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Getting Started with Sculptris Pro
This 3 part Workshop hosted by Paul Gaboury will get you up and running on everything Sculptris Pro, from UI and usage, customization, and combining it with other ZBrush features.
Getting Started with...Using Tessimate
Learn to manipulate topology to your needs with the Tessimate feature. Your host Paul will show multiple examples of how to use this powerful feature with the addition of explaining the difference between Tessimate and Decimate.
Using TessimateThe Basics of PolyGroupIt
In this 2 part Workshop, Paul Gaboury will give you a full run down of how to use PolyGroupIt, then in part 2 we'll show you how PolyPaint and PolyGroupIt can be utilized together.
The Basics of...Using Elastic & Liquid Curve Mode
This Lesson will show multiple Curve Mode examples including IMM Curves, the elastic option, the liquid option, Lock Start, Lock End, Rotate Curve, and Smooth Curve. Now let's go make some Curves!
Using Elastic &...Discovering Groups by Normals
Creating PolyGroups can be very useful when modeling and or sculpting in ZBrush. In this Lesson, we'll demonstrate how to create new PolyGroups on a hard surface model using it's normals and edge degrees.
Discovering Groups by...Deformers
A Workshop focused on the powerful wide spectrum of ZBrush's Deformers. Buckle in as your host Solomon Blair takes you through each Deformer and their abilities.
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Nocturne In The Quay Of Sea
A Boolean Boogie-Woogie. ZBrush BPR Render + Love. Ornementation to frame c/o Paul Bannon’s Roccoco Brush Many thanks Mr Vahid for your kind comment to my previous post. Yours etc, Boozy O’ The Sea

  • AbbY-Art
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    Beautiful piece of art Boozy!!
  • MetinSeven
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    Love it Mark! Playful and atmospheric. Love the dreamy aspect of your work, like a modern-day Rousseau.
  • boozy floozie
    22 Hours Ago
    Thank you Mikael and thank you Metin. Much appreciated.
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The Studio Vase
A studio is naked without one. ZBrush, Keyshot , Tea + Shortbread Fingers. Thank you Mr Pablo for your previous message and jolly winter ZBrushing to you all. Yours etc, Boozy.

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The Procrastinating Plumber
The path of life and the tribulations of it’s pressure dynamics before achieving flow. ZBrush , Keyshot , Tea + Biscuits.

  • Pablander
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    totally love your work mate!
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A Bird In The Hand
Thanks Frenchy and Metin :-) following on from the quick sketch of Sir Thom Of Yorke…. further experiments with fractured forms utilising sculptris pro. Rendered in Keyshot with a neutral material. Yours etc, Boozy

  • MetinSeven
    1 Week Ago
    A bird in the hand is better than ten birds in the air. Lovely work again. I've always got a soft spot for monochromatic art. The absence of colour emphasizes the shapes.
  • boozy floozie
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    Thank you Vahid - because it was created in a state of flow I’ve spent the morning taking reminder notes so I can build on the techniques discovered and control them for future work. I find myself tingling/excited because it's a synthesis of how I used to...
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Sir Thom Of Yorke
In the spirit of ZBrush experimenting. A quick test using textured sculptris pro single sided meshes. Method used:Using subtool image planes to transfer textures to uv’ed sculptris pro meshes using Transform>3d copy. Draw out both the uv’ed subtool mesh you wish to transfer a texture too + a background (in Zdepth) image textured plane subtool >record the subtool positions with a Marker but drop only the image plane subtool to the canvas. Redraw the mesh you wish to transfer the texture too (using the recorded marker) then in Edit Mode use Transform > 3d copy (with rgb switched on) to transfer the texture of image plane previously dropped to canvas. With subtool transparency setting switched on the edges of the mesh planes above the image planes can be erased to the outline required by smoothing with sculptris pro according to the textured subtool behind. NB: After erasing edges by smoothing with sculptris pro you will need to reapply uv's to the mesh before transferring textures as described. These image planes can be further sculpted and deformed to catch the light as required to add depth etc. Yours etc, Boozy

