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Sculpting Caricatures in ZBrush
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Released Aug 1, 2008
Justin Marshall

Pluralsight

Justin Marshall
Learn an artist-friendly workflow to sculpting caricatures and an array of practical techniques for exaggerating key characteristics, working with art direction, and capturing believable likenesses of your subjects in ZBrush. Provides over 6 hours of project-driven training for artists using ZBrush for sculpting and illustration. Popular highlights include: Exaggerating Key Features; Working with Subtool Master; Posing Models with Transpose Master; Merging Subtools; Creating Clothing using Topology; Redrawing Facial Topology; Blocking Out Geometry with ZSpheres; Creating Adaptive Skins; Projecting Detail into Adaptive Skins; Extracting Geometry to Create Accessories; Creating Layered Compositions; Painting with Depth; Painting over Composition; Sculpting Facial Features; Changing ZSphere Resolution; Working from Reference Art; Building Teeth and Eyes from Primitives; Appending Subtools; Painting Hair; Baking and Merging Layers.
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Exploring caricatures
1

Exploring caricatures

 
04:17
Building the body with ZSpheres
2

Building the body with ZSpheres

 
13:18
Adding the hands
3

Adding the hands

 
11:36
Creating an adaptive skin
4

Creating an adaptive skin

 
05:27
Shaping the basic forms of the head and body
5

Shaping the basic forms of the head and body

 
11:02
Sculpting facial features
6

Sculpting facial features

 
12:38
Refining the facial features
7

Refining the facial features

 
10:36
Finishing the facial features
8

Finishing the facial features

 
13:19
Sculpting the hands
9

Sculpting the hands

 
11:27
Sculpting detail on the body
10

Sculpting detail on the body

 
12:24
Preparing a topology mesh
11

Preparing a topology mesh

 
04:29
Setting up a topology session
12

Setting up a topology session

 
04:09
Redrawing the facial topology
13

Redrawing the facial topology

 
11:20
Refining the facial topology
14

Refining the facial topology

 
10:55
Finishing the facial topology
15

Finishing the facial topology

 
10:49
Projecting sculpted detail into a new mesh
16

Projecting sculpted detail into a new mesh

 
05:53
Refining detail on the face
17

Refining detail on the face

 
13:22
Finishing the facial details
18

Finishing the facial details

 
16:16
Drawing out the dress using topology
19

Drawing out the dress using topology

 
07:30
Finishing the dress and adding it as a SubTool
20

Finishing the dress and adding it as a SubTool

 
07:26
Building the teeth with primitives
21

Building the teeth with primitives

 
09:02
Building the eyes with primitives
22

Building the eyes with primitives

 
06:32
Adding teeth and eyes as SubTools
23

Adding teeth and eyes as SubTools

 
09:27
Building the shoes using Extract
24

Building the shoes using Extract

 
17:58
Adding eyebrows and eyelashes
25

Adding eyebrows and eyelashes

 
09:30
Creating a rough pose using Transpose Master
26

Creating a rough pose using Transpose Master

 
17:15
Cleaning up and extending the pose
27

Cleaning up and extending the pose

 
09:54
Creating base hair geometry
28

Creating base hair geometry

 
16:23
Adding a material to the skin
29

Adding a material to the skin

 
04:50
Painting detail into the skin
30

Painting detail into the skin

 
09:26
Adding a satin material to the dress
31

Adding a satin material to the dress

 
03:26
Texturing the eyes
32

Texturing the eyes

 
08:05
Adding materials to the teeth; shoes and hair
33

Adding materials to the teeth; shoes and hair

 
03:19
Making last minute sculpting changes
34

Making last minute sculpting changes

 
11:13
Finishing the character sculpt
35

Finishing the character sculpt

 
12:55
Setting up a document for the final image
36

Setting up a document for the final image

 
06:14
Changing the lighting and painting the layers
37

Changing the lighting and painting the layers

 
06:58
Merging layers and baking depth information
38

Merging layers and baking depth information

 
02:21
Painting the hair in 2D
39

Painting the hair in 2D

 
06:58
Adding final 2D touches
40

Adding final 2D touches

 
04:04