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Painting-Introduction
The final addition to this incredible series of videos, will cover all that is necessary to texture the final helmet design. Polypainting, Spotlight, and Materials are some of the key features that will be covered.
Painting-Introduction Painting-Layer Masking
Using a combination of masking and layers, Joseph demonstrates a quick and easy method to applying a custom paint job to the helmet.
Painting-Layer Masking Painting-Spotlight Texturing
Spotlight allows the use of images loaded directly into ZBrush to apply texture information to your model. Joseph demonstrates how he uses this method to apply refined texture details.
Painting-Spotlight … Painting-Alpha Texturing
Alphas are one of the easiest ways to apply texture or sculptural details. Watch how Joseph utilizes this feature to add texture details to the helmet.
Painting-Alpha Text … Reference Introduction
Joseph Drust introduces the key features he will be covering in the following videos.
Reference Introduction Basemesh Introduction
this video gives a brief explanation of the various methods that will be covered in the following base mesh videos.
Basemesh Introduction Sculpting Introduction
Introducing the next topic of videos, sculpting. Joseph covers all topics that are involved in this series.
Sculpting Introduction
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Below are some rough video notes on the character workflow process used; I started early on the project and was tasked to compile some notes on the character pipeline. I am sharing these in case they might be useful to someone starting in the business etc... These are intended for intermediate to advanced users that already know their tools of trade ( maya,zbrush,photoshop etc) and were done merely with the idea to keep the same approach / workflow at developing characters for this project, so think of them as bits and pieces of information,tips and what not. Also bear in mind that some of the info might be now obsolete or less useful as newer software versions have appeared that solved some of the issues we have encountered at the time. That being said here are the links: KwjqvNXvI9w dS3iGrNVThk wTH9wVwYeBg Plk8kv15GEc yTaaf7Jv-TE FaFNBXy4JgQ yGWB8XG3nCw Also some resources i have made available for everyone to download,test and use as they see fit: zbrush brushes http://paultosca.com/wmt/zbrushes.rar photoshop brushes http://paultosca.com/wmt/ps_brushes.rar photoshop patterns http://paultosca.com/wmt/ps_patterns.rar Feel free to share the presets or videos with your friends , post them to other forums, websites etc ... I am merely trying to give back a little to the community for all these past years when i found so much free resources/info and what not on these forums. Hope this helps, Paul

  • asag
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    just awesome)
  • truthhunter
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    awesomastic seen all your work always inspiring I have a small question to ask you are you Human or some kind of divine form disguised in human form cuz this is not humanly possible work
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    Awesome works! Thank you for sharing your tools! Best regards, Andrew!
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Chucky
New project, based on the movie "chucky"

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AK74 box modeling
hi i challenge my self to make ak74 inside zbrush 4R6 by box modeling without using any other 3d software i tried my best to make the poly count too small the model has 38k poly. have alook

  • skinnybonez
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    that's pretty cool…the clip is hilarious! but still looks cool did you learn any 'new' box modeling techniques in zbrush? or other techniques?
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  • mahi_6038
    4 Weeks Ago
    awesome man would really like to know how you did the texturing for clothes in mari ?? is the cloth texture displacement map or a bump map??
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    4 Weeks Ago
    @mahi_6038: I mostly paint dirt and wear/tear in MARI. Cloth base color is generally a solid color with subtle noise on it. I use tiled displacement for the cloth texture. I add a composite node in diffuse channel and instance the...
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Thank you guys for kind words, there you go also few head I did for the project

  • Intervain
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    Yeah Alex, grats on the top row
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    great job..
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Get Even Characters
Hi I want to share with you new characters I've made for game GetEven. LP characters rendered in Vray. Hair composed by fibermesh in zbrush. (only for render). It's just the usual enemy model with many different variations. Head is based on scan. Concepted by collab with Tomasz Górnicki.

  • Diablo
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    awesome.Top Row quality work.
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CTN animation eXpo 2014: Joseph Drust ZBrush 4R7 Demo
Here's an early holiday treat for you! Last month Pixologic attended the 2014 CTN Animation eXpo in Burbank CA and we caught some of it on video. We'll be posting videos from the other artists that attended on our YouTube channel but as a special treat for ZBC members we want to share this here and help you get ideas going for when ZBrush 4R7 launches next month. In this demo, Pixologic artist Joseph Drust takes a closer look at some of what you can look forward to in the new ZBrush 4R7 features including: *ZModeler brush *ArrayMesh *NanoMesh *QMesh Enjoy! NSfyqDWOYG4 Want more? Learn more about ZBrush 4R7 . View the KeyShot to ZBrush Bridge sneak peak. Read Pixolator's post about the launch time frame.

