Get up and running in 3D design, animation, gaming and all things VR / AR.

3D Modeling

Polygons are the industry standard for modeling It's easy to forget that applications have other methods for creating geometry. In Autodesk's Maya, there are three main methods, including polygons,NURBS and Sub-Ds.

3D Character Design

Maya 2017's Update  adds some refinements to the modeling toolkit’s retopology toolset, making the Quad Draw workflow much better. Quad Draw overlays are easier to see on the live surface that you are working on.

Tips & Tricks

Learn to maximize your time in Substance Painter & streamline your rednering workflow using Arnold. Learn to Design immersive learning experiences that can be delivered via popular VR headsets (e.g. Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR etc.) to replicate real-life scenarios.

The applications I use throughout the development process can be found via the links provided above.
Check out the "Showcase" menu section of this web site if you to view some of my past students projects.


I plan in coming weeks to add more tutorials to the site. If you have any thoughts or would like to collaborate on a project, message me.


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