Hi, i'm sculpting a Slig from Oddworld for my 3D Modelling ICA at university, and i'm just looking for some tips, areas i could improve with focus on his mask. All clothing will be made in seperate layers to the actual flesh, and the mask is completely hollow so it fits on his face.
Personally I believe both zbrush, and 3d-Coat are still too expensive, and when some company makes something as easy to use as 3d-Coat, but under the $200 price range, you'll see more people jump at it.
Before you mention Blender, it is a complicated mess to bother with. Blender is just not fun to use.
Updates for ZBrush are free... So that price really isn't a big deal at all. You pay almost that much just for a top of the line GPU, which you'll replace in a few years anyways.
Even for a hobbyist, the cost of ZBrush is quite fair considering its functionality and how much use the person will get out of it.
It's actually not used much in the industry. Partly because of the drama surrounding the creator and his religious fanaticism. Better not paint anything nude, lewd or evil with this program! Or he thinks you'll go to hell and try to get rid of your license.
I'm 3Dhobbyist. I like 3D-coat very much.
I made all of this by 3D-coat.
it's very interesting.
your pic says the data is 8000000 triangles. it is probably slow.
if it become sluggish, I recommend you use retopo and normal paint.
3D-coat fill in gaps of detail by 3Dnormalpaint.
now I'm making this. but my PC is not powerful. so sculpt don't have details.
I always write small details in paint room.
It runs pretty quickly but I have a top line PC I work with. I7 4790k, 32gb ram and GTX 970 GPU. I built the PC specially to do 3D work with, and i'm going to clone and degrade the model when i'm done with surface sculpting, then bake the detail onto the low poly model.
>ZBrush 5+ will cost an upgrade fee for current users.
No, this has not at all been confirmed or even hinted at. It's just rumors, same thing happened for ZBrush 4, people assumed it must be a paid upgrade, but it was free. Pixologic is figuring out other ways to make money while keeping this business model. Like the release of the Keyshot bridge, which obviously wouldn't have taken much work for them and they get kickbacks from selling a special version of Keyhsot too.