Racing into the past has never been easier. ZBrushCentral artist Daniel McKay knows this better than most, as he showcases his latest hard surface model. This one harkens back to the days when open wheel racing was more dangerous than tight rope walking. This latest piece is inspired by British Racing Motors Mark 1 formula one race car of the 1950’s.
The entire car was “built” inside ZBrush and begun by using primitives and Dynamesh. Daniel was able to arrive at the finish line by using features like Insert meshes, Clipping brushes and Panel Loops to name a few. Visit his blog to see more work from this talented ZBrushCentral.
Check out more of how you can maximize your use of ZBrush and the features used to put this car in the winner’s circle inside ZClassroom.
Get an up close and inside the clay look at Moises Gomes with 3D artist magazine’s featured artist tutorial. You’ll see his process from concept to completion. Moises demonstrates everything from sculpting realistic skin details and adding accessories to your bust and even showcases his rendering techniques. Follow along and watch this Alex Oliver inspired Orc sculpt come to life. You can see more of Moises Gomes work by visiting his user gallery or taking a tour of his website. Either way, we’re sure the work inside will leave you inspired.
You can check out ZClassroom for detailed video tutorials on learning the basics of everything Moises covers in his tutorial and start your own Orc sculpting adventures. Take your surface detailing to new heights with our dedicated masking, strokes and alphas videos inside the Getting Started section of ZClassroom.
Join the ZBrushHangout crew as they showcase live, digital clay sculpting with the “Meshed Up Show”. Ron McLeroy, aka “Papa Burgundy” of Dead Panic Studios, opens up the gates of clay to a “meshed up” collection of ZBrush artists in a timed challenge format. Watch, as participants take 32 bit Dynamesh spheres and transform them into creatures and characters right before your eyes!
This insanely addictive program is broken down into two 30 min rounds. Think of it like a digital clay knockout punch. Keep up with the busy events calendar by taking part in a few choice cuts. Get “Meshed Up” with these upcoming events.
March 15 at 7pm PST with The Wizard of Oz challenge.
March 23 An 8 week, Frank Frazetta challenge featuring the re-imagining of Frazetta’s “The Moon Men”.
April 4 Open call to Concept artists.
Be sure to visit the ZBrushHangout channel for more off the wall, head to head action!
Fold and stretch your way to new found levels of detail with this FREE, 2 hour tutorial featuring David Richardson aka davidness on the ZBrushCentral forum. David examines how to generate believable clothing folds, creases and forms inside ZBrush using a model generated from 3d scanning. Check out more of David Richardson’s work by visiting his user gallery on ZBrushCentral.
Pablo Vicentin aka PabloV3D on the ZBrushCentral forum, pulls out all stops and takes us on a tour of his latest work. Some of these sculptures come from his professional work on franchises like Max Payne 3, Twisted Metal and Counter Strike. Stop in at his user gallery to see more of his ZBrush labors of love.
A quick visit to his website will yield even more character art goodness. With a collection of 2d and 3d art to scan through, we’re certain you’ll be just as inspired as we are.
Here’s another creepy offering from ZBrushCentral artist Peter Konig. With an unusually haunting tone to his work, Peter gives us another look into the darker side of things with these movie bad guys. No spoilers here! These latest characters can be seen roaming around in Jonathan Levine’s new twist on a modern love story titled, “Warm Bodies“. You can see more work by Peter on his website and inside his User Gallery.
Visit ZClassroom for constantly updated video tutorials, covering the latest features inside ZBrush.
Tattooing is an ancient practice. It’s safe to say the art form has seen an increase in mainstream acceptance over the last few decades. This latest ZBrushCentral post by Stone3D shows that the art form still has room to grow. Using ZBrush 4R5’s latest features including Panel Loops to create his template for a sleeve, Stone3D was able to generate a pretty cool line drawing for the ink to flow through.
Be sure to update to ZBrush 4R5. You’ll gain access to some powerful new functions and features like Posterization settings giving you even more illustrative flexibility than ever before.
We recently saw ZBrushCentral member khalavi’s micro sized Halo 4 sculpts here on the ZBrush blog. In that post, we mentioned that khalavi also played a role in creating Disney’s Frankenweenie collection for The Bridge Direct. It goes without saying that we couldn’t help but do an artist spotlight on Khurram H. Alavi and tell everyone that the Frankenweenie collectibles are available now and feature some highly detailed figures from this modern Disney classic. What’s more, they were all started using Dynamesh inside ZBrush! You can see more toy goodness by visiting The Bridge and explore their entire product line.
Be sure to check out ZClassroom for an in depth tutorial series on preparing your own models for real world production hosted by Jeff Feligno.
Amghar Mahmoud takes the concept of the future soldier to the next level with his latest ZBrushCentral post. You too can quench your hard surface modeling thirst with a collection of brushes that come standard with your copy of ZBrush. With brushes like the Hard Brush, Trim Dynamic and Pinch brush, you’ll be off and running right out of the box on your own sculpting adventures.
Be sure to check out more awesome creatures, characters and environments inside Amghar’s user gallery. If that’s not enough, pop into his website for even more design, art and music!
Remember to visit ZClassroom for more video tutorials on how to generate your own inspired works of art. With features like Panel Loops inside ZBrush 4R5, you’ll have all the tools you need to create your own hard surface warrior just like Amghar.
ZBrushCentral member Baolong Zhang aka Baolong sets his sights on new frontiers with his latest addition to the ZBrush universe. You can put your adventure boots on too with the latest features and functions inside ZBrush 4R5. With everything from Insert Brushes and Panel Loops features at your fingertips, you’ll be building hard surface components and parts until the ships come home.
Want to see more from Baolong? Check out his User Gallery at ZBrushCentral.