Classical Sculpting - Anatomy and Figurative Art for Digital Sculptors

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Fraeger's picture
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Well, to make it short: This is an excellent DVD for everyone who wants to learn about anatomy.

Its not for someone who wants to learn Sculpting since the technical Processof Sculpting, but if you already know Zbrush or Mudbox, this is or you.

I am myself a ZbrushUser and was really surprised at how easy it was to follow the DVD and incoorporate the Stuff the Instructor is talking about into my own Work.

I have watched a lot of Anatomy DVDs and read some books about it, but this is really one of the best, its definatly up there with Zack Petrocs Stuff.

Also, English is not my first Language but I was able to understand everything despite to the accent of the Instructor, so you should be too (which is not the Case with all DVDs out there). The Audiorecording Quality is very good, no distracting Backgroundnoises or anything.

With 120 Minutes it is a bit on the short Side for 60$ for my taste, but the Quality is really really good, so if you are willing to invest some Money, this is the DVD for you.

treeshark's picture
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 Very very good, the best of it's kind I've seen. With good advice on volume, outline and flow that many Cg artist could benefit from. Who is the artist?

Riki's picture
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 Thanks guys!!

-Riki

xseson23's picture
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Is this DVD also for beginners?  I mean not only speed sculpting and no explanation

xseson23's picture
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Please may I have an answer on this question, because I would like to buy this DVD!!!

Riki's picture
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 Hi xseson23, The new ZBrush 3.5 would be a great fit for a beginner to the software but Classical Sculpting assumes you already know the very basics of mudbox. Mudbox is a very simple program and most beginners would be able to follow along no problem, however he doesnt go into detail on how to use the program.

-Riki

ChrisPerr's picture
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 I have to agree with riki here, the dvd is not a technical overview of the program, in fact the only real technical aspects take place when the instructor teaches you how to render a nice marble presentation piece in maya, but it is more thorough explanation of the foundation and underlying principles required to create a realistic anatomically correct piece.

Kaneth's picture
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xseson23 wrote:

Please may I have an answer on this question, because I would like to buy this DVD!!!

If you are looking to enhance your knowledge of anatomy whilst making something impressive then this DVD is for you. You will need a basic knowledge of Mudbox but it really isnt all that hard to pick up.

If you are looking for an introduction to high polygon digitial sculpting then purchase the Comprehensive introduction to ZBrush, it focuses far more on teaching the customer the foundations of a sculpting program like Zbrush and at the end of the set you should have produced something pretty spectacular for a beginner.

I really should post my review of the anatomy dvd, I was half way through it when word crashed and I lost it all as Autorecover failed on me and I never started it again. Today is just as good'a day to do that!

- Kane Forrester