3D Character Design in ZBrush and Maya

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  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (weekend)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 6 October 2018
  • Course duration: Five Saturdays

The animation and games industries require skilled creative artists with expertise in industry-standard 3D software.

This course responds to this need, developing your skills in 3D character creation using ZBrush and Maya.

The course will benefit professionals and students who wish to develop their artistic and technical skillsets in character design.

Beginners are welcome, though ideally you’ll have some experience with 2D or 3D applications such as Photoshop, Sculptis or Blender.

The course will enhance your employability in the 3D design and animation industries, building your confidence and understanding of professional techniques and workflow processes.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you’ll have visual 2D and 3D samples of work which can be animated and used for portfolios and submissions to potential employers.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team.

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course you will:

  • learn effective, powerful techniques for modelling characters that are invested with personality
  • sculpt realistic or cartoon faces and heads using Zbrush
  • work with state-of-the-art Cintiq drawing tablets
  • apply Dynamesh, Fibermesh, UV mapping and Polypaint texturing in ZBrush to an original character design
  • export your artwork ready for animation
  • use Maya to bring your creation to life
  • learn the fundamental principles of rigging an exported version of your 3D sculpt for animated facial expressions.

The course is delivered in a stimulating workshop environment through informative step-by-step tutorials and one-to-one guidance.

You’ll also create photo-realistic renders of your work for your portfolio (using Arnold).

How to apply

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

Saturday course, 6 October - 3 November 2018

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

Saturday course, 6 October - 3 November 2018

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418