The Gnomon Workshop offers the most comprehensive set of Digital Production tutorials anywhere. The broad scope of the tutorials contained in this section range from foundational understanding of the software tools all the way to the professional application of these tools and concepts used by artists working in the film and game industries.
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In this title, Josh Nizzi reveals his techniques for designing robots. He demonstrates his entire robotic design process, from sketching concepts in Photoshop® and creating a rough 3D model in 3ds Max®, to rendering the model in HyperShot™ and ﬁnishing the design in Photoshop®, Josh's approach is particularly valuable in a production setting because it enables the artist to deliver high quality concepts very quickly while simultaneously producing a proxy 3D model that could be used in pre-vis or as a starting point for a ﬁnal model.
Duration: 265 minutes
Format: SD 1024x768
After graduating from the University of Illinois, Josh Nizzi was hired by Volition, Inc. to work on Red Faction 1, Red Faction 2 and The Punisher. Moving on to Day 1 Studios he worked on Mech Assault 2 and Fracture. Josh then became a freelance artist and has worked on feature ﬁlms such as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, G.I. Joe, Robot Taekwon V and Tarzan, as well as other projects for video games, comic books, toys and theme parks.
"Michael Bay took one look at Josh Nizzi's Constructicon, put the design into production for Transformers 2, and hired Nizzi on the spot. If you want kick-ass robots, go to Josh Nizzi."
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Gnomon specializes in computer graphics education for careers in the entertainment industry.