Should I be using a tablet for sculpting in zbrush? I'm just starting out and honestly It feels super awkward right now.
Well for starters when I use my tablet some of the bottom UI stuff is cut off. Anyone know how to fix that?
>I can't convert to tablet when I've used a mouse and keyboard for years--feels weird.
>Stick with what you're comfortable
Terrible advice. The gist of what you're saying is "don't bother learning new skills, because it's uncomfortable at first!".
Guess what, even if you never used a mouse before, using a tablet for the first time is going to feel "weird" unless it's a Cintiq, because of the disconnect of not watching your pen as you draw. But you just have to practice and it will stop being weird and soon be natural, just like riding a bike.
Mice do not have pressure sensitivity, which is quit important to sculpting well and quickly.
How in the name of zeus' butthole will you take advantage of pressure sensitivity when sculpting using a frikkin mouse?!
I quess you could bind the strength of the brush to scroll somehow, so, while making a line, you could scroll with middle finger to change the strength and simulate pressure sensitivity?
>Just a guess
sculpting + painting = tablet
everything else = mouse
I started out sculpting with a mouse too. Its not impossible to do, but it takes a lot longer since your constantly having to change opacity/intensity manually instead of it just naturally/instantly happening based on pressure.
Not sure if you mean painting or texture painting, but anyway, I actually painted for two years with a mouse, before switching to a tablet. Its valid for painting, but not for lineart based things. Graig Mullins used a mouse for 10 years, and while using a mouse, he was still one of the best in the field. Tablet is better, yes, but you can use mouse to paint and get good results too.
Pic related, Mullins work for Halo, painted with a mouse.
Unfortunately, it would take him immensely more time to do work like that than a tablet user though, due to needing to frequently adjust opacity and do lots of strokes to get nice gradient blends.
You could carve a statue using a spoon and get just as good results, but it would take you much longer than with proper tools. Tablets are pretty cheap these days.
I am pretty sure that this image was painted when he was already using a tablet. His early work looks more like done using a mouse: