Learn to design characters for animation with ZBrush and 3D Studio Max
Juan Solís - character modeler who has worked for Disney Animation, Dreamworks, Ilion Animation Studios and Blur Studios in projects such as Frozen , ThrollHunters , Spiderman or Tadeo Jones - has created an infinity of cartoon-style 3D characters throughout his more than 20-year career.
The process of modeling 3D characters in a professional production is different from when it is done for a personal project and in this course, Juan Solís will teach you how to create the models according to the premises of the art department and prepare them so they can be part of of a great production of animation.
What's included in this course?
You will begin by getting to know the work of Juan Solís and he will tell you about his influences and the works and artists that inspire him most.
Then, you will discover the briefing together and you will do a search of references that will help you to define the look and feel of your project and to make the first sketch of your character.
Next, you will start with modeling. First, you will make a fit using the basic shapes of your character, which will help you understand if the proportions you have raised are correct. Then, you will go to the modeling and sculpting phase and to finish, you will pose your character.
Once you have completed this first phase, you will prepare a presentation for the client that will include a static image with several views of the character and an turn around .
Then you will go completely into the technical part, correcting the topology of the character and the uvs so that later you can paint over them.
To finish, Juan Solís will give you some tricks to develop your work as a 3D cartoon character modeler in a professional way.
What is this course project about?
You will model a 3D character from a concept, including the final pose, and prepare it to be used in an animated production.
Who is it for?
Designers and creators of characters, with previous knowledge of modeling, who want to learn to master the professional flow of creating 3D characters for any type of production.
You will need a computer with 3D modeling software (such as 3D Studio Max, Maya or Blender) and the ZBrush program. It is also advisable to also have a graphic tablet. You must have basic knowledge of the management of these programs.
This is what Domestika courses are like
Learn at your own pace
Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule. You set your own timetable.
Front row seats
Videos of the highest quality ensure that you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them over and over.
Learn from the best
Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.
Ask questions, request feedback, offer solutions. Share learning with other students in the community.
Each instructor teaches only what she/he does best, conveying true passion and excellence in every lesson.
More than 1M creatives and growing. Domestika is the place to share and learn what you love.
Demonstrate your course attendance with a certificate signed by the teacher. Get it with your Domestika PRO subscription
Professionally developed courses
We selected top creatives and a team of experts to develop the courses. The result? You'll feel like you're working side by side with leading professionals.
During the more than two decades he has worked in the entertainment industry, Juan Solís has worked in different areas of 3D production such as VFX for the film industry, complete CG films, advertising and game and video game cinematics.
He has worked in studios such as Disney Animation, Dreamworks, Ilion Animation Studios and Blur Studios as character CG supervisor, character artist and lead character artist, collaborating in productions such as Frozen , ThrollHunters , Planet 51 , League of Legends , Spiderman , Catch the flag , Tadeo Jones ...