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A New Awakening

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Sometimes you get the chance to watch history being written while at the same time, living in the moment and off the cuff. If you’re lucky, the entire experience appears like an old silent film waiting to be infused with the soundtrack of your life. This is what it feels like to take part in the industry’s most electric meeting of the minds. The Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn may have a strange name and take place far from the usual haunts typically associated with computer graphics conferences, but in all reality, it couldn’t happen any other way!

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Tucked far from the noisy streets of Europe and surrounded by water, a point much debated by artists and attendees across the entire 4 day event, THU awakens the island of Troia at a time most would consider “off season”. Rest assured, with a collection of globally recognized artists, visionaries and over the top, talented attendees making the journey, there’s no “off” button in sight.

Only a short drive from Lisbon to the water’s edge and visitors wait patiently for the ferry to the island of Troia. The entire process feels like a complete rebirth for the first time attendee or guest speaker. The departure from the mainland by way of this “birth canal of cool” helps promote a physical sense of separatism from whatever life one lived before. This is by all stretches of the imagination, a baptism by fire into the world of art! Even before the event begins, attendees and speakers become aware that by their physical and geographical location, the outside world is just that, outside and almost forgotten. As if the water wasn’t enough, the mountainous vistas serve to reinforce this feeling of artistic sanctuary by providing a natural buffer to the outside sounds and distractions of the everyday. Clear sky’s abound and provide a path for instant connections to fellow “tribe” members. Electricity already mounting!

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The Tribe is a term coined at the opening ceremonies by the legendary Scott Ross. Ross’s appraisal is not unwarranted. This is an incredible family affair. Whether new to the mix or an old friend from a previous professional endeavor, the THU is the place to light the flame of inspiration or fuel its growth even further. Attendees sit with professionals from a wide range of industries across a week long artistic and educational tour de force. The event features classroom workshops, mentoring sessions, key note presentations and fireside talks with industry legends!

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The Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn wrapped on Sunday September 21, 2014 to unanimous shouts of ole, ole, ole, ole as a procession of artists marched to the water’s edge to warm the cool sands in a race to beat the sun. There, they danced and gave worship to the ancient spirit of creativity that brought them together.

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Thanks to Andre Lourenco and the entire THU Team for assembling the world’s finest! Until next time!

Sending a warm breeze and a strum from this here guitar.

LT

Only 14 Days Till Lift-Off

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We’re getting closer to lift-off! The ZBrush Summit is only 14 days away! Register today to see LIVE artist demos, industry panel discussions, interviews and a sneak peek of the latest version of ZBrush. Remember, the ZBrush Summit is a FREE event happening LIVE and STREAMING around the globe. See you all soon!!!

Living On The Edge

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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!

Mirror's Edge 2 Gameplay (HD)

Taste So Good, It’ll Scare You

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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.

스니커즈 좀비 변신 영상 메이킹(Making of Snickers Viral Video)

Getting “Amped” All Over Again

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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!

Spinning A Web With The Team Down Under

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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”.

Behind the Scenes at Weta Workshop – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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.

Flying Architecture

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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.

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Reconstructing The Past

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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.

Photoscanning, Restoring, and 3D Printing the Amazon Sciarra






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