Sculpting in Zbrush
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Sculpting in Zbrush

Ultimate Zbrush 3d sculpting course for beginners/intermediate!
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5,391 students enrolled
Created by Milivoj Popovic
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 29.5 hours on-demand video
  • 17 articles
  • 43 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Students will learn the best 3d sculpting software, Zbrush, by an instructor that's not only a seasoned professional but also a studio owner, sitting on the other side of the hiring table! Learn the best possible approach and workflow to get from start to finished design, use essential tools that will enable you to create any design in Zbrush. Get tips and tricks of the trade, inside thoughts of a studio project lead that will give you an edge when getting jobs in the industry!
Requirements
  • Basic computer knowledge, have Zbrush software installed on their computer, know English language
Description

Learn how to create amazing 3d sculpts, using industry's top digital software- Zbrush!

Guiding you on this journey is an award winning digital sculptor, Art Academy professor and a studio head with over 15 years of industry experience!

Every section comes with written learning material summarizing the most important points of the section!

Every section comes with a Quiz that will test your knowledge so you can make sure you learned all you need! 

Download written learning materials and Zbrush tools so you can learn even when of-line!

Updating with new videos as Zbrush updates!

Do you want to learn digital sculpting in Zbrush, by an instructor that's not only a seasoned professional but also a studio owner, sitting on the other side of the hiring table?! Learn the best possible approach and workflow to get from start to finished design, use essential tools that enable you to create any design in Zbrush. Get tips and tricks of the trade, inside thoughts of a studio project lead that will give you an edge when getting jobs in the industry!

A shout out to my friend Martin Punchev Vertexbee, how did the 2d design for the Turtle you see in the course title image!

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner to mid level Zbrush users, artist who are looking to get into 3d sculpting, from designers, 2d artists, traditional sculptors, etc. Professionals who are looking to integrate digital sculpting into their workflow.
Course content
Expand all 140 lectures 31:04:51
+ A Quick Hello!
1 lecture 03:22

a quick hello where i introduce my self and the course!

Preview 03:22
+ Introduction to the course
1 lecture 11:35

A do a lot of talking in this one :) but i promise you we jump pretty quickly into the practical side of thing in videos to come!

Preview 11:35
+ Basics of digital sculpting
2 lectures 11:16

Digital sculpting is a part of many industries, such as film, video games, VR/AR... Digital sculpts are made out of polygons, and polygons are made out of points and vertices! The way those vertices are connected to each other is called topology.

Preview 07:04

A written overview of all the major points covered in Lecture Basics of digital sculpting

Learning material
04:12
Check your knowledge of subjects covered in Section Basics of digital sculpting
7 questions
+ Zbrush User Interface
4 lectures 21:34

Thank you Jim Todd for pointing this out! In some updates of Zbrush a few buttons might change their places in the User Interface, so to avoid confusion i made a user interface that will keep you 1 on 1 with the user interface i have in the videos! Please load it and let's start sculpting!

Loading Introduction Zbrush User Interface
00:55

a quick video how to adjust your UI if you have a small res display- laptops, older monitors, etc.

Adjusting UI for smaller res displays
03:53

After watching this lecture, you will:

·        Know what is Lightbox

·        Understand all the parts that make Zbrush UI

·        How to customize UI


Preview 13:46
Learning material
03:00
Check your knowledge of subjects covered in Section Zbrush UI
10 questions
+ Basics of Zbrush
10 lectures 02:03:02
Basics of Zbrush 01-load/save,impot/export, primitives, enter into edit mode
14:37

