Jewelry Design In ZBrush | UArtsy
Jewelry Design In ZBrush
Instructor:
Tomas Wittelsbach

Using the lessons of this master class, you will be able to create your own line of custom-designed jewelry, from the initial sculpt in ZBrush, all the way through to the final, ready-to-sell pieces.

BENEFITS INCLUDE
Lifetime course access
Project based training
Community feedback
Email and phone support

Jewelry design is a fine art that has exploded thanks to the advent of digital sculpting and 3D printing. In this course, world-renowned jewelry designer, Tomas Wittelsbach, will teach you his complete production workflow, giving you all the techniques you'll need to create your very own reproducible high-end jewelry.

The 5 most important lessons:

  1. The tools and techniques in ZBrush that work best for jewelry concepting and design
  2. How to add intricate details, like sculptural elements and gemstones, to enhance your designs
  3. How to take sizing into account and adjust your designs to fit your clients perfectly
  4. Preparing your model to be 3D printed using ZBrush, MODO, and other industry standard software
  5. How to convert your ZBrush sculpts into wearable physical objects, like rings, necklaces, and more
Course Outline
Project 1 : Jewelry Sculpting In ZBrush Fundamentals
Begin to understand Tomas' workflow and design philosophy.
11 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Full Class Session - June 13th
Lecture 2
Course Resources
Lecture 3  19:49
Introduction
Lecture 4  19:30
Brush Palette Setup
Lecture 5  22:19
Design Versus Practicality
Lecture 6  12:11
Making Your Designs Read Well
Lecture 7  19:18
Making Holes
Lecture 8  20:08
Designing With Radial Symmetry
Lecture 9  06:44
Making Large Adjustments
Lecture 10  22:01
Using Projection and Extraction
Lecture 11  26:04
Breaking the Mold
Assignment
Assignment #1: Create A Ring
Project 2 : Jewelry Sculpting Fundamentals: Elegant Lines
Sculpting elegant weighted lines.
11 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Live Session June 27th 2015
Lecture 2
Extra Lecture June 27th 2015
Lecture 3
Live Crit Session 062815
Lecture 4  12:25
Intro
Lecture 5  15:49
Using Dynamesh
Lecture 6  24:59
Celtic Knot From Modo to ZBrush
Lecture 7  19:48
Mesh Infusion
Lecture 8  16:01
Line Weight Part 1
Lecture 9  24:35
Line Weight Part 2
Lecture 10  17:29
Composition Part 1
Lecture 11  19:48
Composition Part 2
Assignment
Assignment #2: Create a Pendent
Project 3 : Jewelry Sculpting Fundamentals: Drawing Versus Sculpting In ZBrush
Understanding the difference between drawing details and sculpting details.
10 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Live Session July 11th 2015
Lecture 2
Extra Lecture July 11th 2015
Lecture 3  22:34
Introduction
Lecture 4  12:13
Re creating Symmetry
Lecture 5  19:18
Creating Textures Part 1
Lecture 6  19:29
Creating Textures Part 2
Lecture 7  25:30
Creating Textures Part 3
Lecture 8  19:46
Drawing Versus Sculpting
Lecture 9  19:30
Projection Master
Lecture 10  21:31
Match Maker Brush
Assignment
Assignment #3: Create a New Ring
Project 4 : Sculpting Pendents In ZBrush
Creating a pendent with organic forms.
9 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Live Session July 18th 2015
Lecture 2
Extra Lecture July 18th 2015
Lecture 3  23:49
Blocking Out the Elephant in Modo
Lecture 4  12:06
Importing the Model to ZBrush
Lecture 5  19:18
Sculpting with Posable Symmetry
Lecture 6  20:04
Roughing out the Design
Lecture 7  19:15
Making a Dynamesh Duplicate
Lecture 8  16:01
Flushing out the Design
Lecture 9  16:39
Q & A
Assignment
Assignment #4: Create a Pendent
