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This topic contains 33 replies, has 16 voices, and was last updated by  Arch 11 years, 4 months ago.

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  • #4322

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Hi all,
    A friend of mine sent this my way today, he’s a sculptor in the film industry by trade but recently he’s been learning/working
    with ZBrush from pixologic and I think this is one of the first pieces he has ever produced with it.

    http://pixologic.com/home/home.shtml

    Cheers,
    Ian

  • #22825

    peter_b
    Participant

    jesus thats good work.

  • #22827

    Pete
    Participant

    has anyone else here been using ZBrush for pure modelling[/quote:987f82aad3]

    I know there is native modelling using Z Spheres but I think where it really shines in the production pipeline is when used in tandem with a modelling package like 3dsmax. Using Max to rough out a low poly model and then using ZBrush to add and refine detail. It can even export incredible displacement and normal maps. We’ve been evaluating it recently, I don’t think any studio working on a next gen title can avoid it.

    I’ve seen a lot of modelling/texturing/3d painting apps in my time and I have to say I find the interface completely counter intuitive. The power of app is incredible once you get over the initial learning curve and accept a few new rules of working with it.

    That model looks fantastic by the way.

  • #22830

    Nooptical
    Participant

    What Pete said!

    I have dabbled very little with a demo of it, found it a bit confusing. But I’m sure once you put in a good few hours messing about with it you get the hang of it.

    Fantastic model by the way. Nice wrinkles!! :D

  • #22858

    lk_
    Participant

    That’s very good mate. Nice work.

  • #22861

    jediboy
    Participant

    I’ve just started working with ZBrush 2.0, as it came highly recommended. I thought it was an alternative to Deep Paint / Deep UV / or BodyPaint but yeah, as that pic shows its a hell of a lot more.

    Although the interface is ga-ga (to say the least.)

    Why oh why, can’t Adobe just add a 3D Paint feature to their photoshop product and solve this mess once and for all? Ya know, a 3DS, .X, .OBJ import/export functionality?

    Or discreet/autodesk incorporate a photoshop-style palette and allow for maps to made within the modelling package.

    I suppose I might as well ask for Jar-Jar’s head on a stick while I’m at it…

  • #22878

    Pete
    Participant

    I read a press release from Discreet last year when they were announcing max 7 that stated that their latest and greatest app would have a suite of 3D paint tools integrated into it. The press release was subsequently withdrawn and then reissued stating that the 3D paint suite would NOT be included and would be available free to subscribers and to purchase seperately for non subscribers at a later date.

    We’re still waiting……

    GhostPainter 2 is pretty good for this kind of thing, it lets you run photoshop in a viewport in Max, allowing you to use all the familiar paint tools of Photoshop to paint on your model in 3D.

    http://www.cebas.com/products/products.php?UD=10-7888-33-788&PID=5

  • #23197

    beans_w
    Participant

    that is top quality. i have a totally legal copy of it :wink: but have never used it. must give it a go when i get some free time. which wont be for about 6 or 7 weeks lol.

  • #23604

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Hi All,
    Hot off the press from my friend Kev (don’t ask! I think he’s to shy to post them here himself). He’s added some textures this time to the old Professor previously modeled in ZBrush and also experimented with soem atmospheric lighting effects. So, here they are:

    Textures added:

  • #23605

    RonanHayes
    Participant

    Looks really cool, not sure about the lighting in the first shot, seems to be messing with the skin tone making it look too manufactured/worked (Plastic or artificial looking) Look at the hair line, it appears that the skin runs directly into the hair.

    But all in all great looking stuff, if he can do a great light setup he has a definate winner on his hands.

  • #23618

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Not too sure about that but I’ll pass it on and he may re-render with some variations in the lighting!

  • #23625

    r_mc_gowan
    Participant

    he should bring it into max7 and use some sub-surface scattering on it, would work quite well.

  • #23626

    Pete
    Participant

    You can ususally forget about bringing highly subdivided Zbrush models into Max unless you have one mofo space computer. I’m lovin’ those WIPS Ian, lovely stuff.

  • #23937

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    More ZBrush WIP from the shy guy ;)

  • #24202

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Alot of guys in work have been messing with Zbrush in work, its quite nice. I think I’ll have a whirl – usual story; just hard to get used to a different interface to the one your used to

  • #24203

    lk_
    Participant

    I had the zbrush v1.0 demo a while back but couldnt get my head round it. Though I have been told its pretty easy to use….looks like an extremely powerful tool.

  • #24290

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Found a games company that are looking for artists with Zbrush experience:

    http://www.deadlinegames.com/

    (They are in Denmark)

  • #24415

    lk_
    Participant

    I came across this post in polycount thought some of you might be interested.

    for those interested: zbrush 2 siggraph 2005 tutorial pamphlets

    these were put together by sebastian strzalkowski
    [/quote:91469fa6ad]

    And for those who dont spit the link click here

  • #27327

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    More from the man:

  • #27328

    r_mc_gowan
    Participant

    is that……… tony blair? :shock:

  • #27329

    wilted
    Participant

    Tony Blair never looked that look ;)

    Get stuff from the shyguy again

  • #29511

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    ShyGUY’s back with more from Z-Brush!

  • #29512

    lk_
    Participant

    :shock: Very nice.

  • #29513

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Suuweet!

  • #29514

    Ronny
    Participant

    He got the PM spot on, but that model of Cherie is even better. :wink:

  • #29515

    Nooptical
    Participant

    He looks stoned too…..

  • #29516

    lk_
    Participant

    He looks stoned too…..[/quote:551d9c08d9]

    :lol:

  • #29600

    Pete
    Participant

    Lovely stuff

  • #29632

    gizmo
    Participant

    Very very cool, as a matter of interest did you use the Gremlins films as an influence?

  • #31684

    ian_hannigan
    Participant
  • #31689

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Excellent modeling. Not sure about the image of the guy with the army behind him though, there is something not right about the composition as a whole. I’m not sure whether its the expression on the guys face, or the fact that he is awkwardly holding a cigar! Excellent modeling though, top notch.

    The Tony Blair images are fantastic!

  • #32241

    salientdesign
    Participant

    Amazing – I have to pass this on to a 3D crazed mate of mine who’s been struggling with the ZBrush interface. Anyone know of any good resources of that program by the way? For those of you that are Dublin-based – have a look in Easons off Grafton St. they do a Fantasy Art magazine there (very good, only just started out recently) that would probably give people with these kind of skills coverage. I have a feeling they would love the picture of the “gremlin cigar army” – even if the composition requires some adjusting :wink: unfortunately the precise name of the ‘zine has momentarily slipped my mind – anyone recall?

  • #32296

    Shiv
    Participant

    That’s incredible. Everything I’ve seen from Zbrush has this melting, bubbly, waxy look that I was starting to think was unavoidable, but I must admit, those last two models look really solid.

    Tools are only as good as the artist using them though, and i couldn’t make sense of the demo when I tried it out myself :?

  • #32943

    Arch
    Participant

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