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mdunnam
03-20-2012, 01:20 PM
Hello everyone!

I have had these listed on my site for a while and have had 1000s of downloads. Here are some custom brushes I made mostly for environment sculpting. I am going to be adding quite a few more soon. If anyone has any requests for types of brushes etc, let me know as well. I just updated my website as well. So if you are interested here they are. Use them as you wish. I only ask that you do not change the names of them and repost them yada yada. And feel free to link to my site.

http://www.elemental-universe.com/misc/misc/zbrushbrushes.jpg
http://www.elemental-universe.com/misc/misc/zbrushbrushes_gearset1.jpg
http://www.michaeldunn am.com/free-stuff.html (http://www.michaeldunnam.com/free-stuff.html)

Unfortunately you have to download each of them seperate b/c I am keeping track of which get downloaded the most. But who cares, they are free right?

They are brush files so all you need to do is drop them in and they are ready to go.

So Enjoy, hope you like them.

-Michael

informerman
03-21-2012, 01:06 AM
wont load ZB4 R3.

XMD_Gear06_D.ZBP
word pad said >ZBrush File.Copyright 1977-2012.PIXOLOGIC
didn't know they been around 35 years:shrug:

tonare
03-21-2012, 01:26 AM
wont load in R3.
word pad said >ZBrush File.Copyright 1977-2012.PIXOLOGIC
didn't know they been around 35 years:shrug:


They worked fine for me in r3. Great brushes.

informerman
03-21-2012, 02:53 AM
They worked fine for me in r3. Great brushes.
which ones? because them brushes were not all made from the same version of zbrush

tonare
03-21-2012, 03:21 AM
When I replied earlier I had only tried the drag brushes but I just tried the strokes and they work as well. I tested all of them...each work fine for me.

informerman
03-21-2012, 01:39 PM
must of been a glitch, after rebooting this morning they seam to be working.
thanks

mdunnam
03-22-2012, 07:54 PM
Thats weird with the copyright thingy lol. They were all made with 4R2+

mdunnam
03-22-2012, 08:00 PM
Sorry I forgot to post these on here.

http://www.elemental-universe.com/misc/misc/zbrushbrushes_techset1.jpg

http://www.michaeldunnam.com/free-stuff.html


Here is the first set of skin and wrinkle brushes. Please give me as much feedback as possible! I have many more to make, but I would like a little beta before I make them. Don't expect these to be setup exactly how you want them. Feel free to customize them for yourself. I didn't even try to adjust many settings for them since there are so many ways to sculpt skin and pores etc.

http://www.elemental-universe.com/misc/misc/zbrushbrushes_skinset1.jpg

http://www.michaeldunnam.com/free-stuff.html

And as always Enjoy!

-Michael

mdunnam
03-23-2012, 03:38 PM
I have added new stroke brushes! So many people asked so I made a few last night.

http://www.elemental-universe.com/misc/misc/zbrushbrushes_newstroke.jpg

http://www.michaeldunnam.com/free-stuff.html

Enjoy!

-Michael

mdunnam
03-23-2012, 06:54 PM
I have now added rar packages for each set on the site for easier downloads.
It might be a while before I make any more brushes. I am trying to finish some work I began long ago. Its on the what are you working on thread on polycount. But I will continue working on the screws and bolts brushes. I am modeling each head and baking a heightmap for each brush. So it takes time In the meantime enjoy the brushes!

-Michael

mdunnam
03-23-2012, 10:33 PM
I apologize I made a mistake when packaging the tech and skin brushes. I addded the icons instead of the brush files. This has been fixed. So if you downloaded either one of those rars download again. Once again sorrys!

-Michael

tonare
03-23-2012, 11:00 PM
These are awesome. Donation made.

Thank you

mdunnam
03-27-2012, 12:40 AM
Some have asked the best use of the skin brushes. Instead of me spending the time re-uploading them, my advice would be to change the brush to Inflate, reload the alpha from the pallet, set the intensity very low, turn the draw size up to what you need and set the Z to Zsub. Sorry I didn't save them in this way, but its easy enough to change. There are a lot of ways to get good results with skin. Try that out or tinker with it I am working on the nature brushes now. I should have some finished soon. The first pack will be small. If anyone has any suggestions for what you want to see in the nature pack. Please let me know.

mdunnam
03-27-2012, 03:52 AM
The first nature set is now available! This set is mostly meant for distant detail. There are a few closeup detail brushes as well. Let me know if you would like to see anything different in set 2.

http://www.elemental-universe.com/misc/misc/zbrushbrushes_natureset1.jpg

http://www.michaeldunnam.com/free-stuff.html

As Always!

