Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Leather Skull Face

Here is a sculpt that I started working on. I took the Spder man model that I created and started smashing this thing around. I'm having fun! :)


Peace -NickZ. :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Free Spider Man ZBrush Model (.ZTL)

Here is a free Spider Man 3D sketch ZBrush model that I created. You are free to download and check out in ZBrush 3.0.



I would love to see some people take the model and pose it using Transpose tools in ZBrush.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ZBRUSH MODEL (9 MEGS)


Monday, April 21, 2008

Face Painting

On Friday night, I was asked by step son's school to do some face painting for the schools "Family Fun Night." My wife asked her friend Chrissy White (Ringling Alumni) to help out with painting. So she and I sent out to paint the town red... well at least some of the kids faces that is. (I did get to do 2 Spidey faces!!! Woot woot!)

I had so much fun painting faces that I volunteered to paint faces at a neighborhood kids birthday party at our neighborhood pool. I had a lot of fun and I got to take some photos from the days painting session.

Hope you enjoy as much as I did.



































Peace-NickZ.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Working With ZSpheres (Tutorial)

This is a tutorial that I built that will show you how you can use Zspheres inside of ZBrush to build some simple geometry and then take that geometry and sculpt it into a final sculpt. At the end of the video (Last 9 min.) I put things into a time -lapse mode to finish out the sculpt.



Peace - NickZ.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Working With ZSpheres (Spidey 3D Sketch time - lapse)

This is a time lapse move that I created from a ZBrush session. I started with some ZSpheres, created some geometry and then started sculpted that into the final model of Spidey.

This video is a time - lapse movie of the entire session. This is about 3 hours worth of work condensed into about 9 minutes.




Peace - NickZ.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

ZBrush 3.0 Training Videos

Here is a series of training videos that I created to help learn how to use the 3D sculpting program ZBrush.


Getting Started in ZBrush


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Working With Subdivision Levels


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Working with SubTools (Multiple Objects)



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Working With 3D Layers


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PolyPainting (Painting In Real-time On your Model)


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Cavity Masking (Mas by the cracks in your model.)


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Peace -NickZ.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Lobstor (Creature Concept)

Here is a concept that I drew a while back of an underwater aquatic creature. When I lived in San Diego I would go to the tide pools in La Jolla and I was fascinated with all the cool crabs that were crawling around. I drew quite a few creatures that were crab related. I think I drew this guy after a night at Red Lobster. :)




Hope you enjoy - NickZ. :)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Alien Host Time-Lapse Movie

Here is a time-lapse move that I created of a 3D sketching session inside of ZBrush 3.0.
This was the first time that I creaed a model from a sphere. I then added some music and produced the final movie file in Adobe After Effects.

made with the new ZBrush




Enjoy! NickZ. :)

Luminati Time-Lapse Move

This is a 3D sketch that I made usingZbrush 3.0 go to www.pixologic.com to learn more about the applicaton.


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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Resurfacing a mesh in Maya

In this video we will take a look at how we can take a model from ZBrush, export this out as an OBJ, bring that into Maya and resurface that mesh. (3D tracing) This will give us good edge flow an topological layout for our model. We can then use this video (Click Here To Watch) to learn how to capture all the detail and color from our original sculpt.

Peace - NickZ. :)

Projecting detail and color onto a resurfaced mesh.

In this tutorial we will take a look at a scenario where we have a hi resolution mesh that is sculpted into the shape that we would like, but we have resurfaced this mesh in another program (such as Maya) and we would like our new topology to have the same shape and color as our original sculpt. To achieve this we will be using the project all button in the sub tool section.


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Peace - NickZ. :)

Friday, April 4, 2008

Luv U (Sculpture)

Here is a sculpture that I created for my wife last Valentines Day. This was a lot of fun and my wife acted like she like it. I never know with her. (She isn't into art so much!)





















Peace - NickZ :)

Alien Host (Free ZBrush ZTool Model)

Here is a 3D model that I created that you can download for free.

Follow this link to get to the model.

http://www.sharecg.com/v/3932/3d-model/alienHostPart1ZTL


Peace - NickZ.


Alien Shark (Free ZBrush ZTool Model)

Here is a 3D model that I created that you can download for free.

Follow this link to get to the model.

http://www.sharecg.com/v/5544/3d-model/AlienShark-model-ZTL




Peace - NickZ.

Mesh Insert Tool

This video is how to use the Mesh Insert Tool inside of ZBrush 3.0. This tool will alow you to take multiple meshes and combine them into one mesh.


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Peace -NickZ. :)

Alien Shark Time-Lapse

Here is a time - lapse movie that I made with Zbrush 3.0. Created with just a sphere.


NickZ's Veoh Art Channel

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