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Alex Alverez just wrapped production on two DVD tutorials featuring everything you’ll need to build your own “brave new worlds”. That’s right, this is your chance to dive in with a true digital art pioneer for over 10 hours of focused learning. The DVD’s titled, “Creating Terrains with Satellite Data, Volume 1 and Volume 2″ are available now through the Gnomon Workshop. Check out Alex’s process and see how ZBrush is playing a role in helping him get the job done. The Gnomon Workshop provides high-end digital art training covering everything from drawing to sophisticated 3D modeling techniques.
Be sure to tune into SyFy network’s hit television program, “Face Off” on March 25, 2014 to see ZBrush in action. The program will feature ZBrush artists Zack Petroc, Mark DeDecker, Stefano Dubay, Meats Meier, Alvaro Buendia and Rafael Grassetti. Without giving away too much, the show is titled, “Freaks of Nature” and features Neville Page as a guest host and judge.
The “father-son” combo of Abdullah and Khalid Al Muharraqi are set to make history on the island of Bahrain on March 3, 2014. The evening gala will see the duo exhibit a collection of their works inside the Shaikh Ebrahim Mohammed Al-Kalifa Center for Culture and Research. The Center for Culture and Research is a leading institution in the preservation and advancement of art in the region. With a reputation that extends as far as France, Korea and Spain to name a few, the two artists are poised to continue the tradition of excellence associated with their work through the generations in this first ever “father-son” show. You may already be familiar with the work of Khalid, whose dynamic ZBrush sculptures were featured in an Artist Interview on ZBrushCentral. If you are in the area, the show is a must see!
Loic Zimmermann, aka e338 on the ZBrushCentral forum, is scheduled to release a new art book along with a 3D character bust in conjunction with 3DTotal. You can help make the projects a reality by visiting the Kickstarter campaigns. Loic has contributed concept design work on blockbuster hits like Thor, Iron Man 3, True Grit and more! Be sure to check out more of Loic’s work inside his user gallery, or by visiting his website.
If you are in the Burbank area this month, be sure to stop by the Pixologic booth at CTN 2013 from November 15-17th. You’ll see demos featuring Loic and other industry pros across three days of digital clay magic. It’s a rare opportunity to get answers to questions and network with other digital artists just like you.
This slippery snake finds a warm spot to rest and we couldn’t be more impressed. ZBrushCentral member Elden, demonstrates that even cold blooded creatures can’t resist the allure of a clean, well-tuned engine. This highly detailed reptilian played star for a recent Volvo truck advertisement. Not too shabby!
Marcin Klicki’s latest ZBrushCentral post is full of interesting designs. Be sure to check out more of his work inside his user gallery. That’s just the start! Take an even closer look at this talented sculptor by taking a tour of his website.
If you are just getting started with ZBrush, take advantage of our ZBrush Getting Started Guide. Think of the getting started guide as a road map to digital sculpting. Add to this, the availability of a library of video tutorials inside ZClassroom and you’ll have just what you need to sculpt your way into the artists spotlight.
Ben Selwy rolls onto the TopRow with this prehistoric rider. Remember The Flintstones? It’s a sure bet that this rad ride could tear up the streets of Bedrock. Get your pre-historic fix and more, by checking out Ben’s latest tutorial. For even more stone-age goodness, visit Ben Selwy’s user gallery inside the ZBrushCentral forum. You can take an even longer ride with Ben by racing over to his website.
There’s nothing sleepy going on with ZBrushCentral member Sam Burton’s latest post. This techno-weapon has us reaching for an intergalactic holster. The cowboy of the future looks like he’s in good hands with this one. For more robotic and hard surface modeling mania, be sure to visit the sleepfight user gallery. Keep a close watch on this thread for a video breakdown of the entire gun slinging process.
ZClassroom is full of video tutorials showcasing all you’ll need to know to generate your own hard surface models.
Fabio Bautista pounds the ground with his latest ZBrushCentral post. Showing how far you can bend the render capabilities inside ZBrush, Fabio aka Maxter, limits his render to just one pass! That’s right, only one pass to bring this Troll into the realm of render splender. Watch the accompanying video for a more in-depth look at how this incredible end result was achieved. Be sure to catch a glimpse of some new and old favorites, by visiting Fabio’s blog.
Take your understanding of texturing and rendering further with our dedicated video tutorials inside ZClassroom.