3D Characters & Environments

Want to get up and running with 3d character design and animation quickly whilst having a little fun.. then you've come to the right place. 3D Modeling is used in a wide range of fields, including engineering, entertainment design, film, visual effects, game development, and commercial advertising.

3D Asset Development

The following video tutorials are designed to take you step by step thrugh the process from basics to advaced techniques used within today's industry.

The Modeling ToolKit

Introducing Maya's Modeling toolset.

3D Character Modeling (the basics )

A neat little tutorial created in Maya using box modeling.

Cross Style Grid Patterns

Let's create a "Grill" type effect that could be used for a container, engine cover, gun grip or perhaps a trash can etc...

Aligning Objects .

Learn to align assets perfectly every time with this intuitive little tool.

Auto Retopology

Boolean Cleanup. Let's retopology that dirty lookng mesh

Combining Text Outlines

This tutorial goes over a technique fr combining the outlines of text curves.

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.

More to come

I plan to add tutorials for both Mudbox and Z-Brush shortly.
This site is an ongoing project...things are just hotting up.


I plan in coming weeks to add more modeling tutorials such as Mudbox and Z-Brush.


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