[New August 2017: see where Maya 2017 saves in Windows 10]Ha, the funny thing about this, is Maya saves this file where you’d never think to look. It’s not in your project folder, it isn’t on the desktop, it isn’t even in the prefs folder or somewhere else that makes sense. Continue reading Where does Maya save crash files?
I hate those ads. But in all seriousness, this is a really easy way to improve your portfolio! Continue reading 1 Easy Trick to Improve your Portfolio
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
This is a Maya character modeling tutorial, but the techniques are applicable to any 3d software package. I create a character base mesh from start to finish in Maya – the tutorial focuses on constructing a simple model with proper topology that is suitable for sculpting. Continue reading Maya Character Modeling Tutorial
Another quick Mudbox sculpting tutorial video.
Continue reading Mudbox Sculpting Tutorial – ‘Butler’
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
Knowing how to create tiling textures is a must-have skill for video game environment artists. I’ve created a video that reveals texture techniques I learned when working in the game industry. Continue reading How to Create Tiling Textures
Ever wondered how to reverse-engineer the art that goes into AAA games? Follow along as I describe my process
I’ve created a video version of the tutorial! Check it out!! Continue reading Borderlands style texture creation
Creating texture coordinates is one of the more difficult aspects of the 3D pipeline to wrap our heads around. Here I lay out my process for properly UVing a character model.
Continue reading Maya UV Unwrapping tutorial
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.