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Zbrush for Designers

Zbrush for Designers

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Nilly Brook


ZBrush is a digital sculpting tool that combines 3D and 2D modelling, including texturing and painting, that is widely used in a number of industries ranging from animation to furniture design.

This course will cover many aspects of the software, with the main focus being on sculpting. Students can expect to learnt about a wide range of topics including Shadow Box, ZSpheres, ZModeller, Hard Surface Modelling, Organic Sculpting, Displacement Maps, UV Master, ZRemesher, Polypainting and more.

This course does not require any prior knowledge of the software and is suitable for absolute beginners, 2D to 3D converts, designers (architecture, jewellery, furniture, fashion etc), artists, clay-to-digital converts, animators, games artists, digital and visual effects artists, 3D printers and more.

Course Level:

Who should attend this course?
Beginners with an interest in digital and physical arts

What are the key topics the course will cover? 

  • Shadow Box
  • ZSpheres
  • ZModeller
  • Hard Surface Modelling
  • Organic Sculpting
  • Displacement Maps
  • UV Master
  • ZRemesher
  • Polypainting

What will you learn?
The ability to work independently with ease in ZBrush

This course will include:

  • Practical workshops
  • Demonstrations
  • Project work

No previous experience is necessary, however, a basic understanding of computers would be helpful.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Nilly Brook has worked in the industry as a ZBrush artist and has taught ZBrush courses at a variety of institutions, to newcomers and industry professionals. Nilly is the 3D technical specialist at Central Saint Martins. Nilly has taught at a number of institutions including the NFTS, Escape Studios, Academy Class and Training Dragon.


Please bring the following materials to the first session:

  • Sketches and reference material (photos etc) of 3D objects that interest you
  • A wacom tablet, if you have one, would be extremely beneficial

Recommended reading:

  • Introducing ZBrush (Serious Skills) Paperback – 1 Jun 2012 by Eric Keller (Author)

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