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My first 3D sculpt of a horse

Discussion in 'Digis - Digital Miniatures 3D Modeling' started by Venko, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. Venko Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Bulgaria
    Hi,

    I'm presenting you my first 3D sculpt with ZBrush Mini, which is the free version of the software with limited tools (no masks, measurement etc.), I had to rely on my perception of the anatomy and proportions (I made already two horses from clay).
    About two evenings of work to get used to the brushes.
    I didn't sculpt the mane intentionally and I have to learn how to pose the sculpt in the future.
    The files can be exported for 3D printing, which is nice feature :)

    I hope you like it :)

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  2. dwhitford Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks like a great start, thanks for posting the pictures. I may have to check out more information on ZBrush Mini.

    -DW
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  3. Venko Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Bulgaria

    Thanks!

    ZBrush Mini has limited tools, compared to the full version, but usually you need only 3-4 of the brushes to make a sculpt. And the interface is more user friendly ;)

    You can try Blender also, it is keeping up with every update and is free :)

    I made the pose of the legs with Blender and some refining:

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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Venko

    All credit to you , Z brush, Blender.....all great tools that offer mch to today's sculptors

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy digi sculpting

    Nap
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  5. Aumakua Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Sweet work Venko!
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  6. Venko Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Bulgaria
    Thank you!

    I'm still learning, but it is fun :)
  7. Venko Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Bulgaria
    Second attempt, with posing, I think it is much better :)

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  8. Venko Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Bulgaria
    Option with a short-cut mane, I also cut it in four parts with hollow body,and ready for printing :)

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  9. Oda A Fixture

    Trully excellent work.Hard to imagine this is only your first try,you've already achieved a great level of detail,anatomy,pose etc.Did you sculpt a generic horse or did you use some established Bulgarian horsebreed as reference?

    Oda.
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  10. Venko Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Bulgaria
    Thank you!

    It is a generic horse, for a first sculpt, I looked at pictures mainly, but yes-I also used a Bulgarian horses for reference.

    This is East Bulgarian, which is composed of local, anglo-arab, and mainly english breeds (like Thoroughbred), for the needs of bulgarian cavalry in the early XX century. In the eighties, for better sporting performance, modern Hanoverian, Holstein breeds etc. were also introduced. It is around 16 hands tall.

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  11. Oda A Fixture

    Beautiful breed.Thank you for the information.If you ever consider printing and selling your horses,let me know.

    Oda.
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  12. Venko Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Bulgaria

    The horse is ready, I did the cuts in four parts, but I will need some time to make them. Maybe next weeks. I will let you know.
    If anyone is interested, send me PM.

    Cheers!
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  13. IronMike A Fixture

    Do you do humans?
  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Put a thread up in Figure News ....with pics and link to this thread if you wish

    All credit to you

    Nap
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  15. Venko Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Bulgaria
    Yes, I do, but I will post more news after the summer ends :)
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