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Return Of The Fab-Four

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The Aaron Sims Company is synonymous with producing concept designs for some of the industries most beloved films. Recently, they played a role in bringing an old favorite back to the big screen. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles defined a generation and spawned a myriad of spin-offs and a long-lasting cartoon series. As cultural icons go, you can’t argue with the foursome’s staying power.

In a recent interview with ComicBookMovie.com, Aaron Sims Company artist, Jared Krichevsky sat down to discuss the studios process for how the turtles came to life. Working side by side with other Aaron Sims Company ZBrush artists, Jared Marantz, Andrew Domachowski, Cameron Ward, Kelton Kram and Tsevtomir Georgev provided the framework for what these icons would eventually look like on screen. Motion capture duties saw the talented men and women of ILM take control of the reigns. If you haven’t seen the film, be sure to strap yourself in for a wild ride. Cowabunga!

 

Building Blocks Of Tomorrow

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We first learned about the boys and girls of the Commonwealth Academy through their involvement with the White House Film Festival. It was an incredible opportunity for these young designers to showcase their early adoption of Sculptris and ZBrush on one of the biggest stages of them all.

We dug a little deeper to find out how this young group of digital clay enthusiasts got their start. Take a closer look at their program in this exclusive interview and learn more about how ZBrush and Sculptris are preparing these young art pioneers for the future.

3D Total Presents ZBrush Characters and Creatures

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Get yourself on the pre-order list for this incredible new addition to the ZBrush universe! Visit the 3D Total website for more information and other resources. With ZBrush and 3DTotal’s constantly expanding learning materials, you’ll have everything you need to take your digital art to the next level.

 

A New Kind Of Assassin

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The long anticipated return of everyone’s favorite assassin is about to hit store shelves. See how ZBrush helps bring the latest assassin’s to life in this incredible trailer. We couldn’t be more excited. From the early game play we’ve seen, Ubisoft is making sure you won’t want to put it down. Multi-player anyone? Off the charts graphics in a highly detailed environment are all hallmarks we’ve come to expect, throwing in multi-player is like winning the Assasssin’s Creed lottery. Take a closer look at this iconic franchise by visiting the official Assassin’s webpage. To see more of how ZBrush is used to bring your favorite film and games to life, be sure to visit our artist interviews.

Snapping Back

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ZBrush artist Jose Alves Silva gives us the back alley goods with his latest 3D print. Mean street enforcer Mr. Walthersnap was brought to life using ZBrush and the MakerBot Replicator Z18.

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Jose proves that bigger can definitely be better. Check out more of Jose’s work by visiting his user gallery inside the ZBrushCentral forum. If you’re still not satisfied, be sure to navigate your way to his website.

 

Wings Of Destiny

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HBO’s Game of Thrones continues to captivate audiences with high caliber big screen special effects and award winning cinematography. It’s no wonder viewers can’t get enough. Bringing creatures like fire breathing dragons and mythic beings to life is a lot easier when you’ve got ZBrush working with artists behind the scenes. Pixomondo’s own, Dan Katcher started his visual arts journey a long time ago. You could say he was a young man on a mission. CG Society’s interview with Lead Modeler Dan Katcher takes us back to the beginning to find out more about his love affair with ZBrush and features like Dynamesh.

Top Of The Toppers

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There seems to be no end in sight when it comes to how people will use ZBrush and 3D printing. The latest in wedding cake decorations, sees the technology bringing brides and grooms to life in all their plastic glory! You can make your special day all the more memorable by incorporating this unique addition to your favorite sweet treat. Read more about the process of bringing your very own digital love birds to life here.

Visit ZBrushCentral for more interesting art, design and 3D printing projects from around the world. You never know what you’ll find!

 

Flexing In A New Direction

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You might be taken back to hear that ZBrush artist Chris Jones used Sculptris to help bring this ecorche model to life. Incredibly, you can still download your very own FREE copy of Sculptris here!

Be sure to take a closer look at Chris Jones by visiting his homepage. If you’re looking to add some world class anatomical reference to your design studio or work space, look no further than our Anatomy Tools offerings inside the ZBrush Store.

Exploding Onto The Scene

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There are Orcs, Ogres and Goblins and then there’s ZBrushCentral member Polydrawer’s take on the subject. His recent submission to the world of digital clay earned him high honours and a spot on the hallowed, Top Row. Great work all around. The piece was created for Blizzardfest. Check out more of Polydrawer’s work inside his user gallery.

One Figure At A Time

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It’s been said that the art world is filled with unsung heroes. Well, DC Collectibles is doing their best to wipe the slate clean and give credit where it’s due. If you’re a ZBrushCentral fan, chances are good you’ve heard of the “hardest working man in the toy business”, Joe Menna. Joe is regarded as an industry leader and torch bearer in the ZBrush and digital art worlds. A quiet, yet explosive talent who makes it look easy, Menna gives readers an inside line on what inspires him, how he got here and potentially where he’s going. Check it out!

 






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