Become a ZBrush Master: Create Your Own 3D Elf Character

Step by Step Training to Creating Fun Cartoon Characters in zBrush!
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

This course is for anyone who wants to learn a great workflow for creating high quality 3D cartoon characters in zBrush. We will cover all the basics and show you how you can take any drawing and turn it into a clean high end 3D model.

We will cover important sculpting techniques and I will show you how to properly paint your model inside zBrush. We will also take a look at some of the more popular brushes and alphas which you can use to add fantastic skin detail and paint any design you want on your own character.

We will end the course by posing our final character and take a quick look at how we can use layers to setup amazing facial expressions!

What are the requirements?

  • ZBrush Software is required.
  • No prior knowledge is required.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create Your Own Fun 3D Cartoon Characters
  • Learn Amazing Sculpting Techniques
  • Customize Your Workspace
  • Learn to Use Dynamesh and zSpheres Together
  • Setup Beautiful Renders Inside zBrush via BPR
  • Learn to Pose High Res Characters Inside zBrush
  • Setup Layers to Achieve Funny Facial Expressions

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone who loves character design and 3D modeling.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome

Meet your instructor.

1 page

These are the topics that will be covered in our course!

Section 2: zBrush

Setup reference image using spotlight.


Customize your User Interface (UI) by dragging your own favorite tools and brushes to various side panels.


Begin to create the head using the polysphere.

Add eyeballs to help us shape the head.

Sculpt more detail for our head.


Added Tongue and couple silly teeth!


Polypainting the mouth area.

Painting the Skin

Using a sphere we created a hat.


Added Hair, by extracting a mask out of the head mesh.


Learn how to use Render Filters with BPR and Wax Modifier.


In this lesson we built the base for our body.


Using the mask, we extracted our belt.


Using zSpheres we created the base mesh, which we then sculpted into a cartoon hand.


We added the sleeve, then created nails on our cartoon hand.


Finalized the arm then cloned it to the other side.


In this lesson we created a show out of simple sphere.


We masked our shoe and pulled out a leg, instead of using a brand new shape.


We added stripes and cloned our leg.

Adding Final Detail to our Shirt

We learned how to create facial expressions by using the layers.


Add awesome pose to your final sculpt!

The End
1 page
Section 3: Quiz
6 questions

Lets test what you have just learned!

Section 4: BONUS ++

Learn how to use booleans to create more complex geometry.

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Instructor Biography

Alan Balodi, CoFounder/Sr. Game Design Developer at Ultimate Arcade, Inc.

I am very passionate about sharing my knowledge with others as I continue to learn and grow on my own creative journey.

I am a 17 year video game/web development industry veteran, creating my own projects for Ultimate Arcade, Inc. and top clients around the world. My main expertise is: 2D design, art, & animation, as well as 3D design, art, modeling, & animation, & Online and Mobile game development.

I have Master Level Training in: Unity 3D, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, zBrush, and Keyshot. My gift is learning, implementing and then teaching what I learn.

If doodling, sketching, modeling, animating, lighting, texturing and creating excites you, you will LOVE my courses. I have a very stylized cartoon art style, but once you learn the proper tools and techniques I teach, you will be able to use this knowledge in your own work and art style.

I can't wait to show you how you can make money and get paid for following your heart and doing what you love most while helping others.

Join me now and let's get started designing, building, & monetizing your creations!

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