Daily Archive for May 13th, 2011

The making of ‘Dirge’ with Alex Alvarez

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Get an all-access pass into the workflow of Gnomon founder and director Alex Alvarez with Gnomon Workshop’s newest DVD release – The Making of ‘Dirge’.

“In this extensive eight-hour DVD, Alex Alvarez delves into the the creation of ‘Dirge’, his hellish new animated personal project. Created as a high-resolution two-minute animated loop at 2560×1600 for viewing on a 30″ framed display, ‘Dirge’ was created using Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop, After Effects and Mental Ray. The entire workflow will be explored, including character and environment design, modeling, sculpting, texturing, shaders, dynamic effects, rigging, animation, lighting, volumetric effects, and compositing… Through it all, Alex discusses not only the technical aspects of this project, of which there were many, but just as important, the artistic decisions and discoveries made during The Making of ‘Dirge’”

For more info visit The Gnomon Workshop

Featured ZBC Thread: chuckhigreen

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You may have seen the article on CGSociety’s front page – now ZBC memeber chuckhigreen’s Top Row thread gives you another chance to see the work going into Linh Mai’s promising science fiction concept “The Last Cause”. Linh and his group of artist volunteers have put in lots of hours to help bring their vision to life and to raise funds to complete a short proof-of-concept film. To get the look and feel of a bleak, post-terrorist attack, mech world, these artists turned concept sketches into detailed hard-surface armor and mech robots and created a tragic mutant character too. Check out their ZBrush WIPs and the story behind the film, and visit their fund-raising site to show your support!

View chuckhigreen’s thread at ZBrushCentral
Visit the movie site at www.thelastcausemovie.com
Visit the fundraising site at www.kickstarter.com






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