ZBrush is a digital sculpting tool that has features of 3D/2.5D modeling, painting and texturing. With its proprietary “pixol” technology it stores lighting, color, material, and depth information for all objects on the screen. ZBrush is used to create high end modes and is frequently used in games, movies and animations. We have come up with a roundup of 20 Best ZBrush Tutorials to give you in-depth knowledge of this amazing tool.
With various features like 3D Brushes, ZSpheres , Polypaint, Illustration, Transpose etc, it has become one of the IT tool among the designers. ZBrush uses dynamic levels of resolution to allow sculptors to make global or local changes to their models. ZBrush is best known for facilitating sculpt medium to high frequency details that were traditionally painted in bump maps. Learn more in following tutorials.
Making of Sculpture
Learn to make a sculpture taking the inspiration from a reference picture.
Learn how to make this awesome fantasy scene.
Modeling of a Dinosaur
Learn how to do the modeling of a Dinosaur in Zbrush.
Making Of ‘Artist‘
Learn how to make a cat using ZBrush and Photoshop.
Smoke in the Eye
In this tutorial author not going to explain the modeling, nor the texturing or lighting but he will explain the post-production process which allows any image to touch the sky and this part is mostly missed in the makings/tutorials. Here is the finished model; he has done the painting in ZBrush using flat colors applied with modeling alphas.
Video Making of No More Wine
Simon Blanc of Blur Studios, shows you the tools he used to create his ZBrush work No More Wine. Follow along step by step as Simon creates his base character from ZSpheres then continues to sculpt and paint.
Making of Reichskrone
As the wuthor wanted it to resemble the original crown (today in Vienna, Austria) as good as possible he had to do a lot of research. He started with looking for many reference pictures, mainly detailed photos since they wouldn‘t lend the crown to him, he guess. He gathered information on its dimensions and studied all the details of how it‘s built which was pretty hard with only blurry references.
Making of Warlord by Darukin
In this project author used mainly Zbrush for most of the modelling and all of the sculpting and posing, and author used Never-Centre Silo for much of the hard-edged modelling of several accessories. Finally, the lighting and rendering was done mainly within Zbrush where he exported several layers including lighting layers and special material layers and composited them in photoshop which he also used for the texturing and post-work.
Baking ZBrush Materials to a Texture Map
Joseph Drust, Senior Character Artist at Vicious Cycle Software, demonstrates how to bake ZBrush materials into a texture map.
Speed sculpt “Amph Man”
A ZBrush speed sculpt created by Jesse Sandifer. Jesse uses ZBrush brush, painting and posing tools to create a creature with different fish like qualities.
Tutorial on Rendering with ZBrush and Photoshop
Showcase tutorial article about how to create cool renders using ZBrush and Photoshop.
The Making of “Birth”
This Project is going to guide you step by step, and to allow you to create a whole scene with Zbrush 3 from scratch, to sculpt, texture and finally render it.
Making of “The Package They Carry”
Learn how to model this awesome scene.
Making of DinoMonster
When you think about making something like this in 3d apps like Maya or Max few years ago, it would take three times longer period to get it done, and still wouldn‘t look as nice as it looks today. We, who love and live CGI, are lucky to be living in renaissance era of CGI. It‘s on us now to make it memorable by producing great and inspiring imagery for our future ancestors.
Making of Assassin
In this tutorial you will learn the process of creating a 3D character Assassin.
Learn how to make Incredible Hulk by Antonio Juricic.
Learn to make a future police girl following this tutorial.
In this tutorial we will explain how we have created the artwork “Old man – Portrait“. At the beginning – modelling and unwrapping was done in Blender, detailing and rendering in Zbrush and some post production with Photoshop. You must be a bit familiar with these tools, the more advanced artists can do first and thelast part of this tutorial in different application.
Making of Master of the Bottle
Author Khalid Abdulla Al-Muharraqi has explained some of the steps he would typically take to create a concept like “Master of the Bottle”.