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With the excitement of the Electronic Entertainment Expo aka, E3 in the air, we’ve decided to take a closer look at the business of video games. With the dawn of the latest hardware comes increased graphics capability. What does that mean? More details! Where there’s more details, you’re sure to find more ZBrush. We’ll highlight how ZBrush is playing a role in bringing your favorite next gen titles to life, while at the same time giving you the “lowdown” on the hottest new games being unveiled at the conference. Mirror’s Edge carried with it a serious fan following. It’s no wonder that EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE) is bringing the franchise back for a second helping. Be sure to check out this behind the scenes, “making of” with the talented men and women at DICE for a glimpse of ZBrush in action. Here’s to the team that keeps us living on the edge!
When we get hungry, we reach for a Snickers. It’s hard to deny the taste of smooth caramel and peanuts with a layer of nougat all wrapped in a chocolate coating. It makes “ZBrushing” that much more enjoyable and even faster! After all, you can’t survive on digital clay alone. Or can you? The latest Snickers advertising campaign sees a unique use of ZBrush come to life on the streets of Korea. Recently, an interactive advertising campaign popped up and put a “zombie” twist on satisfying hunger. Watch ZBrush artist Gio Nakpil and a talented team of digital effects artists scare some unsuspecting commuters. Visit Gio’s user gallery inside ZBSee for a closer look at this ZBrusher’s process.
The studio that had you “tap-tap-tapping” away in the seminal hit “Rock Band”, recently secured crowd funding for a reboot of the Amplitude franchise. Harmonix knocked this one outta the stratosphere and secured enough “greenbacks” to keep fans of the PlayStation 2 hit driving forward in pure rhythmic style! Check out the Kickstarter campaign to see some behind the scenes action featuring your favorite digital clay, ZBrush. We can’t wait to get “amped” all over again!
The team at the Weta Workshop takes us behind the veil with this often unseen look at their process. Check out the magic of movie making and see how ZBrush is used by the pros. They recently had a hand in bringing the Amazing Spider-Man 2 to the big screen. Watch, as the practical effects world collides with your favorite digital clay. You’ll see everything from costume production, mechanical prop manufacturing and digital asset production brought to life by 3D printers. The men and women from down under sure can “spin a web”.
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.
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.
Chris Thackrey shifts and morphs digital clay to showcase the potential for architectural and furniture design use inside ZBrush. Visit Flying Architecture for more incredible design concepts from around the world. Be sure to fill your head’s with more industrial design tutorials by visiting our latest series of videos. Navigate to ZClassroom today to take your digital sculpting skills further. Whether your looking for basic videos or more dedicated feartures, ZClassroom has what you need to maximize your Zbrush experience.
The Digital Sculpture Project is an undertaking of magnificent proportions. Professor Bernard “Bernie” Frischer leads a team of dedicated men and women committed to the preservation and restoration of priceless artifacts from the ancient world. The program represents the future of archeological preservation and strives to expand the study of how 3D technology “can be applied to the capture, representation and interpretation of sculpture from all periods and cultures.” Learn more about how ZBrush is being used to hold the past together in this telling video breakdown.
The annual Game Artisans ComicCon Challenge has come and gone. Yes, it’s hard to believe that another year of comic book action has already passed us by! This ZBSee post features an incredible collection of work created for the epic challenge. Visit our dedicated forum space for a walk down memory lane and your chance to see all the incredible ZBrush work leading up to the final days of the contest. ZBSee members Ballo, joymepls, Stepanchikov, Danpetro and CgNara landed themselves at the top of the superhero heap. They placed first through fifth respectively. It looks like ZBrush helped these artists land a crushing blow!