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In this lecture, Eric Keller demonstrates his process for designing, modeling, and rendering an original photo realistic insect using ZBrush, Photoshop, Maya, and V-Ray. Eric talks about how he relies on insect physiology and evolutionary biology as guidelines for his original concept and how to bring photo reference directly into ZBrush using Spotlight. Eric takes the design from basic blockout using dynamesh all the way to completed model. Eric demonstrates the new topology tools of ZBrush 4R4 as well as how to generate UV texture coordinates. The model is brought into Maya and prepared for rendering. Eric discusses displacement and bump map set up in V-Ray, how to create custom materials, and how to set up the V-Ray Physical camera to create the look of macro photography.
Duration: 420 minutes
Format: HD 1280x720
Eric Keller has been working as a professional CG artist since 1998 creating animations and images for both the entertainment industry and for scientific visualization. Eric has written several top rated books on both ZBrush (Introducing ZBrush) and Maya (Mastering Maya 2009, 2011), numerous tutorials and articles for leading industry magazines such as 3D World, and 3D Artist, as well as created instructional videos for Pixologic's ZClassroom. He has authored 5 video series for the Gnomon Workshop on ZBrush and Maya, He teaches Introduction to Digital Sculpting and Introduction to Maya at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects and advanced ZBrush Workshops at the LA Figurative Art Academy. Eric has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School. He has also worked as a visual effects artist on commercials, television, games, and feature films. Recent work includes modeling and texturing at Bad Robot for "10 Cloverfield Lane" and "Star Trek: Beyond"
"Eric Keller is an Invertebrate lover, an animator, an author, ,artist, and the list goes on! His knowledge of all aspects of 3D and his love of the natural world has in my mind made him one of the go to guys in the industry. His passion is what makes him one of the best authors and teachers out there! Eric approaches his work seriously but with a sense of humor and a zest for knowledge. I am constantly surprised and inspired by Eric's ability to make any topic interesting and fun. His new tutorial will definitely be one I will watch over and over! "
"Eric Keller is a Renaissance man. By combining his artists eye, his passion for natural science, and his skill as a teacher he has brought this fantastic tutorial to life! Eric easily shifts from exceptional sculpting, to finessing the intricacies of Vray and Maya, to explaining the nuances of the Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera. Its that kind of attention to detail that makes great artists freakin amazing. I am constantly in awe of Eric's breadth of knowledge and skill. We are all fortunate he has chosen to share some of that in this tutorial! "
"Eric Keller is a master ZBrush artist. Anyone who wants to know ZBrush in depth should buy this tutorial! For an in depth understanding ZBrush, look no further than Eric Keller's amazing works. I wish I could Crtl+C, Crtl+V what Eric Keller knows directly into my brain!"