ZBrush ‘End to End’ Course with Pablo Munoz

Want To Learn How To Master The ZBrush System?

Begins April 1st at 1PM Pacific / 4PM Eastern

The focus of this ten week course is on ZBrush as a primary tool for creating high quality portfolio images. We’ll take a detailed look at the processes that take part in the sketching, sculpting, painting and rendering of a concept, using ZBrush sculpting features and render capabilities as well as photoshop techniques to composite the image.  

What Will I Learn?

You will learn how to produce a portfolio-ready image from a ZBrush model, making use of various rendering and compositing techniques. By the end of this course you should have a better understanding of the steps involved in generating a polished digital image and the necessary tools and knowledge to produce many more.

Course Outline

Module 1: UI

Comfortable workspace
Custom buttons / palettes

Module 2: Approaching sculpting

Modeling vs sculpting
Base meshes

Module 3: Concepting

Insert brushes
Custom brushes
Dynamesh sketch

Module 4: Refine and polish

Polishing brushes
Topology and cleanup
Projection and maps

Module 5: Detailing and FX


Module 6: Model preparation

Standard Materials

Module 7: ‘Scene’ preparation


Module 8: Render setup

Smooth normals
Material blending
Preview fog
Posterise 3D
Render Passes

Module 9: Document setup

Pixel depth
Exporting differences
Camera angle
Grid / floor plane (casting shadows)
Saving camera angles

Module 10: Rendering

Custom Lighting HDRI
Best render
Best preview render

Module 11: Photoshop Setup

Layout and panels for efficient workflow
Smart objects

Module 12: Photoshop document setup

Importing render passes
Groups and hierarchy

Module 13: Introduction to compositing (layer blending mask, etc)

Masking (Masks and clip masks)
Layer effects
Blending modes
The non-destructive workflow

Module 14: Compositing final render

Basic compositing
Advanced compositing
Layer effects
Ground the design
Manual (dodge and layer highlights masked)
Photoshop lights
Saving Master File

Module 15: Bonus

Lightroom and colour grading 


Q: What time is the class?

A: Right now it is schedueled for 1 pm Pacific / 4 pm Eastern on Saturday

Q: What long is the course?

A: Ten weeks. Some weeks will cover more than one module.

Q: How long are the sessions?

A: Three hours.

Q: How do I access the live sessions?

A: We use GoToMeeting. Once you register we'll post the live meeting URL to the course's page. You simply click that link when the course begins.

Q: What if I miss a meeting?

A: Everything is recorded and downloadable from the site.

Q: How long do I have access?

A: We believe in Life Time Access. You will have access to the content forever.

Q: When is the first class?

A: Class will start on Saturday, April 1st

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