Project 5 : Sculpting Bracelets In ZBrush
Adding Seats for setting stones.
10 Lectures
Lecture 1
Live Session July 25th 2015
Lecture 2
Extra Lecture July 25th 2015
Lecture 3  24:03
Creating a Braclet and Cutting Plug
Lecture 4  14:56
Importing Into ZBrush and Creating A Flush Setting
Lecture 5  14:50
Using an IMM Brush to Create Seats
Lecture 6  19:02
Setting Up Prongs in Modo
Lecture 7  11:29
Applying the new IM Brush in ZBrush and Sculpting
Lecture 8  15:29
Using the Techniques Shown in A Realistic Scenario
Lecture 9  32:41
The Importance of Keeping It Simple
Lecture 10
Resources
Project 6 : Sculpting Earings In ZBrush
Discussing weight and center of balance.
9 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Live Session August 1st
Lecture 2  25:34
Blocking Out a Flourish In Modo
Lecture 3  17:39
Taking the Flourish Into ZBrush
Lecture 4  18:12
Creating Overlap
Lecture 5  12:46
Cutting for Keying
Lecture 6  18:58
Using Projection Master for Keying
Lecture 7  24:03
Earing Discussion
Lecture 8  14:38
Q&A
Lecture 9  24:15
Cleaning Up Mesh
Assignment
Assignment #6: Create An Earring
Project 7 : Sculpting Fashion Rings In ZBrush
Developing your unique voice.
8 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Live Session August 8th
Lecture 2  18:23
Using Modo's Bridge Tool
Lecture 3  19:25
Creating Iterations
Lecture 4  14:58
Stone Setting
Lecture 5  20:52
Developing Your Voice Part 1
Lecture 6  26:49
Developing Your Voice Part 2
Lecture 7  19:24
Developing Your Voice Part 3
Lecture 8  14:52
Assignment Discussion
Assignment
Assignment #7: Create a Fashion Ring
Project 8 : Sculpting Complex Hinged and Keyed Jewelry Pieces In ZBrush
Creating complex objects with multiple pieces and hinges.
9 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Live Session August 15th
Lecture 2
Extra Lecture August 15th
Lecture 3  25:47
Creating Hinges Part 1
Lecture 4  25:10
Creating Hinges Part 2
Lecture 5  17:21
Creating Hinges Part 3
Lecture 6  21:07
Creating Separate Pieces with Extract
Lecture 7  20:49
Refinging Extraction
Lecture 8  29:45
Fitting the Lens
Lecture 9  23:48
Q&A
Assignment
Assignment #8: Create a Hinged Object with Multiple Pieces
Project 9 : Sculpting Filigree Details In ZBrush
Using extract to create hollow pieces.
8 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Live Session August 22nd 2015
Lecture 2  19:19
Extracting Part 1
Lecture 3  19:02
Extracting Part 2
Lecture 4  27:47
Bas Reflief
Lecture 5  13:15
Getting Subdivisions Back
Lecture 6  20:32
Booleans
Lecture 7  16:59
Sculpting Practice
Lecture 8  14:00
Brush Curve Settings
Assignment
Assignment #9: Create 4 Anatomy Studies
Project 10 : Fundamentals Of 3D Printing Jewelry
An explanation of the growing, molding, and casting process.
6 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Live Session August 29th 2015
Lecture 2  24:00
Prepping for 3D Print
Lecture 3  24:20
Molding and Casting Process
Lecture 4  21:54
Q&A Part 1
Lecture 5  20:43
Q&A Part 2
Lecture 6  15:37
Q&A Part 3
Assignment
Assignment #10: Create Something for Print
Project 11 : The Business of Jewelry Design
The Business of Jewelry
9 Lectures
Lecture 1
Live Session September 12th 2015
Lecture 2
Bonus Live Session September 19th 2015
Lecture 3  16:03
The Business of Jewelry Part 1
Lecture 4  22:44
The Business of Jewelry Part 2
Lecture 5  31:22
The Business of Jewelry Part 3
Lecture 6  23:38
The Business of Jewelry Part 4
Lecture 7  13:49
The Business of Jewelry Part 5
Lecture 8  30:28
The Business of Jewelry Part 6
Lecture 9  29:57
Q&A
Project 12 : Introduction To ZBrush
4 Lectures
Lecture 1
Getting Started With Zbrush
