Understanding ZBrush – 2.5D Basics

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Chapter 01 ~ The Basics
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In Chapter 1, we look at the LightBox and other basics such as 2.5D Brushes and some of the Materials and colours available. This includes a basic understanding of 2.5D navigation and the Initialize reset button.
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In Chapter 2, we insert several 3D models to our 2.5D Canvas. We explore some of the main differences between using 2.5D brushes and 3D models within our 2.5D universe. We also take a brief look at moving between the 3D and 2.5D universe as well as some of the 3D options we have available.
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Understanding ZBrush – 2.5D Basics

This is the first tutorial in the Understanding ZBrush series. This 2 chapter tutorial is designed for beginners and those using ZBrush for the first time. In this tutorial we explore the 2.5D universe, including brushes and navigation and other menus/ tools that you see when you first open ZBrush.

In the introduction, we look at the overall scope of this tutorial and briefly look at some of the topics that will be covered in this –two part series including 2.5D navigation and brushes as well as 3D models within this environment.

One Response to Understanding ZBrush – 2.5D Basics
  1. avatar
    22/01/2015 at 6:03 am

    Great intro to 2.5. It would be great to see this tut expanded to cover making alphas Do’s and Don’ts.

    But thanks again for BadKings.

    • avatar
      22/01/2015 at 7:00 am

      Anytime :) And thanks for the suggestion, will definitely look into it.

  2. avatar
    19/02/2014 at 5:49 pm

    Great site badking!:))

    • avatar
      20/02/2014 at 6:40 am

      Thanks so much mate, it’s always great to hear that the site is being used and enjoyed :) Thanks for the support!

  3. avatar
    17/12/2013 at 3:30 am

    very encouraging to see the responses to questions.

    more mentor like than just getting routed to a most frequently asked questions page.

    • avatar
      17/12/2013 at 5:23 pm

      My goal is to make BadKing a unique resource site where everyone can share their knowledge and help fellow artists. There’s so much more planned for the site to make it more interactive, can’t wait to get there :)

  4. avatar
    13/11/2013 at 5:40 am

    i just explored this site and wow that is an outstanding …
    either for a beginner or an advanced to change the workflow

    • avatar
      13/11/2013 at 6:25 am

      Thanks so much for the kind words, it definitely makes it worthwhile to hear that the resources help :) I appreciate the support!

  5. avatar
    10/07/2013 at 4:07 pm

    Something I ignored and kind of forgot about until now, 2.5D. Finally I understand its place, this will be most useful, cheers BK for putting these tutorials up here. So much to learn, finding goldmines like these make the journey a lot smoother :]

  6. avatar
    14/05/2013 at 8:09 pm

    I wish I had seen this tutorial a few weeks ago! Being new to Zbrush I didn’t know when I was in 2D mode or 3D mode, so frustrating and confusing! You’ve done well to make this topic the first. Thanks.

    • avatar
      15/05/2013 at 8:11 am

      It’s great to hear that the tutorials are helping. Thanks so much for the comment :)

  7. avatar
    25/02/2013 at 4:48 am

    hey there
    at first thank you for the nice tuts, second I have a little quastion if I draw 2 tools then I can edit the last one what if I want to edit the first tool ? can I do that without undo/delete the last?
    cheers:)

    • avatar
      25/02/2013 at 8:46 am

      No problems at all :) In 2.5D, unfortunately no, you need to erase it manually using the eraser brush. I hope this helps!

  8. avatar
    06/01/2013 at 7:50 am

    Thanks for this. But still – what is the point in 2.5D. Most of us are looking to create 3D models. Not plan view paintings. Can you shed some light on that? Much appreciated.

  9. avatar
    14/11/2012 at 9:47 am

    I appreciate the tutorial but am hungry for more in depth workflow,
    Thankyou

  10. avatar
    07/10/2012 at 11:08 am

    in your second tutorial you talk about going between 2.5D and 3D objects. I have a 3D object and I used the smudge tool, I can’t seem to go back into 3D mode. I.e. I can’t turn on the edit tool. So it seems to have become a 2.5D object.
    How do I switch between 3D and 2.5D objects.

    • avatar
      07/10/2012 at 11:59 am

      Good question… Unfortunately you can’t. Once you use any of the 2.5 Brushes (like the Smudge Brush) on a 3D object it prematurity becomes 2.5D, this means you can no longer toggle back to 3D mode with that specific object… Hope this helps clear things up a little :)

  11. avatar
    04/10/2012 at 9:31 pm

    Awesome post.

