Mold3D Academy Offering Classes for ZBrushers
Aug 28, 2015
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Mold3D, best known for their 3D Printing educational content, workshops, digital products and more, has recently launched a new online platform, Mold3D Academy.

Their mission is to create one of a kind programs to educate the aspiring maker. Classes are lead by experienced designers in fields of toy design, jewelry design, product/industrial design, and prototyping for the entertainment industry.

Along with these programs, 4 new exciting ZBrush courses are being announced.

-3D Printing for ZBrush Artists

-Jewelry Design for 3D Printing

-Mastering Organic Modeling

-Intro to ZBrush Character Creation.

If you've ever wanted to learn how to create your own products, this new lineup of ZBrush courses is a great way to start!

To find out more information : mold3dacademy.com


Gnomon School of VFX presents a special workshop hosted by AnatomyTools.com
Aug 14, 2015
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Hosted by AnatomyTools.com & the Gnomon School, this workshop will take place right after the 2015 ZBrush Summit from Tuesday, September 29th through Saturday, September 3rd. Work one-on-one with Andrew Cawrse & Kris Costa, two of the world’s leading artists and experts on human anatomy.

The course will include 50+ hours of incredible instruction and ZBrush demonstrations of sculpting from live models. Plus, enjoy a private tour and lecture at the BODIES Exhibit.

 

For more information, visit AnatomyTools.com


2015 CG Student Awards Winners Announced
Jun 29, 2015
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The winners of the 2015 CG Student Awards have been announced! Pixologic helped sponsor the event which showcases excellence in computer graphics from students and recent graduates. Many careers have been started as a direct result of the competition and artists from around the world have been able to show their work via the platform which unites artists both professional and and aspiring alike. We are proud to be a part of such an exciting event that fosters creativity and originality in digital art. Check out the winners below!

 

2015 CG Student Awards Results


Compete in the World’s Largest Digital Art Competition Using ZBrush
Jun 11, 2015
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A world class digital art competition would not be so without the use of a world class digital tool. IT’S ART is putting on their Master League art competition, and the Speed Sculpting portion will be executed using Pixologic’s own ZBrush to bring competitors’ imaginations to life. Each contestant will have one hour to create their best speed sculpt every two weeks during the qualifications using ZBrush, which has proven to be the best weapon for quickly translating the imaginations of the world’s best artists into the highest quality 3D models. With DynaMesh and the new ZModeler feature, both organic and hard surface sculpts come together faster than ever.

 

For details, visit http://www.itsartmag.com/features/projects/its-art-master-league/


ZBrush Summit 2015
Apr 01, 2015
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Get ready for the ZBrush Summit 2015! On 25 – 27 September, Pixologic will take over LA’s prestigious Gnomon School facilities to bring you the ultimate ZBrush experience. Just like last year, attendees will be able to live and breathe ZBrush through a host of dynamic presentations and panel discussions. Plus, new to 2015 will be on-site workshops, the LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-Off Championship, and the first-ever ZBrush Awards!

If you can’t make it in person, never fear: the ZBrush Summit 2015 will be streamed live – including artist and studio presentations, artist interviews, plus competitions galore to help you win a bunch of prizes, whether you’re in LA or watching from the comfort of your home (or phone!).

Want to know more? Register your interest to stay in the loop with upcoming announcements.


Update to ZBrush 4R7 Patch 3
Mar 31, 2015
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ZBrush 4R7 Patch 3 is now available for both Windows and Mac. ZRemesher, UVMaster, Decimation Master, 3D Print Exporter, FBX ExportImport, ZAppLink, SubTool Master, Noise Plugin, and GoZ have all received updates. You don’t need to update to Patch 1 or Patch 2 before installing P3 – this new version automatically includes everything from the previous patches.

It is highly recommended that ZBrush 4R7 users update to the P3 version for both Windows and Mac OS X systems. Download and installation instructions are available on ZBrush Central.


