Mastering ZBrush Brushes 101

10 MODULES • ONLINE • LIVE!

Classes Start February 4th!

LIVE, ONLINE BRUSH-FOCUSED TRAINING FOR ZBRUSH ARTISTS

In this course you’ll learn the art of creating ZBrush brushes, from Michael Dunnam, the XMD Mastermind himself.

This Brush Creation course will consist of ten modules of live lessons accompanied by 1-2 hour pre-recorded lectures every week and you’ll join our community of artists all working to achieve next level quality in their work.

Every week you will have a new lecture to follow along with as well as assignments to complete. 

As an added bonus, we will also be creating a portfolio piece to showcase your brushes.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:


Skill Level:  Intermediate

Course Format:  Online

Duration:  10 Weeks 

Lecture Type:  Hybrid (Pre-Recorded and Live Sessions)

Assignment:  Deadlines each week

Feedback:  Live weekly

Michael will guide you to focus on not only the essentials of brush creation within ZBrush, but also the principles behind how the brushes work.

Estimated time for course work: 8-10 hours per week


BY THE END OF THIS COURSE, YOU WILL:  

   Understand the main brush types and what you can achieve with each.

✓   Have an understanding of the settings for each brush type and how you can manipulate them to create new brushes. 

   Be able to create several different brush types from scratch.

✓   Know how you can package and sell your brush sets.

   Know what to look for and how to research a good brush set.

✓  Know how to let your imagination run wild and have fun creating!

What Exactly is the Mastering ZBrush Brushes Course?

You will be immersed in the world of brushes. I will show you all of my methods that I use to create the 1000s of brushes I currently have on the market. We will step through several brush types so you have an understanding of what the settings do and how they affect the brush.

This will be a unique journey unlike any you have ever experienced. There are so many settings with brushes. We will explore them together!


Here is what you will get:

☆ LifeTime Access to this course.

☆ A Free XMD LifeTime Membership to XMDSource.com is included!

☆ 10 Complete Modules

☆ A FREE physical book that you can hold in your hand! This book is in the process of being made now. It may include student artwork as well!

☆ An immersive community.

☆ All updates are Free

☆ 14 Day Money Back Guarantee

☆ Login Access 24/7

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:

• ZBrush 2018

• Photoshop (not required, but suggested)

• 3D Software
 (not required, but suggested)

We will be utilizing a ton of ZBrush. However I will also cover some techniques using Photoshop and 3DS Max (any 3D Software can be used as long as it can export to FBX). 

CURRICULUM:

WEEK 1

Getting Comfortable

☆ Getting to know me and you.

☆ A Few Tools to Know.

☆ Interface Overview.

☆ UI Prep and Breakdown.

☆ The Types of Brushes

☆ Reference Gathering.

WEEK 2

Alpha Preparation

☆ Creation Within ZBrush.

☆ Settings from Photoshop.

☆ UI Prep and Breakdown.

☆ ZBrush Alpha Settings

☆ Blocking it out.

WEEK 3

Your First Brush

☆ Introducing Drag Brushes.

☆ Making an Efficient Brush.

☆ Waste of Space

☆ Tips & Tricks

☆ Knowing your direction.

WEEK 4

Stroke Curves

☆ Understanding how the curve brush works.

☆ Creating the curve.

☆ Secret Settings.

☆ Scene Sculpting.

WEEK 5

Introduction to IMMs

☆ The parts of an IMM and how to use them

☆ External vs. Native

☆ Tricks and Tips

☆ Getting a little creative.

WEEK 6

IMM Curves

☆ Creating an IMM Curve

☆ What not to do.

☆ The Hidden Secret within curves! Variable?!

☆ Making it all work together.

WEEK 7

Tri-Parts

☆ What is a tri-part?

☆ The uses of a tri-part.

☆ Setting up the brush.

☆ Extra settings.

☆ I didn’t know you could do that.

WEEK 8

All about the VDMs!

☆ Why VDM?

☆ Sculpting your 1024 plane.

☆ Breaking it down.

☆ Why so slow?

☆ Pimp out your scene with Vector.

WEEK 9

Bring it All Together

☆ Troubleshooting

☆ Packaging

☆ Deploying

☆ A Little Marketing

☆ Making your portfolio shine.

WEEK 10

All About You!

☆ Questions

☆ Help & Guidance

☆ More Marketing

☆ Welcome to the MasterMind Group!

I am Ready to Enroll!

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ONE PAYMENT
BEST DEAL
$697Save 10% ($77.00)
  • You get access to the following:
  • Early Registration Discount!
  • LifeTime Access to the course.
  • XMD ToolBox Plugin for ZBrush!
  • 10 Weeks of Pre-Recorded Classes
  • 1 Live Class each week
  • Forum Access to interact and post assignments
  • Access to the Private XMD Academy Facebook Group
  • Free Physical Copy of the XMD Mastering Brushes Book
  • 14 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Live Feedback from the Instructor
  • Free Premium Membership LifeTime Access to XMDSource.com
  • 1 on 1 Tutoring Available at Discounted Rate
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$297One Time Payment
  • You get access to the following:
  • Early Registration Discount!
  • LifeTime Access to the course.
  • 10 AMAZING Modules
  • 10 Weeks of Pre-Recorded Classes
  • 1 Live Class each week
  • Forum Access to interact and post assignments
  • Access to the Private XMD Academy Facebook Group
  • Free Copy of the XMD Mastering Brushes EBook
  • 14 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Live Feedback from the Instructor
  • Free Premium Membership LifeTime Access to XMDSource.com
  • 1 on 1 Tutoring Available at Discounted Rate

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ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Michael Dunnam is a 3D Environment Artist by day, ZBrush Brush Deathdealer by night. Michael has been a part of the industry for 14 years and using ZBrush for most of it. Having worked in gaming, simulation, VR, AR, and film, Michael has a broad understanding of many different aspects of the 3D industry.