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 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.
David has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
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
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
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
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 , 4 lessons with David
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
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
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
Response time: 43 minutes