The world turns in strange ways from time to time. The most recent oddity we’ve come across is a 3D print “while you shop” solution from the UK based grocery chain ASDA. You read that right. Get a virtual double of yourself printed in store while your stocking up on carrots and milk. Check it out for yourself and see how ZBrush is playing a hand in helping to get you and your “mini body double” out of the store in record time.
Create 'mini me' models of you and your family at Asda!
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.
Capturing the sentiment of a sophisticated creature is no easy task. This latest piece is a testament to the hard work and dedication needed to arrive at a believable conclusion. The advertisement was developed for Peta and ensures that only humans worked hard in the making of this short. Having ZBrush available helped with capturing high resolution details. Check out some of the breakdowns from The Mill to see how this little chimp came to life.
Check out the first music video produced by Dvein production studios in Barcelona. Creepy is a good way to describe the liquefied nightmare that unfolds. ZBrush artist, Luis Gomez Guzman helped by adding final details to faces and environments. Visit their site for more videos.
Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz fame, steps into the world of digital clay with his latest video featuring ZBrush! The title track “Everyday Robots” is Albarn’s first solo outing. If this latest number is any indication of what’s to come, we couldn’t be more excited. Witness Albarn’s transformation from ZSphere to finished sculpture. Everyday Robots is scheduled for release on April 29th.
Please join the Pixologic team in welcoming our newest member to the Turntable Gallery, Lucas Cuenca (aka lucasvv8 at ZBC)! His latest work, Alduin, was done for a Sony PS4 commercial that aired in the UK. Check out the video below. He did all the modeling and texturing in ZBrush!
The other turntable Lucas provided is for the character Green Arrow. After playing around with a sphere for 30 minutes he came up with an archer character and went from there.
Attributing ZBrush to why he started working in VFX, Lucas says it’s “the most artistic tool. It’s great for designing all kinds of creatures, characters, environments, mech and props. With ZBrush, designing and creating is just beautiful!”
Showcasing the commercial flexibility of using ZBrush for advertising, COA recently unleashed their latest video campaign highlighting their AESIR Workstations and Render Farm offerings. COA takes the spirit of the Norse tradition and puts it into every machine they make. The names of their workstations are even derived from the names of mythical viking gods. For this latest promotional video, characters were detailed in ZBrush. COA created the entire project in house utilizing features like Spotlight and the UV Master plugin along with some clever masking techniques to generate things like armor.
With a full range of products designed for various budgets and needs, you’re sure to find something to meet your demands. Check out the promotional video and witness the power of ZBrush viking style.
ZBrushCentral artist waynedxf sheds light on using ZBrush for print advertising. You can see more of his process for creating interesting advertising material in his latest thread. Get up close and personal by visiting his homepage.
Pressed for time? Working on a melting schedule? ZBrush artist Michael Milano trusts the power of ZBrush to create high quality game assets just in time. These cold critters are part of an expansive group, designed and created for City State Entertainment’s upcoming iPad game. The original concepts were the brainchild of Photoshop ninja, Michelle Davies.
You can find out more about City State Entertainment by visiting their website.
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