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”.
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.
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!
A franchise like Call of Duty needs no introduction. The latest in the series sees gamers gain access to the Devastation pack. We’re sure this offering from Sledgehammer will have you begging, borrowing and stealing from your “Granny” to get in on the action. Check out this inside look at the latest and greatest in this benchmark franchise. The behind scenes footage features everybody’s favorite digital clay being used to create assets for more, in-game madness. Don’t miss our new series of videos inside ZClassroom. They’ll give you the tools you need to build your very own arsenal of weapons.
The team at the Weta Workshop takes us behind the veil with this often unseen look at their process. Check out the magic of movie making and see how ZBrush is used by the pros. They recently had a hand in bringing the Amazing Spider-Man 2 to the big screen. Watch, as the practical effects world collides with your favorite digital clay. You’ll see everything from costume production, mechanical prop manufacturing and digital asset production brought to life by 3D printers. The men and women from down under sure can “spin a web”.
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.
With a liquid quality all its own, this latest ZBrushCentral post by Ziya Goncu drips its way onto the Top Row. The creepy are only the beginning inside zgoncu’s arsenal of digital sculpts. With realistic anatomy studies, creatures from far off places and a high flying dragon, you’ll get a great mix of the strange and unusual. Visit Ziya’s homepage for even more demons and shadow dwellers.
Ralf Stumpf climbs to the Top Row with his latest ZBrushCentral exploits. Chances are you’ve already seen Ralf’s work on the ZBrushCentral forum. Well, it’s time to take a closer look at this awesome collection of digital clay updates to his user gallery. You’ll also want to check out an intimate ZBrush artist interview with Ralf, inside our Artist Interview section. You can discover more interviews with other talented ZBrush artists inside our interviews archive.