ZBrush 3.5 - A Comprehensive Introduction


In this DVD the instructor goes over the fundamentals of ZBrush 3.5. As the training progresses, basic concepts are covered in detail, and eventually advanced solutions are discussed on a number of techniques including the new features in ZBrush 3.5.

By the end of the demonstration, the user will have a strong foundation in ZBrush fundamentals, as well as a number of valuable insights for more advanced techniques. For those just starting out to the veteran ZBrush user looking for useful production techniques, this DVD has something for everyone.

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
Duration: 4 1/2 Hours
Instructor: Michael Pavlovich
DL Filesize: 656 MB
Project Files: 1 Zbrush document and 1 ZTool of finished head with polypaint. 1 ZTool of finished head sculpt from a cube. Other misc files from simpler sections.


User Comments



lilo_133

May 29, 2011 - 1:10pm

Hi Again, just to add a bit about the problem. This also occurs when I export the file from Zbrush, then, I import it, and it gives me the same problems, without even taking it into Maya or any other programs... Hope you can help :S

lilo_133

May 29, 2011 - 12:33pm

Hi! The tutorial is Absolutely fantastic! but I have one question. Im working with Zbrush 4, and I was doing the Retopology of a head I created. I exported my retopologised version to an OBJ and took it into Maya to refine it and make a UV map, but when I import it back into Zbrush, its too small... So went ahead and put it as a Subtool of my high Resolution Head as the tutorial sugested, and that actually made it smaller, and displaced it! even though I havent moved it or scaled it in maya... any idea what I could be doing Wrong? is there another way to do it in Zbrush 4? Thanks!!

James Burton (not verified)

May 29, 2011 - 12:32pm

Hi! The tutorial is Absolutely fantastic! but I have one question. Im working with Zbrush 4, and I was doing the Retopology of a head I created. I exported my retopologised version to an OBJ and took it into Maya to refine it and make a UV map, but when I import it back into Zbrush, its too small... So went ahead and put it as a Subtool of my high Resolution Head as the tutorial sugested, and that actually made it smaller, and displaced it! even though I havent moved it or scaled it in maya... any idea what I could be doing Wrong? is there another way to do it in Zbrush 4? Thanks!!

metalliandy

September 3, 2010 - 1:58am

@Thangavel
Painting with Layers isnt available in 3.5 so you will have to use version 4 to do this.
Its a free upgrade for all registered users though Smiling

Thangavel (not verified)

September 2, 2010 - 8:52pm

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

Plz guys help me.

MattGamer (not verified)

August 12, 2010 - 12:54pm

Wonderfully made. Really great teaching and if Michael makes any other videos I will definitely get it. Easy to understand, and I was sculpting within the first 5 minutes of the first lesson.

arthur.geraerts

July 16, 2010 - 1:30am

Great video! I'm only half way, but learned more from this then any other tutorial. I like the hands on advice. Zbrush can be very intimidating and most tutorials start by explaining every single feature and button. This video starts by teaching you the basics and by giving simple pointers that are very valuable! Thanks EAT 3D!

Anonymous

May 3, 2010 - 1:53am

Mind Blowing Tuts... with HD video

Anonymous

March 3, 2010 - 10:40am

This is a terrific introduction! I have been struggling with Zbrush’s “unique” user interface for a while. Since I have some specific 3d printing hobbyist needs, I haven’t gotten very far with it. Now comes this! I like the fast pace, comprehensive style.
A couple of suggestions the Publisher, Eat 3D and the Artist, Mike:
1) There should be an index for the videos. I cut and paste the chapter titles from the web site in a spread sheet, then list the key concepts in the chapter with the time code. That way I have a built-in help system for long term reference. (hard for me to remember it all). Maybe there is such a thing, but I couldn’t find it. I can post it if anyone is interested.
2) While Mike’s work is a stunning technical tour de force, the subject matter itself is grotesque. It’s so ugly that only a mother or its creator could love it. If I’m going to stare at something so long, I would prefer something that is neither a monster nor so arbitrary. His masterful photo realism would be a lot more helpful to some of us, if it was something real that we could compare our knowledge with his rendition. Just my 2 cents.

KYhighlander

January 24, 2010 - 12:38pm

Get out from under that NDA! Would love to learn what you can't teach now, if it is much better than what you show in this video.

Anonymous

January 21, 2010 - 1:04pm

Superb DVD! Also the next one is top notch too. You guys providing the best training tools lately. A big congrats!

Kerem
keremgogus.com

digirob

January 10, 2010 - 11:12am

Wow...I'm not totally a beginner to Zbrush... I bought this and Vol 2 to get me more familiar with 3.5. Michael Pavlovich is fantastic instructor.

I'd like to see more Zbrush with Michael...doesn't matter what just do anything. ALL the material Vol 1 he covered was great. Perfect pacing, very thorough AND he won't put you to sleep!

