3-D Me!

May 9th, 2011 | Posted in General

Artist Ryan Kittleson of Orlando, Florida wrote me to share a digitally sculpted caricature he did of me for the Me Gallery. He recorded a sped-up video of his creation, done with the program Zbrush.

I’ve never used Zbrush but I’ve seen some cool things done with it. MAD’s Hermann Mejia has done some work with it. I understand there are even three-dimensional “printers” that will sculpt your Zbrush creations somehow.

Anyway . . . great stuff, Ryan…and thanks!


  1. Mike says:

    If you want to have a play with this sort of “digital clay” without spending a chunk on ZBrush, there’s a similar program (it does similar things, but the back-end mechanics are different), called Sculptris, which is free.


    It is, unfortunately, PC-only at the moment.

    Sculptris has recently been bought up by the same people who make ZBrush, so the download is now on their servers:


    …which is detailed here. http://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthread.php?t=090617

    I like Sculptris’ stripped-down interface. You spend more time sculpting than you do trying get the program to do what you want…

  2. Turn your Z brush into sculpture ? Yes I watched it being done in layers pretty amazing

  3. We had a few 3D printers at our school in Detroit for the car designers. They’d use them to print off intricate car details for their models like hubcaps and headlights. Every once and a while one of the 3D animation students would be able to print off a small model of whatever they were working on at the time: dragons, monsters, space marines, etc. Too cool!


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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