Archive for the 'ZBrush Industry Spotlight' Category

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Family Affair: The Birth Of The Washington State University Cougar



The father and son team of Chester and Mike Fields have successfully completed a monument for the Washington State University that will forever leave their mark on the community and school.

Take a look at the process and steps associated with this massive undertaking and witness how ZBrush is playing a vital role in taking traditional sculpting forward into the future.

You can see the precisionart ZBrushCentral thread here and read more about the incredible project by visiting the instructables step by step breakdown provided by Chester and Mike.

Visit Chester and Mike Field’s respective websites to catch a glimpse of their individual exploits.

Stepping Into The Dark With Darksiders II



The highly anticipated sequel to THQ’s hit action adventure Darksiders is almost here. With an expected launch date scheduled for August, many devotees are chomping at the bit to get their hands on this one. This time around players get the chance to take a cold ride as Death in the fight between heaven and hell. To quench your inner thirst for death, check out Tyrone Maddams’ ZBrushCentral post here.

Brutus the Beefcake Reborn



The crowd is on their feet in anticipation. Brutus doesn’t let them down and launches into a toss for the ages.

Visit the ZBrushCentral forum for a breakdown of how Brutus the ancient Olympian was born and see the short film created by Adam McAllister, Gerard Dunleavy and Priya Mistry.

Gold medals all around!

The Avengers: United They Stand



The Avengers film has movie goers blazing through tickets and shattering box office records. Find out more about the process behind this spring time sensation by listening to the fxpodcast. Even ZBrush artist and ILM Character Modeler, Kris Costa aka Antropus on the ZBrushCentral Forum gets an honorable mention.

You can read more about the behind the scenes goods and the role ZBrush played in this mega blockbuster by visiting the fxguide roll call page.

Grinding Through the Gears with Epic Games



Check out the latest assets used in the production of Gears of War 3 by visiting ZBrushCentral.

The models and concepts were handled by Mike Kime and Jay Hawkins respectively, along with the Art Direction of Chris Perna. In case you missed our feature on Gears of War 2, you can read it and many other user stories by visiting

These guys live up to the name, EPIC!!!

G4 Tech TV’s Attack of the Show Talks Shop with the Legendary Rick Baker



Recently, Attack of the Show’s Candace Bailey visited Cinovation Studios for a behind the scenes tour with the original Monster Maker Rick Baker. Rick opens up about the processes used on some of our most memorable film and television characters spanning over 20 years in industry. Check out the incredible studio showrooms and hear how Rick got started in the biz by visiting

The wrath that keeps on coming



You won’t want to miss CG Society’s in depth interview with MPC’s CG Supervisor Anders Langlands and discover how some of your favorite creatures come alive on the big screen.

Read the article to find out how ZBrush plays a part in making mythical creatures and characters a big screen reality.

Back to the Root of it All: Resident Evil Raccoon City



Capcom takes us on a wild multi player ride, with a return to where it all started.

Resident Evil: Raccoon City takes another leap forward in the survival horror genre, and brings an awesome multi-player experience to a long standing franchise typically associated with singular play.

Check out the incredible work of ZBrush artist Jason Martin, by visiting his ZBrush Central thread at ZBrushCentral.

You can also see his incredible sculpts come alive, in an awe-inspiring video by visiting Blur Studios website.

Get your copy today on Xbox360, Playstation 3 and PC.

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The Magic of Majid: An Odyssey to the Arty Side of the CG World



Majid Esmaeili’s work is a delicate balance between rhythmic harmony, and what some might call quiet introspection. There are examples of his work that scream look at me, and others that grow slowly on their viewer like organic clay weeds.

One thing is for sure, it won’t take long for you to get tangled up in the origins of how this ZBrush artist came to discover the magic of the CG world. Find out more about Majid’s journey to the forefront of today’s CG scene, by checking out his recent interview.

Something tells us this is the beginning of what promises to be a long, and productive journey.

Read the interview here.

ZBrush and l’Ecorché



Veteran ZBrush artist Michael Defeo is getting close to releasing his anatomy app that is sure to help both digital and traditional sculptors. Due to be released at his booth at Spectrum Live in Kansas City, Missouri the weekend of May 18-20, “l’Ecorché: Classical Anatomy for Artists” will be available on iPad, iPhone, and Mac desktops with eventual development for Android and PC desktop platforms.

Michael thanks ZBrush and its community of artists for making this app possible.
“I am building what I feel is a groundbreaking anatomy study tool. It’s an app called l’Ecorché: Classical Anatomy for Artists, and without ZBrush this app would not be possible. Originally developed as a personal reference tool for my courses with anatomy expert Scott Eaton (who, in fact, I met through the Pixologic Educational portal), this application has grown from a simple sculpture for the iPad into a fully-developed application for iPad, iPhone, Mac desktop and eventually Andriod and PC desktop platforms.”

We’re definitely excited for the release of l’Ecorché! Keep an eye on Michael’s website,, for updates on the release.

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