17 February 2009

Rick Baker the Monster makers!

Ive just tumbled upon the Rick Baker Zbrush Thread. He is doing a wolfman. I think it is done by now but you can watch the evolution at this link:


For those who don't know him is one of the best in the special effects artist in Hollywood and in the world. Now he use zbrush as well as traditional medium to achieve his goal. He is a master in zbrush! For those who like zbrush I strongly recommend you to follow his work.

According to the imdb.net, he was the first recipient for the Oscar for best make-up for the movie
''An American werewolf in London''. I got the DVD of this movie, this is so cool. The transformation of the hero in a wolf sequence is truly spectacular!

Here a list of the most famous movies he work for:

  • The Wolf Man (2009) (post-production) (special makeup effects)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) (special makeup effects consultant)
  • The Ring Two (2005) (special makeup effects artist)
  • Cursed (2005) (special makeup effects artist) (special makeup effects creator) (special makeup effects designer)
  • Hellboy (2004) (special makeup effects artist)
  • Planet of the Apes (2001) (makeup artist) (special makeup effects designer and creator)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (special makeup effects)
  • Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) (special makeup effects)
  • The Frighteners (1996) (special makeup artist: The Judge)
  • Batman Forever (1995) (special makeup designer and creator)
  • Wolf (1994) (special makeup effects)
  • Harry and the Hendersons (1987) (makeup artist)
  • Thriller (1983) (V) (special makeup effects creator) (special makeup effects design)
  • The Howling (1981) (special makeup effects consultant)

As you can see he work on a lot of werewolf and beast-man movies! He also love gorillas. Here is a link to an interview with Rick Baker for Zbrush.

Sam The 3d Blogger


Doug Springer said...

It's encouraging for me to know that Rick is out there adapting to the state of the art and keeping up with the younger guys.

Hi! Im Sam :O) said...

yeah! you are totally right,,, very inspiring!