Here is a link to the apps used in the video:
ZBrush - http://www.pixologic.com/home.php
XNormal - http://www.xnormal.net/1.aspx
Nice, thank you
I was just wondering: why would you use XNormal over ZMapper since you have to do all the exporting etc. ?!?
Woot! Thanks for this. There is no more Zmapper in 3.5, and Pixologic is standing firm on its new Normal mapping system. Easy if it works, but I've been having some ugly seam issues with it.
The Eat 3D ZBrush training DVD's are also excellent!
The HD version of this video is included with the ZBush 3.5 Bundle http://eat3d.com/training_videos/bundles/zbrush35
true arbitrary mesh support.
so i can cut the part of the mesh that i want to add more details then use xnormal to generate normal map?
what are your ao settings?
zmapper? Don't trust them. I still recommend Xnormal. Trust me.
hi guys, i'm a maya user. I'm new to zbrush, and i usually use it to make my normal and displacement maps, i've downloaded the zbrush documentation but it doesnt explain all the options of the displacement and normal maps. A video explaining all these options would be great.
I must say I'm very dissapointed of Pixologic... The New way of creating normals just doesn't work well (never!) and the 3.5r3 version is full of bugs and it's quite unstable. I teach digital sculpting in a animation shcool and teaching 3.5r3 it's been quite frustrating
I am using xNormal v3.17.140297 and ZBrush 3.5r3.
Using the exact settings you shown I got some TERRIBLE fragmental maps. I always unity my ZTools when I export them, so they are identical in PRS.
Can you explain why you used 2 for ray-tracing in th Bake Opinion? I'm sure that has some ways to measure them rather than trial and error.
I want to know which is better to make a normal map and occlusion map? I usually normal map in zbrush and make occlusion map in 3Dsmax. do you think xnormal is better in producing those maps?
If you have an Nvidia GPU, xNormal will certainly be faster as it now can use Cuda to render the maps rather than the CPU (though it still is an option)
Away from that its all down to personal preference really... Zbrush, Max and xNormal are all great programs!
I suggest you render a Normal and AO from the same model in all 3 and then compare the results too see which one you prefer
Could you make a new forum thread and post the errors you are getting?
Michael used 2 because he did some tests before the video was recorded so he knew what setting would be best
Hope that helps
Anonymous (not verified)
I have a question for the diffuse pass. If you have like multiple accessories (buckles, small pieces of armor, etc) and they're different subtools, do you need to combine everything in order for you to do that tile uv step so that all of the paint goes on one map or will doing the tile uv automatically apply to all subtools?
Awesome...Been using X-Normal for a while but I just saw what else is possible with this program...cool.thx. :)
skyscraper (not verified)
Thanks for this very useful info you have provided us. I will bookmark this for future reference and refer it to my friends. More power to your blog
Hi. Which DVD includes this video in HD?
ArtSymptom (not verified)
Do you have any place where you explain this for zbrush 4? they change some stuff so I dont understand the tutorial at all.
Gracias por ser tan gentiles, exelentes tutoriales
FrAnck (not verified)
Thats an awsome tut after 4days of zbrush i got a baked house in UDK!
gdk (not verified)
hey guys, just wondering, if i paint a texture that i like that really goes well with a certain matcap. how do i bake the matcap e.g. toy plastics wetness/specularity information out with the polypaint? is it possible? thanks
sorry mybe I'm stupid but it looked for me that xNormals actually created its own UVW Unwrap there - he made some flattened GUV in Zbrush which looked not that good to use in games - but as he generated the maps in xNormal they received a very good UVW Layout - how did they happened?
his low poly OBJ model has the UV laid out in Max/Maya. It transfers the sloppy/polypaint UVs to the lowpolys nice UVs in xnormal.
Mandeologul (not verified)
Hello I have a question: Each of the meshes (hp and lp) have to have the same uv map? Or the HP is without uv maps?
Pipes (not verified)
The HP does not require UV's only on the LP.
Jantaaa (not verified)
Hi, your tutorial is awesome, but for me it didnt work because I have new Zbrush 4R2 and lot of tools have different locations compare to Zbrus 3.1 . So Im stuck at the point where you click Col>Texture button I simpli cannto find it in new Zbrush :/. How can I do the same thing as you do in new Zbrush? Also I want to ask if its possible to use UVmaster with this technique. Every help is very appreciated. Thank you in advance
thanks , its a great tutoria..... : )
Thanks very useful
solidsnake58 (not verified)
This is a fantastic tutorial except I'm using Zbrush 4R4 and many of the buttons are different. Please help : (
Chris C (not verified)
You could actually skip the first 2 minutes and take the high poly model straight to xnormal. You just need to uncheck the box on the high poly model labled ignore high poly vertex colors and then bake a vertex color map. It renders about as fast as the normal map and has almost identical results to the method in the tutorial in half the steps.
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