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Realistic Insect Sculpting Techniques in ZBrush
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Released Jan 21, 2014
Jonny  Bone

Guest Tutor

Jonny Bone
In this tutorial we will be sculpting a scorpion and wasp scene in ZBrush. We will learn how to sculpt these creatures from a ZSphere armature, then work our way to a detailed sculpt. We will then finish the tutorial with a final render of the two creatures in KeyShot.

Throughout these tutorials, you will become better acquainted with the tools in ZBrush that will aid you the most in developing a detailed insect sculpture for your own projects. By the end, you will be able to adapt these skills to create a wide range of your own creepy crawly creatures.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:39
Observing references of the scorpion and wasp
2

Observing references of the scorpion and wasp

 
01:24
Building an armature using ZSpheres
3

Building an armature using ZSpheres

 
06:50
Blocking out the major forms of the scorpion
4

Blocking out the major forms of the scorpion

 
18:29
Refining the details of the scorpion
5

Refining the details of the scorpion

 
13:52
Sculpting the tail and detailing
6

Sculpting the tail and detailing

 
13:46
Finishing the scorpion
7

Finishing the scorpion

 
14:47
Sculpting the wasp
8

Sculpting the wasp

 
15:15
Refining the details of the wasp
9

Refining the details of the wasp

 
12:52
Creating wings for the wasp
10

Creating wings for the wasp

 
16:52
Rendering the scene in KeyShot
11

Rendering the scene in KeyShot

 
10:50
Adjusting the final image in Photoshop
12

Adjusting the final image in Photoshop

 
17:08