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Sculpting Human Torsos in ZBrush
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Released Aug 5, 2013
Lee Magalhaes

Guest Tutor

Lee Magalhaes
Throughout this tutorial we will delve deep into the topic of human anatomy. As with any part of the human body, there is a lot going on underneath that we might not be aware of. That being said, our goal is to identify, name and then sculpt all of the major muscle groups.

Without a solid anatomical foundation it can be very difficult to sculpt believable and realistic characters. This tutorial is aimed for intermediate and advanced users of ZBrush and goes over the sculpting techniques and workflows required to give you a better understanding of the torso muscles.

By the end of the training you will have gained a lot of insight into this specific part of the human body.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:53
Ribcage and anterior muscles
2

Ribcage and anterior muscles

 
11:09
Analysis of the scapula
3

Analysis of the scapula

 
13:11
Muscles of the back
4

Muscles of the back

 
11:23
Muscles of the front
5

Muscles of the front

 
08:17
Identifying muscles in pictures
6

Identifying muscles in pictures

 
06:31
Creating the torso base mesh
7

Creating the torso base mesh

 
09:54
The pectoralis major
8

The pectoralis major

 
09:39
The abdominal muscles
9

The abdominal muscles

 
08:40
The external oblique muscle
10

The external oblique muscle

 
12:20
The latissimus dorsi
11

The latissimus dorsi

 
07:27
The trapezius muscle
12

The trapezius muscle

 
12:25
The teres major, teres minor, and infraspinatus
13

The teres major, teres minor, and infraspinatus

 
12:17
The serratus anterior
14

The serratus anterior

 
06:30
Breaking symmetry for the abs
15

Breaking symmetry for the abs

 
09:25
Additional refinements to the torso
16

Additional refinements to the torso

 
13:52
Sculpting the back of the torso
17

Sculpting the back of the torso

 
12:11
Taking a look at the finished torso
18

Taking a look at the finished torso

 
05:56
The pectoralis in motion
19

The pectoralis in motion

 
08:56