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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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Created by Alan Balodi
Last updated 12/2015
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  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
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What Will I Learn?
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
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  • ZBrush Software is required.
  • No prior knowledge is required.

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!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who loves character design and 3D modeling.
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Setup reference image using spotlight.

Preview 08:39

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

Preview 14:14

Begin to create the head using the polysphere.

Creating the Head

Add eyeballs to help us shape the head.
Adding Eyes

Sculpt more detail for our head.

Add More Detail to the Head

Added Tongue and couple silly teeth!

Adding Tongue and Teeth

Polypainting the mouth area.

Painting the Mouth

Painting the Skin

Using a sphere we created a hat.

Creating the Hat

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

Adding Hair

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

Finalizing and Rendering the Head

In this lesson we built the base for our body.

Building the Body for our Elf Character

Using the mask, we extracted our belt.

Creating the Belt

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

Learn how to Use zSpheres to Create Cartoon Hand

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

Created the Sleeve

Finalized the arm then cloned it to the other side.

Finalizing both Arms

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

Creating a Shoe

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

Extracting the Character's Leg

We added stripes and cloned our leg.

Finish Setting Up Both Legs

Adding Final Detail to our Shirt

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

Learn How To Use Layers in zBrush for Facial Expressions

Add awesome pose to your final sculpt!

Learn How To Pose High Res Model with Many Subtools

The End
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0 Lectures 00:00

Lets test what you have just learned!

zBrush Quiz
6 questions
1 Lecture 05:43

Learn how to use booleans to create more complex geometry.

zBrush: Fun with Booleans, Subtraction and Intersection
About the Instructor
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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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