Making a Female Torso on ZBrush
1. Grab a Sphere located in the Tool Kit.
2. Go into Edit Mode (T) and drag and shift to pull out the body or limb. Holding Shift will make the ZSphere the same size. If you don’t want it to be the same size, don’t hold shift. The control key will be able to maintain the size of the ZSphere once you press the control key. Hit the Move Tool (W) to be able to move the ZSphere out. If you hold shift while doing this, the ZSphere will remain straight. In Edit Mode (T) if you do not want the additional ZSphere, press Alt and click it or opt and click. The ZSphere selected will disappear.
3. Adaptive Skin: When you like your ZSphere sketch, select Adaptive Skin Preview (A) and hit Make Adaptive Skin, when you are ready. It makes a new sculpture in the tool palette. ZSphere can be used to make a quick sketch or a new model to sculpt on.
4. Place down the landmarks with a clay brush of your choice. The ASIS (Anterior Superior Illiac Spine), Clavicle, Pubis Symphysis, Illiac Crest, Sternum and the Costal Arch.
5. Mark the back PSIS (Posterior Superior Illiac Spine), Iliac Crest, and Acromion, Spine of Scapula, and Medial Border of the Scapula. There is an app called the L’Ecorche and it would help for identifying bony landmarks.
6. Go under Preferences at the top, select Transpose Units, and then change the measurement to one that you have, whether that is ASIS to ASIS, clavicle to ASIS, or some other landmark. All of the other measurements should be proportionate to that measurement. If you are wanting a reference for Human proportions, click here.
7. Start adding the muscles. Since it is a female body contains more fat on it than a males, use the bony landmarks to identify where the shapes and planes can be formed. Also, place the breast on the rib cage last. Use the SliceCurve Tool to get crisp ends on the limbs.
Overall, I had fun making the torso and learning on how to make it look more feminine. If you want to make a video just go to Movie from within ZBrush. I pulled the tab over to left, and played with the opacity on the image to make the ZBrush logo disappear. Select document instead of window. Click turntable when your ready!
GIVING MY ANATOMICAL CREDIT TO THE VARIOUS TEACHERS FROM MARISSA WEINMAN, MIKE MAGRATH, SCOTT EATON, JONATHAN USIAK , GUY WILSON, AND RYAN KITTLESON. THESE ARE NOTES ARE MAINLY FROM THE DIGITAL SCULPTING CLASS TAUGHT BY SCOTT EATON (CLICK HERE)