Advanced Character New Pose

•May 23, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Finally get around to finish rigging this model back in Maya. I truly hate painting skin weight T_T…… So after around 8 months later, I finally finish this model with a pose and render.Β  Looking at it I certainly would like to further model some of the parts and add more detail to it. I will definitely have to get back to it when I have time…..Time to get back to Random zbrushing next week πŸ˜›

Happy Friday!




Random Zbrushing – Tuesday – Android Part 7

•May 20, 2014 • Leave a Comment

unnamed7Hello zbrusher, it’s been awhile since last update. I have been quite busy with the freelance work…usually staying up too late and ended up not able to work on any zbrush project.

Anyway, so I am back today and it’s tuesday android day πŸ™‚Β  Today I was mostly focusing on the face, I really want to get it as close to the reference as possible. I went back down to lower division and readjust the face structure. Looking at it now side by side, I think I am still pretty far off. I finish off render it in zbrush and put together in photoshop. Here are some of parts I will definitely need to address next time I’m working on this dude,

  • Definitely need to open up the eye area more. Right now it’s too narrow.
  • Cheek bone need more curvature toward downward. Gravity effects!!
  • Eye bag need to be a bit more indent inward and sack.Β  Again gravity effects!!!
  • Structure of the face need to be readjust more.Β  Need to be more squeeze inward. Flow the curve of the face on the right side of the reference.
  • the glabella need to be tighter.
  • supraobital process(eyebrow bone area) and the frontal bone/forhead have a better change of direction. It’s more curvature in the reference too.
  • Nose need to be a touch thinner and longer.
  • Frontal process of maxilla section have a clear cut of change direction in between the nasal bone in the concept not in the render.
  • minor alar cartilage have a cut of change direction, little off in the render.
  • lips need to be wider
  • hair need more variation in there, up and down
  • Mech of the ear need more detail
  • Jacket need to be refine and look more like the concept.

Did I missed anything? Let me know what you think πŸ™‚ It’s good to be back on the zbrush!!


Random Zbrushing – Tuesday – Android Part 6

•May 6, 2014 • Leave a Comment

unnamed7Hello Zbrusher, Welcome to May πŸ˜€ Haven’t get much of sleep these days, so still haven’t have much time to do sculpting. However,Β  I manage to get around half an hour today morning to sculpt a little bit.

So today we are back to the android dude today. It’s been quite sometime since last time I work on him. I started first to adjust the face a bit more to further match the concept. I think the face is still too wide, probably need to slim down the cheek another 30% or so. I definitely need to start work on the the mech neck area….I been trying to avoid to do much of modification on it. But I think it’s getting close to time to start working on it…..hopefully I can get some extra time next week to work on it πŸ™‚



Random Zbrushing Friday – Tiger Monster – Part 2

•May 2, 2014 • Leave a Comment

284_maxHello zbrusher!, It’s friday!!!! woo~ woo~ Although it’s the weekend, I still have to work on my freelance gig at home. I think I never mentioned, but beside my regular job I also create 3D medical animation for presentation use. So For this month, I have to create 2 animation and they both need to be done by June. So it’s going to be a challenge to do that and do these zbrush. I have been trying to, but it’s pretty tough. I think the most difficult part is trying to pick up where you left off last week. Especially with freelance job on the side, my mind can only fit so much. Anyway, I ended up suffering and trying to figured out what I need to do.

So here today, we are back to the tiger monster, it was especially challenging for me to pick this one up since I wasn’t able to work on it last week. So it’s been 2 weeks since last time I sculpt this dude. So I pretty much spending most of my time re-adjusting the model and sculpting everywhere. Sort of lost and doodling everywhere……you will see in the youtube video 😦 Anyway it’s the weekend!! enjoy it πŸ˜€


Random Zbrushing – Thursday – Cowboy Part 5

•May 2, 2014 • Leave a Comment

389_largeHellllo… schedule have been quite messed up due to late night freelance work. It was a real challenge to wake up early in the morning and sculpt. In any case, I did woke up on the Thursday to work on the cowboy, not as much as I wanted to. But hey it make a difference. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to post this yesterday, but hey I’m here today πŸ™‚

