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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
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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
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 4 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 15 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 17 months ago by Marcio Fontenelle
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 20 months ago by Neko Nine
For anyone struggling to learn anatomy in zbrush or in general, this is a must-have. I use this book more than any other zbrush ref book for everything from muscle structure to... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Maxwell Jonathan Schmer
The product is very good however I am trying to solve a problem with the DVD that came along because he does not open any files, does not work otherwise the book is great for... Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by Thiago