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.
Create believable CG character models with this unique book and DVD package. The stunning color images show just what you can achieve, and the detailed step-by-step tutorials show exactly how to achieve them. Every technique and tip is backed up with practical tutorials, using the models, textures and video on the companion DVD to offer a crash course to this vital skill. Jason Patnode takes you from low to high-resolution modeling - helping you span the gap between game and film industry skills. Based on Maya 2008 and ZBrush 3.0. You'll learn: Pipeline and modeling guidelines . Overview of Maya . Introduction to ZBrush modeling . Concept art . Anatomy . Creating a video game character . Creating a hyper-real character . Creating a photo-real character . UVs and texturing . How to create a demo reel
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.
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.
Step into the creative minds of some of today's best ZBrush artists! ZBrush is the digital sculpting and painting program used for animation, film, video, and computer games that has revolutionized the 3D industry. The artists featured in this book use ZBrush to create 3D models for some of the most prestigious studios in the industry such as Disney, Weta Digital, Sony, Dreamworks, Blur and Digital Domain. SECRETS OF ZBRUSH EXPERTS: TIPS, TECHNIQUES, AND INSIGHTS FOR USERS OF ALL ABILITIES allows you the opportunity to look into the creative process of these remarkable artists. Each chapter details the professional background of an individual expert and includes techniques, insights, and resources followed by an image gallery highlighting some of the artist's work, both personal and professional. The book features a companion website that includes image galleries, motion graphics, tutorials, favorite Internet links, and free content. This book and web resource will provide inspiration, insight, and practical advice for ZBrush artists of all abilities.
Eigentlich sollte man längst bei einem Termin sein, doch dann klingelt das Handy und das E-Mail-Postfach quillt auch schon wieder über. Für Sport und Erholung bleibt immer weniger Zeit und am Ende resigniert man ausgebrannt, unproduktiv und völlig gestresst. Doch das muss nicht sein. Denn je entspannter wir sind, desto kreativer und produktiver werden wir. Mit David Allens einfacher und anwendungsorientierter Methode wird beides wieder möglich: effizient zu arbeiten und die Freude am Leben zurückzugewinnen.
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Schlachten, große Abenteuer und ein Tod, der alles verändern wird ... Die Schlacht auf den brennenden Steppen haben die Rebellen gewonnen – und wieder brauen sich die dunklen Wolken des Krieges über Alagaësia zusammen. Galbatorix und seine Armee warten nur auf den geeigneten Zeitpunkt für einen Vergeltungsschlag. Varden, Elfen und Zwerge brauchen Eragons magische Fähigkeiten so dringend wie nie zuvor, aber der Drachenreiter hat den Schwur, den er seinem Cousin Roran gab, nicht vergessen: Im Helgrind, dem Unterschlupf der grausamen Ra’zac, wartet Rorans geliebte Katrina auf ihre Rettung. Ungeahnte Gefahren lauern dort, doch sie sind erst der Beginn einer abenteuerlichen Reise, die Eragon und seinen Drachen Saphira bis über die Grenzen des Königreichs führt.
Getting Started in ZBrush is a gentle introduction to ZBrush, today’s premier digital sculpting program. Beginning with the fundamentals of digital sculpting as well as a thorough introduction to the user interface, Getting Started in ZBrush will have you creating a variety of professional-level 3D models in no-time. More than just another button-pushing manual, this comprehensive guide is packed with start-to-finish projects that ease you into the workflow of the program, while at the same time providing tips and tricks that will allow you to achieve certain tasks much more quickly. After progressing through the tutorials, you will be shown how to customize brushes, materials, scripts, and the interface so that you can utilize these tools to their full advantage. Special consideration is given to ZBrush’s integration plug-ins with Maya and 3ds Max, allowing you to properly import and export your models in all programs. Texturing, painting, mapping, decimation, baking, and topology are also fully covered so your Zbrush creations can come to life without sacrificing that high-resolution look. Ease your way into this complex subject with this straight-forward approach to ZBrush Perfect your technique with step-by-step tutorials that allow you to create high res models from start to finish. Expand your knowledge by visiting the companion website, which features video demonstrations, project files, texture and model files, scripts, customized menus, brushes, and additional resources.
Bestsellerautor Linwood Barclay ("Ohne ein Wort") ist zurück! "Lügennest" bildet den Auftakt seiner neuen "Promise Falls"-Trilogie: Drei Thriller, die sich mit den Abgründen einer amerikanischen Kleinstadt beschäftigen, deren Mitbewohner auch nicht vor Mord zurückschrecken... Für Promise Falls sieht es düster aus. In der Kleinstadt an der US-Ostküste gibt es kaum Perspektiven – und vor allem keine Jobs. Auch die Zeitung von Reporter David Harwood ist pleite, trotzdem steckt er seine Nase weiterhin in Sachen, die ihm merkwürdig vorkommen. Wie zum Beispiel in diese Geschichte mit dem Baby. Seine Cousine Marla schwört, ein Engel habe es ihr gegeben. Aber es sieht eher so aus, als hinge alles mit einem brutalen Mord am anderen Ende der Stadt zusammen. Und das ist nicht der einzige Abgrund, der sich in Promise Falls auftut. Linwood Barclay ist "ein wahrer Spannungsmeister." Stephen King
Polymodeling is a modeling technique used in 3d modeling. Unlike box modeling, or other forms of modeling where you start out with a basic form or primitive object that determines the mass of an object, artists can use the polygon (the basic building block of all of the primitives available in 3ds Max). This approach allows for more control over the flow, placement and detail of the meshes that are built. Placement of vertices/points, edges and all other sub-elements that build our models is determined by the user, rather than pre-determined by a computer generated primitive. This book is a collection of tips, tricks and techniques on how to create professional models for advertising on T.V and the web. The author has tons of industry experience using Max toward this end, and he shares the secrets of his trade. As Production Modeler for some of today's hottest studios (including GuerillaFx, Coke Zero, MTV, Old Navy, Nike, Target, HP) Todd Daniele brings real-world experience to the book. Daniele teaches the technical aspects of polymodeling, while showing how to ultimately create content in a dynamic, efficient manner. Associated web site offers instructional files that show the models in progressive stages of development; plus a supporting internet forum: readers can log-on to this forum to ask questions or comment on anything covered in the book.

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