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So after obsessing over plants, trees and nature in general this year, I got myself focused and produced a series of four DVDs for The Gnomon Workshop on how to create natural environments with Maya. With over thirty hours of lecture, they are intense and in-depth, and will hopefully help a wider range of 3D artists delve into this awesome category of work. While many of you may think that creating this type of work is 'hard', it is really a matter of dedicating the time to master the tools in a methodical and efficient way. Granted, it is a big commitment to do so, but if you are passionate about it, the time passes by in a blur and, before you know it, you are creating things that you did not think possible. I hope that the training I produce helps inspire people to take the plunge into the world of 3D, whether you want to work in film, games or any other industry where 3D has become a critical creative tool.

Anyhow, for more info on the DVDs, check out the website:

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  • Reading: Engulfed in Flames
  • Watching: Big Bang Theory
  • Playing: Diablo 3
  • Drinking: Coffee


Alex Alvarez
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
Founder of the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood, as well as The Gnomon Workshop and SketchTheatre. I am also a creature artist and have been fortunate to work on such films as Avatar, Star Trek, Super8 and Prometheus.

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alexalvarez Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks everyone for all the birthday comments...! :)
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
rocneasta Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy B day!!!
Casperium Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! I hope you have the best day ever!! :dance: :party::iconfuncakeplz::icontyttataudnor:
the-awesomest-one Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
shadowlink799 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Happy Birthday too you !
Happy Birthday too you! Clap Airborne Party Have your cake and eat it too Cake 
jarredspekter Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Many Happy Returns! :D :w00t!: :dance: :cake: :boogie: :clap: :party:
AMPSector Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday~ :aww: :cake:
FalconFate Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing gallery. You were able to work on Avatar?! I love that movie!
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