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Set sizes correctly for objects made in Zbrush? [message #9519] Wed, 03 February 2010 09:44 UTC Go to next message
avatar johnny_E  is currently offline johnny_E
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Registered: January 2010
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I am using Zbrush 3.1 to make some accessories or weapons for toy figures.
The problem I can’t work with a scale in Zbrush to say that the diameter of the sword handle is 2 mm, etc.

What do you use to properly scale things made (in Zbrush)? Any other software you import the mesh into?
Re: Set sizes correctly for objects made in Zbrush? [message #11681 is a reply to message #9519 ] Mon, 12 April 2010 01:45 UTC Go to previous message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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Registered: December 2009
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I don't know about 3.1 since I use 3.5 but try this; as soon as you load up zbrush open up the default sphere and then upload this to Shapeways as a test. This will give you an idea when you later create a model (tool) and compare it to the sphere on screen. This is not an exact method but is not bad. I too have been struggling with getting exact measurments.

(And also with exporting to stl directly, but that is another matter and doesn't apply to zBrush 3.1 as I recall)

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