Archive for the 'VFX for Films' Category

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You Must Be Talking To Me

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Hossein Diba draws inspiration for his Top Row winner from what looks like a “Taxi Driver” era DeNiro. To find out if he’s “talkin’ to you”, visit Hossein’s user gallery. You’ll get a breakdown of Hossein’s workflow and see how to generate everything from eyes to hair. Take advantage of our video tutorial library inside ZClassroom.

 

Aitor Throup And The Making Of Damon Albarn’s “Everyday Robots”

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We recently had a chance to sit with acclaimed designer, Aitor Throup. He was fresh off the foot-heels from completing work on Damon Albarn’s(Gorillaz, Blur) new, “Everyday Robots” music video. Check out the “Everyday Robots” video to see how ZBrush and the power of ZSpheres were used to bring a rock icon to life in digital clay.

Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots (Official Video)

Conquering New Frontiers

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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.

Return Of The Monster

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The ever popular “monster” in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein recently received the reboot treatment. This latest installment sees the famed monster sharing the screen with some new beasts in the form of Gargoyles. ZBrush was instrumental in helping artists at Iloura formulate the initial concept designs and finalizing the proportions, anatomy and surface textures for these new allies. Oops, there’s a spoiler! You can read about the making of I, Frankenstein by visiting the ARTofVFX website.

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Threading The Future Of Fashion

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The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) is currently showcasing their “Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition” celebrating the latest in blockbuster movie fashion. The designs fuse the best of the traditional design world with 3D printing and digital sculpting technologies. Visit the FIDM Museum & Galleries to learn more about the exhibit and see costumes from movies like American Hustle, Star Trek Into Darkness, Hunger Games and many more! You can learn more about how ZBrush was used to design costumes for movies like Man of Steel and Pacific Rim with this behind the scenes video featuring Legacy Effects.

Sculpting Our “Face Off”

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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.

 

Beyond Atlantis

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The Vine FX team really pushed the envelope with their latest work on the BBC series “Atlantis”. You can read an in-depth article on the process and workflow at the Digital Media World website. Most of the characters are modeled using ZBrush. They are credited with 1000 VFX shots throughout the 13 episode series. Looks like we’ve got another program to watch!

No Monkey Business Here

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Capturing the sentiment of a sophisticated creature is no easy task. This latest piece is a testament to the hard work and dedication needed to arrive at a believable conclusion. The advertisement was developed for Peta and ensures that only humans worked hard in the making of this short. Having ZBrush available helped with capturing high resolution details. Check out some of the breakdowns from The Mill to see how this little chimp came to life.

Tapping Into A New Vein

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Check out the first music video produced by Dvein production studios in Barcelona. Creepy is a good way to describe the liquefied nightmare that unfolds. ZBrush artist, Luis Gomez Guzman helped by adding final details to faces and environments. Visit their site for more videos.

 

Damon Albarn: Gorilla Unchained

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Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz fame, steps into the world of digital clay with his latest video featuring ZBrush! The title track “Everyday Robots” is Albarn’s first solo outing. If this latest number is any indication of what’s to come, we couldn’t be more excited. Witness Albarn’s transformation from ZSphere to finished sculpture. Everyday Robots is scheduled for release on April 29th.






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