Maya / ZBrush Award Winning Tutor
Maya / ZBrush Award Winning Tutor
I'm very passionate about 3D. I'm currently helping students in Maya, Z-Brush, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Marvelous Designer and Procreate. 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...
I'm very passionate about 3D. I'm currently helping students in Maya, Z-Brush, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Marvelous Designer and Procreate. 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.
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 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.
David has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
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 everythingRyan , 13 lessons with David
The best instructor with many more talents
David is beyond just a tutor. He has a deep understanding of complex tasks in 3d modeling and animation that allow him to go above and beyond every session. He has granted me the confidence to undergo animation when I was almost going to quit! He also has a special expertise in human anatomy and the motions of the human body that all apply to every domain beyond just the structure and motion involved in the human body. When troubleshooting, he is able to do so quickly because of his deep understanding of animation software such as Maya. He has even built out a YouTube channel that has complete explanations of tasks that ever require further referencing for the user. Thank you David!!!Victor , 5 lessons with David
David did an outstanding job at helping me with my project in Maya. I had tried 6 other tutors before David and got nowhere, usually ending up with me paying for someone to say "Im not sure". However once I met with him it was fast, concise, easy to understand, and professional. I cannot recommend his services enough, and I will definitely be going to him first with any other questions I have! THANK YOU!!John, 2 lessons with David
ZBrush Lesson was 100% Worth it
David is very obviously an effective ZBrush teacher. I hired him because I have lost time/money on free/paid courses that left me feeling frustrated- and his credentials and work examples seemed to be very impressive. Within one hour class he got a feel for where I wanted to go with my learning and we covered UI basics, workflow concepts, brushes, masking, painting, and more. He was open to answering and exploring any questions I had (which was a lot). I look forward to having more classes. ZBrush is the least friendly to beginners and competent teachers are incredibly scarce. his rate is on the high end for Wyzant but I'd have to say it's definitely a steal as far as ZBrush is concerned and well worth the headache of watching aimless tutorials and time wasted thinking you'll figure it out on your own.Levi, 2 lessons with David
David is great!
David is very knowledgeable and his explanations are patient and detailed. I have worked with him several times now and he’s always able to answer my questions thoroughly and in under an hour. David also provides additional resources to accelerate my progress after each session.Nathan, 6 lessons with David
Great Photoshop tutor
David helped me learn a specific function of Photoshop with which I was having trouble. He was very patient and offered multiple ways to address my lack of knowledge on that Photoshop feature and I was finally able to get it to work for me. Planning on setting up another session soon to go over something different where I could use some improvement.David, 1 lesson with David
David really knows Procreate and most importantly, how to teach it. I have learned so much and am looking forward to more tips and trick and techniques as we go.Janis, 10 lessons with David
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, 5 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, 129 lessons with David
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, 42 lessons with David
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