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Clip Studio Paint by Example

By : Ludovico Serra
Book Image

Clip Studio Paint by Example

By: Ludovico Serra

Overview of this book

Clip Studio Paint is powerful art software that can help you create artistic work with its in-built material organizer, 3D integration, and group work features. It also provides other features that can speed up the workflow of illustrators, concept artists, and comic artists. With Clip Studio Paint by Example, you’ll learn how to use CSP effectively for a wide variety of artistic purposes. The book starts by helping you create the right workspace for concept art, illustration, and comics. You’ll create a brush, set up a canvas, and develop an auto-auction. Along with covering how to work with CS Modeler that comes bundled with CSP, this book shows you how to import and rig characters easily. You’ll then create reusable changeable scenes and a 3D human character in Blender before exploring concept art, illustrations, comics, and how to create your own portfolio. The book features a glossary with brief explanations of all the main CSP functions. The focus of the book is not on drawing or painting but on helping you enhance your artistic skills using Clip Studio Paint to create an impressive portfolio. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to use the impressive capabilities of CSP to create beautiful digital art in a productive way.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Adding 3D props to your CSP

We have finally created two objects that we can import in CSP. But before opening CSP, we need to open CSM and import the object, making sure that everything is fine, and then add the objects as materials for CSP.

Adding them to Modeler is pretty straightforward:

  1. In Blender, click on the object.
  2. Go to File and then to Export.
  3. Click on FBX.
  4. On the right, select Limit to Selected object.
  5. Save it in the same folder that you saved the texture used. This step is really important. If you don't do it, CSP and Modeler will not read the object correctly.
  6. Now you need to open Modeler:

    Figure 3.52 – To open Modeler, you need to open the Clip Studio launcher and click on MODELER

    After opening it, you will see the following screen:

    Figure 3.53 – Starting screen of Modeler

  7. Click on Create 3D object.
  8. In Object configuration, click on the little tree, and after that click on the little folder below (not the one with the smile...