A Must have if your learning Zbrush. Can't wait to dig in to Part 2.

BTW... like the format for the flash playback. Thank you for not streaming! That's worth the price alone. Now I can take these to the lake (no reliable internet) and dig in! Smiling

Great work Eat3d!

-Rob

Riki

January 5, 2010 - 10:53am
We are planning on having a bundle where you can save by buying both yeah.

jolo88

January 5, 2010 - 10:47am

Will part 1 and 2 be bundled together after the 11th?

metalliandy

January 2, 2010 - 9:39am
Part 2, ZBrush Character Production - High Res Sculpting, Polypainting, ZPlugins, and more, will be released on the 11th of January! http://eat3d.com/blog/eat-3d/coming-soon-zbrush-character-production-high-res-sculpting-polypainting-zplugins-and-mor Hope that helps :)

Anonymous

January 2, 2010 - 8:40am

¡Hey! ¿When Have you got new information about the part 2? Smiling

ZSketcher

December 16, 2009 - 12:52am

Excellent introduction to the new features in ZBrush3.5! I wasn't sure if should spend the money on yet another video tutorial. Now, I'm glad I did. Will most likely get the next in the series.

Anonymous

December 12, 2009 - 10:15am

Does part 2 cover all maps (Texture / Normal and Displacement) extraction? (in deep?) I do would like if possible, that part 2 would cover the UV section. How to deal with a mesh already UVed and how to export a mesh that has no prior UVs once sculpted, make the UVs outside, then bring the mesh back into zbrush 3.5. Before with ZB3.1, a user needed to Store a morphe target and all go through a clumpsy process. Will you be showing the new process? I heard that GoZ is ready for PC version, however, is missing the button GOZ to allow the transition.
Thank you.

Anonymous

December 5, 2009 - 3:09pm

i just finished watching the tutorial. it's a very good start for anyone learning the ropes of zbrush. there are many tips and tricks not even covered in other dvd's out there

i can't wait for part 2

Riki

December 4, 2009 - 11:20am
Probably January. :)

Anonymous

December 2, 2009 - 1:16pm

This looks absolutely awesome!!!! A sure buy!!! When part 2 is gonna be avaliable for purchase?

Riki

November 29, 2009 - 3:33pm
Clark Crawford from The Harten Center actually created the music custom for eat3d. You can find more about their services here: http://www.hartencenter.com/

micronox

November 29, 2009 - 12:17pm

Sorry to ask here, but what song are you playing during the eat3d Intro for this dvd. its great!

Anonymous

November 26, 2009 - 10:09am

I will be buying this DVD most likely after Christmas it looks greats! This will be my second eat 3d DVD. I'd buy more but I don't really use a lot of the software Eat3d does. Sad Still great trainning! Smiling

To the Anony person above me, you can probably find specific displacement information on youtube for any given app. I found my 3d software on that site dealing with displacement maps with zbrush. Though I admit it might not have as much as say if eat3d made this information available it at least gives you something to base on.

Anonymous

November 25, 2009 - 2:56am

I can't wait to purchase this. Judging by what I see here, this will be one of the best of it's type. It would've been slightly better with tutes showing how to properly apply displacement and normal maps in various apps, in my case Maya.

But I know it will be a good product.

fdcarter71

November 24, 2009 - 11:01pm

To Mr. Pavlovich, congrats on having created an excellent training DVD that covers Zbrush 3.5 in-depth. I've looked high and low for a comprehensive instructional video that really takes you step-by-step as far as how to utilize many of Zbrush's advanced modeling tools, and I found your DVD to be an all-around exceptional training tool for both beginning and more intermediate Zbrush users. I hope Eat3d will let me know as soon as part 2 of this series comes out, cause I definitely plan on grabbing it also. It'll hopefully be out soon now that Zbrush 3.5 R3 just came out (just downloaded my copy from Pixologic today in fact) Great sound quality on the DVD also, and the use of the Flash player for video playback was a smart move too. -- F.David Carter

domenikwastefall

November 24, 2009 - 6:31pm

An Amazing and very helpful Dvd!!!! Thank you for your amazing products!!!

Riki

November 19, 2009 - 8:25am
Yeah we ship worldwide. Ive seen several Kuwait orders in the past so it should work perfect. We use USPS though so it will take a good 10 business days or so.

inkyspot

November 19, 2009 - 8:07am

Thanks for clearing that up Riki,
I'll definately be getting this and others from this site.

You guys won't mail overseas would you? my home is in the US, but I can currently in Kuwait.

If not I can just have it ship to my home there, then have my brother Fed Ex it to me.

Riki

November 19, 2009 - 7:23am
There is a little information about the Library version in the FAQ: http://eat3d.com/faq Basically the school library allows for multiple internal use at a school or company.