Course overview Course overview
Create models for a production pipeline
The aim of this course is to expose you to all of the things that you need in order to be successful in a professional work environment as a 3D modeler. During this class, you'll learn how to streamline yourself to be a fast, efficient, and effective character artist. One of the core issues that junior artists face when working at a large company is learning how to acclimate to the studio environment. This course will teach you what the expectations are for production modeling and what it’s like to work on a production team. You will be creating models that are production friendly using the tools, techniques, and practices that are taught throughout the course. These apply to the game, film, and animation industries. You will create props from provided concept art, and at the end of the class you will assemble them into a scene--creating a vignette you can show in your portfolio or your demo reel. *Note: Students qualify for a free 3-year Educational license from Autodesk. Please visit their site for more details.
Intro to Production Modeling WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Taking your skills to the next level
Lectures by Juan Pablo Chen
Juan Pablo is currently a Senior 3D Modeler at Dreamworks Animation for the past 8 years working on many titles such as Shrek 4, Puss n Boots, Megamind, Turbo, and Kung Fu Panda 3. Prior to that he had worked at Bluesky Studios for 3 years on Ice Age 2 , Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age 3, and Rio. Juan has always been interested in the CG field since growing up and one of his main passions is to learn anything he can and to share his knowledge with his peers. He is excited to be an instructor here at CGMA, and looks forward to meeting new students / future peers.
Lectures by Vidya Vinnakota
Vidya Vinnakota is a CG Artist with a focus in Modeling and Look Development. She was raised in Toronto, Canada, and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University graduate with a BFA in Animation. She now works as a 3D Modeler at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Intro to Production Modeling Student gallery
summer TERM Registration
May 6, 2019 - Jul 22, 2019
Heather Dove / Fall 2017
I absolutely loved this course predominantly because of the instructor. Juan is such a pleasure to talk to, and shares the wealth of knowledge he has on the subject very willingly. He definitely goes above and beyond in answering questions and introducing new plugins and scripts.
Juan Morales / Fall 2017
I thought Juan was a great coach. I had to withdraw from the class on the third week because this is not the route I want to take with my career. Nevertheless, I highly recommend this instructor.
Tami Kim / Fall 2017
Instructor was very helpful and thorough with feedback.
Sara Parysz / Spring 2017
Juan was awesome! I learned so much in these few short weeks.
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What makes this learning experience unique?
Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.
1+ Year Access
Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.
Certificate of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.
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