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BillSpradlin
09-08-2004, 07:07 AM
Compilation of useful ZBrush links:

Tutorials

http://members.optusnet.com.au/phourmouzis/tutorial.htm Maya, Renderman, Mental Ray ZBrush Tutorial

http://www.3dlinks.com/links.cfm?categoryid=13&subcategoryid=122 Various ZBRush Tutorials

http://www.southerngfx.co.uk/information.htm A few tutorials

http://www.noir.org/3dTutorials.html#ZBrush ZBrush 1.55 Tutorials

http://www.pixol.com.au/zbrush_maya_tutorial.htm Maya-Zbrush information

http://www.digital-tutors.com/digital_tutors/display_video_category.php?vcat=zbas ZBrush Video Tutorials

http://www.3d-palace.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3312 Video Tutorial

http://www.stevewarner.com/Tutorial.../zBrushTut.html Lightwave/ZBrush tutorial

Informational Links

http://206.145.80.239/zbc/index.php ZBrush Central Forums

http://206.145.80.239/zbc/showthread.php?t=3471 ZBrush 2 Practical Guide

http://www.3dartspace.com/z/zbrush2_intro.html Meats' Website with some ZBrush 2 information.

Tools and Script Links

http://wargasm.fortawesome.com/tuto...AlphaBrush.html (http://wargasm.fortawesome.com/tutorials/AlphaBrush.html) Alpha Brush Tutorial

http://www.warproductions.com/tools.htm ZBrush to Maya Displacement Script

http://www.fmotion.net/zbrush/ Materials and Alphas

Ollarin
09-08-2004, 07:11 AM
ZBrush Central (http://206.145.80.239/zbc/index.php) forums. Has some good stuff in it. :D

BillSpradlin
09-08-2004, 07:13 AM
Yea, I figured pretty much everyone knows about that one though ;)

Ollarin
09-08-2004, 07:18 AM
Woops. Sorry about that then. :scream:

Fortian
09-08-2004, 10:17 AM
Woops. Sorry about that then. :scream:
No no no... it's ok anyway. Not everyone here knows the site, so it would be an excellent complement to cgtalk...

It's just the forum isn't quite well arranged so it's hard to search particular tuts ... >.<

ThomasMahler
09-08-2004, 10:21 AM
http://206.145.80.239/zbc/showthread.php?t=3471

Heres a link to the ZBrush Practical Guide, the best way to learn ZBrush. The Practical Guide comes with tutorials from Martin Krol, Jean-Sebastien Rolhion and many others - Everyone learning ZBrush should read it!

@Moderators: Could you make this thread sticky?

ThePumpkinKing
09-08-2004, 03:21 PM
http://www.southerngfx.co.uk/information.htm

Not really a lot of tutorials, but useful if you want to see the kinds of things a skilled artist can do with ZBrush.

BillSpradlin
09-08-2004, 03:35 PM
Good stuff guys, keep them coming. I know there isn't a whole lot of ZBrush stuff out there, but feel free to post anything that you think is useful. I'll start re-editing my original post as to try to keep all the links at the top for ease of use.

rozak831
09-08-2004, 04:40 PM
here are some useful tutorials, they are for 1.55 but still very good. http://www.noir.org/3dTutorials.html#ZBrush

ThomasMahler
09-08-2004, 05:55 PM
http://www.designpicture.com/CG/index.htm

JS Rolhions Website. In the "New Images" section you'll find the Dino Dragon Video Tutorial (very cool, you see how to use the deco brush efficiently!). Also, it's very inspirational to just look at his work - Strike certainly knows how to use ZBrush! :)

Kael
09-08-2004, 08:49 PM
A quick question since we are on links... is there a book about zbrush? I really dont know. If not why isnt anyone writting one!?

LEEBLEEB
09-08-2004, 09:19 PM
A quick question since we are on links... is there a book about zbrush? I really dont know. If not why isnt anyone writting one!?
I don't see the point of having a book on zbrush (if there is one then thats good :D) since its not a very technical program. Everything is explained when you highlight things with the ctrl key. The zscripts tuts are nearly as good as video tuts and there is a pratical manual explaining everything so....why bother.:)

oh and the bottom link for people who use max and don't have obj import export plugins.:)

www.habware.at (http://www.habware.at)

Kael
09-08-2004, 09:22 PM
can anyone post a link that could be useful for maya users... like the import export procedure for models and texture maps?

BillSpradlin
09-08-2004, 09:35 PM
Someone sent this to me a while ago, I don't recall who it was, but it's the basic workflow for Zbrush and Maya. Also the links I posted in the first post go over Maya and ZBrush information.


