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How To : Add Zspheres to a sculpted character in Zbrush 3.1

So, you want to add some weird things, like horns to your 3D animated character in Pixologic's Zbrush 3.1 sculpting software. Well, you've come to the right place. This video tutorial will teach you how to add Zspheres to your sculpt in Zbrush and why. Your 3D animated model w ...more

How To : Mirror geometry in Zbrush

This software tutorial shows you how to mirror geometry when modeling in Zbrush. This is a more non-organic method of sculpting in Zbrush but it allows you to duplicate details on both sides of an object without having to redo the details. Learn how to mirror geometry in secti ...more

How To : Apply texture maps to a creature in Zbrush 3

This four part tutorial is Lesson 11 in the Zbrush series from Jason Welsh. It explains almost everything you need to know to texture a 3D creature in Zbrush. Part one teaches you how to produce a color map, part two goes over 32 bit normal maps and Displacement maps, part thr ...more

How To : Start sculpting in Zbrush 3.1

If you've come home from a long day of work, you might just want to sculpt in Pixologic's Zbrush 3.1 3D sculpting software. So sculpt out of clay to practice the Zbrush 3D modeling program, don't work on Zspheres or an entire model, practice on sculpting. If you plan on being ...more

How To : Paint on a model in Zbrush

This 3D modeling software tutorial is all about UVs and using them in Zbrush. Learn how to paint on a model and why it's important to use proper UVs on a model not just in Zbrush but in any 3D modeling package. Learn how to poly paint in Zbrush and use UVs to keep the resoluti ...more

How To : Use Projection Master in Zbrush

This 3D modeling software tutorial shows you how to work with the Projection Master tools in Zbrush. You will learn how to work with proper UV textures and UV mapping as well as how to properly project textures on a model using projection master. This will give your Zbrush mod ...more

How To : Work with Zbrush and Second Life

This two part tutorial explains how to work with Zbrush and Second Life. You'll learn how to create textures in Zbrush and export them directly into Second Life. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 60+ minute tutorial. A download link is provi ...more

How To : Use Zspheres in Zbrush

In this 3D modeling software tutorial you will learn how to use Zspheres in Zbrush. This tutorial gives a general overview of how the Zsphere tool works and then how to use it in Zbrush. PART 1: What is a Zsphere PART 2: Warnings of the Zsphere PArt 3 and 4: More tips on worki ...more

How To : Paint with pixels in Zbrush

This 3D modeling software tutorial explains how to paint with pixels on a model in Zbrush. When you paint with pixels what you do is get variance on your surface and use that as an illustration to keep a viewers interest. Learn how to paint with pixels in Zbrush and create pat ...more

How To : Pose multi mesh objects in Zbrush

Multi mesh objects can be a pain to pose. But this video tells you all you need to know to look out for in order for it to be painless. This is good workflow advice for moving and posing characters with lots of armor and tools in Zbrush. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version ...more

How To : Model a lizard creature in Zbrush 3.0

This tutorial shows you how to model a lizard and prepare it for texturing in Zbrush. The goals are to remember to pay attention to real life posture and use a good clean poly-structure. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 45 minute tutorial. A ...more

How To : Extract from layers using ZBrush 3

This video shows how to extract things from layers in ZBrush 3. Basically, it shows you how to remove from a flat plane, what you are actually drawing on the plane. It's similar to a boolean operation.

How To : Rig a Zbrush character in Maya & import it to Zbrush

This tutorial shows you how to take your Zbrush character into Maya, pose it, and import the pose back into Zbrush. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this hour long tutorial. A download link is provided on the page for the full WMP tutorial.

How To : Place eyes in your characters using Zbrush 3.1

This Pixologic Zbrush 3.1 video tutorial shows you how to place eyes in your 3D animated character's head. You'll have to sculpt out those eye sockets out first and then grab a squirkle to work with, using a few tools. If you want to be a great 3D digital animator, learning th ...more

How To : Use and combine subtools in Zbrush

Lesson 8 of Jason Welsh's Zbrush tutorial series covers how to use and combine subtools. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 60+ minute tutorial. A download link is provided on the page for the full WMP tutorial.

