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Grin and Bear It

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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.

New Age Ink

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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.

Weenie Of A Good Time

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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.

Claying By The Sword

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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.

A New Kind Of Space Ace

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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.

A Micro Serving Of Halo Power

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If you’re into vinyl toys, this latest ZBrushCentral post by Khurram H. Alavi, aka khalavi, will have your heart singing with post-holiday joy. These recent additions to his user gallery showcase the latest Funko vinyl figures in the Halo line. Khalavi even gives us a peak at the Frankenweenie collection. The action doesn’t stop there! You’ll see some awesome Marvel statues produced for Bowen Designs. Be sure to visit his homepage for a closer look at this talented ZBC member.

The Natural

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC has evolved over the last 20 years into a globally recognized sport. In this latest ZBrushCentral post, Sebastian Diaz Zavala aka Sebastianez pays homage to one of the greats. Randy “The Natural” Couture is regarded as one of the best to ever step inside the Octagon. Sebastianez ensures that the legend of “The Natural” lives on forever! Visit his user gallery to see more great ZBrush sculpts.

If its game ready assets you’re looking to make, be sure to check out ZClassroom for more tutorial goodness with videos by Joseph Drust.

Bitten By The Clay

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Jason Brown or Flammers on ZBrushCentral gives us a clearer picture of the fairest of them all with his rendition of the Mirror in Snow White and The Huntsman. Jason breaks down some of his work flow and demonstrates how the final sequence came to life in breathtaking style. You can see more of Jason Brown’s work by visiting his user gallery where a few other surprises are waiting.

Visit ZClassroom to take your renders further inside ZBrush. With ZBrush 4R5 you’ll gain access to an expanded set of features designed to generate more jaw dropping art.

A Visit With Family

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Michael Defeo was kind enough to pop into the Pixologic booth at this year’s CTN for some live digital clay demo action. His characters and creatures have graced the screen in films like Ice Age, The Lorax and Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who to name a few. In case you couldn’t make it to this year’s Creative Talent Network Expo, Michael also had his own booth where he showcased his design process in traditional clay. You can see a recap here.

In this latest image, coincidentally begun at CTN, Michael or mdzb on the ZBrushCentral Forum gives a nod to the ever popular Morticia. The entire image was produced inside ZBrush and rendered using the BPR render system. You can learn more about rendering and lighting inside ZBrush at ZClassroom.

Legends of the Pitch

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Whether he’s working in the finest carerra marble or slinging digital clay inside ZBrush, Cicero D’Avila is always happy to give us an insider’s look at his process. In his latest offerings, Cicero aka Daviliano on the ZBrushCentral forum, has sculpted himself a place in the anals of Brazilian soccer lore.

In Brazil, soccer is life and the heroes who play the game on the international stage are treated like Gods. These latest sculptures, are being celebrated for their unique ability to capture the likenesses of some of Brazil’s most loved and cherished “jogadores”. He’s adopted a digital work flow incorporating the power of ZBrush to establish his concepts and final poses before sending the files to 3d printers. The final result is without question, awe inspiring.

You can learn more about rapid prototyping and 3d printing technology inside ZClassroom.






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