Archive for the 'VFX for Films' Category

Drop It! One More Time

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RoboCop burst onto scene in the 1987 cult classic of the same name and immediately became a sensation. The dude even had his own video games that spanned across the 8 and 16-bit genres! No small task for a lone cop from a future Detroit! With a signature phrase that would leave the Terminator speechless, Murphy’s “Drop It!” can still be heard through the hallways of our office from time to time. Rejoice fellow ZBrushers, because your favorite cyborg cop is back and this time he’s got a high-tech suit designed in ZBrush. Check out this incredible behind the scenes, “making-of” footage from Legacy Effects! You’ll see how a simple concept sketch can transform into a fully wearable, blockbuster movie costume!

If your trigger finger is itching to design your own “robo” inspired suit, you’ll need to start with a high powered helmet! Lucky for you, we’ve been hard at work updating a video series covering just what you’ll need to get the job done! You’ll have to get your own Ford Taurus.

Be sure to visit ZClassroom for even more educational content and learn how to take your digital sculpting further.

ROBOCOP – Making of the Suit – Legacy Effects

And The Winner Is…

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The annual CG Student Awards have been conferred. This year’s entries were nothing short of mind blowing. Alas, there’s got to be a winner in each category. Be sure to visit the CG Student Awards website for a closer look at this year’s champs! We are so excited to see this new flock of ZBrushers showcasing their skills on the global stage. Good luck and happy ZBrushing until next year!

 

Feast In A Fallen City

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Stop-motion film making is a demanding art form. From the creation of “physical” sets and characters to the painstaking capture of movement, every scene demands attention to detail. The “Feast In A Fallen City” takes the time honored tradition of stop-motion film-making and gives it a jolt of modern technology. Using ZBrush and 3D printing technology to realize his designs, director Aron Bothman, a student at the California Institute of the Arts, took full advantage of everybody’s favorite “digital clay” while bringing his tale to life. Be sure to watch the “making of video” for a behind the scenes look at how it all came together.

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2014/05/22/3d-printing-student-film-aron-bothman/

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.

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

 

Mark Of The Blue Bird

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This “toothed wonder” could actually have walked the Earth. The entire project was sculpted using you guessed it, ZBrush! Visit ZBrusher Brahimaz’s user gallery to see this and other creatures along with a series of head bust studies. Adding fur and fibers to your digital sculpting projects is easy and fun. Visit ZClassroom to learn more about incorporating these dynamic features into your workflow.

 






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