Zbrush :: Olivia

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day! (According to CalArts). Here are some screenshots from a Z-sculpt I made last night (errrr this morning) of my main character, sans eyes and hair. This was somewhat inspired by James Gurney’s visit on Friday– he suggests that if you want to get realistic lighting/foreshortening/etc of a fictitious character, make a Sculpey (or in my case, Z-brush) maquette of them to work off of. It really, REALLY helps!!!! oliviazbrush1oliviazbrush2oliviazbrush3oliviazbrush4oliviazbrush5oliviazbrush6oliviazbrush7


So I’ve heard so much about Maya’s Blendshapes animation deformer, but never actually tried it out before. Tonight I made a model in Zbrush, saved 3 facial “states” (static, pleased and amazed) and exported them as .obj’s, which I opened in Maya and put together using blend shapes. Not only can you seamlessly morph a chunk of polygons from one state to another, but you can even combine states! Here’s the result.

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