Testing the discription

Basics of Zbrush 02- Perspective,Floor, rotate y axes, how to navigate in Zbrush
11:07
Basics of Zbrush 03- Polymesh3D, Initialize Primitive
09:19
Basics of Zbrush 04- Move, Scale, Rotate, Transpose line
15:39
Basics of Zbrush 05- Local button, Symmetry, PolyF button
12:38
Basics of Zbrush 06- Subtools
15:06
Basics of Zbrush 07- Subtool options: Rename, Reorder, Duplicate,Delete,Merge...
12:37
Basics of Zbrush 08- Subdivisions
17:16
Basics of Zbrush 09- Undo
02:37
Learning material
12:06
Check your knowledge of subjects covered in Section Basics of Zbrush
13 questions
+ Gizmo3D and Deformers
2 lectures 20:24
Gizmo3D p01
09:12
Gizmo3D p02
11:12
+ Brush Tools
19 lectures 04:00:34
Brush Tools 01-Brush menu, Zadd/Zsub, Z Intensity, Draw Size, Focal Shift..
21:00
Brush Tools 02- Brushes: Standard,Smooth,Clay Buildup,Dam Standard,Trim Dynamic
17:33
Brush Tools 03- Brushes: Move, Move Topological, Morph
22:45
Brush Tools 04- Strokes: Dots, DragRect, FreeHand, Spray, DragDot
09:59
Brush Tools 05- Smt Button, Lazy Mouse, recap
09:26

Our first sculpting assignment! In these videos i will guide you through the process of sculpting an apple- we will use this exercise to train and test what we learned so far!

Sculpting assignment: Apple- p01
07:17

Our first sculpting assignment! In these videos i will guide you through the process of sculpting an apple- we will use this exercise to train and test what we learned so far!

Sculpting assignment: Apple- p02
15:30

Our first sculpting assignment! In these videos i will guide you through the process of sculpting an apple- we will use this exercise to train and test what we learned so far!

Sculpting assignment: Apple- p03
08:58

Our first sculpting assignment! In these videos i will guide you through the process of sculpting an apple- we will use this exercise to train and test what we learned so far!

Sculpting assignment: Apple- p04
11:04

Continuing with the fruity theme! :) next up- a bannana, a great subject to keep using what we learned in previous sections, without being overwhelmed with a difficult sculpt

Sculpting assignment: Bannana- p01
14:43

Continuing with the fruity theme! :) next up- a bannana, a great subject to keep using what we learned in previous sections, without being overwhelmed with a difficult sculpt

Sculpting assignment: Bannana- p02
10:04

Continuing with the fruity theme! :) next up- a bannana, a great subject to keep using what we learned in previous sections, without being overwhelmed with a difficult sculpt

Sculpting assignment: Bannana- p03
14:33

Continuing with the fruity theme! :) next up- a bannana, a great subject to keep using what we learned in previous sections, without being overwhelmed with a difficult sculpt

Sculpting assignment: Bannana- p04
14:25

The last in the fruit series of sculpt, a pumpkin is a bit more complex in form than an apple or a bannana, so a natural progression in this sculpting assignment series!

Sculpting assignment: Pumpkin- p01
12:10

The last in the fruit series of sculpt, a pumpkin is a bit more complex in form than an apple or a bannana, so a natural progression in this sculpting assignment series!

Sculpting assignment: Pumpkin- p02
12:21

The last in the fruit series of sculpt, a pumpkin is a bit more complex in form than an apple or a bannana, so a natural progression in this sculpting assignment series!

Sculpting assignment: Pumpkin- p03
09:37

The last in the fruit series of sculpt, a pumpkin is a bit more complex in form than an apple or a bannana, so a natural progression in this sculpting assignment series!

Sculpting assignment: Pumpkin- p04
19:01
Learning material
10:02
Check your knowledge of subjects covered in section Brush Tools
13 questions
Downloadable ZBrush Tools!
00:06
+ Alpha and Masking, Hide and Show
20 lectures 05:45:22

a short video describing how to load my UI, set it all up including my custom pop-up menu!

Setting up my UI and Pop-up menu
04:50
Alpha and Masking 01- My Custum UI, what are alphas, make your own alpha
19:21

In this video i cover two important options when you are working with alphas- blur and midvalue!

Alpha Blur and Midvalue
12:52
Alpha and Masking 02- Add mask, Erase mask, Invert masked, masking options...
14:03
Alpha and Masking 03- View mask, Alpha&Mask, MaskPen, MaskLasso, MaskCurve
10:45
Show/Hide brushes
14:03
Trim and Clip brushes
12:48

A bit more of a technical sculpt, in this assignment we will learn, among other, how to use masking and scale, move, rotate tools!