Create your low res mesh in Maya, lay out your UV's as you normally would. The reason for this is that ZBrush will lay out your UV's in a very automated way, face by face or facegroup by facegroup, but you don't have the freedom to go in and paint on it in Photoshop; you actually can do this, but you would have a difficult time knowing what goes where. Make sure the .obj plugin is loaded in the Plugin Manager, and go to File - Export, and export the mesh in .obj format. Once this is done, start up ZBrush and import the .obj file. Once this is done save the mesh as a morph target, subdivide it however many times you need and paint/model away. Once you are finished detailing go back to the 1st level subdivision, hit the restore morph target button and then hit the create displacement map button in the same menu. Some settings that have good results are Adaptive, 2048 res or higher and SmoothUV's off. When the displacement is calculated it will appear as a new alpha in the alpha menu, just export it as a tif and open it in Photoshop. If you are using mental ray to render then you'll need to convert it to RGB mode or mental ray will abort. Flip it vertically and that should take care of the rotation/orientation of the texture once opened in a file/place2dtexture node inside of Maya (or you can just do the same in the node by rotating the frame by 180 and set a -1 value in the U repeat or V repeat).

Make your displacement shader as you normally would and render away. If you are using mental ray, then you should assign a subDivApproximation to the mesh. Settings that tend to work well are Spatial min 4 max 9 and a length of .1. You might be able to get more optimal settings with some testing I suppose, but that generally works good. Now go play with the alpha gain and alpha offset, you may have to use some extreme settings, for one test I did I used an alpha gain of 15 and an alpha offset of -7.8 but the end result was excellent.

canndis
09-08-2004, 11:28 PM
i dont know if you guys know it or not theres a plugin available for getting the displacement map . i havent checked the plugin yet but .hope its usefull .

check the link

http://www.warproductions.com/tools.htm

BillSpradlin
09-09-2004, 07:25 PM
http://www.pixol.com.au/zbrush_maya_tutorial.htm Maya-Zbrush information posted by Blue Magic in another thread.

BillSpradlin
09-11-2004, 12:19 AM
Updated the original post for easier browsing of links.

abonora
09-11-2004, 01:15 AM
Heya Bill...

One more :buttrock:

Zbrush Sculpting by Meats Meier
http://www.3dartspace.com/z/ztut_2.html

BillSpradlin
09-16-2004, 04:38 AM
Anyone have any other links to add? Hopefully we can get this stickied to provide a resource to the community.

BillSpradlin
09-24-2004, 08:33 PM
Added Alpha Brush Tutorial link.

roguenroll
09-24-2004, 10:24 PM
I'm hosting some materials and alphas. Alphas mostly by polaris, others credited by name where I could find that info.

http://www.fmotion.net/zbrush/


Rogue

BillSpradlin
09-24-2004, 10:59 PM
Cool, updated the original post with the link.

hardev
09-26-2004, 03:59 PM
i don't know whether anyone has mentioned it before but there are a few free zbrush video tutorials at digital-tutors.com (http://www.digital-tutors.com).

roguenroll
09-26-2004, 06:22 PM
i was posted here, but dont think its in the links page

http://www.3d-palace.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3312

22 minute review, very informative. (have to logged it : free reg. though)

BillSpradlin
09-29-2004, 07:58 PM
Awesome, updated original post. Organized everything and made it a little easier to read.

roguenroll
09-29-2004, 08:34 PM
not sure do you have this in the list?, lightwave/zbrush tut by steve warner

http://www.stevewarner.com/Tutorials/zBrush/zBrushTut.html

BillSpradlin
09-29-2004, 08:45 PM
Didn't have that one up there, updated again, keep em comin!

flingster
09-29-2004, 11:43 PM
not sure do you have this in the list?, lightwave/zbrush tut by steve warner

http://www.stevewarner.com/Tutorials/zBrush/zBrushTut.html
cool tut that...i found it useful even to see the zb process parts as i'm working in cinema 4d..so thankie u.:thumbsup:

roguenroll
09-30-2004, 04:25 AM
somebody should stick it, well you know 'make it a stickie thread'

Frenchy Pilou
09-30-2004, 06:45 AM
...One (http://206.145.80.239/zbc/zb_quicklinks.php?q=-1) :)

Frenchy Pilou
10-01-2004, 10:31 PM
...seen, my hundred "Tips Tuts Tricks" on my signature :rolleyes:
Maybe this can help some beginners :)

cgntoonartist
10-05-2004, 03:50 AM
Thanks Frenchy Pilou!

pollywoggles
10-12-2004, 01:13 AM
Couldn't we make this thread (or something like it Sticky?). I've been finding this thread pretty handy, and each week I've been swimming deeper and deeper looking for it, eventually it's going to sink to the bottom of the ocean.

