3D Creature Development

This video shows my progress developing a creature from design to animation in seven days. Created for a Gnomon master class that stopped at look-development, I continued to develop the creature for a new Gnomon Workshop training series that is coming soon. But for now, this video is an entertaining glimpse at the kind of work that I do.


41 Responses to “3D Creature Development”

  1. Heather Says:
    March 15th, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Beautiful, it was really interesting seeing what steps you go through to create a creature and animate it (seven days? Can only dream of that at this stage). Definitely be keeping an eye out for the training series.

  2. Majid AL Johani Says:
    March 16th, 2010 at 8:20 am

    this class the most entertaining class for me … i watched every single sec “focused”

    amazing class Alex, looking forward to the upcoming master classes

  3. Einar Martinsen Says:
    March 16th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    That was awesome! I see you have further developed the stages from the masterclass in 2009. Even though Ive seen the part to the pose testings, think I will buy this extended DVD =) Great work Alex! Don’t know how you manage to do that much in the short period of time you must have!

    Einar Martinsen

  4. Hari Says:
    March 16th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I think it comes down to the spark that
    you explained in one of the interviews. Everything
    else in life follows if you do the right thing.

    It was a great masterclass experience!!

  5. Dan Says:
    March 16th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    This is great. Something from creation to a finished product by an exceptional trainer. This is really awesome, what a great idea with the book and the whole lot. Just awesome!!!

  6. Khalid Says:
    March 16th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    DuuuuuDE. No wonder Avatar turned out the way it did.

  7. chris Says:
    March 17th, 2010 at 4:41 am

    when will the dvd & book be released?

  8. David_B Says:
    March 19th, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Looks great Alex, when will you be releasing this set?

  9. Alex Alvarez Says:
    March 19th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks for all the feedback!!! Very much appreciated. We anticipate the release to be in May. It could be sooner but probably not due to all the materials that need to be manufactured and put together (discs, book, custom packaging, etc…).

  10. manuel Says:
    March 21st, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Wow, nice work, i really like the finish product. I’m just a simple grasshopper.

  11. Kerem Says:
    March 25th, 2010 at 7:25 am

    This is madness! :) )

    I hope this will be huge like Jester – or even huge than that…

  12. Vic Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    This is great!!!! =D

  13. Daniel Vanches Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Wow this is amazing. A really nice glimpse of the whole process. Really inspiring, thanks! Looking forward to the DVD!

  14. aliaskajan Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 10:58 am

    really nice
    thank you :)

  15. Ray Salyer Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    JUST INCREDIBLE. Alex, just superb! I can not wait to get this kind of training. Gnomon Workshop is just………….sooo much talent!

    Awesome, Awesome!!

  16. crumpy Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Are you kidding me, that looks insane. can’t wait for the DVD’s; I will be buying them for sure. Seems you cover everything in that. Nice work.

  17. Universe Says:
    April 1st, 2010 at 11:23 am

    (head explodes) Amazing inspirational work, makes me want to work 10 times harder! Thanks for putting that together.

  18. George Says:
    April 2nd, 2010 at 6:50 pm


    Will this dvd set be available through the gnomon subscription or DVD purchase only?


  19. KEREM Says:
    April 4th, 2010 at 8:39 am

    this is madnessss =)))

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    April 6th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

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  21. Teksin AHLAT Says:
    April 7th, 2010 at 7:11 am

    very very very good. The Best Of Designator…… :D

    çok süper bir çaba sonucunda müthiş bir iş çıkıyor. Helal valla…

    Anlaşılıyor ki bir çok grafik programına am hakimiyet kesin ve şart. Photoshop başlangıç…

  22. Greg Says:
    April 7th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    WOW! That is sick man!
    Can’t wait to get this dvd it covers everything! Hopefully the dvd won’t be too fast and will be easy to follow.

  23. George Says:
    April 11th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Sneak peak of the box set can be found here: http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/news/coming-soon/

  24. yunus büyükbayram Says:
    April 14th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    wonderful work. merakla beklediğim çok başarılı bir çalışma.

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    May 31st, 2010 at 5:39 pm

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    June 6th, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Credit on behalf of this in a row. I think someone need roughly help like this.

  27. Luis Says:
    June 18th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Amazing inspirational work

  28. parv Says:
    November 13th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Hi. Im 19 years old from a poor asian country. i am good at 3d graphics but want to learn and grow more. I do want to buy this dvd set but i tired finding it and could not get it cheaper than $649. Can you advise if i can get some discount at some place? Thanks

  29. Drew Says:
    August 28th, 2011 at 2:42 am

    You are a God amongst men.

  30. Boris Says:
    November 5th, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Where can I buy this set of tutorials?

  31. Diego Harrow Says:
    February 22nd, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Very Good !!

  32. Starling Fernandez Says:
    March 28th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Hi Alex, how are you? i want the DVDs to the collection 3D Creature Development from 4 to 7 only, how do i get them?

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