Single pass BPR Creatures

About the project

This creature was one of the first attempts to render a good looking image within ZBrush using a single pass and filters. The model has a material with 4 shaders that provides diffuse, specular and sub-surface scattering to the rendering process. I enabled Shadows, AO, SSS, Mask and Depth on the render palette, which I then used to control some of the effects given by the filters.

Project Details

Sculpted with dynamesh and textured using polypaint. Here is a time-lapse of the process.

Realistic Skin Using BPR Single Pass

Here is another example using the same rendering approach from the creatures above. The only difference is that this is a more detailed model (both sculpt and texture). I rendered this image for the cover of the BPR single pass render skin MTL tutorial which you can download to see the entire process of setting up the ZBrush project and shaders.


With this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a Skin Material in ZBrush for a single pass render with BPR.