BillSpradlin
12-20-2004, 10:45 PM
Getting this to be a sticky topic would be great *hint* *hint* =)

G3D
12-31-2004, 06:42 AM
The tutorials in the Practical Manual aren't specific enough. One tutorial says "save your grayscale displacement maps as 16 bit iff files;" another says Maya can't read grayscale files. So far these contradictions and apparent misinformation have wasted a lot of hours on my end.

I've seen many great examples of ZBrush work made in ZBrush, but not so much that has been rendered in another app like Maya. There has got to be a way to do it. If anyone has developed a workflow that actually works, please post it.

Thanks!

elfufu
01-11-2005, 06:19 AM
wow how cool my website is part of the sticky thread.!!!
hope you guys like the tool.

Skjoldbroder
02-10-2005, 05:02 PM
This may or may not be useful, but it's become one of the things I use Zbrush for - fixing texture errors across UV seams

www.skjoldbroder.dk/tutorials-08.html (http://www.skjoldbroder.dk/tutorials-08.html)


all the best
/aflpfaplplaf

ArtofacksOne
02-10-2005, 07:18 PM
nice! Very good sticky! :bounce:

yolk
02-25-2005, 05:19 AM
well!


thank , I need this very much !

yolk
03-09-2005, 07:02 AM
this is good links!

I need help when I study ZBtusher now !

thank

jamihn
04-27-2005, 03:12 PM
Hands! This one is freaking great for freaking hands!

Hand thread over at ZBrush Central (http://206.145.80.239/zbc/showthread.php?t=23136)

Now I gotta try that. Durrr.

JustinLewers
05-16-2005, 09:02 PM
:) Thanks you guys. These links have been very helpful...

lsddigital
05-23-2005, 08:33 AM
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[/url]
LSDdigital.net (http://www.lsddigital.net/)
: spanish zbrush & lightwave magazine :
: revista de zbrush y lightwave en espaņol :

zbrush spanish forum (http://www.lsddigital.net/forum)
: foros de zbrush en espaņol :

[url="http://www.lsddigital.net"]

kurv
05-24-2005, 03:54 AM
We have three free video tutorials and one text tutorial from Glen Southern at KURV studios.

http://www.kurvstudios.com/free_tutorials

The free videos cover head modeling and more...

Let us know what you think!

Kassar
07-05-2005, 04:21 PM
http://www.lsddigital.net/images/lsddigitalmagazine.gifhttp://www.lsddigital.net/images/lightwavemagazine.gif

[/url]
LSDdigital.net (http://www.lsddigital.net/)
: spanish zbrush & lightwave magazine :
: revista de zbrush y lightwave en espaņol :

zbrush spanish forum (http://www.lsddigital.net/forum)
: foros de zbrush en espaņol :

[url="http://www.lsddigital.net"]

Jejejeje Muchas gracias por el dato paisano :D

***

Ash-Man
11-06-2005, 11:42 PM
http://www.pixelcg.com/tutorials/Maya_Zbrush.html

I wrote this a while back...
I;m in the middel of writing a new one

beetz15s
11-07-2005, 12:30 AM
Thanks for the usefull links.

kurv
11-07-2005, 01:18 AM
We have a ton of free ZBrush tutorials over at KURV...

www.kurvstudios.com/free_tutorials

Upham
12-30-2005, 09:01 AM
Hi all

Your can find all the good ZBrush resources at my Links Library, called ZBrush ZLand ... http://zland.cjb.net/ :thumbsup:

Also my good friend Froyd has a similar site ... quakenet/#zbrush (http://scifi.pages.at/froyd/) :buttrock:

Upham :)

froyd
03-04-2006, 12:43 PM
Hey Upham, thanks for posting the link :)

cheers my friend
froyd

pmcclory
05-25-2006, 08:58 AM
Hi there - I just thought it's worth adding my tutorials to this compilation, as I have had over 50,000 downloads - great feedback, and they are free :)

They are here www.petermcclory.com (http://www.petermcclory.com/)

enjoy !

Ash-Man
05-25-2006, 10:31 AM
Hi there - I just thought it's worth adding my tutorials to this compilation, as I have had over 50,000 downloads - great feedback, and they are free :)

They are here www.petermcclory.com (http://www.petermcclory.com/?page_id=34)

enjoy !

