Monday, December 6th, 2021 Posted by Jim Thacker

Discover how to prepare ZBrush models for 3D printing

The Gnomon Workshop has released Preparing ZBrush Models for 3D Printing, a detailed guide to using Pixologic’s digital sculpting software to create 3D printed collectibles.

The workshop, recorded by freelance digital sculptor Maarten Verhoeven, comprises over three hours of video training, and is recommended for intermediate and advanced artists with some experience of ZBrush.

Turn your digital sculpts into hollowed, keyed, watertight meshes for 3D printing
In the workshop, Verhoeven reveals how to translate CG models into physical objects efficiently, covering the entire process of preparing a ZBrush sculpt for 3D printing, particularly for resin printers.

Technical processes covered include keying, scaling and hollowing a model, setting up drain holes, and how to set everything up on a print bed.

As well as ZBrush, Verhoeven explores how to use Meshmixer, Autodesk’s free mesh editing tool, and PreForm, Formlabs’ free software for its 3D printers.

Verhoeven’s key brushes are available as a downloadable resource with the workshop.

About the artist
Maarten Verhoeven is a freelance digital sculptor who specialises in 3D sculptures for concept art, fine art, films, commercials, prototypes, designer toys and collectibles.

His work can be seen in his ArtStation gallery and on Monsters & Media, his professional website.

Pricing and availability
Preparing ZBrush Models for 3D Printing is available via an online subscription to The Gnomon Workshop. Subscriptions cost $49/month or $490/year. You can try the training for free.

Read more about Preparing ZBrush Models for 3D Printing on The Gnomon Workshop’s website

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