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Can I become a AAA 3D Environment Artist with Maya?
I have looked into some of the job openings for multiple studios and most of them offer 3DS Max. While I can use both Maya and Max I really prefer using Maya. Is it possible to get into Maya or most …
Sep 15 2021
Alternatives to Movies and Video Games for hard surface artists
Hello Polycount community,I spent some years studying subdivision surface modeling, by practicing concept designing and vehicle/props modeling, although upon searching for jobs, I've noticed that the…
May 17 2021
What to say about your work projects in your portfolio?
I have an artstation portfolio. I"m in the process of getting ready to upgrade to a plus or pro membership and build a website. I do notice for each project you can type a description. What's should …
Feb 12 2021
Pre-Industry Artist (help!)
Hey guys. If you would be so kind, I need some advice. So recently after doing some self-search, I figure that I want to be working in the game industry. I'm totally new to this thing, I don't know m…
Feb 6 2021
I can hardly manage my job and my time meant for learning 3D. What should I do?
Hello,Recently I started working as a 3D generalist at a graphics studio. The job is great, no issues at all with anything. The money is good, work hours too, office etc.Everything about it is just g…
Having trouble breaking into the games industry, where can I improve?
Hi,I've been trying to break into the games industry quite recently and I've been having some trouble with having my work stand out compared to other applicants. I was wondering where I could improve…
Guide to Game Art Applications - Part 1 - Portfolios and Job Postings
Guide to Game Art ApplicationsI recently celebrated my first anniversary in games and I've been reminiscing about my pre-industry days. I remember the struggles of casting out job applications and th…
I Feel Like My Job Is Killing My Creativity...
I just got a "dream job" at 3D-related company. It's good, I like it there, everything is great.But when I get home and I want to do my 3D stuff, I just can't. It feels totally strange to me, I feel …
Game Design or Game Artist
Hello Everyone!Not that age matters but I am a 37-year-old man that has followed the advice of family all my life. You should be a doctor, nurse, lawyer and so on and so on. Through my ye…
How long should I spend on one model?
HelloI am trying to build a portfolio and was wonderinghow long would you say I should take to try finish per modelIs there a time frame I should follow?models for games like a ATM or gun model
Okay. So what does a junior character portfolio look like? (show and tell) *hired or in industry*
So what should a junior or entry character artist portfolio look like at the very least to not get laughed at. I feel like a lot of pros are too vague on this when people just want a to know if they …
2011 Game Developer Career Guide
Game Developer magazine has released their annual Game Career Guide and its priced just right for you... free. Some of the contents and wisdom of this edition is potentially redundant to a lot of y…
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