RoboCop burst onto scene in the 1987 cult classic of the same name and immediately became a sensation. The dude even had his own video games that spanned across the 8 and 16-bit genres! No small task for a lone cop from a future Detroit! With a signature phrase that would leave the Terminator speechless, Murphy’s “Drop It!” can still be heard through the hallways of our office from time to time. Rejoice fellow ZBrushers, because your favorite cyborg cop is back and this time he’s got a high-tech suit designed in ZBrush. Check out this incredible behind the scenes, “making-of” footage from Legacy Effects! You’ll see how a simple concept sketch can transform into a fully wearable, blockbuster movie costume!
If your trigger finger is itching to design your own “robo” inspired suit, you’ll need to start with a high powered helmet! Lucky for you, we’ve been hard at work updating a video series covering just what you’ll need to get the job done! You’ll have to get your own Ford Taurus.
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ZBSee member mhfrandsen showcases a series of dripping cool creature busts in his latest thread. Look a little closer and you’ll see that one of the lucky beasts has even made the transition from screen to 3D print in the form of a resin kit! Yes it’s true, you too can wonder in delight at the possibilities of taking your very own designs from ZBrush to your table top. Visit Mikkel’s homepage to see more of his digital sculpting projects and a list of available resin kits.
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.
The annual Game Artisans ComicCon Challenge has come and gone. Yes, it’s hard to believe that another year of comic book action has already passed us by! This ZBSee post features an incredible collection of work created for the epic challenge. Visit our dedicated forum space for a walk down memory lane and your chance to see all the incredible ZBrush work leading up to the final days of the contest. ZBSee members Ballo, joymepls, Stepanchikov, Danpetro and CgNara landed themselves at the top of the superhero heap. They placed first through fifth respectively. It looks like ZBrush helped these artists land a crushing blow!
Everyday millions of toys ride trucks to the shelves of toy stores around the world. This latest post reminds us that no matter how big or small, ZBrush helps to make some of those toys a reality. Be sure to check out more toy designs inside ZBSee member devoid’s user gallery.
These new vinyl toy designs come from long-time ZBSee member and Shinbone Creative’s own Scott Wetterschneider. It’s great to see the latest in vinyl toy madness coming from this eclectic ZBrusher. Visit Shinbone Creative to find out how you too can create your own toys! The Shinbone Creative hits you with a myriad of resources while keeping you inspired. You can see more of Wetterschneider’s work by visiting his user gallery.
ZBSee member Aidin Salsabili recently shared news about an Iranian virtual museum exhibit. Check out Aidin’s videos for a behind the scenes look at the process used to create these priceless artifacts. Aidin’s user gallery will keep you busy exploring countless artifacts recreated using ZBrush.
Funny Garbage seems to be on the curve of what’s hip and cool in the world of digital clay. Fred Kahl, a Creative Director with the firm is utilizing ZBrush to bring an old american favorite back to life using 3D printing technology. Luna Park at Coney Island represents a time and place locked in the American sub-conscience. The place is part myth, part fantasy but all american. Of course Kahl’s Coney island is a miniature representation of the historic coastal playground. We think Luna Park founders Frederic Thompson and Elmer “Skip” Dundy would approve of this miniature version produced using the help of a MakerBot printer.
Angus J Law recently posted this interesting look at ZBrush in the manufacturing world. You never know what you’ll find inside the ZBSee experience. His thread features a four step process that covers sculpting, CNC programming, tool and die work and finally, the addition of the finished piece to the crocodile hand bag. Check out his user gallery for more unexpected product designs. Angus is a London based ZBrusher and from the looks of it, he’s getting his “bling” on.
Joe Menna is an established “fan favorite” on the ZBrushCentral forum. He’s been touted as the “hardest working man in the toy business”. Surely a play on an old James Brown reference, but nonetheless fitting. Lately, Joe and his wife Julianna have been actively working at tearing up the art scenes in major cities across North America. The pair have the perfect mix of digital sculpting and traditional skills working in their favor. With Joe as an established player in the toy game and Julianna featured in galleries from Philly to San Fran, you can bet this one-two punch is here to stay!
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