20 Mind Flabbergasting Zbrush Tutorials

ZBrush is a digital sculpting tool that has features of 3D/2.5D modeling, painting and texturing. With its proprietary “pixol” technology it stores lighting, color, material, and depth information for all objects on the screen. ZBrush is used to create high end modes and is frequently used in games, movies and animations. We have come up with a roundup of 20 Best ZBrush Tutorials to give you in-depth knowledge of this amazing tool.

With various features like 3D Brushes, ZSpheres , Polypaint, Illustration, Transpose etc, it has become one of the IT tool among the designers. ZBrush uses dynamic levels of resolution to allow sculptors to make global or local changes to their models. ZBrush is best known for facilitating sculpt medium to high frequency details that were traditionally painted in bump maps. Learn more in following tutorials.

Making of Sculpture

Learn to make a sculpture taking the inspiration from a reference picture.

Making of Sculpture

Making of Sculpture Tutorial

Cliffside

Learn how to make this awesome fantasy scene.

Cliffside

Cliffside Tutorial

Modeling of a Dinosaur

Learn how to do the modeling of a Dinosaur in Zbrush.

Modeling of a Dinosaur

Modeling of a Dinosaur Tutorial

Making Of ‘Artist’

Learn how to make a cat using ZBrush and Photoshop.

Making Of ‘Artist’

Making Of ‘Artist’ Tutorial

Smoke in the Eye

In this tutorial author not going to explain the modeling, nor the texturing or lighting but he will explain the post-production process which allows any image to touch the sky and this part is mostly missed in the makings/tutorials. Here is the finished model; he has done the painting in ZBrush using flat colors applied with modeling alphas.

Smoke in the Eye

Smoke in the Eye Tutorial

Video Making of No More Wine

Simon Blanc of Blur Studios, shows you the tools he used to create his ZBrush work No More Wine. Follow along step by step as Simon creates his base character from ZSpheres then continues to sculpt and paint.

Video Making of No More Wine

Video Making of No More Wine Tutorial

Making of Reichskrone

As the wuthor wanted it to resemble the original crown (today in Vienna, Austria) as good as possible he had to do a lot of research. He started with looking for many reference pictures, mainly detailed photos since they wouldn’t lend the crown to him, he guess. He gathered information on its dimensions and studied all the details of how it’s built which was pretty hard with only blurry references.

Making of Reichskrone

Making of Reichskrone Tutorial

Making of Warlord by Darukin

In this project author used mainly Zbrush for most of the modelling and all of the sculpting and posing, and author used Never-Centre Silo for much of the hard-edged modelling of several accessories. Finally, the lighting and rendering was done mainly within Zbrush where he exported several layers including lighting layers and special material layers and composited them in photoshop which he also used for the texturing and post-work.

Making of Warlord by Darukin

Making of Warlord by Darukin Tutorial

Baking ZBrush Materials to a Texture Map

Joseph Drust, Senior Character Artist at Vicious Cycle Software, demonstrates how to bake ZBrush materials into a texture map.

Baking ZBrush Materials to a Texture Map

Baking ZBrush Materials to a Texture Map Tutorial

Speed sculpt “Amph Man”

A ZBrush speed sculpt created by Jesse Sandifer. Jesse uses ZBrush brush, painting and posing tools to create a creature with different fish like qualities.

Speed sculpt

Speed sculpt “Amph Man” Tutorial

Tutorial on Rendering with ZBrush and Photoshop

Showcase tutorial article about how to create cool renders using ZBrush and Photoshop.

Tutorial on Rendering with ZBrush and Photoshop

Tutorial on Rendering with ZBrush and Photoshop Tutorial

The Making of “Birth”

This Project is going to guide you step by step, and to allow you to create a whole scene with Zbrush 3 from scratch, to sculpt, texture and finally render it.

The Making of

The Making of “Birth” Tutorial

Making of “The Package They Carry”

Learn how to model this awesome scene.

Making of

Making of “The Package They Carry” Tutorial

Making of DinoMonster

When you think about making something like this in 3d apps like Maya or Max few years ago, it would take three times longer period to get it done, and still wouldn’t look as nice as it looks today. We, who love and live CGI, are lucky to be living in renaissance era of CGI. It’s on us now to make it memorable by producing great and inspiring imagery for our future ancestors.

Making of DinoMonster

Making of DinoMonster Tutorial

Making of Assassin

In this tutorial you will learn the process of creating a 3D character Assassin.

Making of Assassin

Making of Assassin Tutorial

Incredible Hulk

Learn how to make Incredible Hulk by Antonio Juricic.

Incredible Hulk

Incredible Hulk Tutorial

Police beauty

Learn to make a future police girl following this tutorial.

Police beauty

Police beauty Tutorial

Old Man

In this tutorial we will explain how we have created the artwork “Old man – Portrait”. At the beginning – modelling and unwrapping was done in Blender, detailing and rendering in Zbrush and some post production with Photoshop. You must be a bit familiar with these tools, the more advanced artists can do first and thelast part of this tutorial in different application.

Old Man

Old Man Tutorial

Making of Master of the Bottle

Author Khalid Abdulla Al-Muharraqi has explained some of the steps he would typically take to create a concept like “Master of the Bottle”.

Making of Master of the Bottle

Making of Master of the Bottle Tutorial

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  • http://childmonster.com/ Childmonster

    Nice list. Thanks so much

    • http://slodive.com/ SloDive

      Glad you like it, thanks for your comment.

  • Logo Design

    Amazing resource.. specially the old man tutorial is very detailed and brilliantly explained

  • featley smith

    good!!!

  • http://victoriapod.com Joseph

    Thanks very much for these resources. I never new of the ZBrush, but thanks to SloDive I now know. It’s quite a great tool from what I have seen at the resources listed above.

  • Manuel Garcia

    Woah. Really amazing images. Looks great. I just hope I can create one of those.

  • http://www.geekandblogger.com Pavan Somu

    These are fantastic, i definitely be taking a deeper look into quite a few of them..thanks

  • BLACK

    Your doing a good thing by showing normal people how to be pro artists………glad to know you mate.

  • http://blogged.jimdo.com Ben Stuart

    Another great design post on Slo Dive! I have learnt a lot from this site, so I have to give lots of thanks. This tool featured on this post, is a handy tool for sure.

  • Jai

    There are really a lot of great artist out there and these are just few of the great arts they have made. Thanks for this great post SloDive team.

  • http://www.satyathakur.com Satya Thakur

    Number 2 and 4 would be my best in this collection but the rest are nice. I always love seeing such tutorials.

  • Prabha

    I have never seen few of the characters shown here but the tutorials are simple and easy. I loved the Hulk tutorial he is my favorite super hero…

  • http://www.smartbloggertricks.com Tarun Jaitely

    Great tutorial. Number 4 is the best according to me.
    Thanks for sharing these kind of tutorials :)

  • Prabha

    Incredible Hulk is such an awesome zbrush tutorial to learn.

  • Kamal

    Mindblowing collection of tutorials. Dinosaur and Incredible Hulk are really worth trying among these. Thanks for sharing..

  • BHring Nath Prasad

    WOW! these zbrush tutorial are very interesting and creative one i love the Incredible Hulk tutorial very much.