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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Trent Tate is an Austin based artist with an eye for the classics. He’s no stranger to the time honored traditions of producing classical drawings and paintings in materials like charcoal and egg tempera. His works have been on display at the Austin Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art and his clients include the likes of Dennis Quaid. Lately, he’s moved away from tempura paintings and focused his energy on ZBrush. This series of illustrations demonstrate that a little ingenuity goes a long way. Taking up the challenge of recreating a Durer drawing is no easy task, doing it using ZBrush isn’t something you see everyday! In this case, Trent has climbed the mountain and lived to tell the tale. You can find out more about Trent and his methods of illustration by visiting his website.
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.
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.
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.
Exploring the darker side of the Dragon Ball Z universe is the name of the game with this ZBrushCentral post. Ishikawa_Cg hits all the right notes with this rendition of the super villain, Cell. Visit Ishikawa’s user gallery to see more of your favorite heroes and villains brought to life in digital clay!
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!
The CG Master Academy is set to host classes with some of the biggest names in the business. Be sure to visit their website for a complete breakdown of classes and high caliber instructors. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn ZBrush with professionals from some of the world’s leading studios. For more educational resources, be sure to visit ZClassroom.
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