I got dead link :(

pmcclory
05-25-2006, 02:42 PM
Sorry it appears that at the moment there are too many people accessing it! - I'm trying to resolve this - it's a bandwidth problem with the host.

Try again later. Thanks for letting me know.

pleasent
06-03-2006, 08:25 AM
HI Guys Nice Link i m sharing this hope itsnt shared before

http://www.highend3d.com/zbrush/tutorials/modeling_zspheres/260.html
http://www.highend3d.com/zbrush/tutorials/modeling_zspheres/260-2.html

ANd I m Looking for Good Zsphere Head Modeling tutorial Either thats based on ZSCRIPT OR VDO TUT
html Tut will do too

DaddyMack
06-16-2006, 06:50 PM
Thanks for the great collection guys! :bowdown:

Just what my sore old brain needed

rajasekharan
10-28-2006, 02:00 PM
wow....they are very very good links ....:) , i really appreciate the KURV link......simply amazing section under there....thanks very very much

dablik
11-15-2006, 06:11 PM
Hi folks :)

if you need something for Zbrush, check this http://www.3dtutorials.sk/index.php?id=171&page= :)

Vboyz
02-03-2007, 09:36 AM
can anybodyknows where can i found place for download alpha skin ?

PartisanFox
07-20-2007, 07:55 AM
We have a ton of free ZBrush tutorials over at KURV...

www.kurvstudios.com/free_tutorials

Thanks for that Kurv! I've learned a lot from your videos - ones of the best. :thumbsup:

Kassar
09-01-2007, 02:35 AM
http://www.houseoftutorials.net/page2.html

Another great site with video tutorials for Zbrush 3.1

The link with the instructions to login

http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/showthread.php?t=49121

bandersnatch
11-13-2007, 05:31 PM
I have started this site izbrush.com (http://www.izbrush.com) which is to be used for zbrush videos, tutorials, books, DVDs, etc. I hope it can be usefull.

gongteng
02-27-2008, 11:34 PM
the first link is not worked...

lkalove54
04-01-2008, 01:46 AM
i add some link

http://www.pixologic.com/blogs/ryan/2008/01/10/human-anatomy-sculpting-with-arran-j-lewis/

http://www.pixologic.com/blogs/ryan/

JackYau
07-21-2008, 03:01 AM
Wa, it`s so good..
I need Alpha and Textures resource.

JackYau
07-21-2008, 03:24 AM
http://www.fmotion.net/zbrush/ Materials and Alphas

the address is not working.
Could you introduce others about Materials and Alphas、texture website?
thanks.

Nogert
12-18-2008, 12:34 PM
What site would be good for me? I've just got Zbrush and have absolutely no clue how to use it.

ArticSpider
05-27-2009, 09:08 PM
What site would be good for me? I've just got Zbrush and have absolutely no clue how to use it.

Try Youtube, some people got quick and easy introductory Zbrush tutorials that can get you up to speed before diving into hard ones.

wwswimming
06-02-2009, 05:35 PM
i should add

http://www.3dbuzz.com/vbforum/sv_home.php

to the list. in their "MS - Maya ADP" - "Goblin Head ZBrush Videos" section, the instructor goes into immense intense detail modelling a goblin in photorealistic detail.

the character looks like a cross between "Goblin OktoberFest" and "Goblin Folsom Street Leather Fair", but once you accept that, the instructor gets a little carried away and demonstrates a very effective Maya-ZBRush-UVLayout-Photoshop workflow.

he shows clearly how to take ZBrush generated detail back into Maya.

UVLayout is a program from these guys
http://www.uvlayout.com/

qdeathcow
11-14-2009, 01:13 PM
Thanks!!It's very good!!:cool:

Blacklion
12-11-2009, 03:14 PM
http://vimeo.com/7757656
goes over retopo and projection techniques in Z BRUSH 3.5
The video's speaker talks in french; but there is enough going on onscreen that it's totally worth a watch.
good vid

Stryker
12-29-2009, 07:34 PM
VIDEO TUTORIAL: Reconstruct models using ZBrush to be used in Hexagon
Ever wonder how to edit a high polygon model with lots of high detail in hexagon? This video will show you how to reconstruct your models using ZBrush to be used in Hexagon, all high Detail will be preserved.

Read more >> (http://www.3dm3.com/tutorials/zbrush/ezbrush/)

tlear0412
02-14-2010, 05:12 AM
http://vimeo.com/7757656
goes over retopo and projection techniques in Z BRUSH 3.5
The video's speaker talks in french; but there is enough going on onscreen that it's totally worth a watch.
good vid

Vimeo link is broken.