  • MetinSeven
    1 Week Ago
    Love it, Mark. Good old Thom. Radiohead is one of my all-time favorite bands. Saw them live once, back in 1994 or 1995, in a small-scale, intimate performance, when they weren't as big and celebrated yet as after the success of OK Computer. I'll never...
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Chez Moi
A moonlit reverie in ZBrush. Created with ZBrush, Keyshot , Victoria Sponge Cake , Tea and Eartha Kitt. Yours romantically, Boozy

  • boozy floozie
    1 Week Ago
    Ooh (squeal) , thank you Pixologic for a top row - a lovely surprise . Thank you Dear Vahid for your kind support.
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Rejuvenate
Nothing like a little kindness to rejuvenate the soul. Art Van D'lay many thanks for yours. Zbrush , Keyshot, Cups Of Tea , Apple Pie And Custard Yours etc, Boozy

  • MetinSeven
    10-19-18
    Haha, love it! Cheers me up.
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Dear Mr Wordsmith and Dear Mr Erik, this time kind Sirs… I sketched out my thank you in ZBrush. Boozy Junior (peering over my shoulder) thought it like an angel working as security at a nightclub called ’Thank You’. What better place to dance with friends in gratitude said I. Similar techniques as the previous piece except this time the sculptris pro meshes were first uv’ed then textures were applied using uv repeats- these were then applied back as polypaint then further polypainted over. The image textures used to uv the meshes were created using the same sculptris technique - these meshes then painted in 2.5D mode such that they could be tiled. Yours etc, Boozy

  • Art Van D'lay
    10-18-18
    Congratulations, Boozy Senior. Its about time I say!
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Autumnal Angels
An experiment in mood, utilising sculptris pro for 3d background scenes. Future pieces I hope will fuse this feeling with more concrete characters and story but for now just play. Single sided 3D planes, transpose copied , eroded and manipulated at various resolutions using sculptris pro. Rendered in Keyshot. Thanks for taking a peep, yours etc Boozy.

  • Wordsmith
    10-17-18
    Mark, Top Row for Top Shelf work. I've been admiring your art for over 14 years now (Damn that sounds like a long time). It always makes my day to see another piece pop up. Congratulations, and thank you for what you do. Word.
  • Erik Heyninck
    10-17-18
    I thought by myself: let's visit the central. I type the link in my browser, hit enter and the first thing I see is that image on the top row. And I think: he's back! And the central suddenly becomes a bit brighter. Welcome back! I hope you had a...
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Vahid’s Sea Of Materials
I said I’d thank Vahid for sharing his materials with a picture and so I have :-) Whether I've captured Vahid's likeness purely from imagination I could not say. Perhaps his crown is bigger? Vahid’s post and materials here ZBrush , ZBrush BPR Render, Tea , Cake Cisco - thank most kindly for the links. You have the right idea about sport - to my shame I motivate with cake. Naughty but so nice. Erik - I love Vangelis , what a great quote - thank you. Yours Aquatically, Boozy

  • Erik Heyninck
    05-12-18
    wishing you a good time in your Octopus's Garden!
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Le Ballon Rouge
The Balloonist flies to his love . ZBrush, Keyshot, Tea , Cherry Sponge Ciscoraya, thank you, blueferret - meet you in Brazil and Wanying xu - thank you Yours Aeronautically, Boozy

  • ciscoraya
    05-01-18
    Thanks @boozy floozie !! ohh! I loved the video of Cyd Charisse. I have never seen it, I will look for it. I love the musical films of the 50s, Gene Kelly, etc ... I really like Macoco! The Pirate (1948)...
  • Erik Heyninck
    05-02-18
    Thanks, Mark. I'll keep that in mind. Life is of course more important than what one does in it, so the most important skill is to be happy and fulfilled. Ahhh... the layers of the onion we call 'I' ... Loved the Syd Charisse scene. I like the...
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Driven Bananas
More fruity frolics with ZBrush 2018 and Keyshot by Mark Bananaman. Yours etc, Boozy

