Here is a tip as a little follow up to the tutorial... I made this peacock feather using the "orange" method (fibremesh grown from mesh area) and then applied some polypaint.
You can draw the barbs using the Curve tube brush from the base mesh in the resources file. Once finished with the barbs, apply the "yellow" (fibremesh) technique to those barbs for extra details!
I hope this helps you create another type of feather! Cheers!
The tutorial, about feathers in ZBrush, is finished and ready to download!
I made a creature with feathers in ZBrush and I turned the feathers into an InsertMultiMesh brush. I shared the brush on my facebook page and it had a great response. So I created this guide, to show you 6 quick methods on how to create feathers in ZBrush.
I hope you guys like it! comments are very welcome!