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Creating a Stylized Creature for Games in ZBrush and 3ds Max

by Dan John Cox

In this ZBrush and 3ds Max tutorial, we'll learn how to create stylized cartoon creatures for a game.

What you'll learn

In this ZBrush and 3ds Max tutorial, we'll learn how to create stylized cartoon creatures for a game. We'll start inside ZBrush, dynamically creating our creature and ensuring we keep the soft, smooth style. Afterwards we'll bring our model into 3ds Max to retopologize, unwrap, and bake it to get ready for putting it inside Unreal Engine 4. By the end of this ZBrush and 3ds Max training, you'll have a solid understanding of how to create compelling stylized creatures for game development.

About the author

Dan John Cox has worked in the games industry for 8 years as both an environmental, concept, and character artist. He has worked at Pseudo Interactive, Frozen North Productions, Bedlam Games, Ubisoft Toronto, and Capybara Games in a variety of capacities. He has also taught Game Art at Seneca College in Toronto for 8 years and has assisted in bringing many new artists into the workforce. He's spoken at events such as GamerCamp, IGDA, Creativa Mexico, GameConnection Paris, and GDC 2014 and 2015.

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