  • blueferret
    04-25-18
    Looks like I need to go to Brazil the next time I wonder off and hopefully find you there
  • Wanying xu
    04-25-18
    i like the color~and is so cute
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Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves
A "What the Butler saw". Sculptris Pro - ZBrush and Keyshot. Can't stop, won't stop. Yours etc, Boozy

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The Retired Lifeguard
More playing with Sculptris Pro. Sculptris Pro - ZBrush , Keyshot , Victoria Sponge And Tea Yours etc, Boozy

  • boozy floozie
    04-18-18
    Thanks Vahid I Was watching a cool new video you'd posted on youtube earlier
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Days Like This
“When everything falls into place like the flick of a switch Well, my mama told me, "There'll be days like this” ZBrush -Sculptris Pro , Keyshot and as always , tea and biscuits. Frenchy and Vahid , thanks m'hearties Yours etc, Boozy

  • Marzalet
    04-16-18
    Congrats on the Top Row, Boozy. Your style is easily recognizable among the other works!!
  • boozy floozie
    04-17-18
    People and Persons, many thanks indeed for your kind words. Looking forward as always to catching new work from you all and thank you all for your positive support
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Wonky Beak
I tested the liberty offered by Sculptris Pro by using it to free doodle. Vichar’s lovely vdm clay brushes were used for sculpural textures in standard mode- the alphas of which were also used for color work. ZBrush and Keyshot. Yours etc, Boozy

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As ye inflate so shall ye grow
I’ve fiddled with Sculptris Pro mode for 3 evenings and only tonight realised that the inflate brush in Sculptris Pro mode will actually grow continually according to the surface normals with repeating circular strokes. I recorded it in a picture to remind me. Also testing out switching between secondary and primary colours when painting in sculptress pro mode by holding the alt key. Erick, when you get back to Zbrushing you’re gonna love it I’m sure. Becoming fluid with the new features always takes some time it’s true. If you haven’t yet entered the room of coloured cones you’re in for most esoteric yet strangely satisfying experience . Ej , thank you. For snake hook roots I visit an understanding doctor. Metin , I remain incognito only in my own house. Yours etc, Boozy

  • Erik Heyninck
    04-06-18
    I personally find that the Claybrush, mainly the ClayTubes, works better without alpha than with. But I am used to use it like that. Did you read Pablo's -ZBrushGuides- remark about his snail: The snail spots' workflow is actually very simple: 1....
  • boozy floozie
    04-06-18
    Ah, thank you good Sir. Best wishes, Boozy
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Thanks folks :-) Attached some quick notes on the SnakeHook Cactus Brush as well as a Move Elastic Brush adjusted for working with low Rez quad meshes from ZRemesher (not for Sculptris Pro triangular meshes) . Whilst this brush is good for shape design adjustments it’s particularly good for adjusting mouth shapes with good loops e.g if you have created a suggested mouth bag to drive the zremesher process with regard achieving circular loops around the mouth. From a side profile it will help you grab the nasal septum and the philtrum to help with the correct curvature and projection of the top lip. From the front it will help with smile/frown shapes as well as pinching the mouth closed. For more fulsome lips the mouth can be further closed or enhanced by dabbing the inflate brush with a low focal shift -64 from a front view. SnakeHook Cactus Notes The Polypaint color blending I thought was cool :-) As a by the way..... Whilst always fond of the Spherical Brush I found that it's highly versatile when used in Sculptris Pro Mode - give it a whirl and see what you think?!!. Yours etc, Boozy.

