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BPR Rendering Workflow in ZBrush 4 R2

By Daniel Bystedt
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Date Added: 18th May 2012
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Photoshop, ZBrush

I wanted to render this image with a very indirect lighting and indistinct shadows. Therefore I set the blur on the shadow quite high. Since the blur is quite high I could use a low resolution on the shadows (Fig.08).

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Fig. 08

Here I had another shaded pass on the bottom with Add as the blending mode and a Photo Filter layer to give it a warm, orange tint. On top is a solid color adjustment layer with Normal as the blending mode. It is masked with an inverted version of the shadow pass (Fig.09).

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Fig. 09

The current pass can be seen in Fig.10 and the combined passed in Fig.11.

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Fig.10
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Fig.11

Rim Light

This pass was rendered with a normal light. The function of this light is to show the shape of the character, since it comes in from the side/back (Fig.12).

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Fig. 12

This light has a high amount of blur, just as the key light. It is a bit unrealistic that this light hits some of the parts of the right side of the face (camera point of view), but I think it adds to the definition of the forms in the face (Fig.13).

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Fig. 13


Again there's a shaded pass on the bottom with Add as the blending mode. Exposure controls the light intensity and Photo Filter gives it a cold, blue tint. On top is a solid color adjustment layer with Normal as the blending mode. It is masked with an inverted version of the shadow pass (Fig.14).

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Fig. 14

The current pass can be seen in Fig.15 and the combined passed in Fig.16.

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Fig.15
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Fig.16





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(ID: 222985, pid: 0) Piotr on Sun, 06 October 2013 4:49am
This was exactly what I have been looking for since couple of years ago. Thank you
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(ID: 199980, pid: 0) Vlad on Tue, 28 May 2013 11:42pm
Unbelievable amount of work! Really great job! and thx a lot for the walkthrough.
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(ID: 185977, pid: 0) Luis B on Mon, 11 March 2013 8:04am
Thanks a lot for the effort in making this tutorial. I love the character design and the final result is great. Truly good stuff.
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(ID: 153180, pid: 0) Naky on Sun, 30 September 2012 12:31pm
Thank you for showcasing your process in Lighting & Rendering... Just one question i have been facing since i started using Z brush is when you use BPR how can i export the image with a mask on the creature or the sculpt?... I mean creature separate & BG separate !
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