Monday, January 13th, 2014 Posted by Jim Thacker

Tutorial: creature design in ZBrush and Photoshop

Elysium and The Hobbit concept designer Ben Mauro has posted a nice free one-hour ZBrush video tutorial.

Created in partnership with Vaughan ‘Heavypoly’ Ling, Yukon Pit Crew covers sculpting a humanoid figure, although it’s more creature than conventional character.

There’s a bit of narration at the start, then it’s all sped-up screen-capture footage. The first section covers sculpting and posing the character, and setting up basic render passes; then from 37:00 onwards, it’s into Photoshop to composite the raw passes and develop the final image, including some hand painting.

Mauro says that he is planning more related tutorials, and that anyone who wants to request a particular topic can leave feedback in the YouTube comments for the video.

Visit Ben Mauro’s website