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Westwoodman21
03-20-2011, 06:55 AM
Hey all, I am getting back into 3D Modeling (as I have not done much of it since I graduated school) and now that I'm getting back in the modeling grove, what DVD or Book or Media should I look into getting to learn ZBrush. I know almost nothing about it, as we didn't learn it in school. Any and all help is much appreciated.

Thanks

frog
03-20-2011, 06:39 PM
Eat 3D are the best I've watched.

joshfilms
03-21-2011, 04:41 PM
I recommend this (http://www.source3d.net/martinkrol_zb.htm)

I'm a zbrush newbie and this is helping me a lot thus far.

Cheers,
Josh

gruhn
03-22-2011, 03:07 AM
If you can find the old Meats Meier stuff that was great. It was for an older version, but it's solid.

depravitus
03-24-2011, 05:33 PM
I don't know which tutorials are "best" but I am learning from Ryan Kingslien's 'Comprehensive Introduction to ZBrush 4.' It's about 15 hours and includes ~1 gb of project files. It starts right at the very basic things like interface and lets you get hands on by video 2 with some very basic sculpting.

So far I feel like it has been a sound investment, but I'm nowhere near finishing the video training. I have a habit of picking up just enough to navigate software then going solo on it until I get frustrated and need help. xD

flingster
03-24-2011, 09:09 PM
this is kinda pricey...but ryan has experience and a nice teaching manner.
i subscribed to workshops and they are great as a self teaching set of vids...there was also some of his on gnonmon which i found useful which is what hit me onto his newer stuff.
http://www.zbrushworkshops.com/

flingster
03-24-2011, 09:18 PM
oh and btw..you don't necessarily have to fork out a load of bucks.
http://www.vimeo.com/album/49069/page:1
http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/category/168/Free-ZBrush-Tutorials
http://cg.tutsplus.com/articles/web-roundups/tutorial-roundup-82-earth-shattering-zbrush-tutorials/
http://naldzgraphics.net/tutorials/33-astounding-zbrush-tutorials-you-should-learn/
http://www.*******.com/tutorials/zbrush_training_lesson1/
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=zbrush+tutorial&aq=1

bisenberger
04-01-2011, 05:53 PM
If you are a beginner go with Martin Krol's training videos. The pace is excellent for beginners and the price is a real bargain!

The following information is taken from his web site:
http://www.martinkrol.com/store.html

Video 1:
ZBrush: Characters Made Easy ( Part 1 ) is a 12 hour long video set that is aimed at users that are new to ZBrush. No past experience is necessary. This video set is in real time, so the user sees everything that I go over, and everything is explained. It is also a very simple video. I focus only on the tools required to get the character finished from the very beginning.

Video 2:
ZBrush: Characters Made Easy ( Part 2 ) is a 13 hour long video set that focuses on texturing. We explore things like PolyPainting, Zapplink, UVMaster, Layering methods, etc. I also spend time inside of Photoshop for a few chapters to texture the clothing, and to show how Zapplink works. At the same time I want to teach people how to be able to create their own clean texture samples should they lack any.

I have Gnomon Workshop ZBrush training, Eat 3D ZBrush training, and Kurv ZBrush training. For me Martin's ZBrush training is the best.

Grgeon
04-02-2011, 07:30 AM
i've been debating getting martin's videos because i have gnomon stuff and eat3d. Eat3d was pretty good and you saying Martin's are the best, makes me want to get them. hehe. I probably will eventually, but just curious if there's key points that you find Martin's videos more useful than the other stuff?

-GC

bisenberger
04-04-2011, 05:29 PM
i've been debating getting martin's videos because i have gnomon stuff and eat3d. Eat3d was pretty good and you saying Martin's are the best, makes me want to get them. hehe. I probably will eventually, but just curious if there's key points that you find Martin's videos more useful than the other stuff?

-GC

Project based learning. He does a project from start to finish. His pace is also more relaxed and easy to follow.

Grgeon
04-04-2011, 05:32 PM
Cool, thanks for the reply and insight.

-George

SheepFactory
04-24-2011, 05:00 PM
I can vouch for Martin's videos as well. Imo the best training out there for zbrush and modo. He teaches at a great pace so you never get bored.

AdanVC
05-19-2011, 05:01 PM
Hey thanks for the info about Martin Krol's tutorials! i didn't know about his tutorials, looks very useful with project-based training, i personally learn ZBrush thanks to Ryan Kinsgslien, his way to talk and explain things definitely worths every penny of his tuts!

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