ZBrush User Group Meetings are always the place to absorb knowledge, pick up useful tips and tricks and discover the power of bringing your designs to life. They provide an intimate way to maximize your use of ZBrush while showcasing workflows and methods used by the pros.
Join us at TDZG2014 where Boonar Studio presents lectures by David Bentley, Ben Mauro and many others. In conjunction with this announcement for the UGM, we’ve partnered with Local Motors, Pixologic Inc. and Autor to host a design competition.
Find out more info about the UGM here and the contest here.
This latest post by ZBrushCentral member, Funky Bunnies aka Chris Whitaker, will have you skipping to a different tune! Check out his video showcasing the entire sculpting process. It’s always great to see a project morph to life. Be sure to sign up today for a ZBrushCentral account to start interacting with other ZBrushers from around the world.
Brazilian outfit Techno Image continue to produce quality content with a twist! ZBrushCentral memeber Pedro Conti was kind enough to share this latest piece with the community. You can learn more about Techno Image by visiting their website. If you are looking to see more of Pedro’s work, visit his user gallery for some classic ZBrush sculpting Brazilian style.
This latest addition to ZBrushCentral takes the “smiling merc” to new levels. Check out Rosko’s thread to get up close and personal with the one and only, Deadpool. One word of caution, watch your milk money! The Comic Con Challenge promises to be filled with high quality ZBrush sculptures from around the world. You can learn more by visiting the Game Artisan’s website. We can’t wait to see all the entries.
3D printing is making serious waves across the world as of late. We recently took part in the inaugural 3D Printer World Expo and saw everything from helmet props for movies to shoes being turned out! Check out our recap videos inside the ZBrushCentral forum. This latest application sees a potential revolution in manicures! That’s right, now you can customize your very own set of 3D printed nails and add extra “bling” to your claws! The Laser Girls are leading the 3D printed nail charge with a collection of nails that leaves us wanting more.
ZBrushCentral member Leslie Van Den Broeck aka polydrawer’s user gallery has been updated. Stop by the thread and check out some great Dragon BallZ Challenge sculpts done by Leslie and other ZBrushCentral members. You’ll even get a glimpse of some early developments in the 3D Anime Challenge: Naruto vs Sasuke worklog. You can learn more about using mannequins inside ZBrush by visiting ZClassroom.
Eric Keller is no stranger to the ZBrushCentral forum. In case you don’t already know, he’s even written several books on the subject. Get your copy today! It’s safe to say the man has an eclectic collection of obsessions and muses. If your squeamish, this thread will have you crawling in your seat. Robotball as he’s known on the ZBrushCentral forum, recently posted a myriad of insect sculptures waiting to get you feeling “icky” all over! This latest collection of work is also available in all its 3D glory inside our Turntable Gallery. Be sure to keep up with Eric Keller’s exploits by visiting his blog. If you are in the Los Angeles area, it’s probably a good idea to try and squeeze your way into one of his classes at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects.
In this featured artist thread, we take a look at the work of new ZBrushCentral member Inner-Freak. These first few posts show a dynamic range of work from vehicle design to creatures and characters. We’ll be keeping a closer eye on this user gallery for more “choice cuts” going forward. You can learn all you’ll need to know about designing vehicles inside ZBrush with our dedicated video series hosted by automotive designer David Bentley. Be sure to check ZClassroom for constant updates to our video tutorial library.
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!
The kids at the Commonwealth Academy recently showcased their artistic “chops” by taking part in the inaugural White House Film Festival. The Cougar Game Design Studio is comprised of a dynamic group of fifth graders who are obviously hip to the game! You can learn more by watching their submission, “Building Concrete Pathways to the Future.”