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David B.

Maya / ZBrush Award Winning Tutor

Maya / ZBrush Award Winning Tutor

$125/hour

  • 690 hours tutoring

About David


Bio

I'm very passionate about 3D. I'm currently helping students in Maya, Z-Brush, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Marvelous Designer and Adobe Photoshop. I've been teaching Autodesk Maya and Pixologic ZBrush at a college level for 15 years. I've also worked for the Digital Media Academy and have taught Maya and ZBrush to a wide range of learners spanning from high school students to instructors. I have experience tutoring students 1-on-1 since 2006. In 2010 I won "Teacher of the...

I'm very passionate about 3D. I'm currently helping students in Maya, Z-Brush, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Marvelous Designer and Adobe Photoshop. I've been teaching Autodesk Maya and Pixologic ZBrush at a college level for 15 years. I've also worked for the Digital Media Academy and have taught Maya and ZBrush to a wide range of learners spanning from high school students to instructors. I have experience tutoring students 1-on-1 since 2006. In 2010 I won "Teacher of the Year" at my college and two years later I won a world wide award "CG and VFX instructor of the Year" by Digital Tutors.

I specialize in 3D Modeling (high and low poly) / UV Mapping / Texturing / Rigging / Materials / Rendering / Lighting / Dynamics / Animation. I help student with the complete 3D pipeline from Maya to Unreal Game Engine as well as creating games for Virtual Reality (VR) using the Oculus Quest 2.

My professional profile outside of teaching includes a wide range of real world experience. I have posed and lit characters for "The Order 1886" (Playstation 4). I was the motion capture artist for the Baltimore Orioles Bio-mechanics department. I was a character modeler / texture artist / and rigger for Gemvara. I've done modeling / lighting / rendering for several iPhone and iPad apps. I've worked on some independent games, product visualizations and have one of the top rated online 3D libraries in the world. I've been teaching Maya since 2006 but have been mastering it since 2002. I'm a generalist but prefer modeling.

Please feel free to contact me! I'm excited to help you achieve your 3D goals.


Education

University of Wisconsin Madison
Graphic Design

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $125
  • Rate details: $125/ hr for one-on-one tutoring. Hourly discount available for groups of two students more. ($85/hr per student). Message me for details.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/9/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I've been working with Adobe Photoshop for over 20 years and have been teaching it professionally for 10 years. I'm an award winning college instructor and can teach all aspects of Photoshop from beginner to advanced.
Drawing

Drawing

I have been teaching art at the college level for over 15 years. I've taught life drawing classes at the Art Institute of San Diego, CA. I also teach human anatomy sculpting classes where we use ZBrush to digitally sculpt the human form. I do both traditional paper drawing and digital drawing using Procreate on the iPad. I focus on proportions, bony landmarks and surface anatomy to make the drawing less subjective and allows you to master your skill.

Computer

Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I've been working with Adobe Photoshop for over 20 years and have been teaching it professionally for 10 years. I'm an award winning college instructor and can teach all aspects of Photoshop from beginner to advanced.
Animation,

Animation

I have taught Animation at the college level for over 15 years. I specialize in 3D animation using Maya. Learn how to create walk cycles and how to incorporate Disney's 12 principles of animation to enhance your work! I focus on body mechanics and acting scenes complete with lip sync animation.
Autodesk Maya

Autodesk Maya

I've taught Maya for over 10 years at Platt College (San Diego) and the Art Institute. My work and profile can be viewed upon request. I've also have been tutoring students 1-on-1 since 2006.

Examples of Expertise


David has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Knowledgable and patient tutor!

David was able to teach me how to create a clipping mask, something I have needed to know for years! He is personable, patient and very knowledgable. Thanks David!

Susan, 3 lessons with David

Extremely Patient and Knowledgeable

David is an amazing tutor. I am currently learning Substance Painter, Maya, and Zbrush. David can easily teach all three pieces of software at once and make them all work together. He is providing me the tools and knowledge that allows me to create whatever I can dream up.

Michael, 75 lessons with David

UV Unwrap

David provides a high level of expertise while maintaining the delivery of instructions that emphasize the foundations of procedures. The lessons are timely in progression and ensure each step is modeled explained and remodeled together in order to ensure both concept and application are understand.

Justin, 41 lessons with David

Great Teacher

Highly recommend, very easy to learn from and did a great job helping me with some specific issues I had in photoshop!

Melanie, 2 lessons with David

Helped break through

David helped my son figure out an animation he had been stuck on for weeks. He gave him a new way of looking at it and some tools to accomplish what he wanted. They worked it out and it looks like my son is much less stressed out now! Thank you.

Michael, 1 lesson with David

Amazing tutor

I cannot day enough wonderful things about David. He was an incredible tutor who helped my son a lot. He really went out of his way to make sure he understood everything

Ryan , 4 lessons with David

Terrific Find!

David went above and beyond to research an issue that my daughter was stuck on in Maya. He really worked with her to get her back on track. He was very fast to respond, flexible with his schedule and with working out technical issues that came up. We will absolutely be using him again and really appreciate his effort, knowledge and skill!

Roberta, 1 lesson with David

VERY knowledgeable

David quickly was able to determine where my skill was at so we could drive right into what I wanted to learn, which is workflow. He explained everything in a way that I was able to understand, and left me with real steps to work on in my workflow. Looking forward to my next session!

Joshua, 1 lesson with David

Just awesome!

David immediately made my son feel comfortable and when I returned two hours later they were both still working and happily planning their next session together. Expectations exceeded! We are looking forward to more wonderful sessions with David!

Allison, 77 lessons with David

Great instructor with thorough knowledge.

David has deep and thorough knowledge of zbrush as well as other solutions. He is extremely patient and ensures knowledge transfer as part of the lesson. He went above and beyond the basic request to ensure I had a solid understanding of the tool going forward.

Seth, 1 lesson with David
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$125/hour

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$125/hour

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Response time: 43 minutes