This September 26th-29th, Pixologic will be taking over Hollywood’s prestigious Gnomon School facilities to bring you the ultimate ZBrush experience.

The annual Summit is the year’s biggest event for the ZBrush community. This thread event – streamed live around the world – is a way for digital artists to connect not only with the Pixologic team but also with luminaries from all segments of the industry. The days are packed with talented artists presenting a variety of ZBrush techniques used in real-world productions. Many of the demonstrations feature assets previously unseen outside of the studios.


These exclusive workshops feature leaders in the film, game and 3D printing industries. Workshops are not livestreamed and seating is limited. Advance purchase is required.

  • ZBrush for Public Art & Monumental Sculpture – Cameron Farn
  • Gesture Sculpting – Maria Panfilova
  • Dynamic Figure Sculpting – Ehren Bienert
  • Introduction to ZBrush – Eric Keller
  • Hard-Surface Techniques: Efficiency vs. Quality – Marco Plouffe
  • Hasbro Toys Presents, Creating the World’s Best Toys in ZBrush! – Paul Bennett

Seats for each workshop are limited and usually sell out well in advance. Be sure to reserve your spot early! For more information on each workshop and to book your seat, visit the website 41.

Artist & Studio Presentations

Thanks to the combination of streaming technology and social media, viewers tuning in from around the world are able to become participants, interacting with each other no matter where they are located and even having their questions answered by the presenters.


  • Newt Studios
  • Ubisoft
  • Hasbro Toys
  • Zhelong Xu
  • Pixologic


  • Griffith Observatory
  • MPC London Film
  • Keos Masons
  • Rafael Grassetti
  • Kaoru Sakaki


  • Maria Panfilova
  • Tippett Studios
  • Carvel Creative
  • Gilberto Zaragoza

Be sure to visit the Summit page to learn more about each presentation, including the topics to be covered and the artists who will be speaking!

ZBrush Awards

Your votes count on ZBrushCentral! We’ll reveal which artworks from the previous year (mid-June through mid-June) were chosen by you as the best across several categories. The winners of the ZBrush LIVE Sculpt-Off and the on-site sculpting challenge will also be revealed.

ZBrush LIVE Sculpt-Off

In addition to the main Summit, the annual LIVE Sculpt-Off will be taking place on Thursday, September 26th. Your favorite ZBrush artists will face off LIVE to compete for big prizes, including the coveted championship belt. This event is only available for viewing online.

Studio Portfolio Reviews

Representatives from leading studios will be on-site, reviewing artist portfolios. Find out if you’re ready to land a job with the studios! The reviewers that we have lined up for this year are: HasbroFuseFXNewt StudiosZhelong XuGilberto ZaragozaEric KellerMPC London FilmKeos MasonsKaoru SakakiMaria PanfilovaElastic/A52Blizzard EntertainmentTippet Studios and Carvel Creative.

Bring your portfolio to the Summit, then register on-site for your spot. There is no charge for portfolio reviews, but reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Click for more info.


Prizes will be given away after each presentation, both on-site and online. Be sure to stay tuned in and follow #ZBrushSummit for your chance to win!


Want to know more? We’re going to be revealing much more information over the coming weeks leading up to the event. The best way to stay informed is to enter your email address on the official Summit web page. We will be announcing full schedules, artist lineups and much more. You can also apply to become a contestant in the LIVE Sculpt-Off.


Source: ZBlog

Michael Nisbet

Digital Marketing & Social Media Coordinator at Pixologic

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