Enjoy!

-Michael

mdunnam
04-02-2012, 01:38 AM
This set actually took me a long time to make. Hope everyone likes it! This is by far the biggest set yet. I believe there are 36 brushes. I lost count...

http://www.elemental-universe.com/misc/misc/zbrushbrushes_terraset1.jpg

http://michaeldunnam.com/free-stuff.html

And please keep the requests comin! I have a huge list of ones to create now. I Will create new ones as I can.


As always Enjoy!


-Michael

mdunnam
04-02-2012, 05:06 PM
New Brushes coming by the end of the week!

I have some brushes in the making. It will be a new set of Natural Brushes including more leaves, wood grain, wood stamps, wood carving stroke brushes and some more. If you would like to see anything added to this let me know.

-Michael

mdunnam
04-03-2012, 03:59 AM
Can everyone tell me which brushes they are having problems with and if they are using the package download or individual brushes?

Use this form so I can trouble shoot it
just answer each question simply, yes/no or N/A or the info it asks for

1. I am using ZBRUSH Version -

2. I have tried re-installing Zbrush -

2b. Re-installing worked! -

3. I have tried Upgrading to version R3 -

3b. Upgrading worked! -

4. The following brushes do not load alphas -

5. I am using the packaged versions of the follow brushes -

6. I do not see alphas at all -

7. I get the following error when loading brushes -

8. I have used other custom brushes with no problem. -

9. Are you using the "trial"?

If you have anything you want to remain anon on here email me your info at mdunnam@gmail.com


I need this information from everyone that is having problems to fix it
So please fill this out if you have issues.

And if anyone has installed all packages and not had ANY issues. Please let me know as well.

-Thanks,
Michael

mdunnam
04-04-2012, 05:46 PM
Ok so here is what I know. Apparently Z4R3 is compatible with 2048px alphas. Which a lot of the brushes are using.

So far this has worked 100% of the time from what people have told me. Upgrade to R3, if that doesn't work. Uninstall and upgrade again.

Another issue. The lag issue. I might at some point... Downres all of the alphas to 512 so they are backwards compat with all versions of Zbrush back to 3. This will take a lot of time to do, b/c I have to downsample each alpha, reimport and resave each brush. Then reupload to the site and repackage etc etc. I have tested it and I believe it fixes the lag issue as well as the back-compat issue.

If I do this I will package all of my alphas in 2048 to give away in a separate package.

I am going to do some more testing before I go through all of this trouble. So if anyone else could test upgrading to R3 if you are having alpha issues and post. This would help me very much. Remember I am doing this for the good of the community. I expect nothing in return. So a little help would go a long way :)

Thanks!

-Michael

mdunnam
04-06-2012, 12:26 AM
Ok so here is what I am going to do. Pixologic was not able to recreate this issue on their end with any of the brushes. They even got them working in Z2,Z3, and Z4. This seems like a local issue and who knows what causes it. So I am going to take Nick Miller's (http://www.artofnickmiller.com/) script that he created for resizing and saving alphas. And thank you very much for this! I will batch them all as 512's and set a package for each set in 512. So anyone that wants can have a smaller version. This will take some time, even with the script. So it might be a while. I am also planning on saving the alphas out in hires for anyone that wants them and give those packages away. So this will give an option to anyone that wants to keep the hires alphas. Also Z5 is supposed to support very high res alphas from what I am told. So everyone keep an eye out for this. And thank you Nick for your help. This will save me a lot of time!

-Michael

mdunnam
04-10-2012, 10:23 PM
Update! I have packaged each Brush individually with the highest resolution alpha that was made to create the brush as well as the icon. Just click on the icons and download the brushes again if you want them individual. Each one is RAR'd. The Packages have also been updated to include all of these RARs. This took a ton of time. So please be kind and enjoy! :)

I will eventually include an alpha only package for those that just want the alphas!

I will create some new brushes soon!

