Tuesday, May 29, 2012

zbrush learning: topology tools

I've been learning how to use the topology tools over the last day as well as how to manipulate edge loops, creases, and extrusion. If I can sort through it, those arm bands will be part of a larger weapons system.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

zbrush learning

Had a chance to get back to this. I've gone through and mostly refined the secondary level of detail, crisping up edges and looking at how the forms turn while digging in some of the grooves. I also created new hands and put some of these similar details into them.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

zbrush learning: Critter Building

I've been following along with the creature sculpting workshop with Jesse Sandifer on zbrushworkshops.com. I'm doing something very different from what he's doing, but still paying very close attention to his process.

I started with a zsphere model, converted it to a dynamesh and then sculpted from there.  It has a way to go. I'll be adding on accessories and other equipment as a way of learning these tools well.  What's great about using these methods for the base mesh is that it allows you to adjust the proportions very easily and quickly without stretching out the polys too much.  I adjusted his proportions quite a bit after I started sculpting him, when I realized he was too squat for the design I had in mind.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bottom of the Ninth

This is a trailer for a project I worked on over the last winter doing environmental, architectural, and equipment design stuff for.  I also did some vector designs in Illustrator for the texture maps for the 3D models. It's a personal project developed by Ryan Woodward as a prelude for a full animated graphic novel that he has in the works for mobile devices.

Check it out, he did an amazing job.

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