The Inside Track With Nick Zuccarello


If you’re in the Florida region and feel the urge to sling a little digital clay then rejoice, because Nick Zuccarello aka NickZ on the ZBrushCentral forum, is teaching Introduction to ZBrush classes at the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA). The FIEA is a division of the University of Central Florida and offers a Master’s Degree giving students a chance to hone their skills in all aspects of video game development and creation. Nick’s class covers the basics and includes digital sculpting, subdivision levels, Dynamesh and 3D digital Polypainting. Nick has even created a custom ZBrush project designed to help students learn about painting different material types and surfaces. This introductory class will also covers Polypainting skin, leather, metal, wood, grass and dirt. Be sure to take the inside track and learn from a dedicated, long standing industry pro.

Nick has over 10 years of video game experience and has worked at some of the biggest studios in the business as a Character Modeler. Be sure to check out his blog, where you can download a base-mesh and watch time-lapse videos while picking up some tips and tricks. If you are looking for high quality 3D assets, Nick has you covered with a store dedicated to providing top class resources.

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