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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.

Top Of The Toppers

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There seems to be no end in sight when it comes to how people will use ZBrush and 3D printing. The latest in wedding cake decorations, sees the technology bringing brides and grooms to life in all their plastic glory! You can make your special day all the more memorable by incorporating this unique addition to your favorite sweet treat. Read more about the process of bringing your very own digital love birds to life here.

Visit ZBrushCentral for more interesting art, design and 3D printing projects from around the world. You never know what you’ll find!

 

Flexing In A New Direction

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You might be taken back to hear that ZBrush artist Chris Jones used Sculptris to help bring this ecorche model to life. Incredibly, you can still download your very own FREE copy of Sculptris here!

Be sure to take a closer look at Chris Jones by visiting his homepage. If you’re looking to add some world class anatomical reference to your design studio or work space, look no further than our Anatomy Tools offerings inside the ZBrush Store.

Exploding Onto The Scene

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There are Orcs, Ogres and Goblins and then there’s ZBrushCentral member Polydrawer’s take on the subject. His recent submission to the world of digital clay earned him high honours and a spot on the hallowed, Top Row. Great work all around. The piece was created for Blizzardfest. Check out more of Polydrawer’s work inside his user gallery.

One Figure At A Time

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It’s been said that the art world is filled with unsung heroes. Well, DC Collectibles is doing their best to wipe the slate clean and give credit where it’s due. If you’re a ZBrushCentral fan, chances are good you’ve heard of the “hardest working man in the toy business”, Joe Menna. Joe is regarded as an industry leader and torch bearer in the ZBrush and digital art worlds. A quiet, yet explosive talent who makes it look easy, Menna gives readers an inside line on what inspires him, how he got here and potentially where he’s going. Check it out!

 

The Back To School Special

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Sculpting one dinosaur is an undertaking most will find daunting. ZBrushCentral member ministerart@hotmail.uk.co decided to take things a little further. You may be startled to learn that 47 dinos were completed in 4 months for this incredible project. That’s right friends, you read that right! 47 dinosaurs in 4 months. We’re not trying to sell our math skills here, but it’s safe to say that’s a lot of sculpting. This maddening collection of feathered and scaled critters finds its way into a volume titled, “Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur” by DK Publishing worthy of your utmost attention. It’s looking like a back to school special we can sink our claws into! Be sure to fill your head with more learning resources by visiting ZClassroom.

Handy Work

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The August issue of Newsweek featured the usual brand of in-depth news but this time with a twist. Those with a sharp eye may have noticed the cover art more than the headlines. Everybody’s favorite digital sculpting software ZBrush was at it again. This time, construction of the spiny hand featured in the “Border Crisis” cover story was the “handy” work of ZBrushCentral member wbstudio. The project came together with the help of an Insert Mesh brush found on the Bad King website. You can see more from the wbstudio inside ZBrushCentral.

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

It’s All A Matter Of Duty

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ZBrushCentral member Tore, takes us into a David Lynch inspired, digital stop-motion “who done it?” The overall vibe is weird to say the least. If your into Lynchesque films, you won’t want to miss this latest addition to the world of ZBrush. Tore used ZBrush for the modeling and retopology of his characters. You can take advantage of quick retopology inside ZBrush by incorporating the power of ZRemesher. Learn more about ZRemesher and other funtions inside ZBrush by visiting ZClassroom.

 






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