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on 18 June 2012
This is a great book for anyone with some experience of ZBrush but even if you are a beginner, Paul Gaboury explains things in such a clear and accessible way that I doubt you'll have much trouble following along. It is chock full of tips and tricks that will make creating art with ZBrush more enjoyable and rewarding. I found the chapter on how to get the best out of ZBrush's powerful BPR render system particularly useful. And the tips from the ZBrush professionals are truly inspiring, not just for their usefulness but also for the great art these artists use to demonstrate their methods. (A note if you are thinking of getting the Kindle version - the DVD content can be downloaded from the publishers website.) Recommended.
on 16 February 2013
If you add ZBrush to your existing 3D software you'll need all the help you can get in getting your head around this capable package. ZBrush is a good choice of dedicated modelling software and a single license allows it to be installed on a desktop and a laptop computer, but not run at the same time. It is very different to programs like Maya or Carrara and prior experience with "traditional" 3D software can cause confusion.
This book is not aimed at beginners with ZBrush, but it covers advanced working methods in digital clay and hard surface modelling across a wide range of ZBrush projects.
Recommended, but check out a title like "Introducing ZBrush" by Eric Keller if you are just starting out in ZBrush.