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ZBrush 4 – Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh, Game of Thrones

Learn How to Tame ZBrushe's Fibremesh in this easy to follow action packed course
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UK Online Training Centre
286 students enrolled
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Confidence using ZBrush Fibremesh
Be able to create Hair and Fur on your own
Have a good grounding for more advanced Fur and Hair techniques

Want to learn how to create realistic Fur and Hair, if the answer is yes then this could be the course for you!

I felt there was a real need to simplify as much as possible the techniques for creating Hair and Fur, especially within ZBrush, I have seen many videos and courses that use Zbrush and then shoot into other programs to finish the job, and yes although professionally you would probably want to use multiple applications it does not take away the fact that renders from ZBrush are outstanding and deserve the full project to be undertaken in this amazing application!

Alright! so let’s get into what this course will be teaching you!!

This is a beginner to advanced course and will ground you in all the main tools and techniques in using fibremesh, the whole process will be undertaken inside ZBrush, onlu hopping out quickly into Photoshop for a look at applying textures to fibres!

Fibremesh Course Details:

  • Methods for creating fibres from a mesh
  • Importance of polygroups and masking
  • What are all the settings in Fibremesh for
  • What brushes to use with Fibremesh
  • Doing different tests ona sphere to begin
  • Creating Eyebrows
  • Creating Eyelashes
  • Creating Beards
  • Two hair styles
  • Using alphas to mask
  • BPR settings
  • And loads of tricks and tips along the way

Should I take this course?

  1. If you love the course image then you should take the course as thats what we are creating!
  2. Want to learn to create hair and Fur for your Zbrush Characters? This is the course for you

Lets Learn to Tame and Master Hair and Fur with Fibremesh!!!

See you in the course!!!

All the Best
UK ONLINE TRAINING CENTRE

ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Introduction

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Promotional

Welcome to this course on Fibremesh, your soon be creating amazing Fur and Hair, take the course slow and practice everything a couple of times before moving on!

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Introduction

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Introduction

ZBrush basics and intro to the course

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Download

Download your assets.

ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Fibremesh Course

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Model Preparation

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Getting ready

In this lecture we will prepare the model for fibres, and hide any unnecessary sub tools.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - First look at Fibremesh

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

First look at fibremesh

In this lecture I want to go over very quickly some of the techniques these will ground you for the future lectures.

We will look at

  • Effect of masking on fibres
  • Polygroupings effect on fibres
  • Producting our first fibres
  • Gravity to have or not
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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Starting with a clean slate

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Starting with a clean slate

I love to set my initial fibres to zero meaning i Have all the options set to zero, so lets do this it will make it easier for me to show you the effect the modifiers have on the initial set.

I will also show you how to save out and import fibre sets, and how to use lightbox to grab a starting point.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Modifiers

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Modifiers

Lets go over the modifiers in the fibremesh panel and also look how we can control the fibremesh polygroups, with auto masking.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Brushes and Polygoups

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Brushes and polygroups

Lets look at the common brushes we will use for grooming the hair and Fur.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - creating the eyebrows

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Eyebrow

OK ready???

Lets start and finish the eyebrows.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Creating the beard

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Creating the beard

using the same techniques as the eyebrows lets create the beard we will use some variation here to give a better effect.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Eyelashes

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Eyelashes

Lets focus on the bottom eyelashes.


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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Eyelashes part 2

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Finishing the eyelashes

In this lecture we will manipulate the bottom eyelash and use it to create the top one, we will then mirror the eyelashes across to the other side.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Quick tidy up

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Keep it clean

Before we move on to the Fur lets just polish up the eyebrows and beard.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Low subdiv proxy

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Low sub div version

In this course we will take an existing subtool and create a low res version for creating our fibres from.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Polygroup our Fur proxy

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Lets set up our fur polygroup

We need to define where the fibres are extruding from lets do it using a polygroup.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Top and Back fur coat

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Back and Top Coat

For the fur I want to create some underlying fur before applying the top coat, so we end up with a difference in the two fibres this adds interest and makes it look even more detailed.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Textures

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Textures

Lets get some textures together for the next lesson.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Applying a texture to our fibres

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Applying textures

Often used for game models we will create fibres that have a texture applied to them, this same techniques can be used to create cards for texturing a low poly version for game.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Polygrouping our head

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

The head polygrouping

OK on to the head lets set up our polygroups for the Hair.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Redefining the Polygroups

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Refining our groups based on a test

Testing testing and more testing!

Some times there is the need to add extra polygroups as demoed here, I needed a bit more control specially over the front forehead, so it was necessary to add more poly groups.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - creating the curly hair

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Curly Hair

Starting with a few hairs we will define the curly hair look it will give us a good starting pint before we move on to grooming.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Creating our Fibres for the head

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Let's do it

Now we will finish our initial fibres for the back, side and front of the head.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Working on the front hair set

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Front Hair set

Lets first concentrate on the front Hair sets.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Rest of Hair

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Rest of the hair

Let's Tame the rest of the hair!

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Adding Curls

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

A brush for every need

Lets look at a few brushes we can use to get the desired look we want to achieve.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Modifying a Character

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Character Modifications

I wanted to make some changes to the character, Although not part of the course I thought I would include this anyway so you guys can get a unique look to your character.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Mohawk and side cut

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Creating a Mohawk

In this lecture I show you how quick it is to create a Mohawk, we will also create a side cut side hair as well.

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Using a texture to drive fibres

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Driving fibres

We already know masking can drive the fibres and the softness can effect the length, so with that in mind we could use a texture as an alpha to drive hair out of a pattern, lets do it!

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ZBrush 4 - Create Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - Creating a new beard

ZBrush 4 - Creating Hair & Fur with Fibremesh - The Game of Thrones

Beard 2

Lets create a different kind of beard and also play with the Fibre BPR settings, an important part of ZBrush.

This brings us to the end of this course on Fibremesh, keep your eyes peeled for more advance Fibremesh courses coming soon.

Well done for finishing this course I hope you have learnt and have a much better understanding of Fibremesh inside Zbrush 4 R8.

All the best David
UK ONLINE TRAINING CENTRE

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