Monthly Archive for November, 2010

CTN Animation Expo Recap

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Many thanks to all those attending our Pixologic booth and ZBrush presentations at the CTN Animation Expo held in Burbank California, November 19-21, 2010. It was great to meet you – we hope you enjoyed our ZBrush presentations and activities.

A special thanks to our ZBrush artists and presenters:
Ryan Kingslien
David Lesperance
Alvaro Buendia
Bryan Wynia

Prize Draw
Thank you for completing and submitting the ZBrush on line comment form.
Congratulations to our lucky prize draw winner: Dan Field

He receives a full commercial license of ZBrush 4!

Dan commented, “I am so excited to hear that I won this prize draw! Thank you so much, I am looking forward to getting started in working with the ZBrush program!”

Los Angeles UGM Saturday 4th December – at the Los Angeles Film School.
Just a reminder that you are invited to our LA User Group Meeting on Saturday 4th December at The Los Angeles Film School. The meeting will feature presentations from ZBrush artists and industry luminaries Neville Page and Ian Joyner!

Please click here for info and registration.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you again in the near future!

Many thanks,

The Pixologic Team

User Group Meeting: Los Angeles

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Join Pixologic at The Los Angeles Film School in a state of the art theatre in the heart of Hollywood!
Saturday, December 4th
5:30pm – 9:00pm
Location:
The Los Angeles Film School, Theater B1
6363 Sunset Boulevard, CA 90028

We present top renowned industry artists and luminaries Neville Page (lead creature/character designer/modeler on Avatar, Star Trek and Cloverfield) and Ian Joyner (character designer at Legacy Effects), sharing how they use ZBrush in their work flow on the latest blockbuster movies and giving live demonstrations of the newest exciting features of ZBrush!

There will be opportunities to enter a prize draw to win a free license of ZBrush 4, as well as receive a special event 20% discount coupon code on a ZBrush 4 license.

Come and meet with the Pixologic team and rub elbows with fellow artists from Pixologic’s ZBrush community: ZBrushCentral.

Admission is free and seats are limited. Photo ID must be present for admission.
Doors will open at 5:00pm.
Reserve your seat by December 3rd, 2010.

Register for the Los Angeles UGM here.

Montreal and Quebec City UGM Recap

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Many thanks to all those attending our events in Montreal and Quebec City. It was great to meet you; we hope you enjoyed our ZBrush presentations and activities and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Prize Draw

Thank you for completing and submitting the ZBrush on line comment form.

Congratulations to our lucky prize draw winners:

  1. Rachel Jenny Langlois – Quebec City
  2. Daniel Cantin – Montreal UGM
  3. Tsz Ho Tsang – Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS)

They each receive a full commercial license of ZBrush 4!

ZBrush Student Challenge at the Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS)

Our ZBrush Student Challenge (in association with Wacom) at the Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS) proved to be a great success with 17 students being challenged to create a ‘Leader of an Empire’ game character in ZBrush, ‘live’ from scratch in 3 hours!

The minimum requirements for the challenge were:

  • The model must have at least 5 Sub Tools
  • Must be a bust from the waist up (minimum)
  • Must start from a ZBrush base – no importing of a base from any other application

Creations were judged by the Pixologic panel on the basis of:

  • Artistic skill and overall design
  • Most creative and original interpretation of theme
  • Best use of ZBrush tools and features

The first ever ZBrush ‘live’ real time challenge created a thrilling and captivating buzz as students’ creations came to life on monitors and a large projection screen in the designated MIGS competition arena.

A big ‘thank you’ to all those student ‘ZBrushers’ who participated – we were very impressed with the standard of work and hope you enjoyed the experience and opportunity to show your artistic skills and creativity under the pressure and glare of fellow artists and students. We hope to do more ‘live’ ZBrush competitions in the future!

The winner was Alex May from Champlain College, Burlington Vermont!

He was presented with a full commercial special anniversary package license of ZBrush 4 and a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet at our own Pixologic/Wacom academy style award ceremony.

Honorable mentions and a special anniversary package license of ZBrush 4 were also presented to:
Jeffrey Lee
Francois Bergeron Demers
Yannick Tetreault

Alex May commented: ‘’I am incredibly happy that you told me to enter into the D3D contest and that actually won it. I want to thank you and your company for sponsoring the competition, I love ZBrush and I love the community that has sprung up around your product.’’

Please see ZBrush Student Challenge images below.

Many thanks,

The Pixologic Team

User Group Meeting: CTN Animation Expo

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Join Pixologic at the CTN Animation Expo 2010 as we present top renowned film and gaming artists giving live demonstrations of the newest exciting features of ZBrush.

There will be opportunities to enter a prize draw, meet with Pixologic developers and rub elbows with some of the most well known and brilliant artists from Pixologic’s ZBrush community: ZBrushCentral.

To receive a 10% discount on a one day or three day pass, visit the CTN Animation Expo registration page and enter coupon code BRUSHX10.

For more information, visit the ZBrush UGM page.

We look forward to seeing you!

Featured ZBC Thread: eklettica

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Every so often a thread on ZBC comes along that the Pixologic team can’t help but pass along. If you haven’t already seen this thread by eklettica, it’s worth taking a gander. There is a lot of amazing artwork from Dante’s Inferno, Mass Effect 2, Fable III, as well as some random doodles from the artist. Hopefully you’ll see something in the thread that will inspire you!

View thread here.

Happy ZBrushing!

ZClassroom Update: ZBrush 4 Feature Videos

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Happy Monday ZBrushers! We just added the videos from the ZBrush 4 feature pages to the ZClassroom. Now viewing videos about ShadowBox, MatchMaker, Timeline, Clipping Brushes, and all of the other amazing new features are much easier.

There are a total of 25 videos that feature some of the artwork from the Z4 beta testers (view their threads at ZBC). You’ll be able to see how they created the details that have never been this easy to achieve. Hopefully you can find a way to use some of these features in your workflow!

Happy ZBrushing!

New Artwork and Artists in the ZBrush Gallery

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The ZBrush image gallery has just been updated! Check out the amazing new artwork here.

Happy ZBrushing!






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