Sunday, February 25, 2018

Twins Logo

Used the ZBrush to Photoshop exporter plugin.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Dodgers Logo

Used the Extract under Subtools to extrude an imported mask.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Learning ZBrush #010 - Alpha Mask with DragRect


Pretty simple this week. the Heading says it all!

  • Created and 'A' Alpha Mask in Photoshop.
  • Used the Drag Rect tool with the 'A' Mask imported.
  • Dragged it on to a high poly sphere.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Learning ZBrush #009 - Live Boolean

Just playing with the Live Boolean Tool this week.
  • Created the negative object from an IMM brush.
  • Put it into it's own Subtool by using the Subtool's Split-Split Masked Points
  • Clicked the negative shape icon in the Subtool layer.
  • Selected the "Live Boolean" button.
  • Once position was established... under Subltool-Boolean- click "Make Boolean Mesh" to make permanent. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

building shapes



it's gonna get better later! i hope

object 001

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Learning ZBrush #008 - Shadow Box and Lathe Curve Brush


  • Made the Square frame one side at a time.
  • Made the profile with Shadow Box at a low resolution (128 res)
  • After Shadow Box, I grouped (CTRL W) all the important sides.
  • Went to Deformations and used "Polish By Groups" with the radial button filled in.
  • Used Mirror and Weld several times to lengthen and individual side.
  • Then Mirror and Weld to get the 4 sides.
  • Used the Lathe Curve Brush to get the profile of the 4 corner elements. With the adjustment under Brush-Modifiers-Brush Modifier set to 4.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Learning ZBrush #7 Masking Out Shapes

Here's another Chinese Frame with a slightly different process.

  • I divided a 3D panel several times.
  • Masked out the silhouette.
  • Changed (ctrl W) the polygroup to separate the objects from one another.
  • Isolated the visibility of the shape I wanted.
  • Delete Hidden.
  • Had fun experimenting with Panel Loop.
  • Added a background plan, just 'cuz.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Learning ZBrush #6 ZModeler and Panel Loop

This is a Chinese themes symbol frame. I used the ZModeler to extrude out the initial shapes. then Mirror Welded on the X axis and again on the Y. After Lasso Selecting the flat front surface I Panel Looped the shape to have a slight bevel.


for fun

Monday, July 3, 2017


zmodeler you know what this is.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Learning ZBrush #5 Crease and Edge Loop

Started with a super low poly cylinder and played around with the Slice Curve Tool to create edges. The Crease to define sharper areas and Edge Loop to bevel/extrude polygons. I subdivided a few times just to get a polished object to post.

Monday, June 26, 2017

AKG update



moving slow... but forward!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Learning ZBrush #004 - Curve Surface Brush


My first attempt at making organic flowing fabric.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Learning ZBrush #003 - IMM Brush and ZModeler

I created a frame that could be possibly used in a Graphic Gaming Symbol, using an Insert Mesh Brush for the Starts and the ZModeler to extrude and bevel the border.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Learning ZBrush #002 - IMM Brush

I Panel Looped a filigree mask then turned it into an Insert Mesh Brush. Next I'd like to get this process to the point where I can created frame borders for symbols and bezels in my games.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

NanoMesh test




Hehehe...  I can't believe this took me few hours, should've done it in 2 minutes.  offset in x in cylindrical form will stretch in x with offset, need to figure out why.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Learning ZBrush #001

Basics... imported an alpha mask to get the initial shapes started. Panel Looped and a variety of deformation selections.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Scary Ghost #2 (20x20 re-make of my classic "Scary Ghost")


8-Bit Art, Space Invaders

Richard Rubio, one of our Flash developers, made a great 80's homage with Space Invaders monsters: