August 16, 2012

My "Etcher IMM Zipper Pack" ready for download




Installation Instructions , overview and quickstart

 HERE 

 Don't forget:

10 more pages on the IMM-Zipper Brushes and IMM brush creation HERE


  
Comments and suggestions are always welcome!
Also, I would love to see how you use the brushes in your work -> feel free to shoot me an email with images or a link (geertmelis@hotmail.com) 


As usual, the Pixologic booth at the LA Siggraph conference was packed. Speakers included Brian Wynia, Danny Williams, Scott Spencer, Joseph Drust, Cesar Dacol Jr., Michael Pavlovich, Kurt Papstein, Frank Gravat, Martin Murphy and Kris Costa.

So, needless to say, it was awesome to see Pixologic's Paul Gaboury announce my "Etcher IMM Zipper Pack"!


My "Etcher IMM Zipper Pack" announced at Siggraph 2012

As usual, the Pixologic booth at the LA Siggraph conference was packed. Speakers included Brian Wynia, Danny Williams, Scott Spencer, Joseph Drust, Cesar Dacol Jr., Michael Pavlovich, Kurt Papstein, Frank Gravat, Martin Murphy and Kris Costa.

So, needless to say, it was awesome to see Pixologic's Paul Gaboury announce my "Etcher IMM Zipper Pack"!


August 8, 2012

My 3D Zippers featured on Pixologic's website

It's awesome to see my jacket sculpt and zipper brushes on Pixologic's website - Thank you Pixologic!
Check it out


July 26, 2012

My ZBrush 3d Zipper Brushes Ship with ZBrush 4R4

While Betatesting ZBrush 4R4, I created two 3d Zipperbrushes that ship with ZBrush. Give'em a try, you might like'em :)  Credit goes to Pixologic's Paul Gaboury whose advice and suggestions made the brushes the best they can be!  





Here's how I use the brushes: watch it in HD


October 2, 2011

Hardsurface Gun Modeling Step by Step


Check it out on page 49 of my Etcher_Sketcher thread over at ZBC -> CLICK HERE

Betatesting ZBrush 4R2


My thread includes a Dynamesh tip and a tutorial on creating 3d Fabric (chainmail, cloth) with the new Noisemaker. I added a step by step on how to create a tileable chainmail alpha entirely within ZBrush and Photoshop and step by step on how to use transparency with NoiseMaker.

Check it out HERE

July 8, 2011

My worx featured in Digital Production Magazine

If you live in Germany, Austria or Switzerland, you might want to check out the july / august issue (04/11) of Digital Production Magazine. It contains 21 pages of ZBrush related articles by Scott Eaton, Klaus Jaworski, Henning Kleist and myself.
My contribution consists of an in depth look at ZBrush 4’s new features and how I use them to create weaponry for my TTVOR characters. Subscribers have acces to movies showing the entire workflow, reference sheets, .Ztl files and custom alphas.


March 8, 2011

My Etcher_Sketcher sheets translated into French



Long time ZBrush Central member Frenchy Pilou undertook the daunting task of translating nearly 100 Etcher_Sketcher sheets into French for the ZBrush community at ZBrush France... awesome!

Click HERE to see the translated sheets

August 10, 2010

My ZBrush 4.0 Beta thread live on ZBrush Central.

With the launch of ZBrush 4, the Betatester's threads went live on ZBrush Central. My thread contains a new functions implementation overview, a Shadowbox quickstart guide and 10 new Etcher_Sketcher sheets on the creation of a new Thin Veil of Reality character, using Z4.

It is so humbling and exciting to see my worx alongside those of great artists!


Thread link (with Shadowbox quickstart guide)
Pages 1 - 3
Pages 4 - 6
Pages 7 - 8
Page 9
Page 10

July 27, 2010

My ZBrush 4.0 Beta works featured in Z4 Trailer and Z4 Gallery

Woot! Again so honoured to see my weapon modeling in the Beta trailer and my work featured in the Beta Tester galery!




Check out the Beta Tester Gallery

December 14, 2009

December 8, 2009

Etcher_Sketcher gets Top Row at ZBrush Central

Christmas came early this year. I was both honoured and humbled to see my thread get Top Row at ZBrush Central. I got so many nice and very motivating comments from fellow ZBrush artists!!!


Click HERE to go to Top Row gallery at ZBrush Central

December 7, 2009

Betatesting ZBrush 3.5 : Hardsurface Anatomy

http://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthread.php?78703-Etcher_Sketcher&p=637113&viewfull=1#post637113
Testing out ZSpheres II, The new Polish Brushes and Pen Brushes


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                                           Page 7 - 9                                                                Page 10 - 14

November 24, 2009

My hardsurface anatomy worx featured in ZBrush 3.5 Release Trailer

Great to see some of the stuff I did during 3.5 Beta Testing in the Release Trailer!


Click HERE to watch the trailer
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September 10, 2009

Betatesting ZBrush 3.5: ZSpheres II

During the 3.5 Betatesting I Used ZSpheres II to to build a rig driven muscle system for one of my Thin Veil of Reality characters.



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August 16, 2009

Betatesting PaintStop 1.0 - worx

PaintStop is a great drawing and painting plug-in for ZBrush. The worx I did during betatesting are all related to The Thin Veil of Reality.


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   Page 11          Page 12 - 13                  Page 14 - 15             Page 16             Page 17 - 18          Page 19 - 20
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August 6, 2009

EtcherTube Live

Woohoo! Got my YouTube channel up and running! Using it to post timelapse vids of the work I'm doing during Betatesting.

Go to EtcherTube or check out the sampler below!

Check out the sampler

August 3, 2009

My drawings featured in the PaintStop 1.0 trailer and gallery

It was great to see some of the worx I did while Betatesting PaintStop in the trailer and gallery!

Click HERE to watch the trailer
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Click HERE to go to the gallery
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April 26, 2009

First "Thin Veil of Reality" character concepts on ZBrush Central

Posted 14 pages that show the development / concepting on one of the "Thin Veil of Reality" characters.

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                    Page 1 - 2                                            Page 3 - 5                                            Page 6 - 10


                                                                               Page 11 - 14

January 24, 2009

Etcher_Sketcher live

Decided to post some digital sculpts on ZBrush Central

Name: Etcher                        Thread: Etcher_Sketcher


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