In just 4 weeks, learn all ZBrush features and make your first projects

4 week program
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Unlimited feedback via program forum
Skill level
Complete beginner
Due on weekly basis
Final Project
Upon submission of the final project

What you will learn

Final Project
From complete start to your first projects
Zbrush Fundamentals teaches you everything you need to know about the software, as an artist. We start from scratch, but in only 2 weeks you will be finishing (and submitting!) your first projects.
All ZBrush tools & possibilities, explained
You will know what the software can do for you and how to achieve the result through multiple paths to find out what's more comfortable for you.
You're the artist, so we want to give you the freedom to operate and make amazing projects.
We're giving a solid overview of the software with production needs in mind: when you work with clients, you need to know what's required and how to make your project technically correct.
Fully rendered and polypainted character
We'll have plenty of space to play, but to achieve a certificate of this program, you need to finish a character of your own. Maybe it's not a human for start, but it will be totally yours. You can use it later on whichever way you like!
We're here at your side to make it great (and give you our best feedback so that you learn).

Course Program

Total duration of video content: 7 h 15 min
The program is designed for self-study at a time that suits your lifestyle. You are expected to complete one module per week and report your progress.
Module 1. Zbrush Basics
  • Lesson 1: Interface
  • Lesson 2: Brushes
  • Lesson 3: IMM Brushes
  • Lesson 4: Materials
  • Lesson 5: Tool panel
Module 2. Organic Sculpting
  • Lesson 1: Sculpting techniques
  • Lesson 2: Dynamesh and sculptis pro
  • Lesson 3: Extracting shapes
  • Lesson 4: Detailing
  • Lesson 5: Alphas
  • Lesson 6: Installing custom interface
Module 3. Hard surface
  • Lesson 1: Polygroups and Z-modeler
  • Lesson 2: Z-remesher
  • Lesson 3: Booleans
  • Lesson 4: Panel-looping and group-looping
  • Lesson 5: Free hard-surface sculpting
  • Lesson 6: Working with project primitives
Module 4. Polypainting
  • Lesson 1: Polypainting
  • Lesson 2: Polypainting with alphas
  • Lesson 3: Different strokes and setup
  • Lesson 4: Working with spotlight
Module 5. Rendering
  • Lesson 1: Light settings in Zbrush
  • Lesson 2: Render passes + PS
  • Lesson 3: NPR rendering
  • Lesson 4: Keyshot bridge
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Student feedback
I learned lots and way faster than just looking around random videos on YouTube by myself. The instructor gave very good advice and the pace of the course was just right.
Momoko Okabe
CG Artist, Vancouver
I loved the length of the videos, it covered enough for me and then let me go off and figure stuff out for myself. Seeing as the character i had was not the same as in the videos there was a lot of room to go my own way, for me that was goods as i had done enough step by step courses and some things don't stick that way but using what i was taught in the videos on my own character brought up new challenges and locked a few things into place for me.
Sean Olsen
3D Artist, USA/Ireland
The workflow and the constant correction of the instructor gave me another view of my work process. The best thing about the instructor was that he made simple some hard and tedious process
Julio Padula
3D Artist, Buenos Aires
First of all, it was fun, and I learned a lot during this course. As well as I improved my sculpting skills, the biggest part was the actual feedback, where I get feedback directly on my model.
Alexander Deister
3D artist, Germany
Course Instructors
We're proud to bring you the expertise of some of the best artists in the industry
Alfredo Baro
Course Creator
Character artist and modeler, Alfredo is a year-round instructor at Art Heroes.
He currently lives in Mexico, freelances and constantly works on personal projects.
Art Director
Art Director and co-founder at Art Heroes, Marlon has been a part of some of the worlds' best teams, from EA, Blur, Goodbye Kansas and RealtimeUK.
Marlon specializes on digital humans and one of his big passions is creating stylized characters

Instructors gallery

Meet our students!

Brendan McCaffrey (Ireland)
Martin Carillo (Ecuador)
When you complete your final project, receive a certificate of completion
(and a little gift from us)
Certificate of Completion
One year access
Access to all the learning materials, live feedback recordings and online community
Individual Feedback
Receive individual feedback from industires top experts
Networking with other artists
Meet other students from the program who are also going through the program with you
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When does the program start?
The program is ongoing! As soon you complete your enrollment, you can start learning.
Is the course live or recorded?
The bulk of the program is offered as pre-recorded HD-quality videos. There's a private community of the program where you are able to get your questions answered, as well as live sessions that you can join on Creators plan.
How do I get feedback on my progress?
Feedback is offered in private community of the program
Is there a certificate at the end of the program?
Yes, you are eligible for a certificate upon course completion and submission of your final project. You can choose to get a digital certificate and opt-in for a physical copy, too.
How much time does it take to complete the program?
The program is split on 5 modules, and we estimate about 3-4 hours of workload per module.
Expect to finish within 1,5 months, together with your final project.
Are there any payment plans?
If you enroll in this program alone, there's no payment plan option.