Designing Jewelry for 3D Printing in ZBrush and Maya

Throughout these lessons, we'll learn how to model your own jewelry for 3D printing using ZBrush and Maya. Software required: Autodesk Maya 2015, ZBrush, Photoshop CS5.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 22, 2015
Duration
1h 19m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 22, 2015
Duration
1h 19m
Description

Throughout these lessons, we'll learn how to model your own jewelry for 3D printing using ZBrush and Maya. We'll explore the steps required to build a dragonfly pendant from scratch. We'll start by using Photoshop to design the necklace, and then we'll move over to ZBrush to create a base from the concept art. We'll also learn some tips and tricks for setting up our model in Maya. By the end of the tutorial, you'll have a solid understanding of the workflows that are required to create a model intended to be 3D-printed in wax and cast in silver. Software required: Autodesk Maya 2015, ZBrush, Photoshop CS5.

About the author
About the author

Helen Duckworth has been working in the film and television industry since 2005.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Helen Duckworth. I'm a Senior Modeler at Sony Imageworks. My latest projects include Hotel Transylvania 2, Storks, and likewise The Boxtrolls. In this course, we're going to learn how to model your own piece of jewelry using ZBrush and Maya, ready to be 3D printed. Some of the major topics that we'll be discussing in this course will include how to design a model for the real world, creating the shape using ShadowBox and detailing the pendent in ZBrush, finishing touches to the piece in Maya along with some helpful tips and tricks I've learned along the way, quality checking and prepping the model for 3D print. By the end of training, you'll be able to model a piece of jewelry, which will be set up and ready to be 3D printed. I'm excited to work with Digital-Tutors and share these techniques with you, so let's get started with the first lesson.