Perception NYC was tasked to create a larger-than-life monument of the heroes for Avengers: Age of Ultron. After pitching several concepts to Marvel, a design of a grand, heroic, rock-carved monument was selected for Age of Ultron’s main-on-end titles featuring a sweeping camera shot around the marble-like sculpture.
The characters were modeled in ZBrush before basic rigs were applied in Maya to create the desired poses. “We’d then hand that off to the ZBrush guys and they would go in and do stuff like fixing things,” said Lead Artist Doug Appleton in an interview with fxguide. “For example, we made sure Iron Man’s panels weren’t going to bend when he stretches his arm out. The artists would straighten it out and make it look like a solid piece of metal that wouldn’t be deforming in any weird way.”
Sean Ray Pugh, a 3D Character Artist at MPC, gave a fantastic talk discussing his ZBrush Pipeline in the film industry at the 2014 Digital Art Conference. The video below offers two hours of his presentation from last year. Check it out for insider tips and tricks galore! Plus, stay tuned for details on the 2015 edition of the Digital Art Conference coming soon.
ZBrushCentral forum member madmac depicts a young zombie enjoying a Saturday swim at the community pool. Because, when zombies aren’t eating brains, they want to enjoy the leisures that humans benefit from too. Have they gained human intelligence from all that brain food? This young zombie certainly seems to be enjoying the weekend. And the best part about being a zombie? You can’t drown if you’re already dead!
Paulo Welter was the modeler in charge of the impressive Griever creature in ‘The Maze Runner’, working alongside Kyeyong Peck who was responsible for the fantastic texturing of the model. Working mostly with ZBrush from a concept designed by Ken Barthelmey, the incredible model was brought to life and then animated for the feature film.
Jordi Bernat is a jeweler and designer, creating both digital and handmade jewels. “I combine different programs to create my works and I use ZBrush to create my pieces because [of the] freedom – [it] allows me to work as if I’m making the jewels on my workbench,” says Bernat. See more renders of his jewelry designs on ZBrush Central.
Daniel Enrique de Leon is a uniquely talented digital artist and storyteller, with extensive experience in 3D printing, and a background in biology and clinical emergency medicine. Here, he combines his many talents to create a fantastic 3D animation of Ebola virus molecular anatomy. Everything was done in ZBrush 4R7 (Beta): modeling, rendering, animation, and camera motion.
The robots in Joseph Kahn’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers bootleg film were blocked-out, detailed and cleaned up in ZBrush. Ingenuity Engine‘s VFX supervisor Grant Miller told fxguide in a recent interview: “We made heavy use of kitbashing for each robot’s mechanical framing. We’ve collected loads of gears, gizmos, and hydraulics over the years and can pretty quickly throw something together that looks like it might function in the real world. The robot’s plating and coverings were then added in ZBrush and cleaned up using ZRemesher.”
Seven years after the Obama action figure was created, we have Hillary Clinton! FCTRY has just launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign which asks for $15,000 US to begin the mass production of a Hillary Clinton figurine. The couple behind FCTRY, Jason Feinberg and his wife Alyssa Zeller, hope that the action figures will become a national sensation, like that of the Obama version.
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