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Learning From The Inside

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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.

 

 

Sculpting Our “Face Off”

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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.

 

New Course from Phoenix Atelier: Character Pipeline for Games-R2

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Kurt Papstein is back at Phoenix Atelier with a brand NEW program Character Pipeline for Games-R2.
Click here to sign up.

FREE ONLINE WEBINAR this Saturday, March 22nd at 10 am PST. Secure your spot today here.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Character Pipeline for Games-R2, will cover character production pipeline for games. Showing the process from beginning to end, resulting in a professional portfolio piece for current and next generation games.
Through the duration of the program, Kurt will demonstrate how to create visually stunning characters for current generation game engines. Students will learn how to translate a 2D concept into a fully functional game asset.

Starting in ZBrush, students will learn how to block out the initial design and take it all the way through to a finished high poly sculpt.

Later, Kurt will be showing how to take these assets into some of the most advanced tools in the industry, in order to finish the character to a professional level fit for a portfolio.

Topics discussed include base mesh creation, digital armature construction, human and animal anatomy, hard surface and organic sculpting, texturing techniques, and presentation. Just to name a few.

PROGRAM STARTS MARCH 24th, 2014.
Sign up today!

Mastering Human Anatomy in ZBrush

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Anatomy Tools and Gnomon School of Visual Effects have joined forces to bring you a 5-day workshop to titled “Mastering Human Anatomy in ZBrush”. This instensive workshop takes place at the Gnomon campus in Hollywood, from April 2nd – April 6th for 8 hours each day.

Work one-on-one with industry giants Andrew Cawrse and Kris Costa as you sculpt from live models and have your anatomy woes solved with step-by-step demonstrations.

With over 50 hours of instruction, demonstrations, and literature, this workshop is a must for all digital artists who want to master the human form.

Register now at AnatomyTools.com to reserve your spot!

ZBrush Industry Spotlight with David Bentley

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In this Industry Spotlight, David Bentley walks you through his automotive design process. Watch, as David details the features and functions used to create this pavement pounding exotic. You’ll see features like Panel Loops, the Noise Maker plugin, Insert Meshes, Clipping brushes and a host of others used to bring this project to life.

“I put this series of videos together on design sketching in ZBrush because I’ve had a number of requests from friends and professionals who ask me where they can go for a design tutorial in ZBrush. They see sculpting in ZBrush as a huge conceptual design opportunity. I hope viewers will find these videos useful and learn from my own experiments.” – David Bentley

Watch the lesson at ZClassroom and check out more images on David’s thread at ZBrushCentral.

New Course from Phoenix Atelier

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Andrew Baker will be teaching a new program at Phoenix Atelier, Breathing life and presence into “DIGITAL CREATURES”! Using current digital software like ZBrush, Andrew shows you his design process and philosophy of conceptualizing a realistic creature or character for digital FX on a feature film. Designing a hero and generic orc like he does for The Hobbit from concept, sculpting, coloring, final pose/expression, final illustration and sculpture (Design Marquette and perhaps prototype). He’ll show how to use real life references and people to come up with fresh approach to an orc and create a character capable of speech and having presence on screen.

Take a step towards a better tomorrow and learn today at Phoenix Atelier.

Registration is open, with his program starting on January 27th, 2014. Sign up HERE.

Check out a demo that Andrew Baker did last year discussing his work philosophy and methodology a real insight to one of the most prolific creature designers working in the industry today.

Andrew Baker Demo, Senior Designer on The Hobbit

New Courses by Digital-Tutors!

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Start the year off right with a whopping six new courses from Digital-Tutors!

Creating a Photorealistic Female Character in ZBrush and 3ds Max

Texture Painting in ZBrush

Techniques for Sculpting Like the Masters in ZBrush

Sculpting Female Torsos in ZBrush

Creating a Hard Surface Sci-Fi Ninja in ZBrush

High-Resolution Game Character Creation Pipeline in ZBrush and Maya

Check them out at Digital-Tutors.com!

For more ZBrush courses check out our 3rd Party Training Page.

New From ZBW: The Complete Figure Sculpting Bundle

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The Complete Figure Sculpting Bundle combines two of ZBrushWorkshops’ finest master classes to give you the best possible training in figure sculpting.  With this bundle, you will have full access to both “Female Figure Sculpting In ZBrush with Cesar Zambelli” and “Male Figure Sculpting In ZBrush with Jose Pericles”.

Create elegant, convincing female characters, and capture the strength and versatility of the male figure with two top-level figure artists!

To find out more and to sign up, visit ZBrushWorkshops.com.

Digital Sculpture: The Male Figure with Tyler Breon

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CGWorkshops has a brand new workshop coming your way in February. Tyler Breon is running a male anatomy class, and they have early bird pricing until midnight on Thursday, December 5th – $499 instead of the usual $599!

Whether you work in games or film, are in school, or on the path to a full-time position, a solid understanding of the human figure and how to create it is one of the most important assets a Character Artist/Modeler can have. This course breaks down the human figure into a simple, easy to digest process, and gives artists the foundational knowledge needed to produce believable, anatomically correct and visually stunning CG characters.

Visit CGSociety.com to reserve your spot, and get the early bird special, today!

Advanced VideoGame Character Creation with Katon Callaway

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CG Workshops have released a new class: Advanced VideoGame Character Creation, with Katon Callaway. Join Sony Santa Monica’s Lead Character Artist as he takes you through his approach to building advanced characters for high-end console games. Learn the fundamentals that can be applied regardless of what piece of software you’re using.

Weekly live class sessions, videos, and assignments make up this 8 week course that starts February 3rd and goes through March 31st.

Earlybird Special! Enroll before December 5th, 2013 at the special price of $549 (usually $649)!

Visit CGWorkshops.org for more info or to enroll.

Katon Callaway walks you through his upcoming course:

Sony's Katon Callaway walks you through his newest CGWorkshop, Advanced VideoGame Character Creation






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