process and are aware of the uses of various texture maps. We will discuss setting up all of our software before we use it to ensure that it’s as easy as possible for you to get started!
Software needed for this project:
3D Studio Max (or preferred 3D program)
ZBrush (4R2 or later)
We will begin by creating a preliminary outline for the planned texture in Photoshop, before moving onto 3D Studio Max where we will be generating the base mesh and preparing it for sculpting.
We will then move onto the sculpting stage inside of ZBrush, where we will use a mixture of standard and non-standard brushes in order to add detail and variation to our sculpt.
After we have created our final sculpt and processed it for baking, we will create a low poly target mesh in 3D Studio Max and bake out our Normal, AO and Height maps within Knald and xNormal.
We will finally discuss the re-use of the assets and ZTools that we have made, and look at ways of creating more variations of our tileable textures within Photoshop and 3D Studio Max.