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Get real and give your game memorable characters
How do you create unforgettable characters for today's games? Pick up ZBrush and follow the anatomy lessons and studio-savvy tips in this insightful guide. Using ZBrush's rich toolkit and his own experience as founder of zbrushworkshops.com and as a former ZBrush product manager, Ryan Kingslien helps you hone the techniques you'll need to create human characters with compelling faces, bodies, clothing, and weaponry.
You'll learn by doing a series of projects that encompasses anatomy, sculpting, proportion, gesture, color, and textureand master techniques straight from the studio. Discover what to do, what not to do, and how to make your game characters breathtakingly real with this must-have guide.
Get comfortable with key ZBrush 4 tools
Tackle the complexity of the human form with easy-to-follow projects
Master human body and facial anatomy
Sculpt eyes, noses, brows, and mouths with easeand paint skin texture, exotic eye makeup, and brilliant color
Build killer weaponry and costumes that draw players back again and again
Apply pictures to models using photo reference, with the new Spotlight tool
Connect seamlessly with Photoshop® and spot-fix texture files
Learn the anatomy of the face
Use Transpose to pose your models
Create realistic clothing and wrinkles
Sculpt hard surfaces using Clip brushes
VALUABLE COMPANION DVD
The DVD includes all the project files and other support files you need to complete the projects in the book, as well as video instruction on key topics.
Ryan Kingslien is the founder of www.zbrushworkshops.com. He was the first product manager for ZBrush at Pixologic, where he meshed programmers and artists to help create some of the revolutionary tools in ZBrush. He also created the first industry-standard curriculum and documentation that helped bring ZBrush to companies such as ILM, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Electronic Arts.