On Thursday, April 23, join ILM Model Supervisor and Gnomon alum Jay Machado for a deep dive into hard surface modeling from concept to completion.

During this event, Jay Machado, whose credits include The Mandalorian, Rogue One, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will give a detailed look into his process of creating a hard surface environment. Jay will cover the techniques he uses to create a detailed hard surface environment, from gathering reference and research, to final rendering. He will share his reference locations and insight into shooting photogrammetry. Jay will give an insider look into his preferred tools and software, such as modeling Maya, texturing in Substance Painter, and lighting and rendering in V-Ray for Maya.

This is a livestream-only event. You can watch the live stream on our Twitch Channel.

Gnomon's Bachelor of Fine Arts, Certificate in Digital Production, and 10-week individual courses are designed to develop well-rounded artists that are skilled in the diverse disciplines within 3D production. For those outside of the US, virtual classroom-style online courses are also available.

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Jay MachadoModel Supervisor

Jay Machado is a Model Supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic, specializing in hard surface modeling, texture painting and look development; he has worked at ILM for 7 years, and has 9 years of experience as a digital artist. His credits include The Mandalorian, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run, Rogue One, Star Wars: the Force Awakens, and Transformers: Age of Extinction. In addition to his work on feature films, Jay has worked on music videos, commercials, AAA games, and amusement park rides. He is also exploring physically based rendering, VR, game development, and 3D printing outside of work.

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