It’s that time of year again. TurboSquid is packing up and heading to Half Rez 2017. We’ll be there to learn and hang out with some great designers in Chicago on Wednesday, September 13th.
What is Half Rez?
Half Rez is an event hosted by the incredible folks at Greyscalegorilla. It’s a jam packed night of presentations, drinks, and hanging out with 3D enthusiasts and 2D designers.
In case you missed it, we recently awarded the very first TurboSquid scholarship to USC Animation student Alex Garza. After letting Alex know that he was our winner, we asked him to share some more information about what motivates and inspires him as an artist. You can read the interview below.
This interview has been edited for clarity.
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We received hundreds of submissions for our first ever TurboSquid scholarship, and it was tough to decide on a winner. We are very happy to announce today that the TurboSquid 2017 Spring Scholarship award winner is Alex Garza!
Alex is currently attending the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he is majoring in animation and digital arts. Alex’s studies in animation allowed him to really get specific about our topic of “The Importance of Diversity in the 3D Industry.”
- Alex was also able to include highly personal examples and stories in his essay, which really resonated with our internal judges.
Sometimes you focus on creating models that you think will sell well, and sometimes you just want to model something that’s downright fun to make. 3D artist Juan Camilo Alcaraz Cartagena (known as Alzarac on TurboSquid) is usually focused on making furniture models, but he got inspired by last year’s release of Rogue One and decided to build this awesome New Order Stormtrooper helmet.
When your site is home to many of the world’s finest 3D artists, you get to see amazing work published on a regular basis. Seeing the work that you do every day has inspired us to run our first ever 3D art competition! We want to see you all flex your creative muscles, and we’ll reward the winners with cash and some impressive prizes. Read More