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hrgiger
08-30-2012, 02:08 PM
I am always looking for ways to improve my knowledge of anatomy and form (as well as my proficiency with Zbrush) and just yesterday stumbled across these videos on Youtube and they are excellent:

The first one is a webinar on sculpting the face. Its an hour and 20 minutes long but the last 20 minutes or so is Q &A from viewers so you wouldn't have to watch that part if you didn't want. Its not so much a tutorial as it is on the importance and strategy behind learning the names of anatomical structures and their purposes and their relevance to sculpting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEiBYgBmhH0&feature=related

Then another by the same person called Anatomy 2.0 and its about 30 minutes long.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv9jBlYJLfw&feature=related

They are by Ryan Kingslien who appears to run Zbrush Workshops which I'm seriously considering subscribing to: http://www.zbrushworkshops.com/



If you know of any really good resources to the study of anatomy form, please post it here.

OnlineRender
08-30-2012, 03:06 PM
http://www.digitaltutors.com/11/training.php?pid=792&autoplay=1

Empedokles
09-01-2012, 03:29 PM
I am always looking for ways to improve my knowledge of anatomy and form (as well as my proficiency with Zbrush) and just yesterday stumbled across these videos on Youtube and they are excellent:

The first one is a webinar on sculpting the face. Its an hour and 20 minutes long but the last 20 minutes or so is Q &A from viewers so you wouldn't have to watch that part if you didn't want. Its not so much a tutorial as it is on the importance and strategy behind learning the names of anatomical structures and their purposes and their relevance to sculpting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEiBYgBmhH0&feature=related

Then another by the same person called Anatomy 2.0 and its about 30 minutes long.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv9jBlYJLfw&feature=related

They are by Ryan Kingslien who appears to run Zbrush Workshops which I'm seriously considering subscribing to: http://www.zbrushworkshops.com/



If you know of any really good resources to the study of anatomy form, please post it here.

Ryan Kingslien is for sure one of the first addresses when it comes to ZBrush and learning anatomy. I subscribed to ZBrushworkshops and can not recommend it enough. That guy really teaches you sculpting and knows absolutely everything about ZBrush - he used to work at Pixologic.
If you are able to spend the money, the Visualarium http://www.visualarium.com/
is his master classes.

I also strongly recommend getting one of the beautiful anatomy figures from anatomy tools, if you dont know them already. Got one on my table and it is really a world class reference..
https://www.anatomytools.com/storefront.php

hrgiger
09-01-2012, 07:37 PM
Ryan Kingslien is for sure one of the first addresses when it comes to ZBrush and learning anatomy. I subscribed to ZBrushworkshops and can not recommend it enough. That guy really teaches you sculpting and knows absolutely everything about ZBrush - he used to work at Pixologic.
If you are able to spend the money, the Visualarium http://www.visualarium.com/
is his master classes.

I also strongly recommend getting one of the beautiful anatomy figures from anatomy tools, if you dont know them already. Got one on my table and it is really a world class reference..
https://www.anatomytools.com/storefront.php

Thanks for the info. Yes, I got one of the anatomy tools male models for christmas a few years ago. Best thing I got from my marriage.

sampei
09-02-2012, 11:44 AM
this is the best I've come across so far, it's in mudbox

http://eat3d.com/classical-sculpting

adrian
09-03-2012, 07:02 AM
I bought the Zombie Zbrush course from Ryan Kingslien and it's brilliant - I started with absolutely zero Zbrush knowledge but was able to follow along perfectly.

Due to having loads of other stuff I've had to do I've still got loads of the course to go through yet but I thoroughly recommend this guy's courses.

DogBoy
09-04-2012, 03:27 AM
this is the best I've come across so far, it's in mudbox

http://eat3d.com/classical-sculpting

Isn't that our old friend oddity (Rod Seffen) doing the tute?

