NEW! ZBrush 4R5 Panel Loops Videos with Joseph Drust

NEW! ZBrush 4R5 Panel Loops Videos

Joseph Drust is at it again with another series of top class videos. This time, Joseph takes us into new territory and walks us through the design process to arrive at a detailed jewelry pendant. Follow along as Joseph demonstrates features like Panel Loops, and several of the Polish functions, such as Polish by Features, Polish by Groups etc…while navigating the road to completing yet another sophisticated ZBrush model.

About Joseph Drust

Joseph has over ten years of experience working in the video game industry as a character artist with a focus on modeling and sculpting. He has created character assets for games including Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, Ben 10 Alien Force, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, and most recently Ghost Recon Future Soldier.

Joseph currently works as a lead character artist for Ubisoft Entertainment (Red Storm Entertainment) in Cary, North Carolina. Joseph is also a beta team member for Pixologic’s ZBrush and a certified ZBrush Instructor. In his free time Joseph kit bashes Kidrobot’s Munny Vinyl figures and gives demos on ZBrush to local schools.

You can find out more about Joseph and his artwork at Joseph Drust Website as well as Joseph’s ZBrushCentral User Gallery

Panel Loops Jewelry Design Part 1
Joseph Drust is back with this 5 Part Series of videos using Panel Loops to design a piece of jewelry. Part 1 will demonstrate how he sets up his Polygroups for Panel Loops. Enjoy!

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Panel Loops Jewelry Design Part 2

In this video you will see how to use a combination of Radial Symmetry, Polygroups, and Panel Loops to design interesting shapes for this piece of jewelry.
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Panel Loops Jewelry Design Part 3

Joseph continues on to create the jewel for this pendant, as well as using the polish functions to cleanup his design while taking advantage of the pixologic.com MatCap library.

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Panel Loops Jewelry Design Part 4

Joseph demonstrates how to use the Close Holes feature and add some finishing touches to the jewel.

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Panel Loops Jewelry Design Part 5

See the final product as Joseph uses Insert Mesh with Curve Functions to add a chain, an uses Surface Noise to bring this pendant to life.

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Thanks again! :slight_smile:

Perfect timing. Thanks so much for this tutorial! :smiley:

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Well I know what I’ll be watching tonight!!! Thanks, these are great!!!

Wow…these are great!!

Tanks Joseph! awesome!!:+1:small_orange_diamond:+1:small_orange_diamond:+1:small_orange_diamond:+1:small_orange_diamond:+1:

Thanks for these! However I have a question - why aren’t you using slice curve in the first video? It’s more precise and quite faster than method presented here. Also the masking before hitting ctrl+w is quite unnecessary, works witout it as well.

Why do you not include a download button or option so that we can watch them offline which is what I like to do?

I mean - if you put them up on the web for free then that is an obvious thing to do.

awesome tutorial , haven’t used panel loops yet, but after watching this, I don’t think i’ll have a problem figuring it out. loved the polish by features, those sort of functions are the ones I forget and i’d spend so much time trying to fix stuff manually.

as for downloading the videos, zsoka :


play with vlc player

Zsoka you could always do the following:

1). Play the movie and let the orange bar finish. Stop the movie, don’t let it finish.
2). In Internet Explorer, click on Tools>Internet Options>Settings (The Settings button next to Delete…)
3). Click View files - This will open your Temporary Internet Files folder. If you know how to get to this folder without doing the above great.
4). if you change your view to Details and list them by size, you should find your video at the top. copy and paste this to another folder. I think they are in .f4v format. So you can convert if necessary.

Voila. Hope that helps

amazing !!! :+1: thx

There are quite a few video download managers (Fast Video DLM, Any Video, 1 Click Video Download, etc). All free. Install, play video, click popup, dl video and enjoy offline :slight_smile:

That’s the way I do it

Thanx but I know all that. In fact I used gotflash to do it. It is a firefox extension. Much easier.
Anyway, the point is why they do not add a download button for us. It would be the courteous and intelligent thing to do. I mean they are in the business of communication are they not?
But thanx anyway.

Thanks again!

wow,zbc always brings us surprises!!Thanks so much!
Mr. Drust is great!

Thanks man, Panel loops + Jewelry design what a luck day :smiley:

Thank you soooo much!
:smiley: :+1:

This is the second time I had your such wonderful tutorial on ZBC while I was in need. This is absolute perfect timing… thanks for such wonderful tutorial :slight_smile: :+1:small_orange_diamond:+1:small_orange_diamond:+1:

A big thanks all the way from Carrboro, NC!

It’s really nice to see some jewelry tutorials on ZBC and it’s even better when they’re coming from just down the road.

Had a quick question about this workflow: Is there a workaround to not mess up your panel loops by dynameshing? Whenever I dynamesh after panel loops the mesh gets destroyed…