UPDATE: There is also a 3 parts video tutorial in HD showing an additional method to create low-poly feathers with NanoMesh
The tutorial, about feathers in ZBrush, is ready to download!
I few weeks ago, I went on a trip to the northern territory in Australia. I spent over a week sketching and sculpting with a Wacom Companion. I took it with me everywhere, I created few pieces that you can find here along with a review of the Companion.
I started to sketch a creature inspired by the cockatoos and other birds from the region. While sketching the idea in ZBrush, I realised I could reuse the feathers I made, so I turned them into an InsertMultiMesh brush. I shared the brush on my facebook page and it had a great response.
Interestingly enough, a lot of people wanted know my approach to the feathers. So I created this 14 pages eBook as a guide / tutorial, to show you 6 quick methods on how to create feathers in ZBrush. As part of the download, you’ll get a folder with resources, including the InsertMultimeshMesh brush I shared before and other stuff you might find useful.
I hope this will be useful to you, drop a line in the comments and let me know what you think!