How To : Work with alphas in Zbrush

This video series is all about alphas in Zbrush! Step away from learning how to sculpt in Zbrush, and learn how to work, in-depth, with alpha mattes. If you don't know what an alpha is, this is a GREAT place to start. PART 1: What is an alpha PART 2: Using primitives with alph ...more

How To : Make a squirkle in Zbrush 3.1

This 3D modeling software tutorial shows you how to make a squirkle in Zbrush 3.1. What's a squirkle? it's a square circle divided down once - perfect for faces! Sculpt in Zbrush with this piece of geometry and you can never go wrong.

How To : Sculpt a torso in Zbrush from a Zsketch base

Having Zbrush on your computer is like having a limitless stash of sculpting clay. This video tutorial will teach you how to sculpt a torso in Zbrush starting from a Zsketch base. Zsketch is one of the coolest features of Zbrush 3.5, so take advantage of it!

How To : Sculpt a War-Sloth using Zbrush

The noble war sloth is not a very well-known animal. This 11-part video will teach you to use Zbrush, the 3D / 2.5D digital sculpting software, to sculpt a 3D model of a war sloth. Whether you want to create a war sloth or not, this video will improve your Zbrush skills dramat ...more

How To : Paint in Zbrush

In this Zbrush tutorial Jason goes over everything you need to know about painting textures and more. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 45 minute tutorial. A download link is provided on the page for the full WMP tutorial.

How To : Use layers to create facial morphs in Zbrush 3.0

Doing Facial Morphs within Zbrush has never been easier now that we have the use of layers. Find out how its done in this video. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 30 minute tutorial. A download link is provided on the page for the full WMP t ...more

How To : Sculpt a battle axe in Zbrush 3.0

This tutorial shows you how to sculpt a battle axe in Zbrush 3.0. Learn some sculpting techniques and hard edge base modeling. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 2+ hour tutorial. A download link is provided on the page for the full WMP tutor ...more

How To : Use Zapplink with Zbrush 3.1

ZAppLink 3 is a ZBrush plugin that allows you to seamlessly integrate your favorite image editing software into your ZBrush 3.1 workflow. In this tutorial you will learn how to open Photoshop while in ZBrush, use it to modify the active ZBrush document or tool, and then go str ...more

How To : Create advanced Zbrush textures with Maya alphas

Using Maya you'll learn to produce an alpha to use in Zbrush. Very easy method to make a controlled alpha without using Zdepth tools in Zbrush. In part two, Using Zbrush tools to make a tileable texture. Texture sculpting techniques and the 2.5d tools within Zbrush. Part three ...more

How To : Create blendshapes to animate faces in Zbrush

THis video from accredited 3D art instructor Andrew Klein covers how to create symmetrical and asymmetrical blendshapes using the 3D sculpting program Zbrush. This is a fairly complex process, utilizing transpose masking features, move brush, smart resym, and morph target tool ...more

News : Real or Not Real?

Pretty convincing, but no flesh or blood necessary here. Hongkiat posts 21 stellar examples of animated 3D models, all created with programs like ZBrush, XSI, 3DMax, Maya and Photoshop. Get your 3D CG fix below. Warhammer Rider by Joe Deng Demonic Prince by Rami Ali Backst ...more

How To : Sculpt a human skull in Zbrush 3.0

In this lesson we will be sculpting a human skull from image planes in Zbrush 3.0. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 2 hour tutorial. A download link is provided on the page for the full WMP tutorial.

How To : Mask in ZBrush 3

This is a beginner tutorial that goes over the basics of masking in ZBrush 3. Creating masks allows for areas to be untouched when you start painting.

How To : Sculpt the details of a shoe in 3D using Zbrush

This video from accredited 3D art instructor Andrew Klein covers some basic techniques for using Zbrush to sculpt the details of a 3D model of a shoe. He already has a basic model of a shoe when he begins, so you should be at the level where you can sculpt that before you watc ...more

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