  • loki_22
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    awesome! thats what i was hoping to see!
  • SwampGhost
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    One of the things I learned from this video is that apparently, at some point, you do get somewhat used to the wonderment of it all and stop squealing with delight every time you perform one of 4R7 64's amazing new functions. Either that, or Mr. Drust...
  • Thebest12
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    not feeling keyshot, because I think pixologic should have focus on in house rendering. Some people like myself put a lot of time into learning (also that's more money out of my pocket ) how to render through z brush. The modeler brush looks amazing, and...
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Erinna
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TMNT Michelangelo
Hello everyone, I would like to share a Michelangelo TMNT sculpt that I've been working on in my spare time. It is based off a concept by Manuel Augusto Dischinger (awesome artist!!). Comments are critiques are welcome and much appreciated! thanks!

  • Ouran
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    Cool vibe and very interesting anatomy ! Only strange thing for me is that everything is so smooth yet his neck is heavily wrinkled.
  • UdiddyDollaz
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    cwdigital - Thank you very much! Thebest12 - hehe thanks!! there are a lot of really good TMNTs out there I doubt mine is up there with those but I really appreciate your comment! Thank you very much!! Ouran - Thanks! I tried to mimic the concept...
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Status update...
Greetings ZBrushers, I would like to share with you the status of the upcoming ZBrush 4R7 for Windows and Macintosh systems, both 32-bit and 64-bit. We originally planned for this release to take place before the end of this year. As it turns out, due to the sheer volume of development involved in creating the first ever 64-bit versions of ZBrush for both Windows and Macintosh, it is taking a little longer than expected. There are effectively four versions to test -- twice as many as in previous releases. With that in mind, I feel that we should take the time to fine-tune and deliver the very best possible capstone to the 4.x series in order to allow you to gain the most benefit from the new features. We have therefore decided to postpone the release of Z4R7 from December to January. Please bear with us while we polish ZBrush 4R7. We are as eager to have these new features in your capable artistic hands, as you are to make use of them and reach higher levels of creativity. Have a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year to all! -Ofer Alon

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    Those are good news even if the release version was postponed. I have just have a petition: PLEASE !!!³³ include the possibility to work with 3dconnexion mouses!
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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh ok I can wait
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    Thank You & Merry Christmas to all at Pixologic from Poland & Ireland
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first tool
hi guys I made this dragon tool with another program and now I would like to add the details with z brush but I am not sure how do it, what brush should I use? or is there another way? and...what do you think about this tool, are the proportion correct? is a bad dragon? i would like to ear yours opinions. thanks

  • Doug Jones
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    It's not a bad dragon at all I urge you to go to ZPlugins:AutoUpdate and get the latest version before you proceed further
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Anansi
Here's another shot of my favourite little guy 'Anansi' let me know your thoughts!!

  • Goolbegg
    11 Hours Ago
    Really nice stylization on the face.
  • blckgold
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    Thanks its been super fun modelling him
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Indian chief
Hi, This is the same model I posted here long back. Reopened the same to modify the sculpting, detailing and Texture painting in zbrush. For rendering I used 3ds max, V-Ray and hairs are created by Hair firm plug-in. Hope u all like it. Thanks.

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Zora - From the Legend of Zelda
Practicing Sculpting and Texturing:

  • Seraphina
    1 Day Ago
    Thank you V-Rex_Freak for your comment. I was following an illustration concept i found in the Hyrule Historia book and it was a drawing that showed minimal detail, I thought it would be great practice to try and follow the design and stay true to it the...
  • V-Rex_Freak
    1 Day Ago
    yea, is still look nice, I need to work on my 3d modeling, after all I just a armature.
  • Seraphina
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    I too am an amature but there is no shame in that. Before we can be pros we will always be amatures, just gotta keep practicing.
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Riot Art Contest
http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2214501#post2214501

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Update04 - Lunar Silver Star Story - Alex Noa - GameArt - Character Sheet
Update04 - Lunar Silver Star Story - Alex Noa - GameArt - Character Sheet Hello Folks Here is the Game Art version of the character that I sculpted months ago. The final Tri-count for this character is a little bit under 78K tris. It is divided to 5 UV maps (Skin, Hair, Leather Jacket/bag/Hat, Upper Clothing, Lower Clothing. This is Physical Based Render in Marmoset 2. I will post a beauty shot, turn table and a little bit of process breakdown in a couple of days. For High-Res images you can visit my ArtStation page. http://www.artstation.com/artist/oliverp3d

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New work
A new face study that I have been working on.

