Movie

The Movie palette handles recording and playback of ZBrush Movies.

Movie palette

Movie palette

ZBrush Movies are recordings of ZBrush activity. For example, they are a good way to show how you sculpted a model, or display the finished result as a turntable. There are a number of options to how and what you can record, described below. And for more advanced options there is the Timeline.

Load Movie

Press Load Movie to load a .ZMV ZBrush movie file.

Save As

The Save As button enables you to save this movie to a .ZMV file using a different name.

Play Movie

Press Play Movie to play a loaded .ZMV movie. It will play within the ZBrush interface.

Export

Press Export to export your movie using Quicktime. You must have Quicktime installed to use this feature. Quicktime is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Record

The Record button begins recording of all ZBrush activity, starting at the current frame.

Turntable

Movie Turntable

Movie Turntable

Turntable records a turntable of your model on screen. Adjust the speed of the turntable by setting Movie:Modifiers:SpinFrames. Use Spin Cycles to increase the number of times the model turns around. Use X, Y, Z or Scrn to set the axis of the rotation.

Snapshot

The Snapshot button records an image of the ZBrush canvas, and adds it as a single movie frame at the current position.

TimeLapse

TimeLapse will recorded only when the mouse button is released. This will result in a much smaller file.

F History

When the Forward History button is pressed ZBrush will record the Edit History of the selected SubTool from that point forwards of the Undo Counter in the Edit palette.

B History

When the Backward History button is pressed ZBrush will record the Edit History of the selected SubTool from that point backwards of the Undo Counter in the Edit palette.

Pause

Press Pause to pause recording of the current movie. You can resume recording with the Record button, export or save the movie, or delete the movie at this time, in preparation for recording another movie.

Doc

Movie Document recording area

Movie Document recording area

If chosen, only the document (canvas area) will be recorded. This setting will not record any interface items even if they are in the canvas area.

Window

Movie Window recording area

Movie Window recording area

If chosen, the entire ZBrush window will be recorded.

Large

Large movie option

Large movie option

Press Large to record your movie at the same size as your screen resolution. For example, if your monitor is set to 1280×1024 you will get a movie of the same resolution.

Medium

Medium movie option

Medium movie option

Press Medium to record your movie at half the size of your screen resolution. For example, if your monitor is set to 1280×1024 you will record a 640×512 movie.

Small

Small movie option

Small movie option

Press Small to record your movie at one fourth your screen resolution. For example, if your monitor is set to 1280×1024 you will record a 320×256 movie.

Delete

Deletes the currently recorded movie. Use this if you want to start making another movie.

 

Movie palette sub-palettes

 


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