Any other good references for the transition to 3.5? The interface itself seems a bit counter-intuitive, even for basic functions like exporting a normal map.

JulianJohnson
04-20-2010, 02:57 PM
hello there, i noticed a few people asking for alpha's there's some high res dino alpha's on my site.

hope there usefull

Link (http://www.johnson-mortimer.co.uk/downloads.html)

KyleParrino
06-14-2010, 11:34 PM
http://206.145.80.239/zbc/showthread.php?t=3471

Heres a link to the ZBrush Practical Guide, the best way to learn ZBrush. The Practical Guide comes with tutorials from Martin Krol, Jean-Sebastien Rolhion and many others - Everyone learning ZBrush should read it!

@Moderators: Could you make this thread sticky?

the link is broken

astarsia
07-21-2010, 12:41 PM
http://206.145.80.239/zbc/showthread.php?t=3471

Heres a link to the ZBrush Practical Guide, the best way to learn ZBrush. The Practical Guide comes with tutorials from Martin Krol, Jean-Sebastien Rolhion and many others - Everyone learning ZBrush should read it!

@Moderators: Could you make this thread sticky?

Sorry but that link wouldn't come up for me - 404 error.

oops someone already pointed that out. my bad :)

blueferret3dfx
08-14-2010, 12:06 AM
There is a new Sub Forum for Sculptris at the Zbrush Forum.

aminlatifkar
01-12-2011, 04:49 PM
I found this link, and many useful tutorials are linked in it:
http://cg.tutsplus.com/articles/web-roundups/tutorial-roundup-82-earth-shattering-zbrush-tutorials/

froyd
04-19-2011, 01:57 AM
At the moment I am updating my z-link collection, migrated the old links together with all links that I collected the last years, into a modern, digg-like CMS. I´m going to redo the design while reviewing the links.

You can have a look already here: www.z-links.de (http://www.z-links.de)
(flagging of broken links apreaciated :) )

MASKOFZORRO
05-05-2011, 09:59 PM
thank you man

Argyll
09-13-2012, 05:38 AM
Beginners looking for hard edge tutorials, especially beginners, should check out BadKing (http://www.badking.com.au) He's a top teachers and isn't just demoing how smart he is with Zbrush. Check out his archives as there is some good stuff in there covering everything from ShadowBox masking to modelling a crazy looking gun.

Cadedra
01-18-2013, 02:18 PM
Hey guys. Does anybody know where to download a complete Z-Brush reference/help, so I can check the use of any tool from a single source anytime, and not having to browse tutorials to find what I need to know?
I just love references, guys. Specially .chm files. But anything similar will do.:)

BadKing
02-04-2013, 02:59 AM
Hi All,

Over the last 6 months I've have been building a Zbrush Resource Site for everyone to use and giving away all that I can in regards to tutorials, ZBrush Models, Brushes, Alpha Maps, etc.

I thought I'd jump onto CG Society today and share some of the resources I've managed to put together.

Here is the link: http://www.badking.com.au

Please comment and let me know what you think or how I can improve the site.

http://www.badking.com.au/site/wp-content/uploads/DO-NOT-DELETE.jpg


Cheers!

flingster
02-05-2013, 07:22 PM
Hey BadKing...i;ve done some of your tutorials they are great.
mucho appreciated :bowdown: :bowdown:

BadKing
02-05-2013, 09:56 PM
Hey BadKing...i;ve done some of your tutorials they are great.
mucho appreciated :bowdown: :bowdown:

You're more than welcome, always happy to help where I can. Thanks for the comment. Cheers :beer:

kamalpahuja
09-23-2013, 11:07 AM
http://www.allcgtutorials.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/HellBoy_Final_Work1.jpg
I pushed a little more brightness and contrast of the scene, put a darker bluish and greenish at the scene in a very subtle, with a little magenta and yellow, made a uniformity with the warm and cool tones bringing an air of mystery to the scene. Once you hit all these details, applied a simple light effect in After Effects itself on two points: The first was on the left side of the image near the ear to simulate some volumetric light, the second point was above the cigar which intensified the light that had, thus simulating the sunlight.

Making of Hellboy by Rodrigo Soria
http://www.allcgtutorials.com/2013/making-of-hell-boy-by-rodrigosoria/

chrismgtis
04-23-2014, 12:50 AM
Why is this thread still stickied? It is incredibly and astronomically outdated and old.

Dillster
10-13-2014, 08:06 PM
Why is this thread still stickied? It is incredibly and astronomically outdated and old.

New links bring it up to date quickly.