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ScreenScene release Frankenstein Chronicles showreel

This is one of those jobs that I always dreamed of being part of. ScreenScene over in Dublin were working on lots of shots for ITV’s Frankenstein Chronicles and I was lucky enough to get to work on some of the nasty head models. Although these models and sculpts look like Zombies they are actually heads of patients with syphilis. Sean Bean does not look his best in...

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‘Winston’ The Black Dog 3DPrint

I’ve been working on a ZBrush>3DPrint>Cast of ‘Winston the Dog’ this week and thought I’d drop all my work in progress images and videos into one post. I’ll update and add videos and images as I prep them and then hopefully post some nice finals before I send the little fella off to his owner Lee Medcalf over at the Black Dog...

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2 New courses with Screen Training Ireland + Animation Skillnet

ZBrush for Art Department: Clay-2-Digital   Tutors: Glen Southern Date: Thursday, April 14th, 2016 Duration:  3 days, 14th – 16th April 2016 Venue:  Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylors Lane, Dublin 8 Cost:  €150 Course Profile: This three-day course is suitable for a range of artists and live action production personnel including art department...

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Free Silo tutorials from the archives

So in recent years I’ve had to relax my dependancy on Silo and move to the likes of Cinema4D for my TV work and Maya for the majority of everything else that I can’t get done in ZBrush. However, I STILL to this day don’t think that there is a better workflow for basic polygon modeling that Silo and it is still a great Gateway package into the industry....

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Ghosthunters article on VFX Magazine

VFX Magazine did a little article on the making of Ghosthunters that I was lucky enough to be part of over in Dublin,...

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3DPrinting: Space Ork

Having spent several years with my Makerbot replicator 2 3Dprinter I decided to look into technologies with higher print resolution and after nearly going for a B9 creator (projector based 3Dprinting) I settled on the new Form 2 from Form Labs. Mine arrived in December but sadly it arrived with a broken front panel. Form labs don’t use serial number for their...

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First month with the Apple Pencil

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ZBrush Training in Northern Ireland and Dublin

     This week has been so busy training in both Northern Ireland and Dublin.  We have been training in the republic for several years now with Image Ireland so travelling to Dublin is part of the working week.  However, when it comes to Northern Ireland we haven’t managed to find a suitable partner to help us set up and run the full range of ZBrush...

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‘Fawn’ 3DPrint project 2015

UPDATE Sunday 15th November 2015  First examples of rusting an Iron/Resin cast from a 3DPrinted ‘Fawn’. This one is a failed print but has taught me so much. The process so far is 1. Sculpt in ZBrush as always. 2. Decimate to about 250k 3. 3DPrint on a Makerbot Replicator 2. 3. Clean and prepare/sand the print. Use XTC 3D if there is extreme banding. 4. Mould...

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ZBrush in Schools and Colleges

 Do you need Pixologics ZBrush in your school, college or academy?     With over 15 years experience in teaching ZBrush we offer a wide range of services for Schools, academies and universities in the UK and Europe. So there is a real need to add digital sculpting into your syllabus and you’ve bought a few ZBrush licences for your facility and then you...

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