3dtotal are pleased to announce the ninth volume of the Digital Art Masters series. Comprised of 50 of the world’s best digital artists, including seasoned professionals and talented students, the volume explains workflows while inspiring readers to create their own masterpieces. It features some of the most popular images in the last year, including Mathieu Aerni’s Lindford, Sven Juhlin’s Guardian, and Fernando Ometto’s Dwarf, making it an essential addition to every artists’ bookshelf.
ZBSee member Kouji Tajima aka Tazn showcases his latest work with a unique blend of creatures and demons guaranteed to inspire! He’s been a busy ZBrusher with the release of his own book. Check it out on Amazon. You’ll be happy to know you can see more of his ZBrush work inside his user gallery. That should keep you satisfied until your copy of Kouji Tajima Artworks & ZBrush Technique arrives in the mail.
ZBSee artist Tes3d, chisels his way into our digital clay hearts with his evil queen and twins! We appreciate the digital “scare” and encourage you to high tail it over to his user gallery for more on how this composition came together.
By now, it’s clear the quality of games at E3 2014 has left us a little more than breathless. It’s getting harder and harder to get any work done around here!
The team at Digital Domain nailed this trailer for Rise Of The Tomb Raider and left the crowd in awe at the Microsoft Press Conference. Microsoft is aiming for a 2015 arrival on the Xbox One and we can hardly wait to play it. The game is being produced by the Square Enix subsidiary Crystal Dynamics. For now, we’re just satisfied to take in the lush details and daydream away an afternoon in anticipation of the next chapter in the Laura Croft saga. Find out more more about Digital Domain and their other projects here.
Materials, render passes and concept illustration are the name of the game inside ZBSee artist TomatoVFX’s thread. Adding to the already impressive breakdowns and information is a collection of cloth draping brushes. Be sure to download these great resources today. Look inside the TomatoVFX user gallery for even more digital sculpting goodies. If it’s resources you need, don’t delay! Visit the ZBrush download center for everything from materials, alphas, plugins and a whole lot more.
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!
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.
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 artwork of Grot aka Jase Daniels, occupies a strange place in the world of digital sculpting. Comprised of equal parts post-apocalyptic death-scape with a hint of evil terror, we’re certain you’ll find an incredible mental journey waiting for you inside. These pieces leave us thinking of the late, Zdzislaw Beksinski. Visit, Grot’s user gallery for an uninhibited view of the darker side of far off and distant lands. The final renders were composed using BPR rendering in conjunction with post processing. You can see more of his work by visiting his Facebook page or his website. Check out more incredible artwork from around the globe inside ZBSee. You never know what you’ll find!
We recently had a chance to sit with acclaimed designer, Aitor Throup. He was fresh off the foot-heels from completing work on Damon Albarn’s(Gorillaz, Blur) new, “Everyday Robots” music video. Check out the “Everyday Robots” video to see how ZBrush and the power of ZSpheres were used to bring a rock icon to life in digital clay.