ZBrush Summit 2018 News
The 2018 ZBrush Summit is fast approaching!
The ZBrush Summit is a three day event happening September 28 through 30 in Los Angeles, CA and streaming LIVE around the world.
You can look forward to presentations from top ZBrush artists, the Live Sculpt-Off, interviews, contests and the annual ZBrush Awards.
There will also be ZBrush workshops taught by some of the most prominent artists in a variety of industries! Whether you are interested in VFX or film, video game asset creation, character design, or simply want to sharpen your ZBrush skills, you can learn from the best in the business with this special opportunity. Workshops have limited availability and must be registered for in advance.
Stay tuned for the schedule and registration information.
In addition to the exclusive workshops, the ZBrush Summit will be offering a full slate of live presentations that will be streamed LIVE around the world. Of course, the best seats in the house are in the studio (there’s nothing like being there in person!) but no matter where you are, you can be in on the action. You can even communicate directly with the presenters via social media and possibly have your questions answered live.
Friday, September 28
- Kris Costa
- ZBrush in Digic’s Character Workflow
- Blur Studios
- Framestore: Pushing Characters Through the Pipe
- Pixologic Demo
Saturday, September 29
- Method Studios: Creating Creatures for Spots & Features
- Double Negative: ZBrush Kaiju Creation for ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’
- Santa Monica Studios: Creating Modular Architectural Assets Using ZBrush
- Pablo Munoz Gomez: Make it Happen in ZBrush – The Workflow
- Zack Petroc: Using ZBrush to Create Content for Story Pitches
- ZBrush Awards Ceremony
Sunday, September 30
- Michael Pavlovich: Using ZBrush to Facilitate Smarter Production
- Epic Games: Fortnite
- Insomniac Games: How ZBrush Helped Build Spider-Man
- Joe Menna: Engineering Toys & Collectibles for Production
Are three days of ZBrush action not enough for you? You’re in luck! On September 27 we will once again be holding the Live ZBrush Sculpt-Off, featuring twelve artists in each of two categories (Organic and Hard-Surface) going head-to-head in a themed ZBrush sculpting competition. You can watch the event unfold during a LIVE stream and then vote for the winners.
4th ANNUAL ZBRUSH AWARDS
Throughout the past year, you’ve been voting on your favorite images posted here at ZBrushCentral and we are pleased to now announce the nominees for 2018. Every post between June 15, 2017 and June 14, 2018 was eligible for an award.
Please congratulate all of this year’s nominees. Their work has been exceptional!
Then come to the ZBrush Summit, where this year’s winners will be announced live at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 29th, 2018. For those of you who cannot attend the Summit in person, it will also be LiveStreamed to the world.
The nominees contending for this year’s awards are:
Alexander Beim · Kris Costa · Kojiro Yahata
Mickael Lelievre · Maria Panfilova · Zhelong Xu
Daniel Bel · Frederic D’Aoust · Moisés Ojeda
Hossein Diba · Maria Panfilova · Piotr Rusnarczyk
Elastic · Epic Games · Section Studios
In addition to those listed above, there will also be an HONORARY AWARD. This is traditionally given to a luminary of the industry — someone who has had great impact not only within the digital art world but also for ZBrush itself. The recipient of this year’s award will be announced at a later date.
To qualify for a nomination, works must have been posted at ZBC between June 15, 2017 and June 14, 2018. Nominations for threads required a minimum of 6 images. ZBrush must have been an integral part of the creation process to qualify. For collaborations (including studios), all artists names will be present on the award that both worked on the project and posted images within the winning ZBrushCentral thread.
Don’t forget that you can already vote for the winners of next year’s awards! Just click the Vote button found over any image throughout the year running from June 15, 2018 through June 14, 2019.
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We look forward to seeing you there!