ZBrush Character Creation: Advanced Digital Sculpting (Serious Skills Series)
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ZBrush Character Creation: Advanced Digital Sculpting (Serious Skills Series)

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by Scott Spencer
     
 

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Break Free from the 3D Mold

ZBrush is taking the world of 3D modeling by storm, allowing CG artists to create spectacular organic models in a way that feels like traditional sculpting and painting. Like the software itself, this beautiful four-color guide perfectly blends technology with artistry to give you a thorough, hands-on tutorial in creating 3D characters

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Break Free from the 3D Mold

ZBrush is taking the world of 3D modeling by storm, allowing CG artists to create spectacular organic models in a way that feels like traditional sculpting and painting. Like the software itself, this beautiful four-color guide perfectly blends technology with artistry to give you a thorough, hands-on tutorial in creating 3D characters with this revolutionary software.

Digital sculptor Scott Spencer guides you through the full array of ZBrush tools, including brushes, textures, and detailing. You'll learn how to sculpt in ZBrush, design a character bust, and dazzle viewers with your creations. Above all, you'll discover how to apply time-honored methods of traditional sculpting and painting to a digital format—and emerge a better artist, no matter what the medium.

  • Bridge the transition from traditional sculpting to digital
  • Explore the ZBrush interface and toolsets
  • Learn valuable techniques for texturing, posing, and rendering in ZBrush
  • Master ZScripts, macros, and other methods for customizing the interface
  • Transfer your ZBrush creations into Maya® and prepare for use in film, game, or other formats
  • Gain valuable insights and tips from guest artists throughout the book

VALUABLE COMPANION DVD

Support files for the book's tutorials are included on the DVD, so you can try out the techniques as you go. It also includes ZBrush movies to further illustrate the step-by-step sculpting process, as well as a trial version of ZBrush 3.1 for the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470249963
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/03/2008
Series:
Serious Skills Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Scott Spencer is Digital Art Director at Gentle Giant Studios. Creating creatures and characters for film, games, and the collectable figure market, Scott's credits include Iron Man, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Golden Axe, Species 3, and others. He teaches digital sculpting and anatomy at The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, and serves as beta tester and consultant to Pixologic.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Rhinebeck, New York
Date of Birth:
September 1, 1945
Place of Birth:
Washington, D.C.
Education:
B. A., University of Wisconsin, 1969

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ZBrush Character Creation: Advanced Digital Sculpting 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
mm80 More than 1 year ago
Scott has written a great book on zbrush that will not only give you the resources you need to create a master peice but, also give you artistic fundmentals that be used in amy medium! If Scott writes it, I buy it and I refer to this book on a daily basis.
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