Lecture 2
Understanding Topology
Lecture 3
Exploring Zbrush 4R7's New Features
Lecture 4
Texturing And Unwrapping Techniques
Project 13 : Bonus & Resources
Get a taste for what Tomas' class will be like and download his class resources.
6 Lectures
Lecture 1
Welcome
Lecture 2  28:14
Pre-class: Lecture 1
Lecture 3  35:31
Pre-class: Lecture 2
Lecture 4  37:22
Pre-class: Lecture 3
Lecture 5
Course Resources
Lecture 6
Live Q&A Session December 6th
Project 14 : Critiques Class Of June 2015
10 Lectures
Lecture 1
Critique On June 28th 2015
Lecture 2
Critique On July 10th 2015
Lecture 3
Critique On July 17th 2015
Lecture 4
Critique On July 24th 2015
Lecture 5
Critique On August 7th 2015
Lecture 6
Critique On August 14 2015
Lecture 7
Critique On August 21st 2015
Lecture 8
Critique On August 28th 2015
Lecture 9
Critique On September 11th 2015
Lecture 10
Critique On September 18th 2015
Project 15 : Archive: Crits 2014
7 Lectures
Lecture 1
Crit 1 Replay
Lecture 2
Crit 2 Replay
Lecture 3
Crit 3 Replay
Lecture 4
Crit 4 Replay
Lecture 5
Crit 5 Replay
Lecture 6
Crit 6
Lecture 7  29:57
Crit 7
Project 16 : Archive: Critiques Dec 2014
14 Lectures
Lecture 1
Crit 1 Replay
Lecture 2
Crit 2 Replay
Lecture 3
Crit 3 Replay
Lecture 4
Crit 4 Replay
Lecture 5
Crit 5 Replay
Lecture 6
Crit 6 Replay
Lecture 7
Crit 7 Replay
Lecture 8
Crit 7 Demo
Lecture 9
Crit 8 Replay
Lecture 10
Crit 8 Demo
Lecture 11
Crit 9 Replay
Lecture 12
Crit 9 Demo
Lecture 13
Crit 10 Replay
Lecture 14
Crit 10 Demo
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FAQ
What are the requirements?
You will be connected to audio using your computer's microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended. System Requirements: Windows(R) 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server; Mac OS(R) X 10.6 or newer; iPhone(R), iPad(R), Android(TM) phone or Android tablet Read our Audio Checklist for tips on using your computer's microphone and speakers with GoToWebinar at http://support.citrixonline.com/en_US/gotowebinarl/all_files/GTW040001
Who should take this course?
This is an intermediate level course. As such, a basic understanding of ZBrush is recommended. No prior knowledge or experience with jewelry design or 3D printing is required.
What if I miss one of the live sessions?
No need to worry. We realize that not everyone is able to make it to a scheduled meeting with the instructor. That’s why we record all live sessions and post them on the course platform, along with all your other course materials. It’s all there for you to access whenever you like!
Can I download the lectures?
Absolutely. You have lifetime access to all your course content, which includes both streaming and downloadable course video lectures.

About the instructor

After a distinguished career in Hollywood – where he served as the lead sculptor on such films as Batman Forever, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Big Fish – Tomas Wittelsbach took his technical understanding of using form, motion, and tension to tell a story and began to create on a much smaller scale. In 2005, he launched his own line of jewelry, the House of Wittelsbach. Hinged largely on traditional European iconography and translated with crypt-like skeletons resurrected from a dusty underworld, the House of Wittelsbach reimagined what fine jewelry could look like. Today, Tomas has teamed up with Jim Tuttle of Green Lake Jewelry Works to create a one-of-a-kind collection called Ink Metal. Tomas personally designs each piece in the exquisite line of ornately detailed jewelry – all reflective of his dark, countercultural aesthetic.