Sculpting Stone with Morph Targets

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In this demonstration Andy Davies shows you how to sculpt lightly damaged/weathered stone with morph targets within ZBrush 4.


December 1, 2010 - 11:53am

Lookin good bud Smiling

Thanks for the tut!



December 1, 2010 - 8:11pm

Thanks for the tut!  Any chance we can get a wood sculpting one?

kerem (not verified)

December 2, 2010 - 1:51pm

very good tutorial thanks =)

Helder Pinto (not verified)

December 6, 2010 - 8:05am

Wonderful, wonderful tutorial!

Would be great if we could have more of these mini tuts! This is so useful!
Wood, cloth and metal are the perfect candidates for more!

Love the way you work Andy, very relaxed and you concentrate on the details! Congrats and give us more! Smiling


December 6, 2010 - 11:31am

Thanks for the kind words guys Smiling


December 9, 2010 - 2:10pm

Bought the video to support the cause! Great vid and keep up the good work mate.  ;)  We expect more of these from you in teh future, hehe.


December 10, 2010 - 8:59am

awesome tut andy. i picked up most of that technique from watching your fountain sculpting videos so much, but now its good to understand the thought process. Laughing out loud


December 10, 2010 - 9:30pm

Thanks guys Smiling


January 15, 2011 - 2:29pm

What would be the way to do this using Mudbox? the Mask brush?


January 15, 2011 - 6:33pm

I don't use Mudbox so i could be wrong, but i don't think there is a comparable feature to Morph Targets in Mudbox.

Though if you can make masks then you shouldn't have a problem following along, though it might take a bit longer and you may have to improvise a bit Smiling


January 15, 2011 - 6:48pm

Yeah you can just make a new layer to add detail on and then mask the layer out. Exactly like you would do in Photoshop. Smiling

Tarun Krovvidi (not verified)

March 7, 2011 - 4:16am

may I know how many brushes included in this pack?


March 7, 2011 - 7:48am


The HD version comes with 6 brushes, 2 .obj files, 1 ZTL and the knotwork alpha seen in the video.


Hope that helps Smiling


April 16, 2011 - 6:28pm

It's a real great tutorial and I've purchased recently to support your work.Thanks!


April 16, 2011 - 8:37pm

Thanks for the support Sergi Smiling

Glad you enjoyed the tutorial!

aaron (not verified)

August 30, 2011 - 7:40am

Thank you so much , helped alot!


October 4, 2011 - 10:52pm

Thank you so much

Newbie (not verified)

October 11, 2011 - 5:26pm

Is the morph spray supported in Zbrush 3.5R3? Because for some reason when I load the brush and click on my mouse the draw size circle will dissapear and will not allow me to make any changes to the mesh. Am I doing something wrong or is it not supported?

Newbie (not verified)

October 11, 2011 - 6:01pm

Ok so I downloaded Zbrush 4 and still have the same issue. Is it because I don't have a projection master layer underneath the layer I'm working on? I hope someone can help me out with this, I'd really like to get started on this Smiling

Mahmoud A.Ali

January 12, 2012 - 3:40pm

very good Davies.

Balage (not verified)

February 5, 2012 - 12:01pm

Thanks for this great tutorial, I was completely unaware of using layers and morphtargets the way you have presented.

Anonymous (not verified)

March 3, 2012 - 6:07pm

This tutorial is amazing, congratulations Andy!
I'm currently working on a similar project and this definitely helped out alot.
But i feel that i need to add something, unrelated to this tutorial. I've been working in the industry for a while now, and i can't really understand why Zbrush had to "revolutionize" the layout, and basic ways how you navigate your way through the app. Since i'm always in a hurry to meat deadlines, this is getting really frustrating. As an amazing app this is, it's UI UX ruins it. People who actually earn a living out of this and have to use 10 different apps for every project know what i am talking about. It's unbelievably frustrating to jump from app to app that respect some standards that everyone is used to, and are already wired in our brain, than you jump back to zbrush and suddenly you're world is upside down, and you just want to hit the screen with your bare hands until you can see through it.

Aside form that, this is an amazing application, but nothing can be perfect right? Every company has a smartass who doesnt think he's earning his salary and has to revolutionize everything he touches. Adobe has 200 smartasses, and Autodesk has at least 600.

Andy, please keep up the great work, you have no idea how much you help us "artists" grow and learn. Thank you!


March 3, 2012 - 9:02pm

Thanks for the kinds words everyone Smiling


@Anon, Yea, ZBrush can have quite a steep learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, it feels really natural and organic.

The interface is one of the reasons why some people prefer Mudbox over ZBrush, but IMHO, ZBrush is a much more powerful program which can handle anything you want to throw at it. (and they give free updates on a very regular basis, which is worth the learning curve by itself Smiling)

Anonymous (not verified)

March 7, 2012 - 8:15am

super details

AOS (not verified)

March 23, 2012 - 7:52am

"Happy Accidents" you are the Bob Ross of Zbrush haha

Anonymous (not verified)

April 20, 2012 - 1:08pm

This was really great thanks!! The brushes are excellent as well...


April 21, 2012 - 1:16pm

Thanks everyone Smiling

micheal (not verified)

September 10, 2012 - 5:15am

love to learn but cant aford

Sarford (not verified)

January 31, 2013 - 4:45pm

Hi Andy,

Thanks for this great tutorial and these fine brushes!!

Cheers man!!


February 11, 2013 - 10:53am

Thank you, Andy for this beautiful tutorial, and for your method of teaching. Your voice let people understand even if they  do not know a word in English. I am really your great fan and a fan of  Zbrush.  I discovered by curiosity that if you hold Alt while using the Morph brush, it' ll give you  amazing results- you can get a deep small holes increasing the reality and beauty.  All the best!

PS There is a mistake in Title   Sculpting instead of Sulpting, missing C))))

Javier (not verified)

February 28, 2013 - 2:17pm

Thank you very much. Impressive works. Thank you for sharing, for you time and your talent.


April 12, 2013 - 1:01pm

Thankyou for this great tutorial, really top quality.

Stagga (not verified)

May 31, 2013 - 12:08pm

Thanks Andy, this is among the best tutorials I've seen. Morph targets are a great idea! And you have the most relaxing voice on the internet Smiling

Lou Mareno (not verified)

July 14, 2013 - 12:58pm

Wonderful Tutorial, very easy to follow along with, felt like I was right there with you, you sir have a great voice for tutorials
Thank you very much for this video and the down load I enjoyed it, and will looking forward to more of
your tutorials.
All the best to you


February 19, 2014 - 9:58pm

Thanks for the great tutorial



May 8, 2014 - 7:32am

pls i have asking i used Zbursh 4r6 i try to used this tutorial when i start used morph_spray brush it's not working at all i dont know what i do ?



August 20, 2014 - 6:36pm

Nice Tutorial but same problem as sherifmax2 said Sad
Morph Spray doesnt work. Nothing happend.