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To create compelling characters, you need to make them realistic, and ZBrush by itself can take you only so far. You also need solid artistic skills. This full-color, illustrated guide teaches you the basics of human anatomy, so you can create captivating human figures that really come to life on screen.
Using ZBrush 3.5 tools, you'll sculpt a heroic male figure, learning each body part as you go, including head, neck, torso, arms, legs, bones, and muscle. This book emphasizes concepts that have guided artists for centuries, such as gesture, form, and proportion, helping you develop foundational skills you can draw upon throughout your career. Transform your animation into professional-level artistry with this must-have guide.
Master basic anatomical terms for skeletal regions and muscle groups
Break down the regions of the body into simple geometric shapes
Begin roughing in your figure with Claytubes and other tools
Create the impression of flesh over underlying muscle and bone
Learn ZBrush remeshing and color-mapping techniques
Flesh out your figure with fine detail and costuming
Repurpose your figure for film, video games, Web, or digital output
Build skills you can also apply to Maya®, 3ds Max, Blender, and Photoshop
VALUABLE COMPANION DVD
Enhance your learning with video instruction that walks you through the projects in the book. You'll also find anatomy models to use for practice.
Use ZBrush tools to perfect the fine detail of muscle construction
Sculpt different kinds of fabric to clad a heroic character
Lay the groundwork for believable facial expression with a solid foundation
Can not give a full 5 stars because I have had to send it back twice due to a faulty DVD. The first time, only chapters 1-5 worked and the second time, Chapter 10 didn't work. Read morePublished 6 days ago by James Clark
Great product brand new and were shipped as promised I'm very satisfied. RECOMMENDED THIS ITEM!Published 28 days ago by Hannahgirl
Scott Spencer is a ZBrush God! I'm impressed and envied all your works. I wish I can do it as well, well your book has the nitty gritty on how to do it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by W. Tremper
Buy at your own risk. The included DVD support doesn't work. The disc cannot be read for some reason. Other than that, the book is great.Published 16 months ago by Warstar
Very well explained. Great for beginners and experienced artists alike, this book can greatly expand your knowledge of anatomy and proper Zbrush tools and methods to achieve an... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Marcio Fontenelle
This books shows you the whole process including proportions in detail in written and video form how you should approach character modeling. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Robert
Wonderfull written book loaded with a bulk of info on human anatomy in a digital enviroment. A lot of work went in to the writting of this book and it shows! Highly recommended.Published 19 months ago by Maarten
Love it all the way from cover to cover, even the cd is easy to follow. Great reference for any artist taking anatomy courses.Published 20 months ago by Here n Now
I've been using Zbrush for less than a year, but this book or anything written by Scott Spencer is an extremely valuable resource. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Neko Nine