Monthly Archive for January, 2011

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ZBrush for 3D Artists course

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3D Artist magazine recently reviewed the ZBrush for 3D Artists course now available for purchase from Escape Studios. This 28 hour course comprised of 139 streaming videos and downloadable source files starts with the very basics and covers nearly every feature ZBrush has to offer! 3D Artist gave it an overall rating of 9/10 with a full 10/10 for overall usefulness.

“Instructions are concise and easy to follow. The pace is slow and steady, which helps all the information soak in, and boy, there is a lot of information! … If you have difficulty getting to grips with ZBrush then this in-depth course is essential.” – Andrew Hickinbottom for 3D Artist magazine

To view more about the course or to purchase, visit www.escapestudios.co.uk/zbrush-for-3D-artists.

Featured ZBC Thread: jjvdb15

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Hello ZBrushers! We have a great treat for you! Our latest thread featured on the Top Row at ZBrushCentral is filled with fantastic creatures, sculpted anatomy, and time-lapse videos showing ZBC artist jjvdb15′s beautiful and efficient sculpting techniques! With pages and pages of posts, this is one to keep visiting for more great insider tricks and creative inspiration!

View jjvdb15′s thread at ZBrushCentral.

Download Your Getting Started with ZBrush Guide

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Download your Getting started with ZBrush guide today! 52 pages packed full of useful steps to help you learn ZBrush basics and techniques, and get you up and running with ZBrush in no time.

This step by step guide will walk you through the creative world of ZBrush from the basics to sculpting, painting and on to finishing off your art with ZBrush’s powerful render engine. The Getting Started Guide with ZBrush guide is a live interactive document to use from your computer, containing links to various videos, tutorials, and locations of the numerous Pixologic web pages.

Download the Getting Started with ZBrush Guide.

Enjoy the journey and discovery…

Gnomon Master Classes 2011 Feature Three ZBrush Classes

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Gnomon School of Visual Effects has released their Master Classes 2011 package: two weeks of exclusive online classes led by game and visual effects professionals. The event lasts from February 11-25, and includes access to 12+ classes with a total of 30+ hours of high definition video lectures. And more importantly, 3 classes that feature ZBrush with accomplished artists Vitaly Bulgarov, Alex Alvarez, and Scott Spencer. People who sign up will have unlimited access to these videos throughout the event. Tickets are $295 and can be purchased through Gnomon.

Gnomon Master Classes 2011 that feature ZBrush:

3D Design for Production
Instructor: Vitaly Bulgarov
Using the example of an alien bust, Vitaly goes through the main steps of creating a sci-fi character design from scratch. Details

The Making of ‘Dirge’
Instructor: Alex Alvarez
In this Master Class, Alex will discuss the creation of Dirge, his hellish new animated personal image. Details

ZBrush to Photoshop – Character Design Tutorial
Instructor: Scott Spencer
Scott Spencer shows a professional workflow for creature design using ZBrush and Photoshop. Details

New Base Mesh from Nick Zuccarello

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ZBrushCentral member and artist Nick Zuccarello has been kind enough to share an amazing base mesh of a human athletic male. This mesh is an update to one he had previously posted. The additions can be viewed in a video he added to the thread as well.

The mesh can be downloaded at ShareCG.com or Acrobat.com.

View the thread at ZBrushCentral.

We hope you find the base mesh useful and create some great artwork with it! And as always, please remember to credit Nick for the mesh whenever you use it. Happy ZBrushing!

ZBrush Know-How Student Bundle from Escape Studios

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Calling all UK students!

Get the special ZBrush ‘Know How’ software and courseware student bundle deal from our UK Reseller, Escape Studios. The bundle includes a copy of ZBrush 4 (mac or win) as well as their ZBrush for 3D Artists online course. The course covers everything you need to know about the application including the interface, basic mesh manipulation, sculpting techniques, (and much, much more) and includes over 200 videos and 28 hours of training.

The deal is good until January 31, 2011 so act fast!

Purchase the ZBrush Know-How Student Bundle from Escape Studios.

Featured ZBC Thread: luoqisheng

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Happy New Year ZBrushers! The team at Pixologic hopes you had a great holiday season and we wish you the best for 2011. We expect to see some amazing artwork from you guys this year! Speaking of amazing artwork, a new thread has been featured on the Top Row at ZBrushCentral. Congrats to ZBC artist luoqisheng for making it! His sculpt is a tribute to the great American actor Clint Eastwood. Along with the final renders, luoqisheng includes screen shots from ZBrush as well as a breakdown for the lighting setup. The artwork is pretty impressive (we’re quite fond of the hand specifically). Hopefully this work will provide you with some inspiration!

View luoqisheng’s thread at ZBrushCentral.






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