3D Character Modeling for Organic and Hard Surfaces

A course by Andrew Entwistle , 3D digital artist

3D digital artist. Manchester, United Kingdom.
Joined November 2021

Learn to create your own unique fantasy creature with this 3D character modelling course using Zbrush.

  • 100% positive reviews (7)
  • 681 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to create your own unique fantasy creature with this 3D character modelling course using Zbrush.

A course by Andrew Entwistle

Unleash your creativity and master the art of digital character sculpting with Andrew Entwistle, a renowned 3D digital artist. With his expertise in the video game industry and a passion for realistic character design, Andrew will guide you through the process of digitally sculpting captivating characters with a focus on both organic and hard surfaces.

In this online course, you'll embark on a fascinating journey into the world of Zbrush, a powerful software used by professionals to bring their 3D creations to life. Andrew will take you step-by-step, from the fundamentals to advanced techniques, providing you with the knowledge and skills to develop high-quality, hyper-realistic characters.

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What will you learn in this online course?

23 lessons & 19 downloads

  • 100% positive reviews (7)
  • 681 students
  • 23 lessons (5h 13m)
  • 19 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

In this course, your final project will be to create a 3D cinematic-style character modelled as a headshot, with a high level of fidelity. Guided by Andrew, you'll start from a sphere and progress through the fundamental stages to bring your unique character to life. Throughout the process, you'll apply the techniques and workflow you've learned, refining forms, adding details, and sculpting with precision.

Who is this online course for?

This course is designed for advanced Zbrush users with a solid understanding of anatomy, who are eager to enhance their skills and delve into a more realistic modeling process. It is perfect for digital artists who want to push their boundaries and challenge their thought processes to create unique characters. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an experienced Zbrush user looking to take your skills to the next level, this course will provide you with the tools and knowledge to excel in digital character sculpting.

Requirements and materials

To fully benefit from this course, it is recommended to have an intermediate proficiency with Zbrush and a solid understanding of anatomy. Familiarity with the software's workspace and basic tools will enable you to dive deeper into the course material and progress efficiently. Additionally, having a strong desire to create something unique and an unwavering passion for digital sculpting will greatly enhance your learning experience.


Reviews

681 Students
7 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Andrew Entwistle

A course by Andrew Entwistle

Teacher
3D digital artist

Andrew Entwistle is a highly skilled and accomplished 3D digital artist with a passion for creating unique characters. With a background in industrial design and extensive experience in the video game industry, Andrew's expertise spans various CG disciplines. As a seasoned professional, he has worked on independent and large-scale projects, pushing the boundaries of creativity and design.

Andrew believes in the importance of studying form, structure, and proportions, even in the virtual realm. With a deep understanding of industry-standard software and a mastery of Zbrush, Andrew shares his knowledge and techniques as he believes in empowering students to develop their own process and style, encouraging them to think creatively and produce unique and compelling characters.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting Started with the Character

    • What Makes a Good Project?
    • Research, Backstory and Mood Board
    • ZBrush: Setup and Tools
    • Blocking Out the Character: The Skull 1
    • Blocking Out the Character: The Skull 2
    • Blocking Out the Character: Ears, Shoulders, and Eyes 1
    • Blocking Out the Character: Ears, Shoulders, and Eyes 2
  • U3

    Sculpting the Character

    • Adding Characterisation and Secondary Shapes 1
    • Adding Characterisation and Secondary Shapes 2
    • Creating Brushes
    • Skin Folds 1
    • Skin Folds 2
    • Adding the Armour Panels 1
    • Adding the Armour Panels 2
    • Breaking the Symmetry 1
    • Breaking the Symmetry 2
    • The Interim Design Review
  • U4

    Polishing the Character

    • Skin Detail Pass 1
    • Skin Detail Pass 2
    • Skin Detail Pass 3
    • Critiquing the Design
  • FP

    Final project

    • 3D Character Modeling for Organic and Hard Surfaces

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

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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 Character Modeling for Organic and Hard Surfaces. 3D, and Animation course by Andrew Entwistle

3D Character Modeling for Organic and Hard Surfaces

A course by Andrew Entwistle
3D digital artist. Manchester, United Kingdom.
Joined November 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (7)
  • 681 students