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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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I will be designing some new stuff here shortly : )

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One of my personal digital sculpts that I created a few years ago. I had it printed in brass a few months ago. The print turned out nice. I've also included the renders of the original digital sculpt(the one with the paper background).

10-01-18

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What ZBrush Means To Me
Watching the live videos of ZBrush Summit 2018 over the weekend I couldn't help but think about what ZBrush/Pixologic has done for me since I first learned about digital sculpting. A little bit about myself. I'd always been interested in art and music since I was a kid. I joined the United States Marine Corps right after high school and spent 5 years as an F-18 Communication/Navigation Tech(basically Avionics). After I finished my enlistment I went to college for 3 1/2 years studying Media Arts and Animation. My main goal was to create 3D characters for games and movies. Ironically they never even mentioned ZBrush, they just focused on box modeling characters in 3Ds Max and Maya. To say the least, I wasn't very inspired by what I learned there. Before I left college(due to an issue between the VA and the college) I came across a picture of a digital sculpt created in ZBrush. A few months later I tried the program for myself and to be honest, it changed my life. See, after I left the Marines, I honestly couldn't seem to find a direction to go in life. I worked various jobs like being a maintenance man, home repair guy, fence builder, and a short time as a graphic designer for a furniture company. Even with college I hadn't found my niche in life. I'd lost the comradery and sense of belonging that I'd known while in the Marines. As I started learning about ZBrush and the community that it has, I reached out to people like Joe Menna, T.S. Wittelsbach, and other industry professionals, who were kind enough to give me advice about this and that. That's the amazing thing about the ZBrush community is that we share the same mindset, curiosity, and thirst for creative freedom. It's never about ego or status, it's about helping each other grow as artists regardless of if you're a novice or a seasoned professional. ZBrush has provided us with the tools to explore areas of 3D printing, CNC milling, movies, animation, games, education, illustration, etc. that haven't been explored yet. It truly allows the user to create his or her's own destiny and literally take dreams and ideas and turn them into a reality. I know for me it has. It's brought purpose and direction into my life again. It's provided me with a solid career that I'd only dreamed of. ZBrush is more than just a digital sculpting program. It's a powerful voice in this deafening world. Pixologic is more than just a company. It actually cares about it's users and what they are creating. That's a very rare thing. So I guess the purpose of this post is just to say thank you to the amazing team at Pixologic for such an amazing and powerful program and thank you to this awesome community of extremely talented artists. Also a big thank you to Paul Gaboury for taking an interest in my work and promoting it. You all rock!

09-30-18

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These are some personal pieces that I'm slowly working on. Eventually I'll 3D print the ghost girl pendant. For the plague doctor head candle and the zombie head Wacom pen holder I want to print them and then cast them in resin. Might sell those eventually. For the Wacom pen holder I used the ZProject Wacom file that comes with ZBrush.

09-26-18

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Here's my slow work in progress of my version of Dead Hand from Ocarina of Time. It scared the crap out of me when I was a kid so I figured why not try to make it creepier haha. Eventually I'll 3D print it.

09-24-18

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One of the things that I do besides creating new digital sculpts for cnc milling out of limestone, is repairing 3D scans of existing ornamental architecture. A lot of times those original pieces have become weathered or damaged and I either fix the scan or re-create the piece digitally to restore it to it's former glory. Sometimes I have a detailed drawing or photo of the original(before the damage) and sometimes I just have to figure it out on my own. It can be a tricky process but it's also fun lol. (For size reference the eagle is about 4 feet tall) )

09-12-18

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Finally found two of the digital sculpts that I created for Vanderbilt University's new buildings carved in stone. Hopefully I'll find better pictures of them soon.

  • scorpio1951
    09-17-18
    You are a great artist sir. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
  • travisbarker3d
    09-18-18
    Thanks everyone you are too kind : ). I still have a ton to learn, but it's been a fun process so far.
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3D Printed Commissions
These are some random 3D printed commissions that I created over the past three years using ZBrush and Blender. The Imperius Fan Art model was printed and painted by Theodoros Kyriakidis.

