Create Your First 3D Model in ZBrush

free course
Model by Instructor
Yuriy Porubov

In this free online course, you'll learn the basics of ZBrush and create your very first 3D model in a couple of days.

How to quickly get hold of ZBrush interface
How to move objects around
What Is The Course About?
You'll step into a 3D Character Artist's career and understand the ZBrush basics in a week.
What each brush is used for
How to use shortcuts
ZBrush is a 3D modeling software that is often used in character creation for games, movies. It's somewhat similar to clay modeling, only digital.
A drawing tablet is required.
ZBrush Is A Lot Simpler Than You Think
It's nothing like Maya or 3Ds Max and is easy to grasp. You'll master basic tools and be able to sculpt your first object, even if you have never used this program before.
Getting Started With Sculpting
1. Interface Basics
ZBrush interface is based mostly on palettes. You need to learn how to use them. Also, you need to know a few shortcuts and how to rotate a camera.
It's not rocket science.
2. The Most Useful Brushes
There are hundreds of brushes. But we'll focus on those that are useful for beginners. You don't need to know all of them. We'll show you the brushes that you need for a quick start.
3. ZBrush Features
They allow optimizing the grid, grouping objects, and many other things.

This mini-course will teach you how to use them and even more.
4. See How Pros Sculpt
At this point, you'll have learned all the main features. Now it's time to see how our instructors sculpt a skull and a helmet step-by-step using the same tools.
Now It's Your Turn
Take this journey with our free mini-course. You can do it!
No deadline: the course is always open
Lecture Type
Pre-recorded videos, no streaming
Skills Level
Start Date
After registration
Course Curriculum
1. Intro
  • User interface
  • Creating a primitive and enabling 3D mode
  • Navigation
  • Turning a primitive into an editable object
  • Brush types
  • Alphas and PolyPaint
  • Canvas
  • How to use SubTools
  • Moving objects around
  • Symmetry
  • Saving and loading
2. Commonly Used Brushes
Sculpting BrushesStandard
  • Move
  • ClayBuildup
  • DamStandard
  • Inflate
  • Flatten
  • Planar
  • Smooth
  • Insert

  • Mask Pen
  • Mask Lasso
  • Mask Curve

Selection Brushes
  • Select Rect
  • Select Lasso

Clip Brushes
  • Clip Curve
  • Clip Rect
  • Trim Curve

Slice Brush
  • Slice Curve

Brushes Customization
3. ZBrush Tools
  • Polygroups
  • Divide
  • Dynamesh
  • ZRemesher
  • Crease
  • Dynamic Subdivision
  • Extract
  • Layers
  • Boolean
  • ZModeler
4. Useful Shortcuts and Setting Custom Hotkeys
  • Custom hotkeys
  • Useful shortcuts
We'll do a practical task using all demonstrated tools to show you a workflow step-by-step.
Got Questions?
Write to us wherever you want and we will reach you back.
Meet Your Instructor
3D Character Artist with more than 8-year experience. Yuriy worked for RJ Games and Sperasoft. He worked on Dragon Age: Inquisition, Agents of Mayhem, Overkill's The Walking Dead, and Anthem. But unfortunately, everything's under the NDA, so he can't share anything.
Yuriy Porubov
How Does The Course Work?
1. Lectures
You'll get permanent access to all lectures.
2. Extra Materials
You'll get access to useful materials handpicked by the instructor. It will help you to improve quickly and avoid unwanted mistakes.
3. XYZ Community
You're not going to do Z-BRUSH INTRO course alone. After enrolling in a course you'll be added to a Discord server where you can ask questions, join discussions, and meet fellows from all over the world.
Student Showcase
Content Oriented Web
Make great presentations, longreads, and landing pages, as well as photo stories, blogs, lookbooks, and all other kinds of content oriented projects.
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