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.
The studio that had you “tap-tap-tapping” away in the seminal hit “Rock Band”, recently secured crowd funding for a reboot of the Amplitude franchise. Harmonix knocked this one outta the stratosphere and secured enough “greenbacks” to keep fans of the PlayStation 2 hit driving forward in pure rhythmic style! Check out the Kickstarter campaign to see some behind the scenes action featuring your favorite digital clay, ZBrush. We can’t wait to get “amped” all over again!
The team of Masters and Munn lay the foundation for what could invariably be the shape of things to come in the world of traditional sculpture. Using ZBrush to design the feathers for this divine creature takes a progressive approach at propelling classical figurative art into the digital age. Each feather is sculpted using ZBrush and brought to life by way of 3D printing. Once the feathers are printed, a copper plating process is incorporated. We’ll take one! Be sure to see more cutting edge sculptural works from this dynamic duo by visiting their website.
Visit ZClassroom for video tutorials highlighting features like FiberMesh and MicroMesh. You’ll be one step closer to designing your very own “winged wonders”.
Hard surface modeling continues to evolve inside ZBrush. Features like Panel Loops, Clipping Brushes and ZRemesher, are all instrumental in generating new and dynamic shapes inside ZBrush. This “ground drone” supplied by ZBSee member, Andyjonescreative pushes the possibilities of the genre further. Check out his breakdown for how to generate surface damage and paint wear. If inorganic modeling is your thing, be sure to watch our latest video tutorial series highlighting a wide range of features and functions inside ZClassroom.
The second in a series of anatomical reference models from 3DTotal has been successfully crowd funded via Kickstarter. You can still put your best foot forward and support the cause with a contribution and walk away with some cool stuff. Be sure to visit the 3D Total website for more CG art, tutorials and articles than you can shake a leg at.
Tiago Rios aka tiagori on the ZBrushCentral forum, gets us “green” with envy in this latest ZBSee post. Incorporating some dynamic brush work with the slash brush, trim dynamic and alphas really helped this Orc’s armour come to life. Best of all, tiagori used Polypainting, UV Master, Decimation Master and rendered the whole thing inside ZBrush. Check out his mini workflow breakdown inside his user gallery.
This latest addition to ZBSee takes the fear of cats and wraps it in a bow while delivering a feline we’re not interested in running into late at night. ZBrusher wandongxu, hits all the right cues with his tattoo laden “bad cat”. Visit wandongxu’s user gallery for more feline fun. Using Noisemaker is a great way to add details and refinements to the surface of your sculpture. If it’s “inked” friends your looking to make, be sure to learn more about painting and applying details using Spotlight. There’s a whole collection of video tutorials waiting for you inside ZClassroom. Meow!
This guy needs no introduction. Morgan Freeman has played the role of some memorable characters throughout his career. ZBSee member mridulson does him justice with this “likeness” sculpt. The whole thing started life as a simple sphere and took final form using a combination of sculpting and re-topology tools like ZRemesher guides, ZRemesher, Projection and Alphas inside ZBrush. Be sure to stop by his user gallery to see an in-depth breakdown of his process, including texturing and rendering for his final image. Learn more about mridulson here.
Hey there ZBrushers! ZBSee member adamsacco takes us into the world of 3D printing and toys with his latest addition to the ZBrush universe. These green critters were designed using features like Dynamesh, ZRemesher and Decimation Master. But wait, there’s more. They may seem like cute additions to your shelf, but they also double as characters in a mobile games app called, Cut The Rope 2. Get your very own green friend from Figure Outlet. Check them out today! Don’t forget to visit adamsacco’s user gallery to see more interesting and fun ways to use ZBrush.