ZBrush 3.5 Character Production - High Res Sculpting, Polypainting, ZPlugins, and more

In this DVD Michael Pavlovich starts off by taking up where the first DVD left off and covers the new features in ZBrush 3.5 R3. After the new features are covered he takes everything that you have learned up to this point and puts it into practice by creating an entire highres character right inside Zbrush. Many techniques are used during this character creation process that would benefit almost anyone.

After the character is made he goes through many of the useful ZPlugins like Zapplink, Subtool Master and even goes through creating a turntable video of your character. At the very end there is a bonus video that takes you through rendering out passes from ZBrush and compositing them inside Photoshop.

About the Instructor:
Michael Pavlovich has been in the game industry since graduating from the Ringling School of Art and Design in 2005. Starting as an environment artist, Michael has worked on several titles for multiple platforms, at both Electronic Arts and Sony Online Entertainment. Michael is currently a Senior Character Artist at SOE, Austin.
Apps Used: ZBrush 3.5 R2 & R3, Photoshop
Duration: 5 Hours
Instructor: Michael Pavlovich
DL Filesize: 1.2 GB
Project Files: The final posed version of the character (decimated) with all its subtools (not decimated), the original basemesh and the final PSD used to generate the main marketing image.

User Comments

JJJ (not verified)

May 23, 2012 - 2:09am

Hi, first I was introduced to your dvd and man how useful and great it is.
At one point ( polypainting the face I think ) you talked about someone's book about color aeras on the human face. I didn't quite get it ( danzig miller ? glen danzig ?????? ). I googled around and found a LOT of useless info on glenn danzig but no book from danzig miller. Could you get some info ? THX and bravo for your dvds ( honestly the best I'v seen ( with realistic portrait with SSS ). Bye !


December 22, 2011 - 8:48am

Awesome work. But i have one question. The pages you recommended at the dvd can't i find. Is it anybody that can tell me the pages name?Smiling

Alex H. (not verified)

August 31, 2011 - 4:10pm

Hey, i have a question. Does this dvd cover the whole process of sculpting the model, or just bits showing the techniques? Laughing out loud


September 2, 2010 - 9:43pm

I think thats a new feature in ZBrush 4. Zbrush 3.5 doesnt have paint layers.

Thangavel (not verified)

September 2, 2010 - 9:42pm

how to do Painting multiple layers of texture on a 3D Model in Zbrush?

Plz help me.

Niel (not verified)

August 26, 2010 - 5:58pm

¿Will we see any Z4 training soon? ¡I'm VERY impacient! Smiling

Bailey (not verified)

August 20, 2010 - 3:04pm

Wow thanks for the quick reply! Gimp is a free image manipulation program for those who can't afford Photoshop. I hope to be getting this DVD along with two others. I'm a beginner in zbrush, so hopefully I can learn a lot from this DVD. I was also thinking about buying the comprehensive introduction to zbrush DVD, but hopefully this DVD also comes with an introduction.


August 20, 2010 - 12:23pm

Both, although we never simply speed up a video but carefully speed up sections and slow them down. Ive never used gimp so Im not sure, but the photoshop portion in this video is small.

Bailey (not verified)

August 20, 2010 - 12:20pm

Is this DVD an actual tutorial or a speed sculpt deal? Also I have gimp instead of photoshop. Will I still be able to follow the video?


August 17, 2010 - 10:17am

Even ZB4 has been released this DVD is still totally relevant and of the techniques shown are still compatible with ZB4.
Im sure you wont be disappointed Smiling

Anonymous (not verified)

August 16, 2010 - 9:49pm

Hey I was thinking about purchasing this DVD, but with Zbrush 4 coming out will this DVD be out of date?


June 14, 2010 - 11:56am


June 14, 2010 - 7:58am

Hi Anon,

Unfortunately UV Master was made available after this DVD was released so it couldn't be included but its a really simple plugin (1 or 2 clicks for an unwrap) so you should pick it up really fast. Smiling

Hope that helps Smiling


June 12, 2010 - 4:22pm

Does this DVD also go through the new UV master plug in? If not it does not really matter, but it would be cool. Currently saving up for this tutorials and a few others. Smiling


May 11, 2010 - 9:57am

I love this DVD!


May 10, 2010 - 2:40pm

A Female Character Sculpting with Mike would be awesome!


April 30, 2010 - 7:43am

It was most likely a Wacom Tablet. Intous 3.


April 29, 2010 - 11:30am

I have a silly question.
Does anybody know what type of mouse did Michael use in these dvds?
Any answer would be appreciated.


April 22, 2010 - 9:31am

Head and shoulders above other zbrush tutorials. Well done.


March 29, 2010 - 8:36am

Will there be another DVD coming in this series?


March 22, 2010 - 2:56am

damn, that's awesome.


March 22, 2010 - 2:53am

it is fantastic


March 11, 2010 - 10:52am

i love the smell of zbrush in the morning!


February 4, 2010 - 9:49am

About mask alpha,I can't tile like you.So my UV should tile manually first? I wonder why


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January 15, 2010 - 12:19am

Hey ¿Are you thinking a 3rd Zbrush Dvd? O:


January 11, 2010 - 10:09pm

I live in Maryland, and all I know is that I ordered the Sculpting Bundle late Friday morning and it arrived early Monday evening. This DVD is awesome! The coolest thing is seeing the work flow and the helpful commentary. Mr. Pavlovich does a really great job of making the whole process feel a lot less intimidating that it could have been. I hope he does another DVD with a female and a grotesquely overweight character with tons of folds. That would rock! Great DVD! I can't wait to try some of the others!


January 11, 2010 - 8:29pm
wow thats fast! What city are you in? It ships from austin using USPS, we dont really do anything fancy. :)


January 11, 2010 - 6:08pm

Geez, I ordered this thing Friday and I get it Monday? Are you kidding me? I've never gotten anything that fast! You guys are awesome!