ZBrush Characters & Creatures
ZBrush Characters & Creatures
ZBrush Characters & Creatures
ZBrush Characters & Creatures
ZBrush Characters & Creatures
ZBrush Characters & Creatures
ZBrush Characters & Creatures
ZBrush Characters & Creatures
ZBrush Characters & Creatures
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ZBrush Characters & Creatures

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ZBrush is a powerful program offering digital artists of all levels intuitive and inspiring workflow solutions for 3D models and 2D images. Following on from the success of other ZBrush titles such as ZBrush Character Sculpting: Volume 1, this new book focuses on the design and creation of a variety of character and creature sculpts by world-class artists including Mariano Steiner, Maarten Verhoeven, Caio César, and Kurt Papstein.

ZBrush is a powerful program offering digital artists of all levels intuitive and inspiring workflow solutions for 3D models and 2D images. Following on from the success of other ZBrush titles such as ZBrush Character Sculpting: Volume 1, this new book focuses on the design and creation of a variety of character and creature sculpts by world-class aErtists including Mariano Steiner, Maarten Verhoeven, Caio César, and Kurt Papstein. Topics covered by the panel of industry experts include alien concepts, quadruped designs, and inventive creatures, while a collection of speed-sculpting tutorials offers fantastic insight into working quickly with this revolutionary sculpting software. Aimed at aspiring and experienced modelers alike, ZBrush Characters & Creatures is a go-to resource for those looking to learn tips, tricks, and professional workflows from the digital art masters, taking you from concept to completion across a variety of imaginative projects.

Product details
Softback 280 pages
Dimensions: 220mm x 297mm
Paper quality: Full colour premium paper pages
ISBN: 978-1-909414-13-6

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Speed sculpting
Fine-detail your speedsculpt by Daniel Bystedt
Adding story to your speedsculpt by Mariano Steiner
Manipulate your speedsculpt mesh by Bruno Jiménez
Model a full-body speedsculpt by Mathieu Aerni

Quadrupeds
Perfect your polygrouping by Daniel Bystedt
Master authentic creature detail by Borislav Kechashki
Realize realistic creature anatomy by Ali Zafati
Craft a credible aquatic creature by Mariano Steiner
Build a brutish beast by Justin 'Goby' Fields

Creatures
Explore creature creation with Alphas by Bryan Wynia
Craft your own cyborg creature by Glauco Longhi
Master working with base silhouettes by Pavel Terekhov
Experiment with hybrid organisms by Tanoo Choorat
Discover the ZBrush and Maya workflow by Zsolt Vida

Aliens
Setting up your sci-fi scene by Caio César
Professionally present a portfolio piece by Kurt Papstein
Sculpting a four-legged space alien by Maarten Verhoeven
Create a convincing cyborg alien by Tudor Fat

Creating fantasy figures by Kurt Papstein
Creating the concept
Refining the design
Posing the character
Sculpting detail
Texturing and Polypainting
Lighting and post effects

Sculpting a sci-fi character by Piotr Rusnarczyk
Base model creation
Detailing the character
Creating a narrative
Starting to texture
Posing and rendering the model
Compositing the final scene

Gallery

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Endorsements

“Covering a wide range of workflows from industry professionals, ZBrush Characters & Creatures is an exclusive guide for harnessing the power of ZBrush. From conceptual sculpting using mannequins, to posing and rendering; this book has it covered. ZBrush users new and old will find this book to be a valuable resource to add to their collections.”
Joseph Drust
Artist/Creative Development Manager, Pixologic, Inc.

“This book is an excellent reference for anyone who is passionate about digital sculpting and character or creature design. It provides a detailed insight into the workflows of some of the best artists in the industry, taking you through a wide variety of projects and covering all the stages, from concepting to finalizing inspiring models.”
Andrei Cristea
Lead Character Artist, CCP Games

“I’m always impressed and inspired by 3dtotal books and this is no different. ZBrush Characters & Creatures shows really in-depth tutorials explaining every step to create a full character, and lots of tips about ZBrush’s new features. The range of characters featured in this book will prepare you to face lots of new challenges.”
Rafael Grassetti
Lead Character Artist, Sony Santa Monica

“3dtotal continues its run of great products for 3D artists. ZBrush Characters & Creatures is a valuable resource for any character or creature artist with tips and tricks from some of the most talented artists in the industry.”
Adam Fisher
Freelance 3D Character Artist