3D Cartoon Characters: Model with ZBrush from Scratch

A course by Miguel Miranda , 3D Modeler

3D Modeler . Barcelona, Spain.
Joined February 2019

Learn to create 3D cartoon characters from scratch, focusing on the artistic side of modeling to achieve volume, expression, and personality

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (31)
  • 1105 students

Learn to create 3D cartoon characters from scratch, focusing on the artistic side of modeling to achieve volume, expression, and personality

A course by Miguel Miranda

Want to create expressive characters? In this online course, discover how to model 3D cartoon characters using ZBrush alongside professional Miguel Miranda, who's created characters for film, advertising, video games, and animations.

Throughout the course, soak up your teacher's passions for every single step of the cartoon character creation process and learn to bring their different features to life by simplifying shapes. After guiding you through his previous course, Introduction to Autodesk Maya, Miguel shows you how to take your characters to a whole new dimension with ZBrush.

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What will you learn in this online course?

31 lessons & 26 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (31)
  • 1105 students
  • 31 lessons (6h 37m)
  • 26 additional resources (15 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create the bust of a cartoon character of your choice in 3D from scratch using ZBrush. Also develop their expression using render layers to add to your portfolio.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Those wanting to learn the artistic process of character modeling and anyone just starting out in 3D or with ZBrush looking to improve their skills.

Requirements and materials

You need basic knowledge of ZBrush to take this course. In terms of materials, you need ZBrush installed as well as Adobe Photoshop, if possible.


Reviews

1105 Students
31 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Miguel Miranda

A course by Miguel Miranda

Teacher Plus
3D Modeler

Miguel Miranda has been a 3D artist for the past ten years, specializing in 3D character creation. He has modeled characters for advertising, film, video game cinematics, video games, and cartoons.

Throughout his career, he has worked for various studios and currently works as a modeler at 23lunes Animation Studio and on privately commissioned projects.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
    • What will we do in this course?
  • U2

    Preparation

    • Search for references, style and mount references
    • Get comfortable with ZBrush
    • Character blocking
    • Creation of a mannequin
  • U3

    Bringing a character to life

    • Fitting the first basic volume
    • Extra: Fitting the first basic volume
    • Step from 2D to 3D
    • We start using the brushes
    • Sculpted: working with geometry
    • Sculpted: face and base of torso 1
    • Sculpted: face and base of torso 2
  • U4

    Defining

    • Basic hair
    • Define hair 1
    • Define hair 2
    • Eyebrows, eyelashes, basic color 1
    • Brows, eyelashes and basic color 2
    • UV and color 1
    • UV and color 2
    • Detail character 1
    • Detail character 2
  • U5

    Last Steps

    • Camera, composition and retouching 1
    • Camera, composition and retouching 2
    • Expression
    • Materials and lights
    • Render and mount layers in Photoshop
    • Character Introduction: Final Illustration 1
    • Character Introduction: Final Illustration 2
    • Tips for finding your dream job
  • FP

    Final project

    • 3D Cartoon Characters: Model with ZBrush from Scratch

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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FAQs

Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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3D Cartoon Characters: Model with ZBrush from Scratch. 3D, and Animation course by Miguel Miranda

3D Cartoon Characters: Model with ZBrush from Scratch

A course by Miguel Miranda
3D Modeler . Barcelona, Spain.
Joined February 2019
  • 100% positive reviews (31)
  • 1105 students