It was a wild day of digital sculpting at this year’s 3D Printer World Expo! The sculpting was fierce and the action furious. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and voted online. Our 3D Printer World Expo Champion nominated by you the people is, RAFAEL GRASSETTI.
Voting has ended! We’re tallying the votes and the winner will be announced shortly, so stay tuned!
Voting is now OPEN! Be sure to support your favorite artist as they battle head to head in the 3D Printer World Sculpt Off! Help crown the undisputed champion while there’s still time. The clock is ticking.
Visit our Facebook page to see the contestants and to place your vote.
One contestant will rise to the occasion and walk away as the undisputed winner.
Contestants will be sculpting in a heads up challenge LIVE, January 31st 2014 on the main stage of the 3D Printer World Expo. If you can’t be in attendance, be sure to place your votes online on our Facebook page Saturday, February 1st. With only 6 hours of voting, the clock will be ticking. This is your chance to help crown our LIVE “Sculpt-Off Champion” at the 3D Printer World Expo. The winner will take home a Form 1 3D Printer.
The finished sculptures will be on display inside the Burbank Convention Center on Saturday, February 1st where attendees can vote for their favorite piece.
We’ll be looking to audience members and our faithful ZBrush community followers to weigh in with public voting. That’s right. You can take part in crowning the 3D Printer World Expo Champion! Voting will ONLY be open for 6 hours on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2014!
View the contest lineup here and check back here for updates!
We’re gearing up for some serious “head to head” digital sculpting action like you’ve never seen!
Join The Pixologic Team and a host of industry pros live from the Burbank Convention Center from Jan. 31 through Feb.1, 2014 for the 3D Printer World Expo. You’ll learn how to take your designs from screen to printed products with two days of industry specific presentations and a fistful of live demos. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to sit with some of the best in the business for what promises to be an unrivaled clay slinging showdown!
Get more info and the full artist lineup at our 3D Printer World Expo UGM page.
Andrew Baker will be teaching a new program at Phoenix Atelier, Breathing life and presence into “DIGITAL CREATURES”! Using current digital software like ZBrush, Andrew shows you his design process and philosophy of conceptualizing a realistic creature or character for digital FX on a feature film. Designing a hero and generic orc like he does for The Hobbit from concept, sculpting, coloring, final pose/expression, final illustration and sculpture (Design Marquette and perhaps prototype). He’ll show how to use real life references and people to come up with fresh approach to an orc and create a character capable of speech and having presence on screen.
Take a step towards a better tomorrow and learn today at Phoenix Atelier.
Registration is open, with his program starting on January 27th, 2014. Sign up HERE.
Check out a demo that Andrew Baker did last year discussing his work philosophy and methodology a real insight to one of the most prolific creature designers working in the industry today.
CGSociety.com is back with another challenge. This one is easy! You just need to upload a finished 3D model to the Verold 3d interactive viewer, and add it to your CGPortfolio between now and Monday January 13th at midnight PST.
Meet The Judges
Katon Callaway – Sony Santa Monica
John DeRiggi – Schell Games
Mike Bond – Verold and former Lead Game Designer at Tecmo Koei Canada
Winners will receive a free 1 year CGSConnect membership (giving advertising free viewing of their CGPortfolios), a free Ballistic Book of their choice and a CGTraining-on-Demand tutorial of their choice.
For info on submission details, visit CGSociety.com.
The Complete Figure Sculpting Bundle combines two of ZBrushWorkshops’ finest master classes to give you the best possible training in figure sculpting. With this bundle, you will have full access to both “Female Figure Sculpting In ZBrush with Cesar Zambelli” and “Male Figure Sculpting In ZBrush with Jose Pericles”.
Create elegant, convincing female characters, and capture the strength and versatility of the male figure with two top-level figure artists!
To find out more and to sign up, visit ZBrushWorkshops.com.
Taking ideas from simple design sketches to finished products has never been easier. Every day, artists continue to publish creations that push the envelope of what was once considered science fiction. Tareq Mirza is on a mission to rid the world of tangled headphone wires. The Bud-E ear bud wrapping case is a unique and exciting little invention that makes untangling and wrapping up your wires a thing of the past. Recently, Tareq shared his process and inspiration for his latest industrial designs. When asked how it all came together, the answer was simple, “none of these designs would be possible without ZBrush and features like Dynamesh and Curve slice brushes. Adding to this, Decimation Master gave Tareq the freedom to “easily adjust the design” without worrying about topology.
Check out more of Tareq’s work and the Bud-E ear buds, by visiting the Ektera homepage. Keep your eyes peeled for cool product designs and out of this world art on ZBrushCentral.
You know the only thing wrong with the holiday season? Not enough monsters. Luckily, between now and the 23rd of December, CGSociety is giving you the chance to upload as many creepy, slimy, toothy, hairy, leggy, scaly, craggy, smelly, weird or just plain scary (or even beautiful) beings as your heart desires.
Your creatures can be 2D or 3D – they can be WIPs or fully realised – they can be whatever you like. You just need to upload them to your CGPortfolio before December 23rd 2013 and put them in the “Creatures” category.
After this date, the five judges (all contributors to The Essence – Creatures ) will each choose their favorite piece, and tell us why they like it. There are no other criteria – it’s entirely up to them (and their decisions are final!)
Winners will receive a free slip-case copy of The Essence – Creatures, a years’ free CGSConnect Membership and a free CGTOD of their choice. Your CGPortfolio will also be showcased via CGSociety’s social media.
The judges are:
Jim Van Den Bogart
Happy uploading! Post any questions in this thread (or links to your CGPortfolio, if you like).
Our newest member of the Turntable Gallery, Damon Woods (aka DK Woods at ZBrushCentral), has provided a few incredibly detailed characters, along with closeups of each one. Damon started his career as a 3D generalist, but has spent his evenings working in ZBrush to hone his character design skills. We think he was pretty successful!
Check out Damon’s work at our Turntable Gallery, and see more of his creations at his user gallery at ZBrushCentral.
CGWorkshops has a brand new workshop coming your way in February. Tyler Breon is running a male anatomy class, and they have early bird pricing until midnight on Thursday, December 5th – $499 instead of the usual $599!
Whether you work in games or film, are in school, or on the path to a full-time position, a solid understanding of the human figure and how to create it is one of the most important assets a Character Artist/Modeler can have. This course breaks down the human figure into a simple, easy to digest process, and gives artists the foundational knowledge needed to produce believable, anatomically correct and visually stunning CG characters.
Visit CGSociety.com to reserve your spot, and get the early bird special, today!