ZBrush is a powerful program offering digital artists of all levels intuitive and inspiring workflow solutions for 3D models and 2D images. Following in the success of ZBrush Character Sculpting: Volume 1, this new title focuses on the design and creation of a variety of character and creature sculpts by world-class artists including Mariano Steiner, Mathieu Aerni, and Caio César. Aimed at aspiring and veteran modelers alike, topics covered by the panel of industry experts include alien concepts, quadruped designs, and inventive creatures, while a collection of speed-sculpting tutorials offer fantastic insight into working quickly with this revolutionary sculpting software.
The tutorials in this book will reveal workflows used in ZBrush 4, with the tools and methods taught compatible with Release 7. While the artists featured in this book have sculpted using various releases of ZBrush 4, all the features in 4R6 and before continue to work in 4R7 - that's the beauty of ZBrush, after all!
Color and B&W illustrations throughout
Color and B&W illustrations throughout
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Customer Video Review Length:: 2:17 Mins
I've featured this book before on the blog but only showed a few preview pages.
Finally having this book in hand, I can see that it's even more detailed than I expected.
This is a large 280-page paperback, not like what some websites have listed as 240 pages. The artists featured are all industry experts and you can tell by the quality of work in the book. The sculpts look amazing in terms of detail and design.
The six main sections in the book are Speed sculpting, Quadrupeds, Creatures, Aliens, Creating fantasy figures and Sculpting a sci-fi character. In each section, there are five to six chapters of tutorials by the guest artists. You'll learn to sculpt a huge variety of subjects.
Each tutorial is a step-by-step look at the workflow of the artist from blocking out the general shape all the way to the final stage of adding little details like textures and finally rendering. There are extensive...
ZBrush Characters & Creatures: Projects, Tips & Techniques from the Masters is not your usual computer guide: presented in an oversized 8 1/2 x 11 format packed with color, it's a digital tutorial with a flashy difference, covering workflow solutions for 3D models and 2D images alike.
The publisher has a track record with other ZBrush titles, so it should come as no surprise that this latest addition to the series is sterling in its content and presentation. Perhaps this is because it's created not by a singular computer expert, but by a team well versed in the industry who tackles a range of issues involved in the overall design of creatures and characters.
Modelers with some basic experience will be the best followers of ZBrush Characters & Creatures: while it's geared to all levels of user from novice to advanced, having a basic introductory background in ZBrush will lend to an immediate understanding and appreciation of the character concepts here; especially...
Excellent book lots of information for a intermediate artist.
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