Monthly Archive for May, 2013

Pixologic Hits The Floor At Siggraph 2013

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Pixologic is proud to announce our return to the showroom floor. Join us at Siggraph 2013 from July 23 to 25th inside the Anaheim Convention Center, for three days of live demos, panel discussions and Q&A sessions. We’ll have a whole cast of industry professionals demonstrating how they use ZBrush in their respective pipelines. You won’t want to miss all the live action as it unfolds. Be sure to stop by Booth 529 and take advantage of special showroom floor pricing. See you there!

Even The Tough Fall Hard

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Something about this sculpt harkens back to the gritty quality of Sin City. Yet, with the full color and cute little dog laying the lick down, the similarities are short lived. This latest ZBrushCentral post by the talented Rudy Massar is a great juxtaposition of the hard and soft. The facial expression really sells the piece and smooches its way onto the TopRow. Still, the thought of Mickey Rourke and his family of Chihuahua’s runs deep. Rudy nailed this one. Check out his user gallery for more of the cute, cuddly, and hardcore!

The Prim In The Proper

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If you’ve spent any time inside the ZBrushCentral forum, chances are you are already familiar with Magdalena’s work. Well, she’s never one to rest on past laurels and treats us to her latest personal work. Magdalena, aka intervain, is currently working at Ubisoft Toronto and has played a role in helping bring Altair of Assasin’s Creed Revelations fame to life. You can see more awesome top level character art by visiting her homepage.

Dripping Cool

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With a liquid quality all its own, this latest ZBrushCentral post by Ziya Goncu drips its way onto the Top Row. The creepy are only the beginning inside zgoncu’s arsenal of digital sculpts. With realistic anatomy studies, creatures from far off places and a high flying dragon, you’ll get a great mix of the strange and unusual. Visit Ziya’s homepage for even more demons and shadow dwellers.

 

 

 

Half Shelled Hero

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Breathing new life into old favorites is the name of the game with this latest ZBrushCentral thread by Tom Parker. Get up close and personal with characters like, Street Fighter’s Chun Li and a samurai inspired edition of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Leonardo! To see more of Tom aka crazyfool’s professional work, visit his blog.

If you are interested in generating your own suit of armor, be sure to check out our video tutorials inside ZClassroom. With features like Panel Loops and many others, you’ll have all the tools you need to create your very own heroes.

 

 

 

In The Groove On The Top Row

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Ralf Stumpf climbs to the Top Row with his latest ZBrushCentral exploits. Chances are you’ve already seen Ralf’s work on the ZBrushCentral forum. Well, it’s time to take a closer look at this awesome collection of digital clay updates to his user gallery. You’ll also want to check out an intimate ZBrush artist interview with Ralf, inside our Artist Interview section. You can discover more interviews with other talented ZBrush artists inside our interviews archive.

Swinging The Big Guns

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Siamak Roshani is bringing the heat with the latest Turntable Gallery addition. Check out all the heavy details and look for more from this ZBrushCentral artist by visiting his user gallery. For even more high caliber digital clay action, visit his homepage. You’ll get a closer look at some pretty awesome models and see a little more about his design workflow.

If you are interested in building your own assault weapons or vehicles to carry your troops in, check out ZClassroom for video tutorials highlighting features and functions like the Shadowbox function.

 

Concept Sculpting And Maquettes with Bryan Wynia

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Sony Santa Monica’s Bryan Wynia brings you a great 3 week Workshop at CGSociety’s Training On Demand series. ZBrush master and Pixologic demonstrator Bryan goes through the process of creating 3D creature concepts in ZBrush.

Work alongside Bryan as he helps you find references, brainstorm, create thumbnails and practice speed-sculpting your concepts. He’ll then help you select your strongest idea to refine and evolve, polypaint and render ready for your final image.

Bryan has taught a number of classes and workshops, and is respected both as a creator, and as a trainer in ZBrush concept creation. His work has featured in Famous Monsters of Filmland, Imagine FX, 3D Artist and 3D World Magazines.

To sign up for the workshop, visit CG Workshops.

New From Digital Tutors

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Check out these three fresh and exciting ZBrush Tutorials by Digital Tutors! There is something for everyone in these courses which include:

Creating a Sci-Fi Robot Warrior in ZBrush

Creating Medieval Character Concepts in ZBrush and Maya

Sculpting a Zombie Dog in ZBrush

For more information and additional tutorials check out our 3rd Party Training page.

Dragon Ball Z Fan Art Challenge

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The Dragon Ball Z franchise has endured for almost 30 years. In that time, the series continues to pervade video games, comic books and toys!  There is no doubt that its place in modern pop culture is assured and long lasting. Dragon Ball Z continues to grow and inspire new generations with every year that passes. Well, the time has come ZBrushers. This is the Dragon Ball Z challenge you’ve all been waiting for!

ZBrushCentral member bad_koala has laid down the gauntlet and opened the flood gates of competition. The contest will be judged by Kolby Jukes, Rafael Grassetti and Herbert Lewis. Be sure to join in on the action and take your best shot at winning some rare Dragon Ball Z collectibles.

 

 






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