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Taste Worth Smiling For

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ZBrush artist ajuricic brings a Jean-Baptiste Monge piece to into the world of digital clay. Be sure to check out his process for generating surface textures and sculpting details and wrinkles. After the drinks were poured and the bubbles settled, this guy smiled his way onto the Top Row. You can see an entire collection of Top Row candidates inside the ZBrush Top Row Gallery.

 

The Collection Grows

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ZBrush artists Dan Crossland and Blur Studio’s Alessandro Baldasseroni take 3DTotal’s anatomical reference figures to the next level!

“3DTotal introduces a new series of anatomical reference figures for artists, offering the male anatomy in a full planar model – designed by popular demand! – Plus new full nude and full écorché versions. We also reveal how to create convincing bio-suits for male characters that fit the human anatomy perfectly!”

Visit the 3DTotal KickStarter page to help bring this latest offering to life.

 

Fighting For The Lion’s Share

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Jumping from the “squared circle” to the big screen has come naturally for wrestling icon, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

If you “smell what the Rock is cooking”, chances are it involves another box office hit. Be sure to check out a behind the scenes breakdown of Hercules in this FXGuide interview. You’ll hear how concept artist Rob Bliss and the Weta Workshop used ZBrush to bring a sixteen foot lion to life. FXGuide is a premier publication committed to continually giving readers the goods on how their favorite special effects come to life.

Under The Surface

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ZBrushCentral is the place to see the latest in digital sculpting goodness from around the world. This recent addition sees Acornboy aka Sam Greenwell bring an enchanted moment under the sea to life. Check out more from this talented “digital clay slinger” inside his user gallery.

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.

Going Through The Paces With Ryan Kingslien

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Ryan Kingslien is a long-time ZBrusher, committed to providing learning options to students around the world.

Join Ryan and the UArtsy community to take your learning to the next level. Classes are offered online so you can join from anywhere in the world. Sign up today to start learning ZBrush. The class runs from Monday November 17th to Friday November 21st.

Learn The Art Of Stylized Character Design With Michael Defeo

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There’s incredible value in having the opportunity to sit with a master. UARTSY is at the forefront of providing learning options for artists, by artists. With online access, learning is only a click of a button away. The latest offering sees renowned sculptor and character development artist, Michael Defeo lead the charge in what promises to be an informational tour de force. Michael has worked over the years to bring characters to life for Blue Sky Studios and Illumination Entertainment among others. Sign up today! “Stylized Character Design” is a ten-week course designed to help you take your chops further. Classes start November 14, 2014.

Be sure to join us at CTN 2014 to see Michael Defeo and a collection of other top class ZBrush artists LIVE across three days! The Creative Talent Network expo happens November 21-23, 2014!

 

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!

 






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