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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sculpting Animal Ribcage ZBrush tip

Hi,
Today I wanted to sculpt a rough Giraffe rib cage and I found the mask lasso brush, the split hidden tool, and the extract with thickness tools extremely helpful for this.

As shown below i first used the mask lasso tool to select ribs.  I used alt to make the mask selection more defined.  I then used isolate polygroup technique to isolate the ribs then i split hidden to put the ribs a new tool.


Now with the rib outer edges made i used the subtool extract feature varying thickness (experimented with various thickness) to get thickness of the rib cage.  And last I dynameshed then zremeshed the mesh.

Hope you find this technique helpful.

cheers,
Nate