Monthly Archive for July, 2011

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Pixologic sponsored CGSA Winners announced!

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The winners of CGSA (Computer Graphics Student Awards) were chosen from more than 150 applicants for their exceptional computer graphics skills.
The winners (x2) and finalists (x8) of this event each receive a full commercial license copy of ZBrush and share a total prize pool of over $50,000USD and 18 Studio Internships.

See results and winning artists’ submissions at CG Coach

See Kouji Tajima’s ZBC thread at ZBrushCentral

Featured ZBC Thread: pedroconti

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The most hilarious images to hit the ZBC in a long time, Pedro Conti’s (ZBC member pedroconti’s) show-stopping viking is as fabulous as his teeny weeny pink martini. Pedro’s sculpting talents and his friend Alex Angelis’s rigging expertise have brought this very dismayed viking to life! Pedro shares some videos, pics of the WIPs, and his lighting setup for his incredible finished images. Make sure to take a look!

View pedroconti’s thread at ZBrushCentral

New ZBrush Tutorials

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Whether you’re a ZBrush novice or a seasoned veteran, these tutorials will help you expand your creativity and push your art to the next level. For more tutorials from our 3rd party partners, visit ZClassroom Training

CGWorkshops
Concept Sculpting and Maquettes, w/ Bryan Wynia
In the second of CGWorkshops 3 week summer school workshops, Bryan will demonstrate how to create 3D creature concepts in Zbrush.

Modern Game Art – Weapons, w/ Jonathan Rush
Suitable for artists of all levels, this course will cover the principles of hard surface modeling in Zbrush.

Digital Tutors
Using Blend Shapes Plugin for ZBrush
Digital Tutors explains how to use the Blend Shapes plugin in ZBrush to quickly create and export blend shapes for use in Maya.

Sparkle VFX
ZBrush Training – ZSpheres, w/ Glen Southern
Learn how to create a dynamic model from the ground up using ZSpheres. FREE!

Maxro
ZBrush Power Workshops: German Language
Maxro has just released a DVD that covers LightBox, ShadowBox, Subtools, Polypainting, BPR, Animation, Extraction, and more.

The Brawl Tournament: Winners Announced!

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Back in April, we announced The Brawl Tournament — a very interesting contest put on by polycount and built around the idea of creating new 3D interpretations of characters from your favorite 2D or 3D fighting games.

21 ZBC artists participated in the forum that we created to house the contest and today we’re pleased to be bringing you the winners list! All four of the winners used ZBrush and the results are spectacular!

First Place: Cammy by Bogdanbl4
ZBC Thread
polycount winner’s page

Second Place: Mario by JFletcher
ZBC Thread
polycount winner’s page

Third Place: Haggar by rv_el
ZBC Thread
polycount winner’s page

Fourth Place: Chun Li by Hazardous
ZBC Thread
polycount winner’s page

Please join us in congratulating each of our winners, as well as all the ZBrush artists who participated! Even for those who didn’t win, there was some outstanding ZBrush artwork!

ZBrush Interview: MPC on The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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In December, audiences were transported yet again to the magical world of Narnia, this time with an epic journey aboard the Dawn Treader. Due to its literary legacy, “The Chronicles of Narnia” is considered to be one of the biggest movie franchises in the world. The series has now grossed over $1.5 billion, making it the 15th highest grossing movie series in history!

In bringing the third film to the screen, MPC was contracted to provide a number of assets and shots for key sequences. They used ZBrush to help them achieve this and we have since been able to speak with them about their work on the film.

Today, it’s our pleasure to present that interview to you! It’s been a while in the making, but we’re confident that you’ll find it to be an interesting and informative read.

Read the interview HERE.

Join in the conversation on the ZBC thread at ZBrushCentral.

Be sure to also check out our many past interviews, which can be found in the ZBrush Artist Interviews forum and the User Stories page at the Pixologic website.

Featured ZBC Thread: MouthforWar

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ZBC member MouthforWar, Jeff Feligno posted his Top Row winning assets from newly released “inFAMOUS 2″ to the ZBC this week. The game really has a unique look and Jeff’s contribution is spectacular. Check them out!

View MouthforWar’s thread at ZBrushCentral

Pixologic makers of ZBrush and Sculptris nominated for 3 awards in the 3D World CG Awards 2011!

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Vote Pixologic now!

Pixologic’s ZBrush and Sculptris have been nominated in three separate award categories in the 3D World CG Awards 2011

Sculptris – New Application of the Year
ZBrush 4 – Software Update of the Year
Shadow Box modeling in ZBrush 4 – Software Innovation of the Year

Have your say… Vote today in the 3D World CG Awards 2011

“The 3D World CG Awards will recognize the work of the entire CG entertainment industry: from software and hardware developers who give us the tools and engines to drive creativity to the artists and technicians involved in pushing the boundaries of CG illustration, animation, visual effects and arch viz.

There are 14 categories in our brand new 3D World CG Awards 2011. You can vote for as few or as many categories as you would like. Please select one nominee only in each category – and remember – you can only vote once in each category. Join the celebration of the technology and artistry behind the global CG industry”
- 3D World CG Awards 2011

Vote now at 3DWorld.com






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