Introducing ZBrush
By Eric Keller
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: August 2008
Pages: 443

Create Hyper-Realistic Digital Models

If you want to take advantage of one of the hottest CGI toolsavailable, Introducing ZBrush is the perfect place to start.Professional Hollywood animator and ZBrush artist Eric Kellerdispels any anxieties beginners might have by offering the careful,step-by-step instruction you need to soon feel right at home withthis revolutionary software.

Each chapter explains core concepts, then reinforces them withfun, hands-on tutorials that will amaze you with your growingability to create hyper-detailed, realistic, organic sculptures onyour computer. From creating illustrations in 2.5 dimensions tosculpting with digital clay, you'll master ZBrush's powerful toolsfor creating fantastic images and 3D models for use in animationprograms, such as 3ds Max and Maya.

  • Understand ZBrush's unique painting and sculpting technology

  • Take a tour of the innovative ZBrush interface and tools

  • Master 2.5D painting, digital sculpting, and texturepainting

  • Learn how to set lighting, create materials, and render inZBrush

  • Go through a production pipeline, from modeling to rendering toexporting models, textures, and displacement maps

  • Transfer your ZBrush creations into Maya and other 3Dapplications for use in film, games, and illustration

The DVD includes example files and models to help guide youthrough each lesson as well as ZBrush Macro scripts and movies toshow you the sculpting process used in each chapter. It alsoincludes a trial version of ZBrush 3.1 for the Microsoft Windowsoperating system.

  • Learn ZBrush's Material Capture technology to create surfacesfrom photographs

  • Work with subtools to create creature sculptures from multipleobjects

  • Use lighting and rendering in ZBrush to create 2.5Dcompositions

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