All posts tagged creature – Digital Creature Creation in ZBrush, Photoshop, and Maya

Beginner | 5h 12m | 3.43 GB | Project Files 2.62 GB | Required Software: ZBrush, Photoshop, and Maya

Author Ryan Kittleson introduces the skills digital artists need to create photorealistic 3D creatures for film, video, and game production. The course covers basic design, sculpting, texturing, posing, and lighting and demonstrates real-world workflow, starting with the basic sculpture in ZBrush and moving it into Maya for finishing, while editing textures in Photoshop.

Topics include:
* Brainstorming and refining a character concept
* Installing custom brushes
* Optimizing tablet settings
* Posing the ZSpheres in ZBrush
* Sculpting muscles and midsize shapes
* Working with DynaMesh
* Using GoZ between ZBrush and Maya
* Creating topology for animation
* Sculpting fine detail
* Cleaning up a mesh in Maya
* Creating the UV layout
* Lighting and shading
* Painting texture maps
* Posing with Transpose tools in ZBrush
* Batch rendering a turntable animation