Sculpting assignment: Wacom pen- p01
18:11

A bit more of a technical sculpt, in this assignment we will learn, among other, how to use masking and scale, move, rotate tools!

Sculpting assignment: Wacom pen- p02
17:20

A bit more of a technical sculpt, in this assignment we will learn, among other, how to use masking and scale, move, rotate tools!

Sculpting assignment: Wacom pen- p03
21:32

This assignment will push our masking skills further, and we will also use clip and trim brushes!

Sculpting assignment: AC remote- p01
21:51

This assignment will push our masking skills further, and we will also use clip and trim brushes!

Sculpting assignment: AC remote- p02
21:43

This assignment will push our masking skills further, and we will also use clip and trim brushes!

Sculpting assignment: AC remote- p03
21:55

Our most difficult assignment yet! A challenging sculpt, but i am here to guide you step by step! We will practice all we learned so far and see a few added tips and tricks!

Sculpting assignment: Headphones- p01
27:49

Our most difficult assignment yet! A challenging sculpt, but i am here to guide you step by step! We will practice all we learned so far and see a few added tips and tricks!

Sculpting assignment: Headphones- p02
39:50

Our most difficult assignment yet! A challenging sculpt, but i am here to guide you step by step! We will practice all we learned so far and see a few added tips and tricks!

Sculpting assignment: Headphones- p03
18:23

Our most difficult assignment yet! A challenging sculpt, but i am here to guide you step by step! We will practice all we learned so far and see a few added tips and tricks!

Sculpting assignment: Headphones- p04
15:04

Our most difficult assignment yet! A challenging sculpt, but i am here to guide you step by step! We will practice all we learned so far and see a few added tips and tricks!

Sculpting assignment: Headphones- p05
26:01
Check your knowledge of subjects covered in section Alpha, Masking, Hide, Show
14 questions
+ Dynamesh and Zremesher
27 lectures 06:45:34
Dynamesh
24:57
Zremesher
15:46

A student asked a question on FB group- why, even though he has 2M polygons, he still can't sculpt details due to low polygon resolution!? He send me his Zbrush file and this is the answer. As an added bonus i also talk about ProjectAll feature- A great way to transfer details from one sculpt to another!

Good topology v Bad Topology and ProjectAll feature
15:58

Here is a 20 minute time-lapse of the modeling process for this assignment- Dynamesh Creature! If you don't have time to go through all the videos of this project ( it is our biggest assignment with a lot of videos) you can have a look at this quick video to see the modeling process!

Dynamesh Creature Timelapse
19:28

Our most ambitious assignment yet! We will sculpt an entire creature starting from a simple sphere! It's a crazy ride, be sure to come along, but don't just watch- sculpt this bad boy your self and i look forward to seeing your sculpts!

Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p01
25:59
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p02
22:40
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p03
10:08
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p04
11:18
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p05
11:48
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p06
10:01
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p07
13:31
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p08
14:15
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p09
15:42
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p10
10:28
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p11
17:23
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p12
11:57
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p13
17:07
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p14
12:36
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p15
07:52
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p16
14:54

In this session i introduce a very powerful feature that can save you hours of sculpting- Insertmesh feature!

Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh_Creature- p17- Insertmesh
25:43
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p18
25:18
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p19
13:09
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p20
16:28
Sculpting assignment: Dynamesh Creature- p21
14:55
Learning material
06:07
Check your knowledge of subjects covered in section Dynamesh and Zremesher
10 questions
Downloadable ZBrush Tool!
00:06
+ Sculptris Pro
2 lectures 22:08

In this lecture we will go over the Sculptris Pro feature in Zbrush. It is an amazing feature that builds on the dynamesh philosophy that changed everything! A must watch!

Sculptris Pro
19:59

A time-lapse of me sculpting a character using Sculptris Pro feature. It's still a WIP mind you but you get the idea! :) I hope to finish the character and share the process with you as well.

Timelapse-Sculpting a Character using Sculptris Pro!WIP
02:09