Create Fun Monsters in ZBrush 4 R7 - learn to sculpt in 3D
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Create Fun Monsters in ZBrush 4 R7 - learn to sculpt in 3D

Learn to create fantastic Monsters in ZBrush 4 R7 and more importantly have fun learning this fantastic program - Zbrush
4.6 (28 ratings)
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204 students enrolled
Created by David Newton
Last updated 3/2017
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Have an understanding of ZSphers for setting a base mesh to sculpt on
  • Understand Dynamesh and its uses
  • Know how to use ZRemesher for creating good topology
  • Understand FIbre mesh for creating hair and fur
  • Be able to do basic rendering from ZBrush
  • You need to know nothing just a need for creating fabulous Monsters!

Welcome to this Monster creation course in ZBrush
My Name is David Newton a Creative specialist with over 20 years professional experience.

In this course we will be creating a monster from scratch, at the end of this course you will have all the tools and knowledge to create monsters of your own confidently.

Here are a few of the main elements we will cover during this course

  • Creating a base mesh with ZSperes
  • Using dynemesh to build up our sculpt
  • Retopologise our sculpt
  • Add fine dteail and extra such as hair, teeth, eyes and a tshirt
  • Adding fur
  • Posing our model
  • Final output and render

This course has specifically been created for Beginners to Intertmediates, using my workflows it will be easy for you to follow and develop your own styles in ZBrush

Start learning ZBrush today...

Who this course is for:
  • This course is designed for beginners but intermediates would benefit
Course content
Expand all 21 lectures 04:22:55
+ Beginners Guide to ZBrush
1 lecture 14:07

If you are new to Zbrush please watch this short video, it will help you get up to speed very quickly. If you are intermediate or advanced then you can skip this, however I do cover custom palettes so it could be of use :)

Preview 14:07
+ Creating Our Monster from Scratch
19 lectures 04:07:30

Lets start the creation of our Fun Monster in ZBrush, we will fisrt set our base mesh to do this we will use ZSpheres, this is a quick way to create a starting mesh to build upon.


Let create our base mesh using ZSpheres

Now we have finished creating our base mesh, we can start to add our primary shapes.

The Base Mesh

In this lesson we will add two new subtools, the eyes and the hair.

Adding Eyes and Hair

We will now do a mesh extraction to create our t-shirt and also our eyebrows.

Lets get extracting!

Part 1: Creating our Gums and teeth.

Whats a monster without teeth!

In this lesson we will finish up with our lower and upper gums and teeth.

Gums and Teeth part 2

Lets now look at our model and do a little tweaking.


To create our eyelids we will use the eye subtool and duplicate it, we will then add it to the body dynamesh and make it one tool.

The tongue will be created adding a ZSphere to the subtools and that will give us the ability to adjust directly within the scene.

Adding our Eyelids and Tongue

Lets now start to refine the hands.

Working on the hands

Lets now add more detail and adjust the feet.

Refining the feet

Lets now create a low res version of out model and also clean up the topology using ZRemesher.

Cleaning up our topology

Now you have used ZRemesher we need to go through the rest of the sub tools.

Remesh the rest

In this lesson we will do a mesh extraction to create the nails and also add more detail to the body.

Nails and detailing

The hairs not looking too good so lets spend a little time refining it, also we need to strat adding folds/creases to our t-shirt.

Hairt styling and T-Shirt detailing

Lets now finish off the detail in our t-shirt.


Getting our characters posed right is essential for a good image, we will spend some time looking at t-pose.
And use this to get our sculpt into a good pose.

Strike a pose

Using fibre mesh I will show you quickly how to get good fur/hair on your model.

Adding fur/hair

Its important to know a little about the render process so lets have a look at the doc size and setting up a camera shot as well as render setting over the next two lessons.

Set up for render

Well this is the final lesson :( I hope you have created an awesome Monster.
Finally we will add the outputs to photoshop and have a quick look at compositing.

Please send me your creations it would be great to see how you are proceeding!

Final render putting it together in photoshop
+ Take the quiz
1 lecture 01:20

Lets see if you have been paying attention answer this short quiz :)

ZBrush Exam
5 questions

For those who have finished the course a massive "Well done!" for those still completing the course "Keep it up!" I just want to say thank you for choosing me and my course, it is really appreciated and means that I can produce more great courses for you in the future!

Stay up to date with the latest courses and development as well as offers from us by visiting me at my website.

Feel free contacting me for a particular course to be created I welcome student feedback and that way I know what you want!

I hope you had fun learning with this course and hope to see you at my other courses, please give me a review if you loved the course, if you did not like it also let me know, I take students opinions very seriously!

"Did you know Monster-Training is a sister brand of UK Online Training Centre, Monster is being phased out so all new courses will be hosted under UK Online Training, so if you want the same experience as Monster pop over to UKOTC, please note I have put all Courses on the UKOTC site so you have one place to get the latest news and offers!"

All the Best David