Monthly Archive for January, 2014

LIVE ZBrush Sculptoff! – VOTE NOW



It was a wild day of digital sculpting at this year’s 3D Printer World Expo! The sculpting was fierce and the action furious. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and voted online. Our 3D Printer World Expo Champion nominated by you the people is, RAFAEL GRASSETTI.

Voting has ended! We’re tallying the votes and the winner will be announced shortly, so stay tuned!

Voting is now OPEN! Be sure to support your favorite artist as they battle head to head in the 3D Printer World Sculpt Off! Help crown the undisputed champion while there’s still time. The clock is ticking.
Visit our Facebook page to see the contestants and to place your vote.

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One contestant will rise to the occasion and walk away as the undisputed winner.
Contestants will be sculpting in a heads up challenge LIVE, January 31st 2014 on the main stage of the 3D Printer World Expo. If you can’t be in attendance, be sure to place your votes online on our Facebook page Saturday, February 1st. With only 6 hours of voting, the clock will be ticking. This is your chance to help crown our LIVE “Sculpt-Off Champion” at the 3D Printer World Expo. The winner will take home a Form 1 3D Printer.

The finished sculptures will be on display inside the Burbank Convention Center on Saturday, February 1st where attendees can vote for their favorite piece.

Community Voting
We’ll be looking to audience members and our faithful ZBrush community followers to weigh in with public voting. That’s right. You can take part in crowning the 3D Printer World Expo Champion! Voting will ONLY be open for 6 hours on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2014!

View the contest lineup here and check back here for updates!

ZBrush at the 3D Printer World Expo 2014



We’re gearing up for some serious “head to head” digital sculpting action like you’ve never seen!

Join The Pixologic Team and a host of industry pros live from the Burbank Convention Center from Jan. 31 through Feb.1, 2014 for the 3D Printer World Expo. You’ll learn how to take your designs from screen to printed products with two days of industry specific presentations and a fistful of live demos. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to sit with some of the best in the business for what promises to be an unrivaled clay slinging showdown!

Get more info and the full artist lineup at our 3D Printer World Expo UGM page.

New Course from Phoenix Atelier



Andrew Baker will be teaching a new program at Phoenix Atelier, Breathing life and presence into “DIGITAL CREATURES”! Using current digital software like ZBrush, Andrew shows you his design process and philosophy of conceptualizing a realistic creature or character for digital FX on a feature film. Designing a hero and generic orc like he does for The Hobbit from concept, sculpting, coloring, final pose/expression, final illustration and sculpture (Design Marquette and perhaps prototype). He’ll show how to use real life references and people to come up with fresh approach to an orc and create a character capable of speech and having presence on screen.

Take a step towards a better tomorrow and learn today at Phoenix Atelier.

Registration is open, with his program starting on January 27th, 2014. Sign up HERE.

Check out a demo that Andrew Baker did last year discussing his work philosophy and methodology a real insight to one of the most prolific creature designers working in the industry today.

Andrew Baker Demo, Senior Designer on The Hobbit

New Courses by Digital-Tutors!



Start the year off right with a whopping six new courses from Digital-Tutors!

Creating a Photorealistic Female Character in ZBrush and 3ds Max

Texture Painting in ZBrush

Techniques for Sculpting Like the Masters in ZBrush

Sculpting Female Torsos in ZBrush

Creating a Hard Surface Sci-Fi Ninja in ZBrush

High-Resolution Game Character Creation Pipeline in ZBrush and Maya

Check them out at!

For more ZBrush courses check out our 3rd Party Training Page.

CG Society 3D Interactive CGPortfolio challenge


140102-cgsociety is back with another challenge. This one is easy! You just need to upload a finished 3D model to the Verold 3d interactive viewer, and add it to your CGPortfolio between now and Monday January 13th at midnight PST.

Meet The Judges
Katon Callaway – Sony Santa Monica
John DeRiggi – Schell Games
Mike Bond – Verold and former Lead Game Designer at Tecmo Koei Canada

Winners will receive a free 1 year CGSConnect membership (giving advertising free viewing of their CGPortfolios), a free Ballistic Book of their choice and a CGTraining-on-Demand tutorial of their choice.

For info on submission details, visit

Good luck!

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