The Wolfman’s Rick Baker Talks ZBrush

Posted on February 16, 2010 by Ernest

6 time Oscar-winning master of make-up effects. Maker of monsters, heroes, aliens and Klumps. Special fondness for werewolves, including An American Werewolf in London and The Wolfman

6 time Oscar®-winning master of make-up effects. Maker of monsters, heroes, aliens and Klumps. Special fondness for werewolves, including An American Werewolf in London and The Wolfman

The Wolfman’s Rick Baker talks about his work on the film and his easy transition from traditional to digital sculpting.

“It was like love at first sight. [ZBrush] was so much more like real-world sculpting but on a computer … I call it no fear sculpting and it freed me up design wise.”

Rick Baker Talks about ZBrush

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13 responses to “The Wolfman’s Rick Baker Talks ZBrush”

  1. jokermax says:

    video is not available :\

  2. Christopher Tedin says:

    I love it when highly talented artists talk about software like another “tool in the toolkit”. There are no dinosaurs in this industry. Only people with talent, skill and an artist’s eye for form. The “old school” skills still apply. One of the arguments I had with one of my friends was when the computer was first being used for art and design (the first Macintosh, I believe). He said “aren’t you worried that some programmer will create software that will take your place?” As he was a writer, my response was “no, are you afraid of Microsoft Word?” 25 years later, the subject never came up again. 🙂

  3. EricShawn says:

    Really great to see and hear Monstermaker… so love looking at his fabulous sculpts here on the boards. Just wish the video was on a better player, one with rewind controls and which streamed better.

  4. Yongkiatk says:

    Thank you for such a great interview. Rick is one super hero for so…So is ZBrush!

  5. Blaise Gauba says:

    As always, I have been inspired by Rick Baker since I was a teenager back in the mid to late seventies. I copied his “Incredible Melting Man” make up for a Halloween costume when I was sixteen. I tried to watch the video interview with Mr. Baker, but it didn’t stream very well at all, and then it crashed my computer. I have a very fast PC, so it definitely isn’t my computer. I didn’t get tot finish the interview and will not try again as I do not trust the source code.
    Otherwise, I am a huge fan of Mr. Baker and a huge fan of ZBrush of which I am only just starting to study and learn how to use. When I scrape together the money, I will purchase the full version immediately. In the meantime, I am studying the thirty day trial version and am blown away!

  6. admin says:

    Unfortunately, the service provider that is hosting the video limits the number of connections to this video.
    If the video is not available, please try at a later date and hopefully a connection will be established.

  7. Uman says:

    too bad, we can’t see the video try to look at Mr Baker interview in an other video places on web

  8. admin says:

    If you have trouble viewing the video, the website that is currently hosting the video has some access restrictions.
    Here is the original post from Rick Baker’s interview. Click Here

  9. Luther50 says:

    It seems you need another video host. This one is not providing service. How long has this not be working?

  10. admin says:

    Unfortunately, we are not hosting this video. Another site did this interview and we have no control over the quality of the hosting. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  11. I was looking for this perspective in my research, and I’m glad that today. I hope you don’t mind that I refer to this URL in my own blogging?

  12. […] Watch a video interview with Rick in which he shares his thoughts on ZBrush HERE […]

  13. Ammarkk says:

    So glad to get this news, I’m not surprised…when two things gathered “Zbrush and great artist” we’re sure something amazing will get.

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