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Narrative Scene Creation in ZBrush
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Released Aug 1, 2012
Justin Marshall

Pluralsight

Justin Marshall
In this series of ZBrush tutorials, we will go through the process of creating a narrative scene from scratch using ZBrush. ZBrush is a great tool for creating assets for film or games, and it's also a great way to set up and render entire scenes that can tell a story. In this course, we'll create a hunt scene taking place on a microscopic level. We'll build up the creatures and characters from zspheres through the sculpting and posing process. We'll use noise to add detail to our models and we'll create the terrain and set dressing from scratch. We set up a material to mimic the look of an image from an electron microscope and we'll create a final render in ZBrush that we can tweak slightly in Photoshop. In the end you'll have a fun final image, but you'll also have gone through the entire scene creation process so you'll have the tools you need to begin creating your own custom scenes.
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Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:54
Looking at scene reference
2

Looking at scene reference

 
05:20
Starting the tardigrade creature
3

Starting the tardigrade creature

 
10:46
Sculpting the tardigrade
4

Sculpting the tardigrade

 
07:50
Adding the claws
5

Adding the claws

 
11:12
Building the tardigrade's mouth
6

Building the tardigrade's mouth

 
11:34
Finishing the tardigrade
7

Finishing the tardigrade

 
07:28
Setting up the SEM material
8

Setting up the SEM material

 
05:24
Creating the hunter base geometry
9

Creating the hunter base geometry

 
10:42
Sculpting the hunter
10

Sculpting the hunter

 
09:59
Adding the hunter's hair with FiberMesh
11

Adding the hunter's hair with FiberMesh

 
07:21
Creating the hunter's accessories
12

Creating the hunter's accessories

 
11:19
Building pollen and bacteria
13

Building pollen and bacteria

 
08:29
Building the surface terrain
14

Building the surface terrain

 
11:57
Posing the tardigrade
15

Posing the tardigrade

 
10:12
Posing the hunters
16

Posing the hunters

 
11:25
Setting up the scene
17

Setting up the scene

 
17:08
Creating a Best Preview Render
18

Creating a Best Preview Render

 
05:40
Editing the final image in Photoshop
19

Editing the final image in Photoshop

 
08:15