  • ejtheartist
    04-03-18
    This is cool! thanks. Snake hook roots? have you or do you know anyone for this?
  • MetinSeven
    04-03-18
    Great tips, Mark, many thanks for sharing, much appreciated. I'll stop calling you Boozy by the way. Up to now I thought you might want to remain incognito, but I saw some others use your name too.
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Inside A sphere
Being that is is the season for spheres, my Sculptris Pro first test . ZBrush 2018 and Keyshot. Below are my initial notes that I jotted down from my first play with Sculptris Pro mode, perhaps they may be useful to some. Avoid the the temptation to get stuck in Sculptris Pro mode - to get drawn in to detailing makes global adjustments harder as the work progresses. As great as Sculptris Pro mode is remember subdivisions and why they are useful for bigger design changes. Use the traditional brushes to their strengths in combination with Sculptris Pro Think about sculptris for fast volume creation and things it does that exceeds the traditional brushes in performance, behaviour and creative freedom- noses being one. Convert medium detail Sculptris Pro sculpts to Zremeshed meshes to avoid surface chatter - add Sculptris Pro details only when design adjustments are finalized. If you use Sculptris Pro for volume builds and medium detail sculpts you don’t need to get hung up about switching out of Adaptive mode if you intend to convert to ZRemesh . When you’re ready to add final tighter details with Sculptris Pro , Adaptive mode again is fine. Finessing polygon distribution by switching out of Adaptive mode to manual settings is largely a wasted discipline if you intend to convert your medium detail sculpts to Zremesh. Yours etc, Boozy

  • MetinSeven
    03-31-18
    Nice work as always, Boozy! You've clearly enjoyed the delights of the Snakehook brush in Sculptris Pro mode. Thanks for the tips as well. I'm still exploring the truckload of new functions in ZBrush 2018. One of the first things I do after...
  • C0Y0TE
    04-01-18
    Thank you for the tips Mark! x
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Tantric Egg
Ah the Spring, when birds do sing, hey ding a ding a ding. More Shadowbox play except that this time I decided to make a custom menu that effectively makes a kind of separate working environment solely for shadowbox work. Little tip for airbrush painting in ZBrush - set your standard brush to rgb , use the gradient alpha , set the stroke mode to drag rectangle and set your brush scale to dynamic so you can get really big sizes needed for smooth gradients. Thanks Metin and Vahid for your previous comments - much appreciated. Yours etc, Boozy

  • blueferret
    03-26-18
    Love the feet and the little happy p**** cat on the no doubt egg shaped phallus symbol
  • boozy floozie
    03-27-18
    Thank you lovely persons. I am drinking my tea and twirling my baton thanks to your lovely comments. Freudian analysis of my latest image post would most probably place my mental age at somewhere between 3- 6 years old. I’m happy with that and feel I...
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Now That We’ve Found Love………
A lighthearted dibble-dabble using ZBrush’s shadowbox and painting tools to say thank you dearest forum chums. ZBrush And Keyshot Best wishes, Boozy

  • MetinSeven
    03-21-18
    Love the hairdo and the... rocket.
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Bird Garden
I took a peculiar notion to use tufts of array meshes composed of ribbon forms, then pull the strands out with the move topological brush as a means of drawing with the geometry. Although fully 3D it felt closer in spirit to working in 2.5D . ZBrush and Keyshot Thanks Vahid for your previous kindly comment . Yours etc, Boozy

  • AbbY-Art
    03-19-18
    So cool!! it's really amazing, I think you really need to make an artbook Boozy Floozie with those pictures and stories I would buy for sure
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Sunday School
A Landscape. ZBrush and Keyshot Vahid and Jochen thank you both good Sirs for your kind replies to my previous post. Yours etc, Boozy

  • thats my favorite , well great marc bannerman makes great beautiful works with such great feeling .great choice of colors and color values which gives it magical feeling!!
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Kitty And Her Cats
Every night she tiptoes out of the window and plays with the boys on the rooftops. ZBrush, Keyshot, Tea , Crumpet, Strawberry Jam Vahid and Irender thank you for your kind replies to my previous post. Thanks for looking, Yours etc, Boozy