So first thing I decided to work on is the vest. I wasn’t quite sure which direction I should go, whether is re-dynamesh the object or zremesh the object. On top of that, since the mesh front and back is really close to one another, it create hole when you re-mesh it.Β  So I have to clean that part out. Then I further add in the wrinkle on the vest. I kept telling myself that it’s leather material so it shouldn’t create such hard line. So I kept using dam-standard to draw in hard line and smooth it out.Β  Then I move on to add wrinkle to the shirt, pants, and add in the belt buckle. I only have around 30 mins to sculpt. Although it’s short, it’s always good to just sculpt πŸ™‚


Random Zbrushing – Monday – Fish Creature Part 2

•April 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment

878_maxHere we go another week! Last week of April!!!!! oooo men, time just fly by fast. Looking at it, I been doing random zbrushing a month already!! And I already have some of pretty cool work in progress model. Cant wait to finish the model πŸ™‚

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get time once again last friday, due to some late night works. However, today is a completely different case!!!! Although I did work until 2am in the morning. I still suck it up to wake up around 7 and work for like an hour before work πŸ˜‰ As much as I want to do a lot, due to lack of sleepΒ  I didn’t really have a clear idea what I am doing with this model. Although I have some idea about the fin, but the body is a bit tricky. Which I ended up spending quite a lot of amount of times…..Gonna give it a better try next week :/

Happy Monday!!!


Random Zbrushing – Thursday – Cowboy edition 4

•April 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment

389_large Random Zbrush Thursday, We are back to the cowboy today πŸ™‚ I start off the day with modifying the hand, then hat, the shirt, and add some additional pieces. I think the model is coming along quite well. The body seems still a little off, the concept’s body is a bit more wider. Same thing to the hand, the hand itself is much bigger. The pose also look a little more lean forward. I will have to adjust that next week πŸ™‚

Happy Thursday!!


Random Zbrushing – Wednesday – Insect Part 3

•April 23, 2014 • Leave a Comment

029_maxWednesday Wednesday….We are back to the the insect day. I wasn’t able to work on this last week and I wouldn’t let that happen today.

Today I further research on the coconut crab and I realize the body of the crab is heavy at the front leg and small light in the back. Also the back body is tuck inward. Although the concept doesn’t really have the giant claw at the front. I thought it can be real cool to have it.Β  Now the globe at the bottom of the body looks a bit too small now. I will have to adjust that more.Β  Let me know what you think πŸ™‚


Random Zbrush Tuesday – Android part 5

•April 22, 2014 • Leave a Comment

unnamed7Hello zbrusher! Welcome Tuesday!!! today I was pretty much stuck with using Marvelous designer to work on the cloth. The result looks pretty good. But I think I will continue to play around with the setting. It’s quite time consuming to adjust the fold in Marvelous. After I brought it back to zbrush to dynames and readjust, it looks like it lose a lot of details…..anyhow The more I look at this model the more places I find that I want to change.Β  This is part 5 of the updates….which mean I’m on this model for a month now…..sort of. I will try to sped up the process once I’m done with freelance works. Right now I can only spare around 1 hour in the morning before work -_- Enjoy your Tuesday πŸ™‚




Random Zbrushing Monday – Fish Creature

•April 21, 2014 • Leave a Comment

878_maxHappy Monday!! Hope everyone have a great Easter πŸ™‚

Today I decided to choose this fish creature concepts design by, Stephen Oakley. The design is very simple yet have tons of personality in there. Stephen’s design is very clear yet it gives a tons of freedom to the 3d designer to expand on the design.

On the sculpt, since the concept is on the side way. I was able to get the side profile down pretty quickly. Looking down the line, I will certainly make all those fin as individual pieces. I definitely need to look up some reference on the fish body :/

Let me know what you think…..


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