Monthly Archive for March, 2012

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Featured ZBC Thread: LrZo

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Newcomer “LrZo” has recently received a top row nod for his sculpt based on the French comics “Robin Hood” by Brremaud and Simon Loche. LrZo started off wanting to create a sculpt to honor the original artwork, but the colors made him expand upon his original idea.

Check out the post and more images at ZBrushCentral

User Group Meeting: Pixologic and Gnomon School of Visual Effects

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Join us on Thursday, March 22nd for a Pixologic user group meeting with guests Bryan Wynia, Sam Sharit and Danny Williams. Bryan and Sam will be sharing their speed sculpting process, quickly blocking out character sculpts for conceptual and skill building purposes. This process is great for production in addition to developing your skills as a sculptor and designer. Danny Williams will be presenting a live demo sharing his process for quickly designing characters and creatures with ZBrush.

Schedule
6:30 pm — 7:00 pm: Meet and Greet
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm: Lunch Crunch (Bryan Wynia and Sam Sharit)
8:15 pm — 9:15 pm: Danny Williams

Where
Gnomon School of Visual Effects
1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
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For more information about the event and the presenters, visit our User Group Meeting page.

Featured ZBC Post: PSTCHOART

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ZBrushCentral favorite Tsvetomir Georgiev (aka PSTCHOART) is at it again! He has been using and abusing (in the best possible way) the new features in ZBrush 4R3. This model was made entirely in ZBrush and is a prime example of the power of FiberMesh and BPR.

Check out Tsvetomir’s new Top Row post at ZBrushCentral
See more work from Tsvetomir, including past Top Row artwork, at his User Gallery

ZBrush Workshops: Introduction to ZBrush

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The folks over at ZBrush Workshops have just added an additional seven hours of content covering the new additions to ZBrush 4R3. With over 38 hours total of content, this course is the only intro to ZBrush you’ll ever need. Thanks to Ryan and the rest of the team for including the new features so quickly!

To view the course, subscribe to ZBrush Workshops

Featured ZBC Post: stumpf

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ZBrushCentral staple Ralph Stumpf (aka stumpf) has posted another character in his “Scary Toons” series. This one is titled “The Ride of the Valkyrie” and includes two very complex characters. For the sculpt, Ralph used DynaMesh heavily, and he used BPR for the final render.

See Ralph’s Top Row post at ZBrushCentral
View more of Ralph’s “Scary Toons” series at his User Gallery.

Turntable Update: Jerry Groschke

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ZBrush artist Jerry Groshcke (aka lazy noob on ZBC), has provided a new turntable for his gallery at Pixologic.com. This one is a model of Davy Jones that was based on artwork by Tiago Hoisel. Jerry found DynaMesh an integral part of his sculpting process and used BPR for the final render.

“Dynamesh is fast, easy and gives artists freedom to do what is in mind in one nice workflow.”

Check out Jerry’s most recent artwork at our Turntable Gallery.

See more artwork from Jerry at his User Gallery at ZBrushCentral.

New Tutorial from Eat 3D: A Comprehensive Overview of ZBrush 4, 4R2, and 4R3

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Our friends from Eat 3D have just released a new ZBrush tutorial! This one is a comprehensive overview of all of the new features of ZBrush 4, 4R2, and 4R3. Here’s what they have to say about the new course:
“In this DVD, Michael Pavlovich takes up where he left off on the ZBrush 4 Comprehensive Video. With the release of ZBrush 4 R2, R2b, and R3 comes many new amazing features and Michael explores them in detail. He first starts off with an overview of Dynamesh and then goes into the many new Brushes. Next, Michael goes into using Noisemaker in R3 and 4 chapters on the exciting new Fibers System. Other topics include: Vector Displacement, Micromesh, Transpose, Materials, Wax Preview, and BPR Filters. Finally, Michael demonstrates the sculpting and painting of a multi-part pedestal for the cowboy.”

Since there have been a few updates in the past few months, this course is great for anyone who needs to be caught up to speed with the new features.

For more information or to order the DVD, visit Eat3d.com.

Check out additional tutorials from Eat 3d and other third party partners at Pixologic.com.

Introducing: The New ZClassroom

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We are pleased to announce the launch of the new and improved ZClassroom! This revamped section is easier to navigate and packed full of new and updated videos. And best of all, it’s available anytime and anywhere. All videos are compatible with your favorite mobile devices, so now you can learn ZBrush on the go, no matter where you are. Check back often because we will be adding additional tutorials on the most recent features added in ZBrush 4R3.

Visit Pixologic.com to experience the new ZClassroom today!

New ZBrush Tutorial

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Veteran ZBrush instructor Michael Defeo has joined forces with Schoolism to bring you a new ZBrush tutorial. He will be explaining how to use the many tools within ZBrush in the most efficient manner, as well as providing tips and tricks for everything from carving out forms to using textures. If you want to learn how to bring your 2D characters to life in 3D by using ZBrush, Michael’s class is for you. The live section is currently full, but enrollments are still open for the “Self-Taught” section.

Sign up for the Self-Taught section of ZBrush with Michael Defeo at Schoolism.com.

Updated Turntable Gallery

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We are pleased to welcome two new artists into the ZBrush Turntable Gallery: Julien Nicolas and David Richardson. Both of their artwork demonstrates a lot of skill and detail, and we thank them for sharing their work with the ZBrush community. We’ll be sure to see more from them in the future!

See Julien and David’s artwork at the ZBrush Turntable Gallery.






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