Design remarkably realistic creatures, people, and objects using ZBrush and the new edition of this top-selling book. Professional Hollywood animator and ZBrush artist Eric Keller combines his firsthand experience with detailed, step-by-step explanations to make you feel right at home with the interface and tools. The book reinforces the core concepts of ZBrush through fun, hands-on tutorials that will help you achieve amazing results. Understand ZBrush's unique sculpting and painting technology Take a tour of ZBrush 4's innovative interface and powerful toolkit Work with digital clay and effectively use the full array of sculpting brushes Master ZSpheres for armature and ZSketching for creating meshes Explore exciting new tools for creating hard surface objects Learn how to set lighting, create materials, and render in ZBrush Create animated turntables within ZBrush to show off your work The book includes a DVD with example files and models to help guide you through each lesson, as well as movies to show you the sculpting techniques used to create many of the digital sculptures. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
If you want to take advantage of one of the hottest CG tools available, Introducing ZBrush is the perfect place to start. Introducing ZBrush helps you jump into this exciting drawing and sculpting software without fear. Learn ZBrush 3.1 basics inside and out and get comfortable sculpting in a digital environment with this relaxed, friendly, and thorough guide. Master these practical techniques and soon you'll be creating realistic, cartoon, and organic models with flair. Introduces you to ZBrush 3.1, the sculpting software that lets you create digital art with a fine-art feel, which you can transfer into Maya or other 3D applications Covers painting, meshes, organic sculpting, hard surface sculpting, textures, lighting, rendering, working with other 3D applications, and scripting Walks you through a series of fun and engaging tutorials where you can start creating your own work, including human, cartoon, and organic models Learn to create lush, beautiful digital art with ZBrush and this detailed guide.
Learn ZBrush inside and out with this updated newedition Get totally comfortable sculpting in a digital environment withthe latest edition of this bestselling beginner's guide to ZBrush.Fully updated for the newest version of the software, ZBrush 4R3,this book dispels any fears you might have about the difficulty ofusing ZBrush and soon has you creating realistic, cartoon, andorganic models with flair. Learn all the essentials, as youcomplete fun tutorials on painting, meshes, organic scripting, hardsurface sculpting, lighting, rendering, and more. Introduces you to ZBrush, the sculpting software that lets youcreate digital art with a fine-art feel, which you can transferinto Maya or other 3D applications Covers painting, meshes, organic sculpting, hard surfacesculpting, textures, lighting, rendering, working with other 3Dapplications, and scripting Walks you through a series of fun and engaging tutorials whereyou can start creating your own work, including human, cartoon, andorganic models Fully updated for the newest version of ZBrush, ZBrush 4R3,including full coverage of its robust rendering tools Includes a DVD with helpful video examples and files to helpyou complete the tutorials Design remarkably realistic creatures, people, and objects withZBrush and the new edition of this top-selling guide. The DVD is not included as part of the e-book file, but isavailable for download after purchase.
Creating Dynamic Concept Imagery for Film and Games
Author: Scott Spencer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Zero in on the most cutting-edge trend in creature design forfilm and games: ZBrush! ZBrush allows you to develop a creature for film and games inrealistic, 3D format. With this book, you will learn how to createa unique creature from start to finish and search for and repairany foreseeable problems. Clear instructions guide you throughusing Photoshop in combination with ZBrush to finely render acreature so you can see how it will appear on screen. ExperiencedZBrush author and designer Scott Spencer shows you how to startwith your concept in ZBrush as a preliminary digital model and thenfurther refine it in Photoshop in order to fabricate ahyperrealistic image. Guides you through artistic concepts to visualize yourcreature Walks you through the process of conceptualizing a creature inZBrush Details techniques for using Photoshop to refine yourdesign Encourages you to use ZBrush as a sculpting and designing tooland then use Photoshop as a painting and finishing tool ZBrush Creature Design helps you bring your creatureconcepts to life.
