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ZBrush Foundation

Taking the complicated out of ZBrush and digital sculpting! Let’s start creating!


  • Learn Sculpting
  • Learn Polypainting
  • Learn Substance Painter
  • Learn Post Processing
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What You’ll Learn

The course will go through the full process of learning a digital sculpting techniques, and establishing a solid foundation in Zbrush. The emphasis will be on design principles for a proper workflow that will ensure success for all future sculpts. Realizing concept to finalize rendered sculpt.  Students will learn how to get the most out of the various tools to get the best results.

By the end of the course, students will learn the full process of sculpting in Zbrush with an efficient, practical, and enjoyable process. They should also have gained knowledge on how to troubleshoot new problems or tasks.

This workshop on Zbrush Foundations will consist of six live sessions. Expect weekly feedback, QnA's, and regular student/teacher interaction. You’ll learn digital sculpting design skills and workflows and be part of a community of artists working to achieve next level quality in their work.

By the end of the workshop you'll:

  • Learn how to use Substance Painter and Photoshop post processing
  • Have mastered the foundations of Zbrush
  • Establish design principles for a proper workflow
  • Created concept to finalize sculpt
FEEDBACK:    Live mentoring in group
DURATION:   6 weeks
ASSIGNMENT:   Due each week. Expect to spend 10-20 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments
Q&A:   Once a week
MATERIALS:   Tablet 
SKILLS LEVEL:   Beginner to Intermediate


Week 1

Hit The Ground Running!

We learn about sculpting, what is digital sculpting and getting to know the building blocks of digital world- polygons. We will go over Zbrush UI, what is what and where is what! We will focus only on parts that we will use the most, but you will get an overview of everything! 

Week 2

Power Of Brushes

Alphas and Masking! It’s time to understand our brushes a little deeper and really unleash their power! 

Week 3

Digital Clay & Dynamesh

Learn the ability to just sculpt and sculpt, not worrying about polygons at all! And that is truly- digital clay! We will dive into Sculptris Pro .Taking that concept to the next level. 

Week 4

Developing A Toolset

Learn the various tools Zbrush has to offer. We will utilize Zspheres a powerful, intuitive, unique and fun way to start your sculpts! Drawing from the traditional concept of armature. Shortly after, we will utilize Mannequins and Shadowbox to pleasantly speed up our workflow.

Week 5

Texturing With Polypaint & Substance Painter

Philosophy behind good poly paint. We will see Milivoj's custom poly painting UI. We will learn the principles of UVMaster, so we can seamlessly export models into any rendering software. We will export our sculpt to Substance Painter, learn basics of Substance Painter, and learn how to creating amazing textures/surfaces in Substance Painter.

Week 6

Substance Painter Rendering & Post Processing

We will render our sculpt in Substance Painter! After that, we will go into Photoshop and do some finishing touches to make our hero shot.

Milivoj Popovic

Milivoj Popovic is Senior artist and co-owner of award-winning Prime Render Studios, based in Split/Croatia. He has an MA in Sculpting and is an outside associate of Art Academy in Split with the title of Docent. His works have been published in many publications, such as Ballistic Publishing’s Expose series, InCG Magazine, Animation Magazine… and he won many awards such as CGSociety CGTalk Award, 3DTotal Galley Award, Rebus Artist of the Month, Artstation Pick, Newtek Xmas Challenge, CG+ Pick…. Short films he worked and won over 70 international awards including Oscar Qualifying Animated Eye Award at Aspen ShortFest and Jury Award Annecy Film Festival. He was a speaker at conferences such as IFCC Conference, Reboot Conference, Annecy XR….

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  • 6 weeks of LIVE Q&A
  • Critiques of your work every week
  • Detailed technique walk throughs
  • Community access to Artist Awake
  • Lifetime access to your course
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  • 6 weeks of LIVE Q&A
  • Critiques of your work every week
  • Detailed technique walk throughs
  • Community access to Artist Awake
  • Life time access to streams & downloadable videos.
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