NanoTile Textures – new plug-in by Joseph Drust
Mar 26, 2015
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NanoTile Textures is an unofficial plug-in by Joseph Drust that allows for the creation of tiling textures using NanoMeshes inside of ZBrush 4R7. With this new plug-in, ZBrush 4R7 users will be able to create seamless tiling textures using NanoMesh indexes, while still respecting Polypainted and textured NanoMeshes. Artists will also be able to generate ZBrush-rendered BPR, Preview, Albedo, Ambient Occlusion, Normal, Bump, Polygroup ID, and Height maps. What's more, this handy new plug-in will create 256, 512, 1024, 20148, and 4096 resolution textures.

Check out NanoTile Textures on the ZBrush Central forums for installation instructions and further information.

 


3D Artist magazine issue 78
Mar 09, 2015
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The latest issue of 3D Artist magazine celebrates the launch of ZBrush 4R7 with a 7-page special feature, plus a 3-page review, 7-page tutorial, and 3 hours of videos.

‘Return of the King: ZBrush 4R7’ is the title of the magazine’s software feature in this issue, taking an in-depth look at what 3D Artist has touted “the biggest software upgrade of the year”. Contributors include Daniel Bystedt, Joseph Drust, Joannis Karathomas, Ryan Kingslien, Geert Melis, Tristan Schane, David Schuktz, and Maarten Verhoeven.

A fantastic ‘Build a Robot in ZBrush’ step-by-step tutorial heads up the ‘Pipeline’ section of the magazine. Written by Mariano Tazzioli, the detailed article comes complete with downloadable tutorial files to help you follow along with the artist.

In issue 78, you’ll also find a glowing review of ZBrush 4R7! Piotr Rusnarczyk has reviewed the upgrade for 3D Artist, awarding it 5 out of 5 stars for features, performance, design, and value for money. He reported: “The truth is that after a few hours of fun with ZModeler, we forgot about GoZ entirely. Model editing is a pleasure with ZModeler. The simplifications are great: we can control the grid direction by using the tip of our pen and the menu is hidden under the space bar. ZBrush’s programming team have created new tools with the user’s workflow in mind.”

Find out what else Piotr had to say about ZBrush 4R7 in 3D Artist magazine issue 78, on sale now.

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ZBrush 4R7 is here!
Feb 01, 2015
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ZBrush 4R7 was launched on 29 January 2015. And the response was incredible! With people around the world now taking their first steps with the latest release – the last within the ZBrush 4 series – we take a look at some of the highlights of ZBrush 4R7.


  • ArrayMesh & NanoMesh - Allow for multiple instances of any object to be created and then adjusted in a matter of seconds!

  • ZModeler with QMesh - Quickly and dynamically create new shapes more easily than ever before possible!

  • 64-bit support - ZBrush can now tap all available computer memory and processing power for more details and faster operations!

  • ZBridge - Seamlessly connect ZBrush with KeyShot 5 to produce hyper-realistic and high quality images!

  • ZRemesher 2.0 - With a single click, you can automatically produce organic or hard surface topology without spirals!

  • BPR improvements - Render Surface Noise as displacement - it’s like having a displacement map without needing to create the map!

  • FBX Import/Export - Supports texture, normal and displacement maps, blendshapes, smoothing based on normals and much more!

  • Plus! A tonne of workflow improvements and additions to make your life easier as an artist.


For more information about ZBrush 4R7, and to find out what the community thinks about this new release – head to the ZBrush Central forums.

ZBrush 4R7 is available now. Check out the specifications for ZBrush 4R7. For troubleshooting your new release, read the FAQs.

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ZBrush in the industry
Jan 29, 2015
Adam Skutt ZBrush Industries

The new Industries section on Pixologic reveals how ZBrush is used in various industries around the world, including:


Follow the links above or head to the Industries section to get a fascinating insight into ZBrush’s universal applications!


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