What is ZBrush?

Whether you've only just heard of the software's existence, or have been thinking about jumping in for years, one thing is crystal clear—now is the time to learn ZBrush.

The computer graphics industry evolves at an incredible rate, and the only way to achieve or maintain success is to adapt. Over the next few years (if not already), it's going to become increasingly difficult to land a job as a 3D artist without at least a cursory knowledge of ZBrush's sculpting and texturing tool-sets.

Source 3d.about.com

Designed and built by artists for artists, ZBrush is widely acknowledged and celebrated for its groundbreaking use in the conceptualization and realization of characters and visual effects in many blockbuster films and video games including AvatarLord of the Rings (Weta),Pirates of the Caribbean (I.L.M)Gears of War (Epic)Assassins Creed (Ubisoft) and Uncharted (Naughty Dog), just to name a few. For a longer list of games and movies, visit the gallery here.

Source pixologic.com

 

 


 

ZBRUSH VIDEO TUTORIALS

 

01 - INTRODUCTION/ INTRODUZIONE

 

What are 3D Sculpting & Sculpting ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC1y9SKdlWo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TV5m3c1bjk


Zbrush Tools and Utilities / Utilizzo e funzionalit? di Zbrush

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkOc_eLRSzI


Customized Toolbars / Barre degli Strumenti Personalizzate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q481Ue_0ScQ

 

Custom Menu / Menu Personalizzato

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYLy8vK4Np4

Keyboard Shortcuts / Comandi Rapidi da Tastiera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9c4gCMKRc0

 

Files & Formats / File e Formati Zbrush

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DYFqbBvsqw


Zbrush Plug-Ins / Plug-Ins per ZBrush

http://pixologic.com/zbrush/downloadcenter/zplugins/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EytVwhZNchQ

 

 

02 - CREATING 3D MODELS / CREAZIONE DI MODELLI 3D


Tool Panel / Pannello Tool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei5Pl-cEJpc

 

Sub Tools / Sotto Oggetti

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2NRiAVjJdw


Edit Mode / Modalit? Edit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeMeHldfqlw


2D - 2.5D - 3D

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8py1t_2-5d-vs-3d-zbrush-tutorials-zclassr_news


3D Primitives / Primitive 3D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce52uYCogZk


ZSpheres & Adaptive Skin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL4_JjT02GU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODTrd8MDOf4

 

Brushing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR3b1JfE0qc


ZSphere + Zsketch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG6HSla2k0c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVmrmoss0ig

 

Dynamesh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYn8UUCgyOw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPVVPa-zsjo


Booleans / Operazioni Boleane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ7x_n20nrM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeoiqLARQAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkqDKNOobNw


Reference Images / Immagini di Riferimento

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdB157bEL3Q

 

Shadow Box

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEZ0VGKg-lg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJTu2qcOssg

 

ZModeler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p-JYYgMahs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVO2Y-Va0bc

 

 

 

03 - MAIN TOOLS / STRUMENTI PRINCIPALI


Geometry Panel / Pannello Geometria

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3S38SOlenw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvUHCXidlmw

 

Dynamic Subdivisions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64anusz6fj8

 

Mirror and Weld / Specchiare e Fondere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okyHSUU_UAk


Mirror 3D Model / Modello Simmetrico

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9p3j-lABoU


Select , Clip , Mask

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T3gav1hzO0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u10j3QdbrDY

 

Mask Panel / Pannello Maschere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVFMq0zCt88

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7eUotErvxM

 

Polygroups

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8Gal4CpTio

 

Tools e SubTools / Modelli e Sotto-Modelli

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9c0SEBFtnE
Deformations / Usare le Deformazioni

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF8yGcqZF74


Transpose Tools / Trasformazioni

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjXGK_R7jso


Show and Hide / Mostra e Nascondi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S4Bc4BQPHE

 

ZRemesher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0EFIBc4a2g



 

 

 

 

04 - 3D SCULPTING / SCOLPIRE IN 3D


Z-Brushing / Scolpire in 3D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUe2IHN_isU
Brushes Panel / Pannello Pennelli

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGqCGWsXcMM

 

Smoothing / Ammorbidimento

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqhyjOZgRRc
Alpha Channels / Canali Alfa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRTRqcZl1TU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3qbeyQIiGs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVjcKxW0yJo

 

Custom Alpha / Canale Alfa Personalizzato

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDRJoFoDrx0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXwHgaPD684


Type of Brushes/ Tipologie di Pennelli

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOAF8VT-YEU


Custom Brush / Pennello Personalizzato

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_MxUFsnsKghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY2_EPG-zWY

Clipping Brushes / Pennelli di Taglio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfJ6HWx5qy0
Most Important Brushes / Pennelli Principali

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_MxUFsnsKg

 

 

 

05 - 3D PAINTING / DIPINGERE IN 3D


3D Painting Workflow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTc1ylqEu3o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSaNUJJmW8E

 

Coloring / Colorare

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogi5hIq5_OM

 

Polypaint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm2qq33nBp4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0J3nvMvXGg

 

Mask by Cavity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1BZ4B5v11w

Mask Ambient Occlusion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aQrcqr90FI

Preset Materials / Materiali Predefiniti

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G--u9lsrqyQ


Material Settings / Impostazioni dei Materiali

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIPpD21z3d8


Spotlight and Textures / Dipingere con le Texture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfW8uHLJerQ


UV Map / Mappatura UV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puJL1eINLcI

 

UV Master

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6jjf5OpthU


Diffuse, Normal, Specular, AO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8yKb5MBKqc

 

 

 

 

06 - RENDERING


Preview / Anteprima

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPy4xjDeXbY

 

Rendering the Model / Renderizzare il modello 3D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2StBGmkQpy0

 

Fibermesh Hairs / Fibre, Capelli e Peli

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFSXLnhiRdY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gCigHur21c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H975_S3Qwhg

Light Positioning / Posizionare i punti luce

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJdtkHLDhN0


Post-Production / Post-Produzione

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaY6YddBvfU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIRkxlztVn4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe7hW_Vby-M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4z8jHUA60A


Turntable Animation / Animazione 360 gradi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpCp1EPYytE
Recording your Work / Registrare il Proprio Lavoro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x5HM5sxvVg

 

 

 

 

07 - IMPORT - EXPORT


Importing Models / Importazione di Modelli 3D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMExxsW03n4
ZRemesher and Project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG2uDwTJLqQ


Exporting from Zbrush / Esportazione da Zbrush

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0KD7sGNq9c


MultiMapExporter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEMi25cyr2c
GoZ / Collegare altri Programmi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xeUfsPkBXA


ZBrush and Hypershot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PG6qi-13DE

 

Autodesk 123D Catch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMkWDDmO5A8