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This forum has been a way to provide a public exchange of questions and answers for polymer clay sculptors. But, as I said in my final post, there comes a time when all things must end. That doesn't mean the forum used as an archive has nothing to offer. Indeed it is still loaded with questions and answers that remain relevant and which are searchable! For that reason, I'm keeping it available, though no new posts can be added. If after searching the forum your question isn't addressed, Join me on to ask it. As always, you'll find me there as Katherine Dewey. Hope to see you there. --  Katherine

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Can I ask a really dumb question re: zbrush

Okay, I gotta say, I don't get it.... I guess I am so used to creating with my hands with clay, that I just don't get the whole zbrush creation thing. If you can sculpt it with clay, why do the whole zbrush thing? Am I being really daft here or is there just something I am not seeing here?


Can I ask a really dumb question re: zbrush

I don't know how to describe it, but I do love ZBrush. Rather than sculpting, it's a bit like drawing in 3 dimensions, and I do love to draw as much, if not more, than sculpting. Zbrush combines the best of both. I love that I can zoom in to model fine details without craning my neck or wearing a visor to see. I love that I can pose and repose my model and then save each version. I love the "undo" button. I don't worry about keeping the clay clean or cleaning my workbench. The pixols do not stick to my shoes.
ZBrush is addictive. Can you tell?

Can I ask a really dumb question re: zbrush

I have been curious also, i posted my question over at Facebook, thank you for answering.

I hope you continue to sculpt Katherine, i just love your work. My sister has been working with her Adobe CS and has taken a couple of courses to learn how to layer. I LOVe graphite drawing myself, creating different textures, ie: hair, skin, grass, bark etc..

I have web searched the ZBrush and was trying to compare that and the Adobe CS.

It has been really fun watching your progress.