A beautifully-packaged, advanced reference on the very latest version of Maya If you already know the basics of Maya, the latest version of this authoritative book takes you to the next level. From modeling, texturing, animation, and visual effects to high-level techniques for film, television, games, and more, this book provides professional-level Maya instruction. With pages of scenarios and examples from some of the leading professionals in the industry, this book will help you master the entire CG production pipeline. Provides professional-level instruction on Maya, the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software Covers the very latest Maya tools and features, including Dynamics, Maya Muscle, Stereo Cameras, rendering with mental ray, and more Offers complete coverage of advanced topics such as cloth, fur, and fluids Showcases the techniques of professionals through numerous examples and real-world scenarios, showing you how to set up and manage 3D animation and visual effects pipelines Includes a CD with all support files from the book, along with movies to illustrate concepts If you're looking for an in-depth, professional Maya resource to turn to again and again, Mastering Maya is the book you need. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. For Instructors: Teaching supplements are available for this title.
Expand your skills with complete Maya mastery Mastering Autodesk Maya is the ultimate guide to thepopular 3D animation software. Author Todd Palamar draws on hisextensive professional animation experience to help readers taketheir Maya skills to the next level. Written for those who alreadyknow the basics of this enormous program, the book covers advancedtopics and professional techniques for modeling, animation,texturing, and visual effects. Fully updated to reflect Maya's latest features, the book takesa hands-on approach to instruction, providing readers with adiverse set of tutorials designed by real-world professionals toshowcase 3D animation and visual techniques used in industrysettings. Complete and comprehensive, the book makes an excellentdesk reference for the working animator, and is an ideal resourcefor those seeking Maya certification. The unique combination ofchallenging material and practical instruction make thisone-of-a-kind guide the ultimate Maya handbook. Topics include: Animation using inverse kinematics, keyframes, anddeformers Hard surface and organic modeling Proper rigging techniques, and working with Maya Muscle Xgen, Paint Effects, and rendering with mental ray Texture mapping, compositing, nParticles, and more Virtual filmmaking and scene management The most complex skills are useless if they can't be applied, sothe book emphasizes the practical, day-to-day uses of each skill,and discusses which solutions best fit which scenario. For thecomputer animation professional seeking a more in-depth mastery ofthis popular animation program, Mastering Autodesk Maya isan excellent investment in the future of your career.
Learn to work effectively and creatively with all versions of ZBrush! ZBrush is used by top artists in Hollywood to model and sculpt characters in such films as Avatar, Iron Man, and Pirates of the Caribbean. In addition, this amazing technology is also used in jewelry design, forensic science, aerospace, video games, toy creation, and the medical field. Written by Pixologic's in-house ZBrush expert Paul Gaboury, this full-color, beautifully illustrated guide provides you with the ultimate tips and tricks to maximize your use of all versions of ZBrush. Reveals numerous little-known tips and tricks that exist within ZBrush, but often go unexploited Shares an abundance of helpful techniques and insights that the author has acquired from years of helping professional artists in various industries Offers dozens of version-neutral solutions and shortcuts in areas such as sculpting, texturing, posing, rendering, and more Features "Artist Spotlights" from several ZBrush experts, offering their how-to's for using the feature-rich software in today's studios Improve your productivity and quality of work with this helpful, easy-to-understand resource.
ZBrush's popularity is exploding giving more CG artists the power to create stunning digital art with a distinctively fine art feel. ZBrush Character Creation: Advanced Digital Sculpting is the must-have guide to creating highly detailed, lush, organic models using the revolutionary ZBrush software. Digital sculptor Scott Spencer guides you through the full array of ZBrush tools, including brushes, textures and detailing. With a focus on both the artistry and the technical know-how, you'll learn how to apply traditional sculpting and painting techniques to 3D art while uncovering the "why" behind the "how" for each step. You'll gain inspiration and insight from the beautiful full-color illustrations and professional tips from experienced ZBrush artists included in the book. And, above all, you'll have a solid understanding of how applying time-honored artistic methods to your workflow can turn ordinary digital art into breathtaking digital masterpieces.