Archive for the 'VFX for Films' Category

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.

It’s All A Matter Of Duty

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ZBrushCentral member Tore, takes us into a David Lynch inspired, digital stop-motion “who done it?” The overall vibe is weird to say the least. If your into Lynchesque films, you won’t want to miss this latest addition to the world of ZBrush. Tore used ZBrush for the modeling and retopology of his characters. You can take advantage of quick retopology inside ZBrush by incorporating the power of ZRemesher. Learn more about ZRemesher and other funtions inside ZBrush by visiting ZClassroom.

 

The Ultimate Judge Match on SyFy Network’s “Face Off”

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Syfy Network’s, “Face Off” continues to draw a crowd. The latest episode saw Neville Page going “head to head” in all out judges grudge match. The competition was fierce but in the end, Neville was able to take home the win while incorporating the power of ZBrush to establishing his designs. Learn more about Face Off by visiting the SyFy network’s homepage.

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!!!

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.

 






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