Hi /3/ I am really trying to figure out a good workflow for very high poly zbrush models and rendering out small animations through maya/3ds max whichever works better. I've noticed so far after following tutorials I mostly just get errors trying to texture in zbrush and export the uv maps / texture maps. so from what i remember, you need to just export the zbrush model zremeshed low poly to maya along with the high poly texture and other info from zbrush. where do you do the uv mapping and at what point?
Also if you are using zremesher for human body / face, at what point do you use z remesher on the model and how do you export the texture from the high poly model in zbrush to maya
1. You user ZRemesher after you know you're done making any major/medium form changes (like, after you're done getting your ear folds in, do this on a separate subtool though).
2. You can export textured maps fine from ZBrush... just make sure you increase the UV Map Border size in your UV Map settings before you do "Texture from Polypaint". And use UVMaster to unfold the ZRemeshed model before doing your reprojections.
Her knees look fucked
does this guy sculpt then pose?
You can pose and still sculpt in ZBrush if you've already moved onto the zRemesh phase or were working from a basemesh. You just turn on Poseable Symmetry, and it mirrors your brush based on topology.
if you're intending on animating you'd really want to export the model into max and retopologize. Zbrush does a fairly good job but a computer doesn't know what's best for deformations. After that, reimport the the model to zbrush and reproject the detail on it.
Manual retopo with the Topology brush is pretty decent too, definitely better than 3DS Max retopo.
how do you split a model in half and close off the two new models with new polygons
i tried to split them using polygroups/masking but i think i fucked up
Dont know if i understood it, but if you want new polygroups in the same model, just mask the area you want and press Ctrl + W
hmm i meant how do i cut a cube in half so i have two rectangles as a result