Boonar is introducing ZBrush Workshop, the second ZBrush workshop organized by Boonika – platform for visual dialogue. The workshop head teacher/lecturer is Ivan Šantić, 3D designer & animator (MOTH3R.com ). The workshop is intended for anyone who wants to learn ZBrush (Pixologic), programming interface, design techniques, types of materials, application of textures and rendering of 3D models, knowledge background is not needed. Workshop will deal with the practical applications of ZBrush tools in digital design and development of 3D concepts, prototypes, products and packaging. We would like to highlight a special part of this workshop 3D Print technology and what it takes to make your virtual model become a reality.
Visit Boonar’s website to find out how to sign up.
ZBrush Workshop – Official page
ZBrush Workshop – Facebook group
ZBrush Workshop – Ivan Šantić (Lecturer)
The chance to sculpt your ultimate creature starts Monday July 8th as Bryan Wynia guides you through his world of femurs, fangs, fur and feet in his 3D Creature Sculpting CGWorkshop. A non-timezone specific, closed forum environment means you can access the class for anywhere in the world at any time. Receive personal feedback on your assignments from both Bryan and your classmates, and attend live webinars (recorded for those who can’t make it) where you can discuss the industry, your career, and monster-making in general. Don’t miss this chance to learn from a truly awesome artist and a great teacher.
Space is limited, so visit CGSociety.org to sign up!
This Quick Start Learning Path is targeted at students and artists wanting to get up to speed learning ZBrush fast. Throughout the five tutorials in this learning path you’ll take a step-by-step approach to learning everything from how to navigate ZBrush’s interface, sculpting and texturing techniques as well as how to efficiently take advantage of such features as DynaMesh and FiberMesh. After completing this learning path you’ll have the solid foundation in ZBrush that you’ll need to move onto some of the more advanced ZBrush tutorials here at Digital-Tutors.
Quick Start to ZBrush Trailer from Digital-Tutors on Vimeo.
Pixologic is pleased to announce the release of ZBrush 4R6 for Windows and Mac!
ZBrush 4R6 continues to improve and enhance ZBrush functionality by giving artists access to a rich toolset of new features designed to excite their creativity and boost productivity.
Central to Release 6 is ZRemesher: an evolution of ZBrush’s automatic retopology tool. It analyzes the curves in a mesh to produce a very natural polygon flow. Yet it also achieves these better results in significantly less time. Of course, when an artist wants more control ZRemesher provides features such as local density management and curve flow orientation. Furthermore, a new and innovative feature of ZRemesher is its ability to perform local retopology to a specific part of the mesh while keeping all border vertex points welded to the rest of the model.
The response from the artist community since ZRemesher was released has been overwhelming, with many saying that they can now do in minutes what used to take days! Visit the official ZBrushCentral thread to read what they are saying.
But that’s not all! ZBrush 4R6 also introduces a number of other enhancements. New brushes further extend the sculpting toolkit, including the new Trim Curve, Bridge Curve and Creasing brushes. DynaMesh — ZBrush’s revolutionary concepting tool — now preserves PolyGroups. This is perfect for sculpting hard surfaces! And speaking of hard surfaces, the Panel Loops feature has been expanded with two new options to deliver even more flexibility.
These are just a few of the highlights of ZBrush 4R6, which is a FREE UPGRADE for existing registered users. These features and other enhancements are described on the ZBrush 4R6 Feature Pages.
Toys! Happy Meals! Pez dispensers! We often take for granted all the little gewgaws that find their way into our everyday lives. Sure, some of them can be collectibles that end up being worth a fortune years down the road, but even then who really thinks much about how these cool little items come to be? Well, it turns out that Little Wonder Studio puts a lot of thought into exactly that topic – not just the technical aspect but also the artistic side. It also turns out that ZBrush has been a revolutionary tool for them! This interview has been a true pleasure to put together. Right in keeping with the company’s roots and traditions, you’ll discover that it is filled with a good sense of fun, side by side with great detail. We hope you enjoy it!
Read the interview
Find out how ZBrush works and make it work for you! Ryan Kingslien is going to teach you each and every feature of ZBrush, what it does and why. Then you’ll learn the best way to use those tools and how to create highly effective workflows to help you get work done faster than ever before. Ryan’s even going to use his personal sculpting methods to help you unlock your creativity, because in the end, it’s not just about learning ZBrush’s features, it’s about discovering your inner sculptor and reaching your full potential as an artist!
Sign up at ZBrushWorkshops.com.
Our friends at Digital Tutors have released three new ZBrush tutorials! Beat June Gloom and get started sculpting with one of these unique courses!
Designing a Scary Female Monster in ZBrush
Creating a Mech Archer Concept in ZBrush
Creating an Aged Portrait in ZBrush
For more information or tutorials check out our 3rd Party Training page.
Pixologic is proud to announce our return to the showroom floor. Join us at Siggraph 2013 from July 23 to 25th inside the Anaheim Convention Center, for three days of live demos, panel discussions and Q&A sessions. We’ll have a whole cast of industry professionals demonstrating how they use ZBrush in their respective pipelines. You won’t want to miss all the live action as it unfolds. Be sure to stop by Booth 529 and take advantage of special showroom floor pricing. See you there!
Something about this sculpt harkens back to the gritty quality of Sin City. Yet, with the full color and cute little dog laying the lick down, the similarities are short lived. This latest ZBrushCentral post by the talented Rudy Massar is a great juxtaposition of the hard and soft. The facial expression really sells the piece and smooches its way onto the TopRow. Still, the thought of Mickey Rourke and his family of Chihuahua’s runs deep. Rudy nailed this one. Check out his user gallery for more of the cute, cuddly, and hardcore!