Wednesday, March 29th, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

Tutorial: Creating Stylized Hairstyles Using ZBrush

The Gnomon Workshop has released Creating Stylized Hairstyles Using ZBrush, a guide to sculpting hair for 3D characters for illustrations, animations and videogames, recorded by games artist Dan Eder.

The workshop provides two hours of video training for ZBrush, Maxon’s digital sculpting software.

A complete guide to sculpting, shading and lighting hair for stylised 3D characters
In the workshop, Eder shares his workflow for sculpting stylised 3D hair with ZBrush, covering both the tools he uses to achieve his distinctive style and what makes for an appealing character.

As well as sculpting and styling hair, Eder discusses strategies for adding texture, volume and movement, and provides tips for using color and lighting to enhance the look of hair in a 3D scene.

He also shares his best practices for optimising hair for use in games, animations and other digital media.

About the artist
Dan Eder is lead character artist at Player First Games, currently working on the platform fighter MultiVersus.

With over eight years of experience in the videogame industry, he is widely recognised for his distinctive style in character modeling, and has a prominent online presence on ArtStation and Instagram.

Pricing and availability
Creating Stylized Hairstyles Using ZBrush is available via a subscription to The Gnomon Workshop, providing access to over 300 tutorials. Subscriptions cost $54/month or $499/year. Free trials are available.

Read more about Creating Stylized Hairstyles Using ZBrush on The Gnomon Workshop’s website

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