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Essential ZBrush by Wayne Robson

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2Finding Your Way Around ZBrush

Explanation of 2D, 2.5D, and 3D

With ZBrush you can work in 2D, 2.5D, and 3D. While best known as a 3D digital sculpting tool, it is capable of a lot more. It can also be used to produce 2D and 2.5D art, and has a number of specialized tools to help with this. The 2D tools can be used for creating concept art, and the 3D tools are commonly used for producing digital sculpts. However, many users have problems comprehending what the 2.5D tools are for and actually do.

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So what is 2.5D and how does it work? Put simply, 2.5D is like a standard 2D drawing or painting on steroids because it allows us to add elements ...

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