Finally got the Space Being done. Skin redone in ZBrush using the SpotLight tool. Morphed body & head shape done by me in ZBrush too. Antennae my creation as well.
Let me tell you folks. When you finally ‘Get’ something it’s wondrous. Worked this whole weekend learning texturing in ZBrush. There is this little tool that comes along with the Lightbox called SpotLight and it’s the dream tool for getting textures done just right. The trick is making sure your model, Genesis in my case, is sub divided up enough so that the textures look really clean. The other methods in ZB are just as good but ALLOT more fidgety and quite frankly I don’t like processes that are too fidgety!
First image was my first “YAY” and the second is the “Space Being” finally looking the way I wanted it to look.
Here is a YouTube vid explaining how to use the SpotLight tool: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=062jPkInTEk
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