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    Peter Capaldi as Dr Who?
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Thank you DrApple,yes, I should make different SubTool (sorry for my english) My news work is a speed sculpting. texture and coloring with photoshop. Vidéo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYv-eUXv_2o

  • Diablo
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    Looks cool man. Like it a lot.keep it up.
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Biker Bust Breakdown
So here is another breakdown, but this time of the Biker model I made. I hope its informative and helpful to any of you out there. Sorry the GIF is really low quality due to file size limitations. This is the Render straight from Zbrush using all default settings. The general process of how I sculpted it. So the beard was really hard to create and I went through many iterations to get to the final look. There was really no reference that had the right mix I was after. I wanted a beard that felt natural, sculptural yet true to the feel of the character. Now most sculpted beards are either flowy, or really noisy like using fibremesh. So I began building the beard up right from the head sculpt rather than a separate mesh. I just prefer the look of a seamless transition. I then used the smooth brush to smooth it off, and using the standard and dam standard brushes to refine it and add more hairs. I used the spiral brush on low intensity to make it curl, and now and again pressing ALT to make it curl in the opposite direction. I then duplicated the head, deleted alot of it but kept the beard and the general surrounding area so it would still blend into the original head seamlessly. I Zremeshed the beard to get better polyflow, and then projected it to get some details back. I started to refine the forms of the beard with the move, standard and snakehook brush, to create more variation in the silhouette. The final touch was then to just add a few smaller strands of hair with the curve tube brush, I hope this GIF along side the explanation will help you understand more clearly.

  • japetus
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    Awesome busts! Would love more of a breakdown of how you start from a cube besides "1. )cube -> 2.) head 75% done"...probably asking too much I know. I still haven't been able to get the nack of starting a head from scatch in ZBrush as opposed to starting...
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Merry Christmas everyone.
Merry Christmas everyone. This is my entry for the foundry's Modo 2014 holiday contest. http://community.thefoundry.co.uk/discussion/topic.aspx?f=161&t=94211&page=0 The character was sculpted in ZBrush and then retopologized UVed and rigged in Modo. The textures was painted in a chaotic combination of ZBrush, Modo and Substance Painter. There is tons of stuff that I would like to improve and add to this character. But now that the competition is over, it is a little hard to muster the energi.

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Disregard this!!
Ups I messed up. I uploaded wrong images. Could figure out how to change them, so I started a new thread. Sorry, for the mess.

  • dillster
    10 Hours Ago
    Merry Christmas to you, and to everyone else here.
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Merry Christmas!
This is the Christmas card I made for our studio this year, I made the reindeer in ZBrush, so thought I'd share it here. Rendered in 3ds Max with V-Ray. Merry Christmas!

  • Mario-ZB
    13 Hours Ago
    the caffee mug...... MASTER PEACE hahahahahahahaha ....for me the best zbrush artist so far hahahaha amazingly funny
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W.I.P. I have started my first character 3 weeks ago. Almost done with all low poly parts and now starting to make some details. This is my personal work made from concepts of Panzar game. Funart

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Weapons

  • Teyon
    18 Hours Ago
    Great work. I expect to treat myself to the game as a holiday gift. Were you responsible for low poly assets as well as the high or just the high res sculpts?
  • muxauji123
    14 Hours Ago
    Yeah! Very nice and stunning characters. Game is awesome too.
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Foxfrombox Sketchbook
Hi all! I'm new here. This is WIP of the bust based on my own illustration. Comments and critique are welcome =)

  • jan19
    22 Hours Ago
    Hey, I really like the way you did her hair. I'm still looking for the secret to sculpting good hair. Nice model!
  • muxauji123
    14 Hours Ago
    Nice looking character and sculpt. I like your style! Upload more!
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Koray Kocaturk Sketckbook
Hi guys,my first post on ZBrushcentral. I would like to share my works.Thank you for your comments.

  • Webhead
    23 Hours Ago
    Great first post!
  • jan19
    22 Hours Ago
    That is one hunky guy! Amazing work. Love the clothing! Shoes and jeans...so realistic. Nice.
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Slave !!!
Hello Everyone.... It has been a long time since I've posted on forums....Finally taken out some time to post here .... To do this work I have used Zbrush and Photoshop and a bit of Maya.....Mainly used Zbrush...Using which I have sculpted and taken render passes Finally Did the comping in Photoshop.... Here is the render of my Slave..... Here is the closeup render from Zbrush : Here is the turnaround of the sculpted Model...... I would love to hear what you think and get feedback and notes. CHEERS! Neel

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    I like the back.
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Concept Design
Hi guys! I will post my new design concept. It asked me 3 hours for the whole (sculpting, painting, compositing) I hope you like it

  • chalian
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    Nice concept and rendering !
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Sith Girl
Still experimenting with the design... ZBrush & Photoshop.

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Sith Lord
Stil playing around with the design, polypainting, materials & some lights for this sculpt. Seems that the Horned Alien Girl could actually be a Sith...

  • SKYWAYS128
    1 Day Ago
    That looks absolutely incredible! Far be it for me to criticize, since I haven't sculpted anything worth posting yet, but those two circular knobs(?) on either side of her collar area look a little "floaty." Like they aren't making contact with the...
  • NeroX
    20 Hours Ago
    Hey, thanks you very much for the nice feedback! Valid points, I'll consider them :-)