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Mesh Insert Techniques in ZBrush
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Released Oct 1, 2012
Justin Marshall

Pluralsight

Justin Marshall
In this series of ZBrush tutorials, we will talk about using a variety of mesh insertion tools to quickly add detail to our models in ZBrush. Whether you're using DynaMesh, adding appendages to a character, or placing bolts or other details on the surface of a model, the Mesh Insert brushes will be a powerful addition to your tool-set. We will start this course by talking about the basics of inserting meshes in ZBrush by looking at the default Mesh Insert brush. We'll cover some of the brush settings and things to think about when inserting meshes. We'll then create our own custom Mesh Insert brush that we can use whenever the need arises. We'll talk about seamlessly blending inserted meshes with existing geometry using the new replacement functionality. We'll also cover several different methods for integrating curves into the mesh insertion process. Finally we'll spend some time talking about two very useful mesh insertion features. The Insert Multi Mesh Brush will allow us to keep a library of meshes to insert very quickly or cycle through as we work. The Tri-Part function will allow us to create very complex, curve based meshes from just a few pieces. In the end you'll have a good overview of the different Insert mesh functions in ZBrush and be able to integrate those tools into your own workflow.
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Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:17
Inserting individual meshes
2

Inserting individual meshes

 
09:19
Creating a custom Mesh Insert brush
3

Creating a custom Mesh Insert brush

 
05:57
Inserting as replacement meshes
4

Inserting as replacement meshes

 
07:56
Inserting along curves
5

Inserting along curves

 
07:39
Placing instances along curves
6

Placing instances along curves

 
07:09
Creating a Multi-Mesh brush
7

Creating a Multi-Mesh brush

 
08:30
Adding Multi-Meshes along curves
8

Adding Multi-Meshes along curves

 
05:46
Using the Tri-Part function to create complex curved detail
9

Using the Tri-Part function to create complex curved detail

 
08:37
Preparing a model to use as a Multi-Mesh
10

Preparing a model to use as a Multi-Mesh

 
11:04
Combining Multi-Mesh brushes with Tri-Part functionality
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Combining Multi-Mesh brushes with Tri-Part functionality

 
06:56