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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!

 

Building Blocks Of Tomorrow

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We first learned about the boys and girls of the Commonwealth Academy through their involvement with the White House Film Festival. It was an incredible opportunity for these young designers to showcase their early adoption of Sculptris and ZBrush on one of the biggest stages of them all.

We dug a little deeper to find out how this young group of digital clay enthusiasts got their start. Take a closer look at their program in this exclusive interview and learn more about how ZBrush and Sculptris are preparing these young art pioneers for the future.

A New Kind Of Assassin

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The long anticipated return of everyone’s favorite assassin is about to hit store shelves. See how ZBrush helps bring the latest assassin’s to life in this incredible trailer. We couldn’t be more excited. From the early game play we’ve seen, Ubisoft is making sure you won’t want to put it down. Multi-player anyone? Off the charts graphics in a highly detailed environment are all hallmarks we’ve come to expect, throwing in multi-player is like winning the Assasssin’s Creed lottery. Take a closer look at this iconic franchise by visiting the official Assassin’s webpage. To see more of how ZBrush is used to bring your favorite film and games to life, be sure to visit our artist interviews.

Snapping Back

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ZBrush artist Jose Alves Silva gives us the back alley goods with his latest 3D print. Mean street enforcer Mr. Walthersnap was brought to life using ZBrush and the MakerBot Replicator Z18.

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Jose proves that bigger can definitely be better. Check out more of Jose’s work by visiting his user gallery inside the ZBrushCentral forum. If you’re still not satisfied, be sure to navigate your way to his website.

 

Wings Of Destiny

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HBO’s Game of Thrones continues to captivate audiences with high caliber big screen special effects and award winning cinematography. It’s no wonder viewers can’t get enough. Bringing creatures like fire breathing dragons and mythic beings to life is a lot easier when you’ve got ZBrush working with artists behind the scenes. Pixomondo’s own, Dan Katcher started his visual arts journey a long time ago. You could say he was a young man on a mission. CG Society’s interview with Lead Modeler Dan Katcher takes us back to the beginning to find out more about his love affair with ZBrush and features like Dynamesh.






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