fbpx

Skeleton Minis in Zbrush

Categories: Uncategorized
Wishlist Share
Share Course
Page Link
Share On Social Media
Course Info
Curriculum

About Course

  • Created with the absolute first timer in mind, this course will teach you to become proficient in many of Zbrush's more complex features - many of which are unknown to more advanced users. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to create professional-quality 3D models fit for 3D printing and sales.

  • Join our lead 3D Modeler Josh O'hala as he recreates the exact same skeleton model that we sell to consumers. You will be guided through our professional production pipeline:


  1. You will learn how…
  • Created with the absolute first timer in mind, this course will teach you to become proficient in many of Zbrush's more complex features - many of which are unknown to more advanced users. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to create professional-quality 3D models fit for 3D printing and sales.

  • Join our lead 3D Modeler Josh O'hala as he recreates the exact same skeleton model that we sell to consumers. You will be guided through our professional production pipeline:


  1. You will learn how to become comfortable navigating Zbrush.
  2. You will learn how to add simple geometry to your project which will be used later.
  3. You will learn how to import reference images into your project.
  4. You will learn how to make your "clay" transparent and use your reference images to sculpt more accurately.
  5. You will learn how to use many commonly used brushes as well as specialized brushes to create beautiful and accurate sculpts.
  6. The lessons learned will be reinforced as Josh guides you through creating the entire skeleton model.
  7. You will learn how to pose your skeleton to create many variation models.
  8. You will learn how to optimize your model for 3D printing.
  9. You will learn the process of making your model 3D printable.
  10. and much more! visit us on youtube for examples of our models and tutorials.

What Will You Learn?

  • Learn how to digitally sculpt in the industry leading software: zbrush
  • Learn how to navigate zbrush
  • Learn how to load reference images into zbrush and create accurate proportions
  • Learn to use many brushes: what each does and when to use them
  • Learn how to create an entire human skeleton
  • Learn how to pose your skeleton
  • Learn how to optimize your skeleton for 3d printing

About the instructor

Course Curriculum

Getting Started
In the introduction of the course, we show you what you'll need and how to get comfortable working in Zbrush.

  • What you’ll need.
    00:4:03
  • Opening Zbrush
    00:7:23
  • Making Sphere Editable
    00:6:38
  • Skeleton Reference Images
  • Adding in Reference Images
    00:17:34

Skull
In this chapter, we introduce you to many of the most used tools in Zbrush. By the end of this chapter, you will have a fully 3D printable skull.

  • Blocking out the Skull
    00:16:09
  • Dynamash and Zremesher
    00:7:47
  • Refining the Skull – Part 1
    00:20:02
  • Refining the Skull – Part 2
    00:21:20
  • Starting the Jaw
    00:12:23
  • Jaw Detailing
    00:17:35
  • Making Teeth
    00:17:51
  • Moving Teeth Into Position
    00:19:22
  • Edits on Upper Skull
    00:21:18
  • Edits on the Jaw
    00:17:12

Ribcage
In this chapter, we will practice using skills learned in the previous chapter while creating a 3D printable ribcage.

  • Starting the Ribcage
    00:9:03
  • Ribcage – Part 2
    00:6:16
  • Ribcage – Part 3
    00:14:23

Pelvis
In this chapter, you will learn to make a 3D printable pelvis using skills learned in the previous chapters.

  • Starting the Pelvis
    00:14:56
  • Pelvis – Part 2
    00:12:39
  • Pelvis – Part 3
    00:20:31
  • Pelvis – Part 4
    00:10:55

Preparing the Project for the Rest of the Skeleton

  • Deformation Tab Scaling
    00:6:10
  • Adding the Tools Together
    00:8:55

Arms

  • Starting the Arm
    00:11:49
  • Arms – Part 2
    00:6:24
  • Arms – Part 3
    00:16:22
  • Subtool Master / Creating Second Arm
    00:3:15

Legs

  • Starting the Legs
    00:7:31
  • Legs – Part 2
    00:08:01
  • Finishing the Legs
    00:21:38

Hands

  • Starting the Hand
    00:9:46
  • Hands – Part 2
    00:17:03
  • Hands – Part 3
    00:15:11
  • Posing the Hand
    00:25:33

Feet

  • Starting the Foot
    00:9:39
  • Foot – Part 2
    00:14:30
  • Foot – Part 3
    00:20:35

Spine

  • Spinal Vertebrae
    00:17:10
  • Insert Mesh Brush
    00:4:45
  • Creating the Spine
    00:15:24
  • Completing the Base Skeleton
    00:19:27

Optimizing for 3D Printing

  • Thickening the Skeleton – Part 1
    00:22:16
  • Thickening the Skeleton – Part 2
    00:27:51
  • Sharpening the Hands and Arms
    00:24:14
  • Sharpening the Feet and Legs
    00:14:05
  • Finishing Touches
    00:12:21
  • Posing
    00:28:27
  • Solidifying the Mesh
    00:19:23
  • Repairing Your Model for 3D Printing
    00:8:22
$59

Requirements

  • You will need access to a computer
  • You will need access to the internet
  • An understanding of the English Language
  • You will need access to Zbrush free 30 day trial is available for first time users
  • A drawing tablet is highly recommended

Audience

  • This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to create professional quality digital sculptures.
  • This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to create their own models for 3D printing.
  • This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to create their own miniatures for tabletop games.