RebelHill
09-04-2012, 03:44 AM
I still love my copy of Gray's for this sorta thing. It is, ofc, massive overkill for the artist in terms of detail... however, it does contain many useful things like joint articulation mechanics, info on calculations for balance and force (useful stuff for rigging), tension flow lines for the fitting of skin (what we'd call edge loops), plus all the actual anatomical diagrams and explanations, how to recognise muscle groups beneath the skin, etc. Ive yet to come across an art anatomy reference that gives all these different details in a single book/whatever.

It also comes with the advantage that when u visit the doctor/hospital, u'll know exactly what they're talking about, and once they realise this, they'll be forced to try and use acronyms to confuse u once again... which are way harder, and most havent had to use since medical school.

antsj
09-04-2012, 03:51 AM
HR & others interested,

I started a class with him @ http://www.visualarium.com on Anatomy R4 using Zbrush 4R3 new tools and existing options in Z Brush. I had to withdraw due after a few classes due the crud going around that made it hard to foresee getting best learning opportunity I do plan to look at a class in the first or second one offered.


Here are a few important links about his training opportunities:

http://www.visualarium.com/how-it-works/
http://www.visualarium.com/ryan-kingslien-closed/# [Included Ryans Bio & Gallery]
http://www.visualarium.com/past-classes/ [Check out Top Discussions on VISUALARIUM]
http://www.visualarium.com/
http://www.zbrushworkshops.com/ (Workshops (pre-recorded) that
have more payment options to suit most every ones budget.)

Hope that this post helps.

AJ
***I am not employed by Ryan and have not been paid to post/advertise on forums)

Empedokles
09-04-2012, 10:31 AM
I still love my copy of Gray's for this sorta thing. It is, ofc, massive overkill for the artist in terms of detail... however, it does contain many useful things like joint articulation mechanics, info on calculations for balance and force (useful stuff for rigging), tension flow lines for the fitting of skin (what we'd call edge loops), plus all the actual anatomical diagrams and explanations, how to recognise muscle groups beneath the skin, etc. Ive yet to come across an art anatomy reference that gives all these different details in a single book/whatever.

It also comes with the advantage that when u visit the doctor/hospital, u'll know exactly what they're talking about, and once they realise this, they'll be forced to try and use acronyms to confuse u once again... which are way harder, and most havent had to use since medical school.

Well, my brain has been running on overkill mode for quite a while now - Im getting used to it. That "Gray" is a book I guess?

sampei
09-04-2012, 10:50 AM
Isn't that our old friend oddity (Rod Seffen) doing the tute?
yup.

Well, my brain has been running on overkill mode for quite a while now - Im getting used to it. That "Gray" is a book I guess?
gray's anatomy, a standard book in med school..it's been around for 150 years. I use it as a supplement to other art-oriented anatomy pubblications, it always clears up any ambiguity and leaves nothing to interpretation.

Empedokles
09-04-2012, 10:52 AM
yup.

gray's anatomy, a standard anatomy book in med school..it's been around for 150 years. I use it as a supplement to other artistic-oriented anatomy pubblications, it always clears up any ambiguity and leaves nothing to interpretation.

Ah okay - thanks!

XswampyX
09-04-2012, 11:09 AM
Well, my brain has been running on overkill mode for quite a while now - Im getting used to it. That "Gray" is a book I guess?

Have a look..... it's got pictures and everything. :)

http://www.bartleby.com/107/

RebelHill
09-04-2012, 11:20 AM
The original by gray and carter is nice and easily, cheaply, freely available but is only much good for the actual pictures of bits. Wonderfully drawn though, worth having for interest. But a modern edition is more favourable I find for all the extras of info other than the drawings I mentioned... most recent edition is ofc excellent, and colour...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Grays-Anatomy-Anatomical-Clinical-Practice/dp/0443066841/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346778836&sr=8-1

Empedokles
09-04-2012, 12:31 PM
Thanks guys! Bookmarked...

rcallicotte
09-05-2012, 07:22 AM
Thanks for the link to Ryan's teaching on the zBrush Workshops site. I had forgotten about it.