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Fall 2023: 3D Character Track / Intermediate Modeling ZBrush Intro
TERM DATES: Oct 1, 2023 - Dec 16, 2023
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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Saturday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Monday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Monday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Charles Ellison
United States
Charles is a Character Art Director/Character Designer for the newly launched Spire Studios. With almost 20 years of experience in the Animation industry, Charles has served as a Head of Modeling for DreamWorks Animation where he supervised both Trolls and it’s sequel, Trol...
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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