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!
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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 Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) is currently showcasing their “Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition” celebrating the latest in blockbuster movie fashion. The designs fuse the best of the traditional design world with 3D printing and digital sculpting technologies. Visit the FIDM Museum & Galleries to learn more about the exhibit and see costumes from movies like American Hustle, Star Trek Into Darkness, Hunger Games and many more! You can learn more about how ZBrush was used to design costumes for movies like Man of Steel and Pacific Rim with this behind the scenes video featuring Legacy Effects.
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.
The GameArtisans COMICON CHALLENGE sees it’s final day of public voting end today! If you haven’t already cast your vote, be sure to visit the GameArtisan’s website to giver your favorite a fighting chance. You can see a whole host of ComicCon Challenge workflows by visiting the our dedicated thread inside ZBrushCentral. We can’t wait to see who takes home the top spot.
Be sure to tune into SyFy network’s hit television program, “Face Off” on March 25, 2014 to see ZBrush in action. The program will feature ZBrush artists Zack Petroc, Mark DeDecker, Stefano Dubay, Meats Meier, Alvaro Buendia and Rafael Grassetti. Without giving away too much, the show is titled, “Freaks of Nature” and features Neville Page as a guest host and judge.