Studio Daily’s Peter Plantec, recently announced this year’s recipients for the Golden Pixie awards. You guessed it, ZBrush took home the hardware for best digital sculpting software. ZBrush wasn’t the only winner. Be sure to check out the other incredible recipients including VFX guru, professor Paul Debevec. Here’s to the winners and best of luck next year!
ZBrush artist Katerin takes this latest addition to the ZBrush universe to the next level. Be sure to visit her ZBrushCentral thread where you’ll see breakdowns for how this stylized character and her mythical companion came to life. Features like Noisemaker, Fibermesh and Polypainting were instrumental in helping to bring this duo to life.
ZBrush artist ajuricic brings a Jean-Baptiste Monge piece to into the world of digital clay. Be sure to check out his process for generating surface textures and sculpting details and wrinkles. After the drinks were poured and the bubbles settled, this guy smiled his way onto the Top Row. You can see an entire collection of Top Row candidates inside the ZBrush Top Row Gallery.
“3DTotal introduces a new series of anatomical reference figures for artists, offering the male anatomy in a full planar model – designed by popular demand! – Plus new full nude and full écorché versions. We also reveal how to create convincing bio-suits for male characters that fit the human anatomy perfectly!”
Visit the 3DTotal KickStarter page to help bring this latest offering to life.
Jumping from the “squared circle” to the big screen has come naturally for wrestling icon, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
If you “smell what the Rock is cooking”, chances are it involves another box office hit. Be sure to check out a behind the scenes breakdown of Hercules in this FXGuide interview. You’ll hear how concept artist Rob Bliss and the Weta Workshop used ZBrush to bring a sixteen foot lion to life. FXGuide is a premier publication committed to continually giving readers the goods on how their favorite special effects come to life.
ZBrushCentral is the place to see the latest in digital sculpting goodness from around the world. This recent addition sees Acornboy aka Sam Greenwell bring an enchanted moment under the sea to life. Check out more from this talented “digital clay slinger” inside his user gallery.
Niko Nikizar aka nikizar inside the ZBrushcentral forum, wields a massive sword en route to his rightful place on the Top Row. Be sure to check out the other incredible digital art featured inside our Top Row Gallery. Bioware’s Dragon Age is a staple for RPG fans and continues to expand with the latest release of Dragon Age Inquisition. Get your copy today!
ZBrusher Zbynek_k puts the rub down on a the latest Voltaren topical cream advert. Check out a full collection of figures inside Zbynek_k’s user gallery. Be sure to check out our ZBrush Industry pages for more interesting uses of the world’s favorite digital sculpting software, ZBrush.
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!
It’s no secret that the Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn Festival 2014 went off like a roman candle exploding in the night. In a well-deserved feature interview with FXGuide, the team at Techno Image are finally getting the exposure they deserve. Comprised of Guilherme Proença, Lucas Leibholz, Pedro Conti, Tiago Hoisel and Rodnei Bassani, this team is a force to be reckoned with. Visit ZBrushCentral to see more of how this incredible trailer was brought to life with a little help from ZBrush.
If you are a ZBlog follower, you’ll no doubt have heard and seen their exploits before. Notable for their work in commercial advertising, the crew is poised to continue leaving a mark on the industry. Find out more about the Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn Festival by visiting their homepage.