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healing brush in zbrush?
show user profile  parkerfamily
is there a brush in zbrush to just erase all actions? i'm playing with the 30 day free trial, and so far, zbrush is AWESOME lol. i'm making a fish with a really weird mouth. a made a kid with a pole in his head but then decided he was sorta nasty so now i'm making a fish, and trying to make it look happy.

basically, i made one fin in the wrong place and need to clear it and remake it where it should be. or do a sort of paste geometry if zbrush can do that. the area i want it on is currently an untouched part of the sphere.
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2/24/2009 9:41:12 PM (last edit: 2/24/2009 9:41:12 PM)
show user profile  Setherial
You could use the smooth brush, best you start at the lowest subdiv level then work your way up.
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2/25/2009 1:11:39 AM (last edit: 2/25/2009 1:11:39 AM)
show user profile  markoid
Select sub rather than add in your brush settings and brush it away.
There's a symmetry function (under tools... maybe, don't have Z anymo) too if you want to paint identical fins on opposite sides.

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2/25/2009 1:40:20 AM (last edit: 2/25/2009 1:40:20 AM)
show user profile  K-tonne
smooth brush shortcut on whatever brush you're using is shift
a good 'trick' for just before you're about to make a major change is to store a morph target then you can go back to that at any time- also if you put the new change in a layer that's cool too- but you have a little less freedom when in a layer because you can't move through the subD levels and still be in the layer
tool> morph target> storeMT- to change back is switch in the same area, to store another morph target press delMT to clear the morph target you had before
tol> layers> new- to make a new layer and you can change the effect of what's in that layer with the intensity slider- same area
and the shortcut for symmetry is x

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2/25/2009 5:30:09 AM (last edit: 2/25/2009 5:30:31 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
in this sculpt I removed the entire eye area using the smooth brush (shift + whatever brush you are using, like K-tonne said) the recreated it

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2/25/2009 6:27:52 AM (last edit: 2/25/2009 6:27:52 AM)
show user profile  parkerfamily
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2/25/2009 8:09:55 AM (last edit: 2/25/2009 8:09:55 AM)
show user profile  parkerfamily
new question in zbrush, is there a sort of cut tool? my fish was made from a plane, and now i want to cut off the parts of the plane i didn't use in my fish.
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2/25/2009 9:04:36 AM (last edit: 2/25/2009 9:04:36 AM)
show user profile  jbrophy
There is a delete hidden button.

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2/25/2009 9:20:13 AM (last edit: 2/25/2009 9:20:13 AM)
show user profile  K-tonne
couple of ways you can do this- i guess the best would be the most complicated of course :)
i'll not explain that one cos it'll take ages
save the tool first (just for safety and zb likes to crash just when you've done loads of stuff lol)
tool> save as
hide the parts you're not liking- mask them off (ctrl +brush stroke on surface) invert mask (press ctrl off the sculpt) tool> masking> press 'hide PT'- this will hide the non-masked parts but they'll still be there- you could delete lower subd levels (tool> geometry> delete lower (can't remember if it's this exactly i've not got zbrush open at the moment but it's something along those lines)) then delete hidden tool> geometry> delete hidden
this will leave open edges though so not ideal
there are a couple of other ways i can think of that involve mesh extraction and the project tools but it is far too complex to explain and would take ages sorry

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2/25/2009 9:32:59 AM (last edit: 2/25/2009 9:32:59 AM)
show user profile  parkerfamily
k thanks, i haven't done symmetry yet on it, so it already has open edges.
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2/25/2009 4:28:48 PM (last edit: 2/25/2009 4:28:48 PM)
show user profile  ubik19761
go to and look for the zbrush video tuts. you will learn the basics of zbrush. remember it's not max you have to do things differently.
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2/25/2009 4:43:51 PM (last edit: 2/25/2009 4:43:51 PM)
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