  • jmeyer
    03-14-18
    Cool cats. Keyshot integration seems to work well, nice to see.
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  • beautifil and lovelyy as always my dear freind and i think it says on the board please ... in french??? and cool work
  • irender
    03-11-18
    The Dali of ZBrush. I always enjoy your work. Surreal. Looking forward to more.
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The Bubble Messiah
Years of anatomical study condensed. ZBrush , Keyshot , Tea And Biscuits Thanks for looking and thank you Monsieur Ferret Blue Yours etc, Boozy

  • boozy floozie
    03-05-18
    Mr Knacki Sir, thank you. The light blue ball is the crest of a hill, I took a fancy for a little kiss of turquoise against the pinks. Mr Metin Sir, thank you. What better muse for joyous epiphanies than the childlike simplicity of the potato head....
  • Frenchy Pilou
    03-05-18
    So Happy new year Boozy! I don't know this program : Tea and biscuits? Must be delicious? In France that is "Rillettes et cornichons"! For be sure : in fact that was 2 years of missing reading ! For your first fan that is...
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Tilly's Dream
A recreated BPR render (from a saved project file ) of an earlier post - this time for a CD Single front cover 'Tilly's Dream' by the musician Tom Baird . All texturing created and painted using ZBrush of which the various stroke methods combined with alphas make it a joy to paint and create textures with. Looking forward very much to bringing these qualities in to future Keyshot renders. Many thanks Metin, Mikael, Vahid and Sadicus for your kind comments to my previous post - much appreciated. Yours etc, Boozy

  • blueferret
    03-01-18
    The Ambiguous Antihero living in a Dali like landscape, thanks for that
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The Ambiguous Antihero
'The Ambiguous Antihero ' First test with ZBrush to Keyshot. A process that induced as you can see, a kind of disco euphoria. Yours etc, Boozy.

  • hello brother its greatt and excellent and really unique and fun art bravoooo
  • sadicus
    02-26-18
    KS adds an interesting look to your amazing stylized art.
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When The Children Couldn't Sleep
"Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives." C. S. Lewis Thank you Mickael and Zero Thirteen for your kind replies to my previous post. Yours etc, Boozy

  • MetinSeven
    02-15-18
    Hahaha! This must be one of the most sympathetic threads of the whole ZBrushCentral forum.
  • boozy floozie
    02-15-18
    I find it truly a convivial convocation of connected characters.
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Hey ! Just a while back I felt this delightful ether-like mist come over me, twirling and bursting with fragrance of Jasmines, Orchids, Roses and....Chocolate chips!... sending me to cloud nine... Was that you?

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War Is Over
War Is Over (If You Want It) Vahid, to be a pal is a fine thing, thank you. Erik as a youth I suckled on the teat of Dylan - you cheered me with that line. This piece put a strain on m'old creaky compooty being that polypaint requires high subdivs for line fidelity. Thanks for looking, Yours etc, Boozy

  • zero-13
    12-05-17
    Fantastic! I love the painterly style of your work!
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Winter Begone
'Winter Begone' Chasing away Jack Frost. ZBrush 4r8, BPR render - chance to use vdm's to create footprints in the snow. Thanks for looking, Yours etc, Boozy Thanks Mr Coyote for your kind words regarding previous post

  • you are my pal, always cool works with alot to say with nice feeling bravooooooooooo
  • Erik Heyninck
    12-02-17
    To paraphrase Bob Dylan ( I Shall Be Free No. 10 ) : 'You're a poet and you know it I know you won't blow it'
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Ego
'Ego' A BPR render created in ZBrush 4r8. Thanks for looking. Yours etc, Boozy

  • C0Y0TE
    11-30-17
    Enchanting. Quite enchanting.
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Pigtails McGuire
'Pigtails McGuire' A BPR render and a sculpt like one would paint it. I give thanks for Zbrush 4r8 and profess a profound affection - pass the corn puddin' and grits. Yours etc, Boozy

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The Illuminating Cheese
For cheese that is holey this pilgrim invokes the spirit of booleans. Tristanartform , bless you. Yours etc, Boozy