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
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Instructed by David Newton Design / 3D & Animation
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

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...

What are the requirements?

  • You need to know nothing just a need for creating fabulous Monsters!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for beginners but intermediates would benefit

What you get with this course?

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

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Beginners Guide to ZBrush

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 :)

Section 2: Creating Our Monster from Scratch

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.



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


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


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


Part 1: Creating our Gums and teeth.


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


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.


Lets now start to refine the hands.


Lets now add more detail and adjust the feet.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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!

5 questions

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

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Instructor Biography

David Newton, Teacher, Website and 3D Creative Artist

I have worked professionally in many creative sectors for the last 20+ years, being a creative veteran I have taught to advanced level Design, Art, Sculpture, 3D Modelling/Animations/Rendering and Website design.

I have worked for small companies giving me the rare opportunity not to be pigeon holed, it has also meant I have had to keep up with all the latest techniques and technologies.

I currently run a company specialising in multi-disciplined creative design, from 3D animations to CMS websites, Banners, Adverts, Logos and a whole host of other work.

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