Gnomon Workshop has a new tutorial series available to get you started with ZBrush 4R8!
Introduction to ZBrush 4r8 with Madeleine Scott-Spencer provides the most comprehensive set of instructional videos ever created for ZBrush users, covering everything from the absolute basics, to more advanced sculpting and detailing topics. Over the course of 12 hours of instructional video, Madeleine provides a detailed explanation of each tool and process from a practical approach with an emphasis on technique. She also demonstrates sculpting, texturing and detailing workflows. The lessons start with a brief overview of the UI for the novice, along with a few “Quickstart” lessons on sculpting using various core techniques as well as an in depth lesson on painting creature skins from scratch using polypaint. Madeleine then moves into the individual feature sets, including all of the new features and plugins for ZBrush 4r8, including Booleans, VDM brushes, 3D Alphas, 3D Text and more, all while showing how many of the features and tools work together in a project based context. Lessons on working with ZBrush in conjunction with other 3D applications, in this case Keyshot, are also included. For a more comprehensive breakdown of the myriad topics of this title, be sure to reference the chapter list and corresponding titles.