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Join Pixologic at the CTN Animation Expo 2014

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Join Pixologic at the CTN Animation Expo 2014 from November 21st – 23rd 2014  in Burbank (CA) as we present renowned film and gaming artists giving live ZBrush demonstrations.

In case you haven’t heard, CTN is short for the Creative Talent Network and the expo will no doubt be a hot bed for creative talent. With live demonstrations, networking receptions, master workshops, panel discussions and professional exhibits, you can bet on this year’s expo being more popular than ever!

Some of the artists appearing at the ZBrush booth (B52) include:

  • Michael DeFeo (Freelance Artist: Despicable Me 2, The Lorax, Ice Age 4)
  • Chadwick Dusenbery (Freelance Artist)
  • Shaun Absher (Disney Animation)
  • Dylan Ekren (Disney Animation)
  • Alena Wooten (Disney Animation)
  • Matt Thorup (Disney Animation)
  • Tyler Bolyard (Nickelodeon Animation Studio)
  • Danny Williams (Dreamworks Animation)
  • Leticia Reinaldo (Freelance Artist: Frozen,Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy, Muppets Most Wanted)
  • Steve Lord (McFarlane Toys)

To learn more about the artists, view some of their artwork and see a presentation schedule, visit the CTN Animation Expo UGM Page.

See you there!

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!

 

Only 14 Days Till Lift-Off

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We’re getting closer to lift-off! The ZBrush Summit is only 14 days away! Register today to see LIVE artist demos, industry panel discussions, interviews and a sneak peek of the latest version of ZBrush. Remember, the ZBrush Summit is a FREE event happening LIVE and STREAMING around the globe. See you all soon!!!

In The Face Of Danger

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Handling the finer details looks to be ZBSee member pharrisgenois’ strong suit. It’s early in pharrisgenois’ ZBSee posting career but by the look of it, we can expect to see some cool work going forward. There’s a couple of breakdowns on generating everything from an armoured chest plate to a tattered shawl. You can generate your own armour by utilizing features like masking, extractions, Dynamesh and ZRemesher. Look inside ZClassroom to find video tutorials guaranteed to leave you inspired.

A Smashing Introduction

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ZBSee member YTearosh “smashes” his way into the world of ZBrush. A self proclaimed “lurker”, YTearosh looks like he’s finally ready to throw some clay around! Don’t miss our recently updated collection of video tutorials inside ZClassroom.

Peeling Back The Layers

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The second in a series of anatomical reference models from 3DTotal has been successfully crowd funded via Kickstarter. You can still put your best foot forward and support the cause with a contribution and walk away with some cool stuff. Be sure to visit the 3D Total website for more CG art, tutorials and articles than you can shake a leg at.

 

The Familiar Face In The Crowd

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This guy needs no introduction. Morgan Freeman has played the role of some memorable characters throughout his career. ZBSee member mridulson does him justice with this “likeness” sculpt. The whole thing started life as a simple sphere and took final form using a combination of sculpting and re-topology tools like ZRemesher guides, ZRemesher, Projection and Alphas inside ZBrush. Be sure to stop by his user gallery to see an in-depth breakdown of his process, including texturing and rendering for his final image. Learn more about mridulson here.

A Shelf Full Of Monsters

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Hey there ZBrushers! ZBSee member adamsacco takes us into the world of 3D printing and toys with his latest addition to the ZBrush universe. These green critters were designed using features like Dynamesh, ZRemesher and Decimation Master. But wait, there’s more. They may seem like cute additions to your shelf, but they also double as characters in a mobile games app called, Cut The Rope 2.  Get your very own green friend from Figure Outlet. Check them out today! Don’t forget to visit adamsacco’s user gallery to see more interesting and fun ways to use ZBrush.

Hans Rudolf Giger: A Lifetime Of Creativity Remembered

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Cooking Up A Storm

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In preparation for this summer’s Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn festival happening in Portugal, ZBsee member CarlosVidal “cooks up” a little crab meat to keep our appetites in check. Take a look at how Dynamesh, ZRemesher and UV Master come together to help finalize his designs. Visit CarlosVidal’s user gallery for more beach ready digital sculpting.

Bulldog – THU Challenge

Fiddler Crab – THU Chanllenge

 






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