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!
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.
Recently, we had an opportunity to get up close and personal with artist Gil Bruvel. For over 4 decades, Gil has worked tirelessly to push the envelope in a wide variety of mediums. His latest works see him conquering the realms of digital sculpting and 3D printing using ZBrush. We are delighted to present this intimate look at a man who continues to expand his artistic voice.
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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.
ZBSee artist, Itay Schlesinger sounds off his arrival by blowing a steam whistle for his latest digital clay contributions. Visit his user gallery to see everything from a medieval inspired chess set to a swashbuckling dog.
There was a time when we dreamed the characters in our favorite comic books could jump off the page. The rise of 3D printing brings this closer to reality. Check out Brimstone and Borderhounds #9. The issue features a 3D printed cover designed in ZBrush. Visit CoKreeate for more 3D printing products and services. We can’t wait to get our hands on a copy!
It’s all fashion forward with an eye to the wrinkle and fold. ZBSee artist, Marco Splash ”sews” up a Top Row nod with his latest collection of threads and faces. You’ll see everything from mechanized femme fatales to anabolic induced alien creatures. Take a closer look inside his user gallery. Visit his website for a more intimate look. Be sure to visit ZClassroom for a whopping series of video tutorials on industrial design.
When we get hungry, we reach for a Snickers. It’s hard to deny the taste of smooth caramel and peanuts with a layer of nougat all wrapped in a chocolate coating. It makes “ZBrushing” that much more enjoyable and even faster! After all, you can’t survive on digital clay alone. Or can you? The latest Snickers advertising campaign sees a unique use of ZBrush come to life on the streets of Korea. Recently, an interactive advertising campaign popped up and put a “zombie” twist on satisfying hunger. Watch ZBrush artist Gio Nakpil and a talented team of digital effects artists scare some unsuspecting commuters. Visit Gio’s user gallery inside ZBSee for a closer look at this ZBrusher’s process.
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.
Chances are, if you grew up during the 1980′s, Jim Henson and Frank Oz played a significant role in either leaving you petrified or inspired. ZBSee member stumpf, recently re-imagined the Skeksis featured in The Dark Crystal. This rendition of an all-time classic was brought to life using features like NoiseMaker, ShadowBox, Dynamesh to name a few. Take a closer look at stumpf and his digital sculpting exploits inside his user gallery.