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Creating a Cartoon Scientist in ZBrush
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Released Sep 30, 2013
Shane Olson

Guest Tutor

Shane Olson
In this set of ZBrush tutorials, we will build a cartoon scientist.

Sometimes cartoon characters are difficult to create using ZBrush due to their smooth surfaces. This training will cover how to keep your surfaces clean and your edges tight. We will go over how to use larger shapes to block your character in. Then we cover how to add features like eyes and feathers.

By the end of this tutorial, you should have a good understanding of how to create your own simple, clean, fully colored cartoon character.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:00
Evaluating the concept image
2

Evaluating the concept image

 
11:25
Blocking in the torso using insert brushes
3

Blocking in the torso using insert brushes

 
12:15
Adding the neck and arms using insert brushes
4

Adding the neck and arms using insert brushes

 
11:41
Creating the rest of the arm
5

Creating the rest of the arm

 
10:47
Adding legs and feet
6

Adding legs and feet

 
12:55
Creating hands and refining the feet
7

Creating hands and refining the feet

 
13:36
Building the head
8

Building the head

 
12:51
Creating the ears
9

Creating the ears

 
10:15
Adding the nose and eye sockets
10

Adding the nose and eye sockets

 
11:06
Creating the eyes
11

Creating the eyes

 
11:54
Refining the head and adding a collar
12

Refining the head and adding a collar

 
13:58
Creating the shirt button and refining the mouth
13

Creating the shirt button and refining the mouth

 
13:45
Making coat details
14

Making coat details

 
11:26
Creating wrinkles in the coat
15

Creating wrinkles in the coat

 
15:54
Using ZRemesher to automatically retopologize our mesh
16

Using ZRemesher to automatically retopologize our mesh

 
12:43
Projecting all of the high-res detail
17

Projecting all of the high-res detail

 
14:52
Polypainting our character
18

Polypainting our character

 
17:09
Beginning to pose our character
19

Beginning to pose our character

 
19:37
Posing our character using Transpose Master
20

Posing our character using Transpose Master

 
12:21
Adding eyebrows and a test tube accessory
21

Adding eyebrows and a test tube accessory

 
13:54
Rendering out our character
22

Rendering out our character

 
13:04