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Allan F.

3D/Graphic Artist and Game Developer

3D/Graphic Artist and Game Developer

$50/hour

  • 691 hours tutoring

About Allan


Bio

Hello, my name is Allan, and I have been a 3D modeller, animator, and 2D graphic artist for over 15 years. I started as an AutoCAD draftsman in 1991 and began 3D modelling at Compaq Computer in 1994. In 1999, I learned Maya, and I have used it and/or Photoshop almost every day since then, mainly for user manuals and marketing materials for Compaq & Hewlett-Packard.

In 2004, I taught Maya at the Art Institute of Houston (continuing education) for three semesters. My wife and I have been...

Hello, my name is Allan, and I have been a 3D modeller, animator, and 2D graphic artist for over 15 years. I started as an AutoCAD draftsman in 1991 and began 3D modelling at Compaq Computer in 1994. In 1999, I learned Maya, and I have used it and/or Photoshop almost every day since then, mainly for user manuals and marketing materials for Compaq & Hewlett-Packard.

In 2004, I taught Maya at the Art Institute of Houston (continuing education) for three semesters. My wife and I have been training in martial arts for eight years and for four years I taught classes at my teacher's school. In this capacity, I had the opportunity to work with students of every age, from very young children to senior citizens.

I have always been a programmer in my spare time, and I have been using the C languages since 1995. In the last six years, I have started using the Unity 3D SDK; I have two titles published for client studios that are available on multiple outlets for both PC/Mac and mobile platforms. In late 2015, I led a team of three to create 'Lord of Rigel' for my client Rhombus Studios, which was picked up for publication by Iceberg Interactive.

I am currently employed at Microsoft Gaming, Turn 10 Studio, working on Forza Motorsport as a Technical Artist.

If you're interested in learning any of the Adobe products, Maya, programming, or how to use Unity 3D, from the basics to publication, I have something to teach you!


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  • Rate details: Increased rates for in-person tutoring due to travel.
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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have been using the Adobe Suite including Illustrator for fifteen years, using it to create artwork for major clients such as HP and Otterbox.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I've been using Photoshop professionally for over sixteen years.
Graphic Design

Graphic Design

I have been employed as a 3D and Graphic Artist for the past fifteen years, using a combination of Maya, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe PhotoShop on a daily basis. My main experience has been illustrations for manuals, but I have also produced posters, brochures, and marketing materials for companies such as Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Halliburton, and Weatherford. I have also produced several animated tradeshow presentations, as well as a handful of websites.

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have been using the Adobe Suite including Illustrator for fifteen years, using it to create artwork for major clients such as HP and Otterbox.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I've been using Photoshop professionally for over sixteen years.
Autodesk Maya,

Autodesk Maya

I have been employed as a 3D Illustrator for almost fifteen years, mainly for HP user manuals and marketing materials. I began using Alias Power Animator on UNIX systems, and migrated to Maya when it first became available on PCs. I have used it almost every day since then, in conjunction with Adobe PhotoShop.
C#,

C#

I have been making my living in Unity, using C# for going on seven years now. I have published two titles using C# and teach it to students on a weekly basis.
Computer Gaming,

Computer Gaming

I have published two game titles for clients that are currently available for download on multiple platforms. 'Russian Front' for publisher Hunted Cow Studios (Android, iOS, Steam), and 'The Monolith' for Crucial App Concepts (Android, IOS). I led a team of three to create the alpha version of Lord of Rigel which is soon to be released by Iceberg Interactive.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

Computer programming has been a serious interest of mine since I first learned BASIC in 1982. Since then, I have taught myself several languages, including AutoLISP (the scripting language of AutoCAD), MEL (Maya), Java, as well as the entire chain of C, C++, & C#. I have published two titles for client studios available on iTunes, Google, and Steam. I have been employed full-time as a Unity developer for the past two and a half years.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I have been employed as a 3D and Graphic Artist for the past fifteen years, using a combination of Maya, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe PhotoShop on a daily basis. My main experience has been illustrations for manuals, but I have also produced posters, brochures, and marketing materials for companies such as Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Halliburton, and Weatherford. I have also produced several animated tradeshow presentations, as well as a handful of websites.
General Computer

Corporate Training

General Computer

Examples of Expertise


Allan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 12 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


very knowledgeable!

he helped me with homework and made sure i understood before leaving the session. i learned the difference between velocity and addForce and a better understanding of the math class

Nicole, 1 lesson with Allan

Easy to get along with and very knowledgeable

Allan helped me work through many questions and problems I had with an existing project. He's helped get me on track towards my goals and I'm extremely grateful for his time, patience and understanding! If you're at a roadblock, I'd recommend Allan to help dig your way out :)

Benjamin, 2 lessons with Allan

Super practical! I learned a lot in one lesson.

Got my art rigged in Maya after just one class. Looking forward to the next one! Appreciate the straightforward help and practical assignments to help me build my portfolio.

Erin, 18 lessons with Allan

Allan gave me the help I was looking for

I felt stuck and I was afraid to get help, only to be told I was doing it wrong by someone who could only see things his way. But I had the pleasant surprise to have Allan trying to help me going my way of coding while giving me some really useful tips

Rich, 1 lesson with Allan

Knowledgeable and insightful on C# and Unity.

Allan is very knowledgeable on both art and programming side of game development. He was patient and helpful. If you want to understand C#, Unity, and art assets creation, then he's the man.

Lane, 1 lesson with Allan

First lesson with Allan

Allan is a great teacher with a lot of knowledge about game development! I just had my first lesson and I'm very motivated to learn how to make games in Unity. Allan has a good voice.. which is important to keep your attention. Looking forward to next week, thanks!

Timothy, 4 lessons with Allan

Very helpful

Allan is excellent at explaining game dev concepts. We worked in C# / Unity. I will definitely work with him again.

Daniel, 4 lessons with Allan

Knowledgeable, Professional and Patient

My son has had 3-4 lessons with Allan on Unity C#. With each lesson, my son learns more. They debug together and Allan is always patient and cool with working through things. Allan is an absolute professional and he consistently demonstrates not only his industry and technical knowledge but his ability to teach and grow my son's confidence.

Susanne, 76 lessons with Allan

Knowledgeable and patient

Allan gave me excellent guide how to model using. He is very knowledgeable in maya and he can directly pointed out how things work. I think he is the best in teaching maya!!!

Christine, 10 lessons with Allan
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