Realistic 3D Portraits with ZBrush and KeyShot

A course by Davide Sasselli , 3D Character Modeler

3D Character Modeler. London, United Kingdom.
Joined September 2021

Learn the fundamentals of creating lifelike 3D portraits and sculpt a detailed human face with ZBrush, KeyShot, and Photoshop

  • Italian with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (52)
  • 2022 students

Learn the fundamentals of creating lifelike 3D portraits and sculpt a detailed human face with ZBrush, KeyShot, and Photoshop

A course by Davide Sasselli

You no longer need to be a master of chisel and stone to sculpt, all it takes is digital software and a bit of imagination to be a modern-day Michelangelo. With the power of programs like ZBrush, you can create realistic 3D portraits that are practically indistinguishable from a photograph. The tiny details, textures, and imperfections confer virtual characters with authenticity, making them seem so lifelike you could almost touch them.

In this course, 3D character modeler Davide Sasselli, who specializes in realistic digital portraits, teaches you how to sculpt a detailed human face using ZBrush and KeyShot. Learn how to create an original character with a strong identity and tell their story through facial expressions and skin imperfections. Discover the potential of three dimensions and bring a one-of-a-kind digital portrait to life.

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What will you learn in this online course?

24 lessons & 18 downloads

Software Used
14 minutes, 31 seconds
Key Elements of a 3D Portrait
8 minutes, 37 seconds
Creating a Mood Board 1
18 minutes, 21 seconds
First Blocking Phase 1
16 minutes, 54 seconds
Topology 1
10 minutes, 17 seconds
Italian with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (52)
  • 2022 students
  • 24 lessons (5h 25m)
  • 18 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Italian
  • Italian, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Model a realistic 3D human face.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to hone their skills in ZBrush and learn how to sculpt realistic 3D portraits.

Requirements and materials

Basic notions of ZBrush and 3D modeling are essential for this course. In terms of materials, you need a computer with ZBrush as well as KeyShot and Photoshop or other similar programs.


Reviews

2022 Students
52 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Davide Sasselli

A course by Davide Sasselli

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3D Character Modeler

Davide Sasselli is an Italian 3D character modeler who lives and works in London. Although he originally studied jewelry design, Davide later discovered his passion for 3D and began teaching himself through courses and tutorials until he became fully immersed in the industry.

His expertise in ZBrush and character modeling has opened the doors to collaborations with clients like Framestore, Nexus Studio, and Jellyfish Pictures. He has also worked on projects for films, augmented reality, animated shorts, and video games.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation for Modeling

    • Software Used
    • Key Elements of a 3D Portrait
    • Creating a Mood Board 1
    • Creating a Mood Board 2
  • U3

    Modeling

    • First Blocking Phase 1
    • First Blocking Phase 2
    • Second Phase of Blocking 1
    • Second Phase of Blocking 2
    • First Phase of Definition of the Shapes 1
    • First Phase of Definition of the Shapes 2
    • Second Phase of Definition of the Shapes
    • Topology 1
    • Topology 2
  • U4

    Give Realism and Finalize

    • Refinement of the Model
    • Skin Processing 1
    • Skin Processing 2
    • First Phase of Groom 1
    • First Phase of Groom 2
    • Second Phase of Groom 1
    • Second Phase of Groom 2
    • Rendering and Finishing Touches 1
    • Rendering and Finishing Touches 2
  • FP

    Final project

    • Realistic 3D Portraits with ZBrush and KeyShot

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Realistic 3D Portraits with ZBrush and KeyShot. 3D, and Animation course by Davide Sasselli

Realistic 3D Portraits with ZBrush and KeyShot

A course by Davide Sasselli
3D Character Modeler. London, United Kingdom.
Joined September 2021
  • 98% positive reviews (52)
  • 2022 students