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Join Pixologic at the CTN Animation Expo 2014

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Join Pixologic at the CTN Animation Expo 2014 from November 21st – 23rd 2014  in Burbank (CA) as we present renowned film and gaming artists giving live ZBrush demonstrations.

In case you haven’t heard, CTN is short for the Creative Talent Network and the expo will no doubt be a hot bed for creative talent. With live demonstrations, networking receptions, master workshops, panel discussions and professional exhibits, you can bet on this year’s expo being more popular than ever!

Some of the artists appearing at the ZBrush booth (B52) include:

  • Michael DeFeo (Freelance Artist: Despicable Me 2, The Lorax, Ice Age 4)
  • Chadwick Dusenbery (Freelance Artist)
  • Shaun Absher (Disney Animation)
  • Dylan Ekren (Disney Animation)
  • Alena Wooten (Disney Animation)
  • Matt Thorup (Disney Animation)
  • Tyler Bolyard (Nickelodeon Animation Studio)
  • Danny Williams (Dreamworks Animation)
  • Leticia Reinaldo (Freelance Artist: Frozen,Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy, Muppets Most Wanted)
  • Steve Lord (McFarlane Toys)

To learn more about the artists, view some of their artwork and see a presentation schedule, visit the CTN Animation Expo UGM Page.

See you there!

Building A New Age Warrior

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It’s no secret that the Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn Festival 2014 went off like a roman candle exploding in the night. In a well-deserved feature interview with FXGuide, the team at Techno Image  are finally getting the exposure they deserve. Comprised of  Guilherme Proença, Lucas Leibholz, Pedro Conti, Tiago Hoisel and Rodnei Bassani, this team is a force to be reckoned with. Visit ZBrushCentral to see more of how this incredible trailer was brought to life with a little help from ZBrush.

If you are a ZBlog follower, you’ll no doubt have heard and seen their exploits before. Notable for their work in commercial advertising, the crew is poised to continue leaving a mark on the industry. Find out more about the Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn Festival by visiting their homepage.

Forca!

Un-Boxing The Many Faces of Laika

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Laika takes 3D printing to the next level with the fan-favorite, “Boxtrolls”. In this FXGuide exclusive, you’ll find out how ZBrush helped bring an unprecedented number of 3D printed expressions to life. It’s enough to make our printed heads spin.

Be sure to check out more from this talented group of artists by visiting their homepage.

Return Of The Fab-Four

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The Aaron Sims Company is synonymous with producing concept designs for some of the industries most beloved films. Recently, they played a role in bringing an old favorite back to the big screen. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles defined a generation and spawned a myriad of spin-offs and a long-lasting cartoon series. As cultural icons go, you can’t argue with the foursome’s staying power.

In a recent interview with ComicBookMovie.com, Aaron Sims Company artist, Jared Krichevsky sat down to discuss the studios process for how the turtles came to life. Working side by side with other Aaron Sims Company ZBrush artists, Jared Marantz, Andrew Domachowski, Cameron Ward, Kelton Kram and Tsevtomir Georgev provided the framework for what these icons would eventually look like on screen. Motion capture duties saw the talented men and women of ILM take control of the reigns. If you haven’t seen the film, be sure to strap yourself in for a wild ride. Cowabunga!

 

Wings Of Destiny

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HBO’s Game of Thrones continues to captivate audiences with high caliber big screen special effects and award winning cinematography. It’s no wonder viewers can’t get enough. Bringing creatures like fire breathing dragons and mythic beings to life is a lot easier when you’ve got ZBrush working with artists behind the scenes. Pixomondo’s own, Dan Katcher started his visual arts journey a long time ago. You could say he was a young man on a mission. CG Society’s interview with Lead Modeler Dan Katcher takes us back to the beginning to find out more about his love affair with ZBrush and features like Dynamesh.

It’s All A Matter Of Duty

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ZBrushCentral member Tore, takes us into a David Lynch inspired, digital stop-motion “who done it?” The overall vibe is weird to say the least. If your into Lynchesque films, you won’t want to miss this latest addition to the world of ZBrush. Tore used ZBrush for the modeling and retopology of his characters. You can take advantage of quick retopology inside ZBrush by incorporating the power of ZRemesher. Learn more about ZRemesher and other funtions inside ZBrush by visiting ZClassroom.

 

The Ultimate Judge Match on SyFy Network’s “Face Off”

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Syfy Network’s, “Face Off” continues to draw a crowd. The latest episode saw Neville Page going “head to head” in all out judges grudge match. The competition was fierce but in the end, Neville was able to take home the win while incorporating the power of ZBrush to establishing his designs. Learn more about Face Off by visiting the SyFy network’s homepage.

Only 14 Days Till Lift-Off

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We’re getting closer to lift-off! The ZBrush Summit is only 14 days away! Register today to see LIVE artist demos, industry panel discussions, interviews and a sneak peek of the latest version of ZBrush. Remember, the ZBrush Summit is a FREE event happening LIVE and STREAMING around the globe. See you all soon!!!

Drop It! One More Time

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RoboCop burst onto scene in the 1987 cult classic of the same name and immediately became a sensation. The dude even had his own video games that spanned across the 8 and 16-bit genres! No small task for a lone cop from a future Detroit! With a signature phrase that would leave the Terminator speechless, Murphy’s “Drop It!” can still be heard through the hallways of our office from time to time. Rejoice fellow ZBrushers, because your favorite cyborg cop is back and this time he’s got a high-tech suit designed in ZBrush. Check out this incredible behind the scenes, “making-of” footage from Legacy Effects! You’ll see how a simple concept sketch can transform into a fully wearable, blockbuster movie costume!

If your trigger finger is itching to design your own “robo” inspired suit, you’ll need to start with a high powered helmet! Lucky for you, we’ve been hard at work updating a video series covering just what you’ll need to get the job done! You’ll have to get your own Ford Taurus.

Be sure to visit ZClassroom for even more educational content and learn how to take your digital sculpting further.

ROBOCOP – Making of the Suit – Legacy Effects

And The Winner Is…

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The annual CG Student Awards have been conferred. This year’s entries were nothing short of mind blowing. Alas, there’s got to be a winner in each category. Be sure to visit the CG Student Awards website for a closer look at this year’s champs! We are so excited to see this new flock of ZBrushers showcasing their skills on the global stage. Good luck and happy ZBrushing until next year!

 






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