Sunday, November 13th, 2022 Posted by Jim Thacker

Tutorial: Sculpting with ZModeler

The Gnomon Workshop has released Sculpting with ZModeler, an introduction to ZBrush’s polygonal modelling toolset, recorded by Marvel Studios character modeler Daniel Zeni.

The workshop provides two hours of video training on using ZModeler to create both organic and hard surface forms, as Zeni creates a 3D character based on a design by concept artist Anh Dang.

Discover how ZBrush’s ZModeler toolset can revolutionise your character workflow
Although ZBrush is best known as a digital sculpting tool for creating organic characters, it also has its own polygonal modelling toolset, ZModeler.

In the workshop, Zeni explains how ZModeler has revolutionised his own workflow as a character artist, and reveals how to use the toolset to its full potential.

The training is aimed both at those who want to transition from traditional box modelling in other 3D applications and experienced ZBrush artists who want to speed up their workflows.

Zeni begins by covering the basics, demonstrating the various ways to edit vertices, edges and faces in ZModeler, and how to create clean topology for both hard surface and organic models.

He then moves on to more advanced workflows, including niche techniques like using geometry instancing system NanoMesh with ZModeler.

About the artist
Daniel Zeni is a character modeler for Marvel Studios. He has experience working across consumer products, practical effects for film, mobile games and episodic animation.

His recent credits include The Mandalorian and mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.

Pricing and availability
Sculpting with ZModeler is available via a subscription to The Gnomon Workshop, providing access to over 300 tutorials. Subscriptions cost $49/month or $490/year. Free trials are available.

Read more about Sculpting with ZModeler on The Gnomon Workshop’s website

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