Well, I’ve been trying to beef up my 3D portfolio and have decided that to really shine, I’m going to need to get friendly with either Zbrush or Mudbox.
So I stumbled onto TONS of fabulous Zbrush tutorials posted by Zbrush3Dinfo. Thanks Zbrush3Dinfo! I’ve posted a few, but visit the youTube site for loads more neatly organized into playlists.
If you are not familiar with Zbrush, it is a pretty excellent tool. It allows you to import a 3D model (or build one in the program) and build super-duper fine detail into the model. It actually has a bunch of other cool features including the ability to paint right on the 3D model regardless of how the UVs are laid out. Visit the product website here.
I am a little less familiar with Mudbox, but has some similar functionality – and is made by Autodesk, the same company that makes Maya and 3D Studio Max. Visit the Mudbox website here.