2015 CG Student Awards Winners Announced
Jun 29, 2015
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
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/
Mold3D: where ZBrushers can learn how to 3D print their creations
Jun 09, 2015
Mold3D Academy’s 3D Printing for ZBrush Artists teaches how to properly prepare and develop 3D models for 3D printing.
Mold3D has recently created Mold3D Academy, offering 3D print-related educational courses. ZBrush users especially will benefit from the academy’s latest course offering: “3D Printing for ZBrush Artists.” The course teaches how to properly prepare and develop 3D models optimized for 3D printing within ZBrush. For the next course beginning June 28th, ZBrush users can enter the promo code: “pixologicPrint2015” to receive a discount.
ZBrush Summit 2015
Apr 01, 2015
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
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
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
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.
ZBrush 4R7 is here!
Feb 01, 2015
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.
ZBrush in the industry
Jan 29, 2015
The new Industries section on Pixologic reveals how ZBrush is used in various industries around the world, including:
Seeing Is Believing
Dec 29, 2014
This graduating class scores top honours by leaping from the pages of the high school year book and into the 3D printed future. It looks like the trend for keeping your friends close is about to take on a new meaning. Students at the Seoul National School for the Blind are among the first to embark on the journey of being immortalized in plastic. The 3D printed busts were developed in an effort to help visually impaired students remember what their classmates look like. Check out how ZBrush helped these bright young graduates bounce off the screen and into the printed world.