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Designing Scary Film Monsters in ZBrush
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Released Jul 1, 2012
Fabrizio Bortolussi

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Fabrizio Bortolussi
In this ZBrush tutorial we will learn how to sculpt and texture a detailed monster. Throughout these series of lessons we will cover all of the aspects of designing a scary creature within ZBrush using alternative techniques. In the first video we will see some examples of scary imagery as well as a sneak peek of an upcoming short film which is all covered up with the word "fear". Eventually, we will start blocking out the main shapes using a very simple base mesh sculpted from a 3D sphere, detail it, texture it using just simple brushes and alphas and add some quick fur. At the end, we will render out a turntable and talk about creativity, workflows and how to design your imagination with the help of TM: Transcendental Meditation.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:48
Thoughts about scary designs and the word fear
2

Thoughts about scary designs and the word fear

 
12:57
Blocking out the base meshes
3

Blocking out the base meshes

 
11:56
Shaping the main areas of the model
4

Shaping the main areas of the model

 
10:43
Evaluating and discovering the surface
5

Evaluating and discovering the surface

 
10:54
First phase of detailing
6

First phase of detailing

 
14:44
Second phase of the detail process
7

Second phase of the detail process

 
10:50
Adding smaller details to the surface
8

Adding smaller details to the surface

 
12:10
Completing the surface details
9

Completing the surface details

 
09:23
Color coating our creature
10

Color coating our creature

 
08:36
Texturing using brushes and alphas
11

Texturing using brushes and alphas

 
14:06
Keeping the texture tight while adding more details
12

Keeping the texture tight while adding more details

 
14:02
Having fun with colors, brushes and shapes
13

Having fun with colors, brushes and shapes

 
08:54
Texturing the back of our creature
14

Texturing the back of our creature

 
08:05
Final texturing and making quick fur with FiberMesh
15

Final texturing and making quick fur with FiberMesh

 
17:06
Final turntable and some tips on creativity
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Final turntable and some tips on creativity

 
11:43