The common thinking is that starting with a T-Pose for characters is the best way of building a model. However, after years of experience, I don’t use a T-Pose any more. In fact, I think modeling in a T-Pose is a terrible idea, and results in characters that don’t look right or deform correctly. Why?
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Non-specific articles that talk less about software programs, and more about succeeding as an artist.
Why are triangles bad when modeling?
So: why are triangles bad when poly modeling? This is a common question posed to me. And if you’ve watched any of my videos, you know I use tris from time to time. But a lot of people will tell you they should always be avoided. What’s really going on here? Continue reading Why are triangles bad when modeling?
what goes into a game art portfolio?
Hiring artists isn’t like the hiring process for any other job. After all, the hiring manager can see what you can do right away, from your portfolio. That means your portfolio needs to impress – but that isn’t all that it needs to do.
SSD hard drive upgrades give a huge performance boost
[updated July 31 2017] I’d heard about SSD drives, but I just didn’t think that a hard drive could make that much of a difference in performance, you know? It’s all RAM and processor speed, I thought!
Now I am convinced it is the cheapest and easiest way to improve your system. ANY system! Continue reading SSD hard drive upgrades give a huge performance boost
Why should anyone hire you?
In my earlier post about portfolio sites, I addressed a few of the most common mistakes I saw on artists’ sites. But mistakes on a portfolio aren’t the biggest problem. The biggest mistakes happen before the portfolio is even created. Continue reading Why should anyone hire you?
Being able to hold something in my hands that I made in Mudbox is pretty cool. Kinda like ‘TEA / EARL GREY / HOT’ but much slower and entirely plastic. Continue reading 3d printing
Quick portfolio site tips
I viewed a lot of portfolios when I was hiring artists – and I ignored most of them. So how can you avoid the mistakes other artists make? Continue reading Quick portfolio site tips
2 steps to win at school
There is one big problem with the way most art classes are taught – I’m a teacher and even I do this, because this is what most students expect. But if you know what to do, you can make art school work for you. Continue reading 2 steps to win at school
Why you need a touch graphics tablet
If you don’t already have one, now is the time to get a touch graphics tablet for sculpting and painting. Continue reading Why you need a touch graphics tablet
The artist, not the tool.
Many 3D artists – and many of my students – are making a critical assumption about the nature of their art. Unfortunately, this assumption is absolutely fatal to an artist’s career in the long run! Continue reading The artist, not the tool.