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ATTENTION: 1st Term 2019 Starts March 4th. Early Bird Registration will end soon! For an early bird discount, register now! You do not need to join XMD to Register for classes. You will get a free membership with the class.

Mastering ZBrush Brushes 101

with Michael Dunnam

March 4th – May 12th 2019

$397

In this course you’ll learn the art of creating ZBrush brushes, from Michael Dunnam, the XMD Mastermind himself. You will understand how several different brush types work as well as the tech behind what makes them work.

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. 

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Course Format: Online

Duration: 10 Weeks

Lecture Type: Pre-recorded/Live

Assignment: Weekly Deadlines

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SoftwareZBrush, Photoshop

Mastering 3D VFX Rendering 101

with Garry E. Lewis

March 4th – May 12th 2019

$497

In this course you’ll learn the art of Lighting and Rendering, from Garry Lewis, the Kungfujackrabbit himself.

This Rendering course will consist of ten modules of pre-recorded lectures accompanied by a live session every week. Along with each weeks lecture is an assignment for you to follow step by step. I want to help you get several final renderings for your portfolio.

This will give you the concepts and the hands on using multiple tools adding this to your skillset. These skills can then be applied to any rendering package.

Join our community of artists all working to achieve next level quality in their work.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Course Format: Online

Duration: 10 Weeks

Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded & Live

Assignment: Weekly Deadlines

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SoftwareMaya/Max with Arnold, Keyshot, Photoshop, PTGUI, After Effects

Hero Prop Modeling in Maya 101

with James Schauf

March 4th – May 12th 2019

$697

In this course you’ll learn the art of Hero Prop Modeling in Maya from James Schauf. Get a professional perspective from an artist who’s projects have ranged from Iron Man to Moana.

James will guide you through each module covering how a pro Artist in the industry attacks a project.

This Modeling course will consist of ten 1-2 hour modules of pre-recorded lectures ending with a weekly assignment. Along with the weekly videos, there will be weekly LIVE reviews with James, going over your work in depth to help you get over any obstacles so you can continue to move forward and achieve professional modeling results.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Course Format: Online

Duration: 10 Weeks

Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded/Live

Assignment: Weekly Deadlines

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SoftwareMaya

3D Printing Mastery 101

with Jake Kemper

March 4th – May 12th 2019

$497

This course will focus on SLA (Stereolithography Apparatus) 3D printing and will be using Zbrush to engineer files for print on a current, industry professional standard, Form Labs Form 2 printer. However, the basic techniques can apply to FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printing, using other printers and setup software as well as general rules for all kinds of 3D models.

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

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Course Format: Online

Duration: 10 Weeks

Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded/Live

Assignment: Weekly Deadlines

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Character Creation for Collectibles 101

with Spicer McLeroy

March 4th – May 12th 2019

$497

In this course you will learn how to create a dynamic character in pose to use for 3D Printing and how to render the character in Keyshot, Zbrush and Unreal.

This Character Creation course will consist of ten LIVE Q&A  and critique sessions accompanied with pre-recorded lectures focusing on demystifying the body and Zbrush. Plus you are joining the top-tier, VIP, exclusive community all working hard to become a valuable and respected artist.

Every week you will have a new lecture to help you understand anatomy and Zbrush that you can watch at your own pace.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Course Format: Online

Duration: 10 Weeks

Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded/Live

Assignment: Weekly Deadlines

FeedbackLive weekly