Basic understanding of 3D modeling and texturing
$42.6 to $182K
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Foundations & Design Program overview
Understand the role of a Character Artist
Character artists are the engines that drive the world of 3D animation. In essence they are responsible for translating pre-production and concept art into a solid, workable 3D form for the animation team, but that barely scratches the surface of what’s involved. What’s remarkable about this job is the way it combines technical precision with artistic expression, providing a unique opportunity to build the characters and creatures that ultimately define a project. Little wonder the role of Character Artist is often regarded as the most coveted in Entertainment Design.
Foundations & Design CURRICULUM
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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.
Sergio Álvarez / Fall 2017
-great teacher who always gives the best for his students to learn anatomy and design
Lisa Cowen / Fall 2017
Excellent and professional. I really got a lot of value from this course.
Joshua Kinney / Winter 2017
Christian was outstanding. My knowledge gained during this class has multiplied ten fold without a doubt. Christian helped me to understand the human form rather than memorizing shapes and hoping that it turns into a human model.
Peter Paterson/ Spring 2017
Chris has a kind supportive way about him while clearly getting across his constructive and thought provoking criticism that support better learning, observation and growth.
Jorge Adnel Martin / Fall 2017
Pete is very talented and has really helped me improve in the past weeks. I learned a lot and always provided very detailed explanations.
Diego Rodriguez / Fall 2017
Pete is the best teacher I've ever had. I learned a lot in the Q&A sessions and his weekly feedback was very useful. There were things I've never done before this class, moments of frustration that I was able to solve thanks to his advice.
Mingshun Zhu / Summer 2017
The instructor is passionate about teaching which helped me better understand the workflow.
Stephen Ytuarte / Spring 2017
This guy knows his stuff! I would recommend and sign up for any class John teaches. I haven't had a workshop or instructor teach me as well and as thorough as John since Art School.
Issam Matmati / Fall 2017
Let's just say taking this course is like the best investment I've done in the last few months.
John McMurrough / Summer 2017
Michael was great. Tons of great tips.
Kirk DouPonce / Spring 2017
Mr. Pavlovich is a gifted instructor.
Sarah Meeks / Winter 2017
Fantastic guy would like more classes form him.
Woodrow Smith / Winter 2017
Great instructor, very knowledgeable and always willing to share his expertise.
Calvin Verhoolen / Fall 2017
Johan is a great instructor.
Cody Grech/ Fall 2017
Awesome teacher, would take other classes taught by David without giving it second thought. Very knowledgeable and friendly, assignments are paced very well, lots of great info that is useful with real applications.
Laura Meijer / Fall 2017
David Mooy (Intro to Maya) talks relaxed and doesn't sound rushed which is a big plus for students who are not native English speakers.
Brittney Rose / Summer 2017
He was great and very helpful!
Armando Durruthy / Winter 2018
Hannah Kang is an exceptionally talented artist that brings a real world perspective on how to execute at the highest levels of the entertainment industry. Hannah gives excellent instruction, insight and direction on what principals to focus on when articulating aesthetics and design in 3D space. Being able to learn from Hannah in a live Q&A environment with weekly dialogue has really helped expedite my learning and progress. Hannah’s class is much appreciated and highly recommended.
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