Helpful ZBrush Resources: Getting Started

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Helpful ZBrush Resources: Getting Started

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zbrush gallery imageIf you are reading this article, chances are you already know that ZBrush is a powerful digital sculpting and painting program. You’ve heard about how it revolutionized the 3D industry. You know that it is used in the creation of many award-winning video games and films, such as Bioshock Infinite and Avatar. You’re probably just as excited as we are about this program, but maybe you aren’t sure where to start. Not to worry. This blog will help you answer a lot of beginner questions, like “What can I do to get started with ZBrush?” and “What ZBrush resources are available?”

Let’s get started by sharing some helpful ZBrush resources.

ZBrush Resources

zclassroom lessonsStart by planning your journey through the creative process: conceptualize, create and complete. Get inspired by reviewing this handy guide – Getting Started with ZBrush.

Pixologic offers an expansive, informative and helpful website to support you with ZBrush. They have created a comprehensive “Learn ZBrush” section. This section is loaded with in-depth video tutorials for every skill level, from beginner and intermediate to advanced level. There is a wide selection of videos that provide a variety of ZBrush lessons. You can watch them in chronological order or simply search for what interests you.

Pixologic also offers free ZBrush courses. You can take the basic “Getting Started” course or choose from many others. Course selections include: “Digital Sculpting & Modeling”, “Texturing”, “Posing & Animation”, “Rendering” and “Plug-ins”.

If for some reason, you need more information. Pixologic offers the ZBrush Central community where you can interact with other users, attend user group meetings, or read the ZBrush blog for news and tutorials. Still have questions? Users are also encouraged to seek help from the ZBrush support section.

ZBrush Inspiration

ZBrush Inspiration If you think ZBrush is just for video games and film, we’ve got news for you! ZBrush is used throughout various industries.  Learning how this program is used in scientific visualization, 3D printing and even jewelry design might inspire you to head in new directions. You can also view the impressive gallery of art on the Pixologic website to get your creative ideas flowing. All this inspiration will help you think outside of the box with your designs.

Need Software? Academic Pricing is Available for ZBrush

Students, teachers, faculty and academic institutions are eligible for special academic pricing on ZBrush. To learn more about ZBrush academic discounts please visit

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