Want to see your work in a high-quality art book? 3dtotal has announced its annual call for submissions for Digital Art Masters Volume 9. Simply submit your work following the guidelines before 25 Nov 2013 for your chance to be featured in print! Voting takes place in December. 50 artists will be selected from the submissions – each will receive 2 hardcover copies of the book plus an 11-inch resin male anatomical reference figure.
Digital Art Masters is stocked in bookshops around the world and exhibited at all the major expos, so this is a fantastic opportunity to have your art reach new audiences. Previous contributors have included the mighty Rafael Grassetti, Pascal Blanché, Matthew Burke, Marek Denko, Eric Durante and more, alongside many up-and-coming talents. Could this be your year?
Find more info and submission details at 3DTotal.com.
It’s Halloween time and the creatures are on the loose. Watch exclusive spooky free training all week long to help you learn hair-raising new skills.
Character Creation Pipeline in Maya and ZBrush
Illustrating a Vintage Horror Film Poster in Photoshop and ZBrush
Designing Scary Film Monsters in ZBrush
Check them out!
Check out these two new courses released by our friends at Digital-Tutors!
Creating an Armored Beast in ZBrush
Creating a Detailed Forest Creature in ZBrush
For more information check out our 3rd Party Training page
Pixologic is once again supporting, our UK ZBrush reseller, bluegfx, with their annual bluegfx expo event which is being held on 30 Oct 2013 at the London Film Museum (Southbank)… just a 5 minute walk from Waterloo train station. Glen Southern will be demonstrating the latest features of ZBrush 4R6 plus his recent work on “The Last Days on Mars”. Glen will be hosting both a morning and afternoon session and also showing off his skills on the Wacom stand in the exhibition area.
The bluegfx expo is a day dedicated to the latest in 3D technology and other highlights include a Skyfall presentation from Framestore plus an early preview of V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max. Please register at www.bluegfxexpo.co.uk.
Take a tour of our Turntable Gallery and you’ll notice a new addition. ThePriest showcases the harder edge of digital sculpting. This remarkable steampunk hummingbird started life as a simple Dynamesh sphere that was quickly chopped, cut and manipulated into its present form. Other key features used in the development of this piece included ZRemesher, Panel Loops and Multi-Mesh brushes. You can see more of ThePriest by visiting his user gallery. If you are interested in using Insert brushes and Multi Mesh brushes, visit the dedicated Multi-Mesh Repository inside the ZBrushCentral forum.
For this contest, you must sculpt an iconic character from one of the horror films listed on the contest page. However, you must put a twist on your character by re-imagining him (or her) in an unexpected scenario. Something that would shade (pun intended) a new light on the character. What would the character do if he (or she) were not in a horror movie? What if Frankenstein was a nurse? Freddy Kruger as a mailman? Maybe Samara from “The Ring” moonlights as a hair dresser? Use your imagination and surprise us!
Get all the rules, regulations, and most importantly the list of prizes at the official 2013 ZBrushCentral Halloween Contest page.
Make time this weekend to watch free introductory ZBrush training from Digital-Tutors as they open up two exclusive courses.
Digital-Tutors’ recently-released Quick Start to ZBrush takes a very methodical, step-by-step, approach to covering the tools and techniques that are most important in enabling you to get up and running in ZBrush quickly. Each volume of a Quick Start builds upon the previous volume, enabling us to progressively build up a complex project into a finished state.
In the free-this-weekend Volumes 1-2, you’ll cover the basics of getting started working in ZBrush. You’ll start in Volume 1 and learn about navigation and the interface, cover methods of working with primitive geometry and subdividing geometry and learn about working with multiple SubTools, strokes and alphas, and masking. At the end of each Volume, you’ll have a chance to practice the topics covered to start applying your new skills to your own work.
In Volume 2, you will learn about advanced primitive creation techniques, covering the important topic of Polygroups and look at methods for modifying geometry. You’ll also learn some character-specific sculpting techniques in addition to an automatic method for recreating a mesh’s topology. Other topics include using Panel Loops, working with stencils and modifying our strokes in different ways.
Make sure to take advantage of the free training and over three hours of powerful introductory content.
Visit the free training page and start learning ZBrush this weekend!
Recently, Makerbot’s Replicator 2 was spraying a whole new yarn. The Verlan dress is the result of a collective effort driven forward by Bitonti Studio principal, Francis Bitonti, along with the Pratt School of Design’s Digital Arts and Humanities Research Center (DAHRC). Bitonti is no stranger to fusing the digital realm with fashion. He recently completed a project called, “Dita’s Gown” for diva Dita Von Teese. As 3D printing becomes more accessible, it’s safe to say more and more innovative ways to apply it in our daily lives are sure to surface. We’re glad ZBrush could play an integral part in bringing this latest group master piece to life!
Recently, CoinNews.net highlighted some of the design processes used at the United States Mint. We couldn’t be more excited about the mention of ZBrush as an integral tool in their workflow. That’s right ZBrushers! Everybody’s favorite digital sculpting software is even used to make money, literally!
Navigate your way to CoinNews.net for the entire story. Take a behind the scenes look at an often veiled process and learn something new about how the greenbacks and coins in your pocket get made.
Be sure to sign up for your very own user account on ZBrushCentral. You’ll be interacting with other ZBrush users from around the world and see more interesting ways to get started with your next digital sculpting project.