Improve your ZBrush-work with this collection of ZBrush tutorials and tips, including: sculpting aliens, improving workflow and designing ray guns.
If you sign up for a free demo account with Digital Tutors, you can access easy-to-follow, 70-minute tutorial that covers everything you need to get started with the sculpting software.
A series of 18 in-depth ZBrush videos from Mathew Burniston, showing you how to model a terrifying alien creature then animate it to chilling effect. Includes supporting files.
Weta Workshop veteran Scott Spencer sat down with 3D World magazine to share some of his insider techniques for sculpting better-looking models in less time with ZBrush.
Mathew Cooling from Jellyfish Pictures shares his workflow for modelling the creatures from the stunning BBC TV series Planet Dinosaur.
If you register with the Gnomon Workshop, you can access six free ZBrush tutorials, which cover textures, displacement, UV layout, custom alphas, multi map exporter and lighting.
Sculpting Sci-Fi weaponry
See how Scott Spencer of Weta Workshop turns a pulse rifle concept design into a detailed 3D model. And all he needs is ShadowBox and some of the other new tools in ZBrush 4.
In a series of nine walkthrough videos, Weta Workshopper Scott Spencer shows you how to use ZBrush to apply Hollywood model-making techniques without a Hollywood budget.
Fiber techniques in ZBrush
In this free tutorial from Digital Tutors, you'll learn some of the basics when it comes to FiberMesh techniques in ZBrush. The video gives a quick 10 minute overview, which is perfect for beginners.
In this quick, 5-minute tutorial learn how to use simple but powerful tool inside ZBrush through which you can simulate cloth.
Ensuring hair looks as realistic as possible is a difficult task for any ZBrush user. Here, this short video tutorial sums up how you can create texture to guarantee the best outcome.
Here, you'll discover the basic controls of FiberMesh by generating fibers on a ZBrush dog character. Once the fibers have been accepted to be a SubTool, the video will also showcase how you can select, mask, and paint specific fibers.
Creating realistic look cloth folds is no easy task in 3D. In this two-hour video tutorial, 3D artist David Richardson explains the process behind it.
This super quick and simple tutorial shows you how to model humanoid type ears. You should already know the very basics of ZBrush to do this tutorial.
A six-parter video tutorial, you'll learn how to create a monster character in ZBrush using the speediest of options. Although the videos contain no voiceover, they're simple and easy enough to follow.
Character designer and developer Cesar Dacol Jr. shows you how to apply your beginner to intermediate skills to a character design of your very own.
You'll already be aware that we're pretty obsessed with H.R. Giger's alien, thanks to our previous sci-fi design features. Here, you'll discover how to reincarnate the alien character using various ZBrush tools such as the ZSketch feature.
Create unique environments using ZBrush
Graphic designer Eugenio Garcia Villarreal breaks down the elements of creating a deserted gas station image in a few, easy-to-follow steps. A perfect way to gain insight into creating environments.
Veteran artist David Lesperance gives you this great tutorial focusing on how to build environments from start to finish. It's a fantastic look at how David works, using ZBrush to sculpt rocks with DynaMesh and creating vines using ZSpheres.
This tutorial is particularly effective when it comes to those little details on cliff faces and rocks. It's important to get it looking realistic and this step-by-step guide will help you to do just that.
Get the details right in your environment design with this short video tutorial. You'll be able to create hard surface details easily using the Clip Brushes in ZBrush 4.
Painting in ZBrush
Once you've got to grips with creating your own characters and creatures, this tutorial focuses on the traditional polypainting technique that can be used on almost any skin type.
This in-depth video by Josh Robinson showcases more polypaint techniques, which can be used to build up a more realistic skin texture and even imply translucency on your creatures skin.
This short video tutorial is a great way to learn the basics of Spotlight. You'll also discover how to capture the polypainting to a texture and use GOZ to transfer it all instantly to Cinema 4D.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to paint a head using textures taken from photographs. Photoreference is a really handy tool that can go on to be used for many different aspects.
How and what are alphas? In order to truly understand the full power of ZBrush, you need to explore exploring brushes and alphas – how to make them and use them.
That's it for now! Make sure you keep checking the site for updated tutorials. Enjoy!