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[New Class] Create a Spider-verse Shader

[New Class] Create a Spider-verse Shader

This months new class is all about creating a custom shading network using Arnold nodes in Maya to re-create the look of the comic book style 3d animated movie “Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse.” You can learn how to make the shader yourself, but will need...
Do You Have to Be Good At Drawing To Be A 3D Animator?

Do You Have to Be Good At Drawing To Be A 3D Animator?

My opinion to the age-old question. In this week’s video, I answer a common question I get a lot from new students or people just thinking about trying to learn animation. Next week I hope to publish a tutorial on how to create the popular comic book look in 3D...
Working on Disney’s Aladdin

Working on Disney’s Aladdin

I’m excited to announce I am currently working on Disney’s Aladdin as an animator! (I’m also still working at Naughty Dog) Of course, that’s about all I can say about the project and keep my job. I was asked by ILM to join the project for a...
Steven Spielberg Gave Me Notes

Steven Spielberg Gave Me Notes

I never thought I would have the privilege to work on a Steven Spielberg movie and especially never imagined I would be responsible for the camera work in a long sequence, but that’s what happened on the movie Ready Player One. My previous professional...
To Generalize or Specialize?

To Generalize or Specialize?

This week I had a student express interest in becoming a modeler and an animator. Many students, myself included, have many interests in 3D and digital art that they want to pursue because there are so many disciplines that are attractive. BUT… The reality is...