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Intro to Production Modeling

A 6-week course in which students experience the expectations, techniques, and knowledge required for modeling in a production pipeline

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Course Format:
Pre-recorded format with Hunton Hodgkins | Live format with Vidya Vinnakota
Duration:
6 weeks
Materials:
Maya (or equivalent) *Note: Students qualify for a free 3-year Educational license from Autodesk. Please visit their site for more details.
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded format with Hunton Hodgkins | Live format with Vidya Vinnakota
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 10-20 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Live Format
Prerequisites:
Intro to Maya | Must have basic knowledge of Maya
Course Format:
Pre-recorded format with Hunton Hodgkins | Live format with Vidya Vinnakota
Duration:
6 weeks
Materials:
Maya (or equivalent) *Note: Students qualify for a free 3-year Educational license from Autodesk. Please visit their site for more details.
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded format with Hunton Hodgkins | Live format with Vidya Vinnakota
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 10-20 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Live Format
Prerequisites:
Intro to Maya | Must have basic knowledge of Maya
Course Format:
Pre-recorded format with Hunton Hodgkins | Live format with Vidya Vinnakota
Duration:
6 weeks
Materials:
Maya (or equivalent) *Note: Students qualify for a free 3-year Educational license from Autodesk. Please visit their site for more details.
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded format with Hunton Hodgkins | Live format with Vidya Vinnakota
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 10-20 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Live Format
Prerequisites:
Intro to Maya | Must have basic knowledge of Maya
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
EXPAND ALL COLLAPSE ALL

The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Aesthetics

Interpreting concept and production art into models | Getting information about how your model will be used in production

Week 2 | Topology

How triangles, quads, ngons, and other geometry make up a model | What is “bad geometry” and how do we fix it? | Edge flow for organic and hard surfaces | Resolution Topology

Week 3 | Thinking Outside the Box

Efficient work flow | Customize the interface using hot keys, shelf tools, and marking menus

Week 4 | Refining / UV Part I

Refining your model | Quality Check preparation for UVs | Intro to UV workflow part 1

Week 5 | UV Part II / Final Quality Check

Intro to UV workflow part 2 | Final Quality Check ,Cleaning | Naming and Grouping

Week 6 | Presenting Your Work

Meeting deadlines | Showing your work to your supervisors and artistic directors | Ways of “selling” your model. | We will be touching on Arnold /Substance painter workflow using the hedgehog labs plugin, along with also how to present a model in viewport 2.0

Week 7 | Final Submission

Final Critques, and QA

Intro to Production Modeling
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Taking your skills to the next level

Jonathan Lin
Vidya Vinnakota

Jonathan Lin is currently a Modeler at Walt Disney Animation Studios with over 10 years of experience in feature animation, games, and VR/AR. To date, Jonathan has worked on 12 feature animated films, including Disney's upcoming "Encanto" (2021), "Trolls World Tour" (2020), and "Ice Age Collision Course" (2016).  Previous to working at Disney, Jonathan was a Modeler at DreamWorks, Blue Sky Studios, and a Co-founder / Creative Director of the indie VR game company Hack and Paint.  As a college-level instructor, Jonathan has taught Advanced Modeling courses at the School of Visual Arts (NYC), AnimSchool, Digital Taipei, and now CGMA!

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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 has worked as a 3D Modeler at Walt Disney Animation Studios and a Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios. She has worked as a 3D artist on "Ralph Breaks the Internet," "Frozen 2," and "Raya the Last Dragon." She is currently a 3D Designer at Apple.

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July 11th

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Annie Hsu

Fantastic teacher, I definitely appreciated his prompt feedback and willingness to answer any questions and his positive supportive attitude.

Jagrut Kaptan

I improved very well in terms of Maya modelling and the production workflow. I was not very confident and well learnt in terms of it. I have a better idea of the workflow now.

Daria Lezucha

The course greatly improved my skills and I would strongly recommend it to others looking to start careers in the field. The personal feedback videos (from Vidya) every week were really helpful and critical for improving even further. I also really enjoyed that all classes were live and we could ask questions during them.

Andre da Silva

It gave me a better understanding of the pipeline of production modelling. There is a lot to think about when you’re modelling and this course helped me focus on those key points

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Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industry’s best artist.

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Intro to Production Modeling
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SUMMER TERM REGISTRATION
Apr 29, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021
ONLY
$599
COURSE BEGINS
July 11th
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