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Spring 2024: 3D Character Track / Intermediate Modeling ZBrush Intro
TERM DATES: Mar 31, 2024 - Jun 15, 2024
LEVEL: Intermediate 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Introduction to 3D Modeling, Introduction to Rigging
4. Intermediate Modeling ZBrush Intro
Students learn how to use ZBrush software, learning the unique interface and workflows. Students sculpt a character from a stylized character design approved by the instructor. This course teaches professional modeling workflow and practices so students can sculpt appealing characters. Students tackle advanced body and facial modeling and learn the landmarks including: how to evaluate a model from multiple vantage points, how to simplify lines, what to look for to reveal model problems.

Students also sculpt clothing a hard surface object or set piece for their character.

NOTE: This course requires the purchase of the student version of ZBrush, typically $450. Students should also purchase a Graphics Tablet, brands such as Wacom, Huion, or XP-Pen are recommended.
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Tuesday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Thursday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Monday 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Paulette Emerson
United States
Oganes Kharikian
United States
Ogi has been working as a Modeler in the animation industry for over 14 years at studios such as Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, Paramount Animation and Warner Bros. Animation. His credits include the CG revamp of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, “Voltron”, “Fast and Furious” series...
Christopher Wright
United States
Specializing in character development, Christopher Wright is a 3D modeler with a passion for bringing characters to life. He brings over 20 years of experience with a career that spans video games, film production, and visual development. During this time he has served in ma...
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