How to make dancing robots in 10 easy steps! Just kidding.
New Zealand-based 3D Artist extraordinaire Rich Nosworthy is about as humble a guy as you'll ever meet. He single-handedly makes some of the coolest photorealistic 3D animations you've ever seen, and still finds time to be pestered with all kinds of questions from people like me who want to discover his secrets to killer work.
If you haven't already seen this... take a minute to check out this great piece he just released to promote the 99 Frames Competition.
In this interview, I asked Rich to take us from-start-to-finish through the entire process of making this piece. We get deep into modeling techniques, texturing strategies, VRay specifics... it gets geeky fast and it stays there.
Find out more about the 99 Frames competition as well as all of the resources we talk about in this interview by looking below at the Show Notes section.
Rich's Portfolio Site
99 Frames Competition
Cloud-Based Render Farm
Gnomon Workshop: UV Mapping 101
Gnomon Workshop: Photorealistic Texture Painting
C4DCafe: Discovering Bodypaint
School of Motion: UV Mapping in Cinema 4D
GreyScaleGorilla: Robot Arm Rigging Tutorial