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Garbage Scavenger Cat – ZBrush 4R7 ZModeler

Box modeling has been around for a long time now. I started modelling in the 90’s using programs like Lightwave and even early DOS versions of 3DSmax. It seems very strange now that Pixologic has finally given us the tools to box model right inside ZBrush. Extrude, split, split poly loop, bevel, bridge. They are all there at your finger tips in the amazing new tool...

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ZBrush 4R7 Modeling tests

This galley is simply a dumping ground  for the modeling tests I’ve done with ZBrush4R7 recently. Lots of screen shots and WIPS with a few wireframes thrown in. I’m creating a few different tutorials showing the new modeling tools although they are very straightforward to use once you get the basics under your belt. Look out for the 3DTotal videos coming...

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ZBrush to KeyShot character work

One of the amazing new features of ZBrush 4R& is the ability to send your models to Keyshot via and plugin Bridge with a single click. This little test was to see how the Fibermesh hair carries over and to be honest I was blown away with how good the results were with no tweaking at all. ...

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Frodsham Studio reference Collection

For the last few years I’ve been building up a collection of reference models to help teach my courses. I have a wide range of statues, figures, ecorche sculptures, toys, figurines and 3DPrints. I collect anything that helps me explain a principle or part of a subject and I always try to get hold of high end items. The Dinosaurs, for example are mostly from the Papo...

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Skaar Zombie Sculpt

A new Skaaar model this week. I was having fun trying out new poses on the Zombie variant this week. I still see lots of anatomy issues on this model and I’m doing break down of each issue as a paint over ready to do a fix...

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MOSI/IntoFILM Creature Design Winner

Back in December we did a full day session as part of an INTOFilm event at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. Part of the sessions gave students from local schools the time to work with us on developing their own Alien from a brief they chose. This is the winning design by a Student from Astley Sports College in...

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Training ZBrush on Wacom Cintiq Companions

TRAINING ZBRUSH WITH WACOM CINTIQ COMPANIONS I’m primarily a mac user. Or should I say, was. The Cintiq Companion (first version!) converted me back to a PC user to some degree. My company offers a range of creative services that are pretty much split into three. The three parts are: 3D Modeling and sculpting, Training 3D Modelling and sculpting and going out to inspire...

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Wolverine Vs The Serpent: Character Sculpt

Another Marvel character sculpt for my own portfolio. I’m heavily into the Scott Eaton Anatomy course this month and it is having a huge impact on my work (not so much in this piece). I’m still not confident with all muscle groups yet but I am getting  better with every sculpt. This week I’ve been focusing heavily on the forearm and upper back. ...

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SKAAR: Son of Hulk. Personal project.

Had some Skaar: Son of Hulk fun recently. Still very much a wip and one I probably won’t finish but I can already see how much I needed to re-learn anatomy. This sculpt is based on the amazing Premium Format™ Figure by Sideshow Collectibles I just started a Scott Eaton Digital Figure Sculpting course and I’m really interested to see how I improve. I’ve...

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New ZBrush Training in the NorthWest (UK) for 2014

I’m excited to be able to post about the range of ZBrush course we are starting to run right here in Cheshire! We’ve been delivering course all over the UK and Ireland but now we think it’s time to do some right here in the hub of the North! 17 miles form Liverpool and just 23 miles from Manchester we are running 1 week and 4 week ZBrush courses for all...

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