The Three Dancers

In this Post, I am going to talk a little about my latest work The Three Dancers, and how I created a set of different poses using the same mesh using the new Pose Tools for ZBrush made by Reallusion.

The idea was to create a piece with very dynamic poses. I like to experiment a lot when I’m sculpting and testing new techniques on my models, both in terms of sculpting and painting, and the pose is a factor I like to play with, bringing the character to life and imagining it in the key moment of determined action, trying to make the sculpture as loose as possible in all aspects, and whenever possible leave space for the spectator to imagine and complete in their mind while observing.

In the video above I show the whole process from beginning to end.
Until next time…


Outstanding work Deryck :clap: looks so « clay real », love the artistic poses as well.

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amazing work

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Perfect Work!!!

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Beautiful sculpts!!:sunglasses::+1::star2::star2::star2::star2::star2:!!
Thanks you so much for sharing your workflow :sunglasses::+1::star2::star2::star2::star2::star2:!!

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Hi, @Jaime , Thank you very much, I love to give this aspect to the sculpts, it is a super fun process.

@Prabhat_Majumdar, Thank you!

Thanks @Sumit3D.

Hi @brudva, Glad you liked, I’m such a huge fan of your sculptures! Thank you very much.

Hello @Geert_Etcher_Melis , the pleasure is all mine, I love to share a little of my technique, I learned so much here at ZBrush Central with other artists, I’m happy to give back a little bit to the community. :blush:

Thank you all for the support!


So touched by these sculpture’s unique poses! Thank you for sharing the workflow and teaching us how to use the Character Creator base model as a start!

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Also huge fan of your sculptures!!! :slight_smile: THX @Deryck

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Beautiful pieces. I saw the Realillusion vid a few days ago. :heart:

I’m curious as to why you didn’t use the Accurig IK/FK to do your posing? It sort of defeats the purpose of using CC4 if you don’t take advantage of the rigging tools instead of the transpose workflow. :smiley:

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Hi, @DannyMcGrath, glad you enjoy it :blush:
There are several approaches that we can use and test. Here the idea was to show a way to test different possibilities using the same mesh to try the new the PoseTools plugin.
But we can definitely use Accurig too. I encourage everyone to try the different possibilities that the tool offers, it’s a lot of fun.

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@Deryck Thanks, yes, I have CC4. The Accurig and Zbrush bridge work fantastic. I was just curious, really, as obviously an IK/FK rig is far superior than posing with Transpose, although it makes sense for those that don’t have access to CC4 and only the ZB pose plugin.

Either way, it’s a really exciting workflow. Thanks for your thoughts. :+1:

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Holy moly! Your talent is out of this world.