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Sculpting Human Noses in ZBrush

by Justin Marshall

When creating human models in 3D, noses are obviously one of the most prominent features of the face. Software required: ZBrush 4R4.

What you'll learn

When creating human models in 3D, noses are obviously one of the most prominent features of the face. For this reason, it's important to understand how noses can be built and sculpted in order to realistically complete a human model. Noses are not physically that large, but, between the bone and cartilage, they have a very interesting structure. In this course, we will go over those basic nose structures: the elements that come together to make a nose look like a nose. We'll then cover some quick and easy ways in ZBrush to block out those structures, using a custom Insert Mesh brush with DynaMesh to get our base shape down. We'll learn to remesh the nose to get a cleaner base and then use a variety of sculpting brushes to finish out the nose. In the end, you'll have a better understanding of the structure of the nose and you'll be much more comfortable creating and sculpting noses for your human characters. Software required: ZBrush 4R4.

About the author

Justin thrives as a lead modeling author at Pluralsight. Growing up, Justin found a deep interest for the computer graphics industry after watching movies like Jurassic Park, Toy Story, and The Abyss. His ambition would lead him to work at Sony Imageworks in Los Angeles on movies like Monster House and Surf's Up. Justin has also had numerous articles, tutorials, and images published in 3D World and 3D Artist. As an author, Justin enjoys collaborating with fellow authors, especially on project... more

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