This week The Gnomon
Workshop is excited to announce a comprehensive new concept design
title: Robot Design with Josh Nizzi. In this DVD, Josh leads you
through his production process for designing a fighting robot. He
covers everything from sketching thumbnails and modeling a 3D proxy
model to rendering and detailing. Throughout the lecture Josh discusses
various features and elements to focus on for a stronger design, and he
shows techniques for efficiently and quickly making your next robot
design a lot cooler when you present it to your art director or client.
"Michael Bay took one look at Josh Nizzis Constructicon, put the design into production for Transformers 2,
and hired Nizzi on the spot," says Ben Procter, feature film art
director and concept designer. "If you want kick-ass robots, go to Josh
DVD Description:Robot Design: Concept, Model & Paint with Josh Nizzi
In this DVD Josh Nizzi reveals his
techniques for designing robots. He demonstrates his entire robotic
design process, from sketching concepts in Photoshop and creating a
rough 3D model in 3ds Max, to rendering the model in HyperShot and
ﬁnishing the design in Photoshop, Joshs approach is particularly
valuable in a production setting because it enables the artist to
deliver high quality concepts very quickly while simultaneously
producing a proxy 3D model that could be used in pre-vis or as a
starting point for a ﬁnal model.
After graduating from the University of Illinois, Josh Nizzi was hired by Volition, Inc. to work on Red Faction 1, Red Faction 2 and The Punisher. Moving on to Day 1 Studios he worked on Mech Assault 2 and Fracture. Josh then became a freelance artist and has worked on feature ﬁlms such as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, G.I. Joe, Robot Taekwon V and Tarzan, as well as other projects for video games, comic books, toys and theme parks.
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