Digital Sculpting for Interior Decor with ZBrush and 3ds Max
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Digital Sculpting for Interior Decor with ZBrush and 3ds Max

Learn the techniques used to create intricate floral designs for 3d game assets
4.3 (11 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
129 students enrolled
Created by 3dmotive LLC
Last updated 9/2016
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understanding how to break down reference into simpler shapes to work with
  • Learn Advanced modeling techniques to create floral shapes in 3ds Max
  • Sculpt and Detail intricate floral decor shapes inside of ZBrush
Requirements
  • Autodesk's 3ds Max
  • ZBrush
  • An image editing software such as Photoshop or Gimp
Description

In this course we will learn how to break down a piece of reference to a more manageable state we can work from. Once we understand what is required of us to complete the piece we will start creating the base of a ceiling rose followed by the outer trim sections of the ceiling rose.

When creating the trim sections I will show you how to create both simple and complex modular tiling shapes which will add an extra level of detail and intricacy to the ceiling rose with very little effort. In module 2 we will be looking at the more detailed shapes. Using our broken down reference I will show you how to create each piece used to create the ceiling rose. We will start with the simpler shapes just using 3ds Max box modeling and deformation techniques and then move onto more complex shapes later on. Once we have our shapes completed we will add final adjustments and polish to each piece in ZBrush to give it the hand crafted plaster look we are aiming for.

Finally, in module 3, we will take the parts we have made and kit bash them together to create the large shapes shown in the reference. After all shapes are complete we can start deforming them to fit the base ceiling rose we created in module one which will leave us with the completed model.

Finally, we'll take the model into ZBrush to create a final singular mesh version using masking and deformation techniques and add damage to the model using a custom brush set.

(Students - please look under Section 1 / Lecture 1 downloads for the source files associated with the lesson.)

More about the Instructor:

Ash Thundercliffe has been in the games industry for 3 years now. He started his career teaching at the University of Derby on the Computer games Modeling and Animation Course. After doing this for several months, he moved on to small indie projects as an environment artist for the mobile and PC platform utilising Unity and UDK.

After spending a year teaching and working on indie projects, Ash moved into AAA games working at Rockstar Games as a Technical Content Artist for almost 2 years. Ash has since moved back into freelance and continue to work as an environment artist.

Who this course is for:
  • 3d, Texture, and Environment artists in the game's industry
  • This course is not intended for complete beginners. Some understanding of 3ds Max and ZBrush is expected.
Course content
Expand all 22 lectures 03:38:28
+ Breaking Down the Reference Image
8 lectures 01:09:34
Download Course Files Here!
00:04
How To Break Down The Reference Image
07:07
Modeling The Base and The First Trim Section
10:59
Creating a Tiling Modular Piece
15:07
Creating The Final Parts To The Trim Section
14:18
Final Construction and Deformation of the Trim Section
09:53
+ Adding Details and Understanding Modularity
6 lectures 01:19:33
Marking the Modular Parts
14:39
Improving the Modular Parts
11:58
Creating the Complex Parts
16:53
Adding the Final Details
15:42
Completing and Refining the Final Parts
19:48
+ Refining the Asset and Working in ZBrush
8 lectures 01:09:21
Kit Bashing the Designs
08:59
Refining the Designs
11:09
Conforming the Shapes to the Base
09:43
Creating a Single Mesh in ZBrush
19:18
Adding Damage within ZBrush and Course Wrapup
06:45
Bonus Lecture: Further Learning with 3dmotive
00:18