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Sculpting a Fantasy Monster in ZBrush and Softimage
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Released Dec 1, 2012
Szabolcs Matefy

Guest Tutor

Szabolcs Matefy
In this tutorial we will learn how to sketch a character in ZBrush and Softimage, and how to make it into a detailed sculpture.

The purpose of this tutorial is to present the usage of Softimage and ZBrush as a 3D sketching application. Also, how to use new features like DynaMesh and ICE to complete a 3D concept of a mythological character.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:07
Base character mesh and posing
2

Base character mesh and posing

 
11:26
Storing and recalling poses
3

Storing and recalling poses

 
05:14
First steps of the snake hair
4

First steps of the snake hair

 
21:26
A few more steps on the hair
5

A few more steps on the hair

 
04:39
Creating the chest armor
6

Creating the chest armor

 
14:41
Working on the cloth
7

Working on the cloth

 
12:21
Refining the cloth
8

Refining the cloth

 
09:33
Creating the chest armor
9

Creating the chest armor

 
12:42
Finishing the cloth
10

Finishing the cloth

 
15:59
Making the snake head
11

Making the snake head

 
18:08
Attaching the snakes to the hair
12

Attaching the snakes to the hair

 
10:03
Optimizing the scene
13

Optimizing the scene

 
09:06
Starting on the bow and arrow
14

Starting on the bow and arrow

 
19:55
Building the ancient column
15

Building the ancient column

 
11:09
Detailing the hair sculpt
16

Detailing the hair sculpt

 
12:44
Detailing the chest armor
17

Detailing the chest armor

 
05:20
Adding snakes to the armor
18

Adding snakes to the armor

 
16:14
Damaging the columns
19

Damaging the columns

 
11:04
Weathering the columns sculpt
20

Weathering the columns sculpt

 
14:12
Building the platform
21

Building the platform

 
05:34
Decorating and aging the platform
22

Decorating and aging the platform

 
15:09
Finishing the bow and arrow
23

Finishing the bow and arrow

 
33:13
Shaping the sculpt of the body
24

Shaping the sculpt of the body

 
09:50
Refining the body sculpt
25

Refining the body sculpt

 
12:17
Creating the left arm
26

Creating the left arm

 
22:46
Refining the muscles
27

Refining the muscles

 
18:44
Shaping the hips and stomach
28

Shaping the hips and stomach

 
18:57
Creating left hand
29

Creating left hand

 
20:41
Creating right hand
30

Creating right hand

 
13:10
Starting work on the head
31

Starting work on the head

 
27:24
Finishing the head
32

Finishing the head

 
08:02
Adding the final touches
33

Adding the final touches

 
10:29
Last tweaks and conclusion
34

Last tweaks and conclusion

 
05:29