  12. avatar
    04/10/2012 at 3:41 pm

    Keep this series going great stuff.

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Understanding ZBrush – 2.5D Basics

This is the first tutorial in the Understanding ZBrush series. This 2 chapter tutorial is designed for beginners and those using ZBrush for the first time. In this tutorial we explore the 2.5D universe, including brushes and navigation and other menus/ tools that you see when you first open ZBrush.

In the introduction, we look at the overall scope of this tutorial and briefly look at some of the topics that will be covered in this –two part series including 2.5D navigation and brushes as well as 3D models within this environment.

One Response to Understanding ZBrush – 2.5D Basics
  1. avatar
    22/01/2015 at 6:03 am

    Great intro to 2.5. It would be great to see this tut expanded to cover making alphas Do’s and Don’ts.

    But thanks again for BadKings.

    • avatar
      22/01/2015 at 7:00 am

      Anytime :) And thanks for the suggestion, will definitely look into it.

  2. avatar
    19/02/2014 at 5:49 pm

    Great site badking!:))

    • avatar
      20/02/2014 at 6:40 am

      Thanks so much mate, it’s always great to hear that the site is being used and enjoyed :) Thanks for the support!

  3. avatar
    17/12/2013 at 3:30 am

    very encouraging to see the responses to questions.

    more mentor like than just getting routed to a most frequently asked questions page.

    • avatar
      17/12/2013 at 5:23 pm

      My goal is to make BadKing a unique resource site where everyone can share their knowledge and help fellow artists. There’s so much more planned for the site to make it more interactive, can’t wait to get there :)

  4. avatar
    13/11/2013 at 5:40 am

    i just explored this site and wow that is an outstanding …
    either for a beginner or an advanced to change the workflow

    • avatar
      13/11/2013 at 6:25 am

      Thanks so much for the kind words, it definitely makes it worthwhile to hear that the resources help :) I appreciate the support!

  5. avatar
    10/07/2013 at 4:07 pm

    Something I ignored and kind of forgot about until now, 2.5D. Finally I understand its place, this will be most useful, cheers BK for putting these tutorials up here. So much to learn, finding goldmines like these make the journey a lot smoother :]

  6. avatar
    14/05/2013 at 8:09 pm

    I wish I had seen this tutorial a few weeks ago! Being new to Zbrush I didn’t know when I was in 2D mode or 3D mode, so frustrating and confusing! You’ve done well to make this topic the first. Thanks.

    • avatar
      15/05/2013 at 8:11 am

      It’s great to hear that the tutorials are helping. Thanks so much for the comment :)

  7. avatar
    25/02/2013 at 4:48 am

    hey there
    at first thank you for the nice tuts, second I have a little quastion if I draw 2 tools then I can edit the last one what if I want to edit the first tool ? can I do that without undo/delete the last?
    cheers:)

    • avatar
      25/02/2013 at 8:46 am

      No problems at all :) In 2.5D, unfortunately no, you need to erase it manually using the eraser brush. I hope this helps!

  8. avatar
    06/01/2013 at 7:50 am

    Thanks for this. But still – what is the point in 2.5D. Most of us are looking to create 3D models. Not plan view paintings. Can you shed some light on that? Much appreciated.

  9. avatar
    14/11/2012 at 9:47 am

    I appreciate the tutorial but am hungry for more in depth workflow,
    Thankyou

  10. avatar
    07/10/2012 at 11:08 am

    in your second tutorial you talk about going between 2.5D and 3D objects. I have a 3D object and I used the smudge tool, I can’t seem to go back into 3D mode. I.e. I can’t turn on the edit tool. So it seems to have become a 2.5D object.
    How do I switch between 3D and 2.5D objects.

    • avatar
      07/10/2012 at 11:59 am

      Good question… Unfortunately you can’t. Once you use any of the 2.5 Brushes (like the Smudge Brush) on a 3D object it prematurity becomes 2.5D, this means you can no longer toggle back to 3D mode with that specific object… Hope this helps clear things up a little :)

  11. avatar
    04/10/2012 at 9:31 pm

    Awesome post.

  12. avatar
    04/10/2012 at 3:41 pm

    Keep this series going great stuff.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Introduction

00:02:07 Min – 1080p HD – (13.8 MB)

Chapter 01

00:06:15 Min – 1080p HD – (40.4 MB)

Chapter 02

00:06:32 Min – 1080p HD – (43.3 MB)