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3D Character Creation Mentorship

3D Character Creation Mentorship

A 10-week advanced mentorship focused on creating high-end, realistic 3D characters
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Take your work to the next level.

Take your work to the next level.
This is a structured mentorship that will allow students to continue their character art journey with a new or existing project. Students will receive personalized feedback and additional instruction on advanced topics. There will be weekly live sessions for specific questions. We will go more in depth on various techniques for creating compelling character art. While it will be structured like a class, it will also rely heavily on personal motivation and desire. Weekly topics in the class will be flexible based on individual student goals. Students will gain additional knowledge of the character art pipelines and process, learn to troubleshoot and solve problems, and learn to assess concept art and plan a path for success. Repetition, repetition, repetition….the only way to get better.  

PLEASE NOTE: An application is required for this course. The first round of applicants will be notified of application status no later than 1 month prior to the start of term. Applications received after that time will be reviewed in the order they are received and notification for those can be expected before the term starts. If you have any questions please reach out to registration@cgmasteracademy.com

Course Format


Skills Level



10 weeks


Live group sessions


Individual recordings

Lecture Type

Live group sessions
Ongoing work each week with some additional work weeks
Proficiency and knowledge of the character art pipeline and process. This mentorship is more advanced so the focus will be more on pushing the art with existing pipeline and software knowledge. Recommend course prerequisite: Character Creation for Film/Cinematics
Maya, Arnold, Zbrush, Marvelous Designer, Substance Painter, Photoshop

The more you know, the better.

Concept Art analysis | Planning and developing a game plan to tackle the character | Assess and evaluate problematic areas and how to solve
Explore additional techniques and process for sculpting and detailing the human head | Start early Look Dev
XGen demonstrations | Students will establish the hair groom
Demonstrations on various modeling techniques that can be employed | Analyze reference and determine which modeling method is best
Students will have an extra work week to continue to work on the head or hair or use the time to get ahead on modeling | No additional assignment or live session this week–just more time to work!
Discussions on modeling techniques, UV mapping best practices and material assignments for efficiency and flexibility | Discussions on sculpting details in ZBrush | Workflow demonstrations on Displacement Extraction and Rendering in Maya
Substance Painter setup and best practices | Advanced techniques and layer organization for flexibility and iteration speed | Demonstration on moving mesh data successfully between different applications
Walkthrough AiStandardSurface Shader | Discussions on color space and color management | Set up lighting and shaders along with tuning things for final render
Review final renders and discuss where and how to improve
Students will have extra time to catch up and prepare final renders | Final homework deadline and final live Q&A session will follow this week

Bringing out the best in talent

For specific questions regarding TBA instructors, please contact CGMA Admissions Department at registration@cgmasteracademy.com


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Jul 17, 2024 - Oct 07, 2024
3D Character Creation Mentorship

What makes this learning experience unique?


Receive personalized feedback on all assignments from the industry’s top professionals.


Enjoy lifetime access to the spectrum of course content, including lectures, live Q&As, and feedback sessions.


Show off your Certification of Completion when you turn in 80% of course assignments.


Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with flexible, online course scheduling.

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