Pixologic is pleased to announce the release of ZBrush 4R6 for Windows and Mac!
ZBrush 4R6 continues to improve and enhance ZBrush functionality by giving artists access to a rich toolset of new features designed to excite their creativity and boost productivity.
Central to Release 6 is ZRemesher: an evolution of ZBrush’s automatic retopology tool. It analyzes the curves in a mesh to produce a very natural polygon flow. Yet it also achieves these better results in significantly less time. Of course, when an artist wants more control ZRemesher provides features such as local density management and curve flow orientation. Furthermore, a new and innovative feature of ZRemesher is its ability to perform local retopology to a specific part of the mesh while keeping all border vertex points welded to the rest of the model.
The response from the artist community since ZRemesher was released has been overwhelming, with many saying that they can now do in minutes what used to take days! Visit the official ZBrushCentral thread to read what they are saying.
But that’s not all! ZBrush 4R6 also introduces a number of other enhancements. New brushes further extend the sculpting toolkit, including the new Trim Curve, Bridge Curve and Creasing brushes. DynaMesh — ZBrush’s revolutionary concepting tool — now preserves PolyGroups. This is perfect for sculpting hard surfaces! And speaking of hard surfaces, the Panel Loops feature has been expanded with two new options to deliver even more flexibility.
These are just a few of the highlights of ZBrush 4R6, which is a FREE UPGRADE for existing registered users. These features and other enhancements are described on the ZBrush 4R6 Feature Pages.
Toys! Happy Meals! Pez dispensers! We often take for granted all the little gewgaws that find their way into our everyday lives. Sure, some of them can be collectibles that end up being worth a fortune years down the road, but even then who really thinks much about how these cool little items come to be? Well, it turns out that Little Wonder Studio puts a lot of thought into exactly that topic – not just the technical aspect but also the artistic side. It also turns out that ZBrush has been a revolutionary tool for them! This interview has been a true pleasure to put together. Right in keeping with the company’s roots and traditions, you’ll discover that it is filled with a good sense of fun, side by side with great detail. We hope you enjoy it!
Read the interview
Pixologic is proud to announce our return to the showroom floor. Join us at Siggraph 2013 from July 23 to 25th inside the Anaheim Convention Center, for three days of live demos, panel discussions and Q&A sessions. We’ll have a whole cast of industry professionals demonstrating how they use ZBrush in their respective pipelines. You won’t want to miss all the live action as it unfolds. Be sure to stop by Booth 529 and take advantage of special showroom floor pricing. See you there!
Siamak Roshani is bringing the heat with the latest Turntable Gallery addition. Check out all the heavy details and look for more from this ZBrushCentral artist by visiting his user gallery. For even more high caliber digital clay action, visit his homepage. You’ll get a closer look at some pretty awesome models and see a little more about his design workflow.
If you are interested in building your own assault weapons or vehicles to carry your troops in, check out ZClassroom for video tutorials highlighting features and functions like the Shadowbox function.
Sony Santa Monica’s Bryan Wynia brings you a great 3 week Workshop at CGSociety’s Training On Demand series. ZBrush master and Pixologic demonstrator Bryan goes through the process of creating 3D creature concepts in ZBrush.
Work alongside Bryan as he helps you find references, brainstorm, create thumbnails and practice speed-sculpting your concepts. He’ll then help you select your strongest idea to refine and evolve, polypaint and render ready for your final image.
Bryan has taught a number of classes and workshops, and is respected both as a creator, and as a trainer in ZBrush concept creation. His work has featured in Famous Monsters of Filmland, Imagine FX, 3D Artist and 3D World Magazines.
To sign up for the workshop, visit CG Workshops.
The Dragon Ball Z franchise has endured for almost 30 years. In that time, the series continues to pervade video games, comic books and toys! There is no doubt that its place in modern pop culture is assured and long lasting. Dragon Ball Z continues to grow and inspire new generations with every year that passes. Well, the time has come ZBrushers. This is the Dragon Ball Z challenge you’ve all been waiting for!
ZBrushCentral member bad_koala has laid down the gauntlet and opened the flood gates of competition. The contest will be judged by Kolby Jukes, Rafael Grassetti and Herbert Lewis. Be sure to join in on the action and take your best shot at winning some rare Dragon Ball Z collectibles.
ZBrushCentral artist David Richardson is back in the spotlight with a new course offering. Be sure to sign up for the Trixel Institute’s latest with this talented ZBrusher! Sign up today! Seats are limited and registration ends on May 3oth, 2013. The course will run from June 23, 2013 to July 7, 2013.
If you are looking to find out more about Davidness, visit his user gallery inside ZBrushCentral, or navigate your way to his website for an even more in-depth tour of his work.
Damian Szeibert has been working in the industry for over 12 years. His clients include (but not limited to) NBC, Sony Pictures, Fox and Warner Brothers. He is the leading Instructor who serves as Course Director at the Los Angeles Film School, teaching the Digital Sculpting and Character Design and Creation courses for the Computer Animation Department. If all this wasn’t enough to establish his credentials, Damian has been an active member of the Pixologic Team for the last 3 years.
We’re extremely excited to announce that Damian Szeibert will be teaching an 8 week intensive program at Phoenix Atelier entitled, The Heart of ZBrush. He’ll be covering both organic and hard surfaces and you will learn everything you need to master ZBrush. Space is limited, so sign up today at Phoenix Atelier.
Join us for a FREE PREVIEW WEBINAR this Sunday of Damian’s program.
LIVE THIS SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM PDT
Ask your question, Get your answers. We will be waiting for you!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
If there’s something we like, it’s Wolverine. He’s been slashing his way through the Marvel universe for almost 40 years! What’s better than an awesome render? Seeing this Jason Mark interpretation of everybody’s favorite Canuck in 360 degrees inside the Turntable Gallery.
Recently, Jason Mark was sitting high up in the clouds on the TopRow for his efforts with this Frank Miller inspired piece. Nuff said!
This Turntable Pirate is on a 360 degree tour! Get a closer look at every wrinkle and fold, with Cleyton Jonnas Da Silva as your guide. Cleyton sites Carlos Huante as the concept designer for this latest addition to the Turntable Gallery. Interestingly enough, clayton_js started the whole thing in Dynamesh. You too, can embark on your own adventures on the high seas inside ZBrush. Before you set sail, be sure to stop in at ZClassroom for some much needed video tutorial supplies. You never know what tricks you’ll need to call upon while out in the deep!