Mask by PolyPaint
Apply mask selections to PolyPaint colors
Mask by PolyPaint offers the ability to isolate areas for color correction by use of eight Mask by Color channels.
Having the ability to mask select PolyPaint give you flexibility to protect areas based on PolyPaint colors, make 3D extractions from masks, as well as many other sculpting and modeling techniques.
How Mask By PolyPaint Works
Clicking the button opens a window giving you the ability to select colors using eight mask selection channels.
Inside the preview window, navigation around the 3D model uses default ZBrush canvas navigation. It also offers navigation buttons for re-center, frame, zoom and move.
The mask channels work with a click and drag system. Dragging from a mask channel color patch to a PolyPaint color within the preview will isolate the paint with a mask, allowing for color adjustment to these specific selections. Mask channels can be combined to protect or show multiple colors for adjustments.
Each mask channel also uses a tolerance slider that controls the bleed amount of the mask relative to the selected color.
Mask By PolyPaint Functions
The first three functions below have to do with creating folders or the information displayed on a folder. The remaining functions are specific to the SubTool Folder Actions menu. They refer to the specific actions found when clicking on any folder’s Gear icon.
Hides all PolyPaint on the model and displays only material properties.
Hides material properties on the model and displays only unshaded PolyPaint color.
Hides the mask selections generated by the color selection channels.
Inverts the mask selections generated by the color selection channels.
Blurs the mask selections generated from the color selection channels. The maximum value is 25.
When this option is enabled, choosing color selections will overwrite any previously existing masks.
When this option is enabled, any previously existing masks will be retained and any new masking generated by choosing color selections will be added to the existing mask.
When this option is enabled and a previously existing mask is visible, any areas chosen by color selection channels will be unmasked.