Saturday, October 25, 2008

ZBrush Resurface

Fear not, faithful readers. I have not forgotten you! It does feel like ages since my last post....

I did a gesture sculpt in ZBrush, using ZSpheres for the first time ever. I should have saved that in an image somewhere, so you non-industry people will have to use your imagination. The results actually held up pretty decently, but I forgot the ears so I just jumped ahead to resurfacing the mesh in Maya. I used the sketch from a previous post for reference. Now I am ready to push around some more digital clay and finish out this head! Stay tuned for more updates...

In other interesting news, Autodesk buys XSI from Avid for $35 million. The end of innovation? Perhaps. Autodesk is now the Microsoft of the 3D software industry, as it now owns the 3 most used software packages in the industry (Maya, 3dsmax, XSI) as well as Mudbox, which looks to be stiff competition for Zbrush with their upcoming release.

It's as if Microsoft just bought Apple...the End of Days?

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