Bryan Wynia is no stranger to the process of making creepy looking monsters of mayhem come to life. He continues to teach creature creation tricks at the Laguna College of Art and Design. Recently, he was live on the floor at Siggraph 2012 with a really cool giveaway opportunity at the Pixologic booth. One lucky winner was able to take home a 3d print of his latest Cthulhu sculpt. Now, you can see the entire process and watch this tentacled beast come to life in a series of videos on ZBrushCentral. To see more of Bryan’s work, be sure to visit his ZBrushCentral user gallery or his blogspot.
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Taking a step back from our monitors and looking at the traditional side of the business for a moment, we are delighted that our own ZBrushCentral member Rod Maxwell makes an appearance as a contestant on Faceoff. Be sure to catch Rod and our old buddy Neville Page, who also appears as a guest judge on the Syfy network’s latest season of Faceoff. In case you are unfamiliar, the program takes contestants from the make-up and special effects industry and has them complete a number of design challenges to see who is the best. You can find out more about the series, now in it’s second season, by visiting the Syfy network homepage.
If you are familiar with the idea of DC comic’s Elseworlds publications, this latest anti-riot Batman by ZBrushCentral member bestialopolis will really get you going. In the Elseworlds publications, Batman is taken out of the traditional Gotham setting and transplanted to various places and times throughout history. The earliest concept for an Elseworld story idea dates back to Gotham By Gas Light published in 1989. This book featured the talents of Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola and had the caped crusader battling Jack the Ripper in a Victorian era Gotham. The concept was a success and essentially laid the foundations for the Elseworlds stories that followed. This anti-riot Batman sure looks poised to take on crime fighting in the future.
From time to time, there are pieces of work that stand out because they are technically beyond our expectations. In the most hopeful of cases, the technical meets with a strong narrative combining to form a uniquely remarkable piece of work. The narrative quality of this latest Borislav Kechashki aka Galero sculpt, is without question in that category. We are left to fill in the pieces of an untold narrative and it’s easy to imagine that it belongs to a larger world of interesting places and other worldly creatures. Be sure to check out Galero’s user gallery for more interesting creatures. You won’t be disappointed and will probably walk away inspired to tell your own tales.
Tucho Fernandez Calo aka tucho on the ZBRushCentral forum, has just unveiled a new collection of his work. Check out his new online portfolio by visiting his website. You can see more of his creations by visiting his ZBrush user gallery. This latest work features a great collection of props and environment pieces. Remember, the Insert Multi Mesh (IMM) functionality gives you the ability to turn component parts like these into an easy to access collection of ready made pieces. Check out more on the latest features inside ZBrush 4R4. For free video tutorials on how to use these and other tools inside ZBrush, visit ZClassroom.
Be sure to check out the latest ZBrushCentral post by Matthew Kean aka Framedworld. This latest post features a video detailing the initial stages of his creature development process. You can also achieve great video making results using our newest undo history feature in ZBrush 4R4. With the new undo history, you’ll have a virtual time machine at your disposal with 10,000 undo states to work with. This makes creating videos that much easier. For more on this and other features inside ZBrush 4R4, be sure to visit the features page. Remember to take full advantage of the constantly updated series of videos inside ZClassroom.
Since the launch of ZBrush 4R4 there’s been a lot of excitement surrounding the IMM or Insert Multi Mesh and Insert Multi Mesh functionality with curves. Visit ZClassroom to get the down low on these latest features. The ZBrushCentral forum even has a dedicated repository where you can post and share your latest Brush Packs. Once you’ve filled your drives full of what’s being offered there, be sure to get unzipped with our buddy Geer Melis aka Etcher_Sketcher. His latest offering is chalk full of 36 variations. You can find out more about Geert Melis by visiting his website.
Take an interplanetary journey with ZBrushCentral artist SIM-R aka Simon Rodgers. This little alien dude looks poised to spend time investigating the regions of far off solar systems. Keep up with SIM-R by visiting his blogspot.
ZBrushCentral artist PorkPie Samurai aka Chris Nichols, manages to put the chop on these diamonds and lays the foundation for a pretty cool render. Be sure to check out his thread and catch some of the steps involved in the creation of this latest piece.