10 Tutorials to Improve Your Hard Surface Technique

There’s no time like the present to brush up on your Hard Surface painting and modeling techniques. Gift yourself to one of these hard surface tutorials today!

Hard Surface Creature Creation in Zbrush

Would you like to be able to create really cool creatures with hard surface parts? If so, this course is definitely for you!

At the end of the course, you will be able to sculpt hard surface creatures using ZBrush and Keyshot with confidence, you will be able to create a hard surface creature with ease. And use the techniques to go on and create your own models!

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Amazing 45 min tutorial on matte sculpting by Mels Mneyan. Not to mention this tutorial pack includes 400+ hard surface alphas.

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Hard Surface Vehicle Modeling

This a step-by-step tutorial showing how to model a realistic motorcycle in Maya. This course is designed to teach you how to take your hard surface modeling skills to the next level.  You will see this motorcycle created from start to finish.  This tutorial assumes you have an understanding of the Maya Interface. You will be provided with the project files to follow along.

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Hard Surface Trim Sheet Tutorial

A full run through of creating a tilling hard surface trim sheet texture from scratch using Maya, Zbrush, and Photoshop.  Showcasing techniques for poly modeling in Maya and boolean/insert techniques in Zbrush.  Concluding with showing the workflow of transferring the Zbrush sculpture to a low res game engine friendly mesh for texture tilling and rendering in Marmoset.

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How to – Zbrush Hard Surface Techniques with Lance Wilkinson

In this tutorial Lance shows you some of the hard surface techniques he uses in realtime to get the shapes, panels, and details he created in the Female Cyborg Bust. Basic knowledge of Zbrush is best for viewing.

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Sub-D Hard Surface Modeling: V block (Tutorial & Models)

This tutorial provides a visual approach to learning (without complex instructions) and the included modeling exercise is designed to help artists learn from experience by validating their own topology strategies. Artists are encouraged to experiment with other modeling tools and alternate topology layouts while following along with the three topology strategies covered in this tutorial.

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Hard Surface Techniques in ZBrush

In this series, Stephen starts with his base idea in a sketch, and takes it through the full concept ideation, modeling, and posing stages. He shares some of his techniques for creating animation-ready topology as well as some tips for how he tries to create a consistent feel across the model, designing as he goes, and how to can cheat the look while forcing the geometry (carefully, of course) to fit a pose and appear to actually work.

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Hard Surface Kitbash + 12 Video Tutorials

This product includes 12 video tutorials totaling 426 min and 106 hard surface models set for 3Dmax, Zbrush,Maya, and etc.

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Shading A Hard Surface Model 2015: Texturing A Scifi Power Cell Video Tutorial

Are you a 3d Concept Artist who uses Keyshot but wishes its materials were more flexible and it had better painting capabilities? Are you a Texture Artist who works on the final asset, but are tired of waiting for a complex robot with thousands of parts to be UVd? Well, this video tutorial shows off how I textured a sci-fi power cell using a projection painting technique that requires no UV unwrapping and gives you far more flexibility than Keyshot provides while still retaining the speed. The tutorial is for 3dsmax and Vray, but the ideas can be applied to your 3d package and renderer of choice.

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3D-Coat Hard Surface, Basics

This 3 video tutorial covers an intro to basic UI and navigation and intro useful tools,  further discussion of the tools you’ll need to make cool hard surface stuff in 3d coat and more UI basics and finally making a cool hard surface bust.

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