Well everyone, its that time again. First, I would like to thank the participants of the Fantasy Weapons Challenge. Some amazing images there. Thanks for giving it a go yall.
As for me, sorry for the delay. I had the most terrible drama show with my computer yesterday (more like all week). But alas, all is well and I am back on track. Never fear!...MNC is here!...and what are we doing?
Thats right. Its time to get some good ZSphere practice in here. Plus, with all the excitement about the new ZBrush release and its abilities, practicing making figures with adaptive ZSpheres can only help. Don't forget about Mentat7's Bodyworks thread. Not only is that a great reference but I believe he also links to some videos by our WETA friend, Ambient Whisper. Great references both those guys. I will also try to put more reference here as well and give all the help, crits, and comments I can. Also, here is an Adaptive ZSphere Creature I am still tweeking. There is some hand info in there by Pix too.
Okay, time for the guidelines.
Must be a new model. No recycling! I can't stress this enough. Start from scratch yall. Practice makes perfect.
Must be made with the ZSphere tool. We are going to try and focus on low poly adaptive skinning. Try to include hands, feet, fingers, and toes (if they have them...MWOAHAHAH!).
Post shots of the Zif(Zsphere) tool, and the skinned version next to it. Posting poly counts would be good too. If you don't know how to figure this out in ZB, all you have to do is hover the mouse cursor over the smaller preview of the tool in the tools palette and it will tell you.
Extended detail modeling is optional. We are concentrating on good zif construction and form but for the more advanced users...Do it to it baby!
Make whatever you like, Mosters, Orcs, Goblins...just try to keep a more humanoid structure for now. Though if you feel you can handle a dragon or giant bug or something, then go for it!
Okay yall, that is it. The only other thing is that at the end of this challenge, We choose someone to pick the Next MNC topic. Kinda like a reward for excellent achievement. Only thing about this is you have to attend the IRC chats so we can choose someone. Of course, if nobody shows up, we will do it in here. Come on in though. We have tons of fun in there. It isn't just tech-talk.
Okay, thats it.
As always, Good luck, Have fun, and Happy ZBrushing!