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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
One of those books that make you wish you could could do that. Oh yeah, they tell you how!Published 6 months ago by ThumbHead
This book is for advance users of ZBrush, I wish that they had stated that in the discription prior to me buying it. Because I would have chosen something else.Published 13 months ago by Jai Harrison
Great book with an even better companion DVD. I never checked out companion DVD's for books before but decided to check this out. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jesse S Douglas
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 13 months ago by James Clark
Great product brand new and were shipped as promised I'm very satisfied. RECOMMENDED THIS ITEM!Published 14 months ago by Hannahgirl
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 on June 8, 2013 by Tatythad
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 on April 14, 2013 by Marcio Fontenelle