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Dynamic Animal Sculpting

with Krystal Sae Eua


In this course, Krystal Sae Eua shares her process for creating a digital animal sculpture from start to finish. Working in ZBrush, Krystal demonstrates how she approaches animal anatomy, pose and composition. She reveals her sculpting techniques for blocking, secondary details and tertiary details using an array of ZBrush tools and techniques that include her approach for fur sculpting and polypaint. Krystal then takes the model into Maya for simple UV arrangement, then Keyshot for final rendering and presentation. For artists looking to develop their approach to animal anatomy, sculpting and detailing, this title provides a valuable lesson from one of the industry's senior artists.

Duration: 4h 40m

Format: HD 1920x1080

Krystal Sae Eua

Senior Character/Creature Artist at Weta Digital

Krystal Sae Eua has been forever inspired by animals, creatures, and the natural world. Her passions led her to an art career in visual effects spanning over 14 years. Her work can be seen in a broad range of blockbuster projects including Avatar, The Avengers, the Shadow of the Tomb Raider cinematic trailer, the Destiny 2: Forsaken cinematics, and Netflix’s Love Death + Robots anthology. She has also performed as a speaker at many industry events including the ZBrush Summit, Gnomon School, and CG Futures.

Krystal is best known for her figurative animal sculpture. She explores her subjects with a focus on energy, balance, and dynamic anatomy. She is now expanding her work to include collectibles and fine art sculpture.

She currently works for Weta Digital as a Senior Character/Creature Modeler on many upcoming film projects.