Free ZBrush Sculpting Courses for Maya Users

ZBrush free training series has a few free courses that explain how to create a cute dragon with Pixologic™ ZBrush®. The instructor, Andrew Silke, explains how Maya users can get around in the ZBrush interface. Plus, learn about how you can get 5 licenses of Arnold for free when you buy or upgrade to Autodesk Media & Entertainment Collection.

Here’s the intro to the series.

The Simple Dragon Tutorial Series

Includes free downloads, hotkeys, image planes and full notes.

Series 1: Simple Dragon – ZBrush 4r8 Blocking (Free)
Series 2: Simple Dragon – ZBrush 4r8 Sculpting (Free)
Series 3: Simple Dragon – ZBrush 4r8 Surfacing (with subscription)

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ZBrushPixologic™ ZBrush® 4R8 is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows. Built within an elegant interface, ZBrush offers the world’s most advanced tools for today’s digital artists. With an arsenal of features that have been developed with usability in mind, ZBrush creates a user experience that feels incredibly natural while simultaneously inspiring the artist within. With the ability to sculpt up to a billion polygons, ZBrush allows you to create limited only by your imagination.

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Other ZBrush Tutorials at

Model Darth Vader with Pixologic™ ZBrush® – Riyahd Cassiem at explains how to create Darth Vader with Pixologic ZBrush 4R8! Learn to sculpt the helmet, cape, and all of the buttons on Lord Vader using 3D and 2D techniques.

Autodesk Media & Entertainment CollectionGet a Free 5-Pack of Arnold with Purchase of Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection

Now, in addition to Maya and 3ds Max, when you subscribe to the Media & Entertainment Collection, you have 5 full licenses of Arnold to help you deliver your work at the highest possible quality. The new Collection has also been updated to include SketchBook for Enterprise, enabling you to kick off your project by capturing initial concepts, create storyboards, or to help you visually communicate at any point in your project.

And you can save even more when you move to subscription from a single perpetual license of Maya or 3ds Max to the end-to-end creative power of the M&E Collection.

Limited Time Offer Ends 02/28/18.

The Media & Entertainment Collection lets animators, modelers, and visual effects artists access the tools they need to create compelling effects, believable 3D characters, and massive digital worlds. Move assets quickly between creative tools with one-click workflows.

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