As always, Enjoy!

www.michaeldunnam.com/free-stuff.html

Michael

Joemrki
04-13-2012, 12:45 PM
Great stuff, thank you. As soon as im finished with my actuall work i will test them ( downloaded the terra and the nature sets). The wood carving sounds very interessting.:thumbsup:

mdunnam
04-14-2012, 06:22 AM
I created a small set just for fun.


http://www.elemental-universe.com/misc/misc/zbrushbrushes_clothset1.jpg

Download the New Cloth Set! (http://www.michaeldunnam.com/free-stuff.html)



Let me know what you think. Some of the settings for the fabric might need to be played with a little to get the desired results. They work fairly well with a wacom. I used a few pen pressure settings. Adjust what ya need


As always!
Enjoy!


-Michael

philnolan3d
04-17-2012, 05:23 AM
Awesome brushes for 3D-Coat. Thanks!

philnolan3d
04-17-2012, 05:37 AM
Double post

mdunnam
04-18-2012, 05:53 AM
I am in the process of making more clothing brushes. I will be making several new stitch brushes upon request :) If anyone needs anything clothing wise, such as a specific stitch (each stitch will be originally vector to get very high resolution images), type of fabric, or anything, let me know. This set might take quite a while to make. So keep an eye out!

And thank you very much everyone for your continuing support.

Also I will be starting my blog soon. You might have noticed I added a blog and tutorials section to my site. So those will be up soon.

And lastly; I would like to thank Phil Nolan - Modeler / Animator
www.philnolan3d.com (http://www.philnolan3d.com). He has generously taken the liberty of converting them to 9 .PenPack files for use in 3D-Coat. So he sent them to me. Run over to the site and grab them if you would like. There is also a thread to follow on there as well.

Thanks again Phil!

And everyone else, keep an eye out for updates asap!

-Michael

mdunnam
05-11-2012, 09:21 PM
I did not post them here from lack of time. But there are some mech brushes available for download on my site. I will also be adding a complimentary set for them soon!

www.michaeldunnam.com/free-stuff.html

mdunnam
05-17-2012, 05:13 AM
Here is my new set. Sorry alphas only this time. I had problems getting the stitches to work like the zipper brushes. If anyone would like to give it a try and send them back if you get them working correctly, that would be awesome. I would give full credit of course!

http://www.elemental-universe.com/misc/misc/zbrushbrushes_stitchalphas.jpg (http://www.michaeldunnam.com/free-stuff.html)

Hope everyone enjoys!

-Michael

mdunnam
05-19-2012, 02:09 AM
Now available! My first set of Premium brushes. Do not fear though, not all brushes are going to cost you from now on. These brushes took a long time to make and are well worth the $2.00. More free brushes coming soon! I am now working on another set to follow these that will be free! Enjoy!

http://www.elemental-universe.com/misc/misc/zbrushbrushes_mechinsertset2_premium.jpg (http://www.michaeldunnam.com/free-stuff.html#MechInsertSet2)

Enjoy!

-Michael

mdunnam
09-04-2012, 12:28 AM
Update! I have had a TON of requests for this. I have created a bundle of all of my brushes in one set! I have them hosted on a new website www.vfxmill.net for bandwidth reasons. I will be posting a new set in the next few days! Please stay tuned and check out the new site in the meantime :)

As always I will post updates and new brushes on my portfolio site. www.michaeldunnam.com. Once you click on the new brushes you will be redirected to vfxmill. Enjoy!

go to vfxmill (http://www.vfxmill.net/vfxmill_freestuff.html)

go to my portfolio site (http://www.michaeldunnam.com/free-stuff.html)

As always!
Enjoy!

-Michael

mdunnam
09-12-2012, 03:06 PM
Here is a small set of screwheads I was just playing around with. They are hosted at www.VFXMill.net. And will be from now on. Take a look! I hope you enjoy.



http://www.vfxmill.net/images/freebies/freebie_michaeldunnam_XMD_screwbrush_banner_small.png

http://www.vfxmill.net/vfxmill_freestuff.html (http://www.vfxmill.net/vfxmill_freestuff.html)

-Michael

flingster
09-13-2012, 07:02 PM
Michael....you're like a brush master or a dude-le-brush...just wanted to say...thanks for sharing these its very cool of you...you should bristle with pride from tip to toe no pun intended... :blush: :arteest: :cool: :)

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