  • travisbarker3d
    09-06-18
    Thanks and actually I've never seen or touched any of the stone pieces that I digitally sculpted in person lol. Eventually I'll take a road trip to see everything : )
  • travisbarker3d
    09-06-18
    In a lot of my work I use the ZModeler Brush. I'd heard in one of the ZBrush Tutorials about saving a copy of the ZModeler Brush for each preset that you use the most so I went ahead and did so. These are three of the ZModeler brush Presets that I made....
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Religious Buildings, Hillsdale College, etc. Digital Sculpts.
These are some pieces that I digitally sculpted for religious buildings, Hillsdale College, and a private residence(limestone fireplaces). Created in ZBrush and Blender, CNC milled out of Limestone and hand finished by master stone carvers.

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Yale University's New Residential Colleges Archways and Scupper
These are two archways that I digitally sculpted for Yale University's new residential colleges Pauli Murray and Benjamin Franklin Colleges. Created in ZBrush and Blender, CNC milled out of Limestone and hand finished by master stone carvers. The bull dog scuppers were created the same way.

08-30-18

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My Various Commissions Over the Past 3 Years
These are 14 pieces that I digitally sculpted/3d modeled for Vanderbilt University's new residential colleges over the past year. The original drawings were created by Patrick Pinnell, digitally sculpted by myself, then CNC milled out of limestone that was later hand finished by master carvers at Bybee Stone Co., Inc. Eventually I'll be able to post the pictures of them in stone and in place on the buildings.

02-26-18

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From ZBrush to CNC Milled Limestone
These are some pieces that I created using ZBrush and Blender. Lately I've started using the ZModeler brush instead of Blender(anybody know of a wire frame mode?) The digital sculpts were CNC milled out of limestone and were then hand finished by traditional stone carvers. These pieces were made for a temple here in Florida. The Agnus Dei piece design was changed to a crown of thorns piece instead so that piece is only about 70% finished.

  • brianlife
    08-25-18
    Great work! Progress shots! Thanks! I sculpt in ZBrush for trophies, so I focus on practical casting s, no undercuts, type work. It’s allot of planning, some limits but awesome when thought out. Thanks! Like your Barbed wire brush too!
  • CapnTRJ
    08-29-18
    Shift+F will show the edges on the surface of the model. No wire frame mode that I know of. This is great work, Such a large piece too.
08-24-18

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Barbed Wire Insert Mesh Curve Brush(Castable-No Undercuts) Free Download
This is a castable Barbed Wire Insert Mesh Curve Brush that I created. I’ve used it on jewelry pieces that were successfully cast in silver. It’s free to download on my website : ) https://www.theplaguedoctorsapothecary.com/3d-printable-files/barbwireinsertmeshbrush

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CNC Milled Digital Sculpts
These are some pieces that I created using ZBrush and Blender(still haven't mastered the ZModeler brush yet, but I'm working on it). The digital sculpts were CNC milled out of limestone and finished by traditional stone carvers. The two archway pieces are at the two main entrances to Yale University's two new residential colleges, Pauli Murray College and Benjamin Franklin College. The ornamental architecture pieces were designed for a private residence.

  • chrisd
    02-27-18
    Thanks for that info. I understand if you can't comment where you work, but I'd like to have specific examples of services that are milling from meshes next time I get someone telling me it can't be done, or they don't do that. Perhaps the competition...
  • zymon
    08-21-18
    I am facing a situation where the people that operate the CNC software tell me that obj and stl are not correct files for cnc milling. They can use the file but they say its not as easy to manipulate. Has anyone experience with this? Simon
  • chrisd
    08-21-18
    Simon, this depends on the software that makes the toolpaths (CADCAM) for the CNC machine. The service you are mentioning probably wants a nurbs (CAD) file instead of a mesh. If the nurbs file is the issue, its possible to convert a mesh to nurbs, but...
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Luke Raising X-Wing From Dagobah
This is my extremely rough 3D sketch/sculpt of Luke raising his X-wing from Dagobah swamp idea for the wheelchair. The front part where Luke and Yoda are standing will be on wheels. Not sure if I'll be able to finish this in time due to my work schedule, but it's a fun challenge anyways.

  • gabo1991
    05-24-18
    Great idea. Any new images to share?