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December 17, 2008 2:52 PM Subscribe
GiftFilter: What can I give my brother-in-law for Christmas that will help improve his chances of getting a 3D art job?
posted by wintersweet to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
He has a bachelor's in physics and a bachelor's in animation/3D design; he's looking for work in texturing and modeling, primarily, rather than character design or animation. He does Maya 8.5, Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3, ZBrush 3, Boujou and probably some other stuff. Can you recommend a book or something else (a membership?) we can give him that would help him improve his chances of getting a job? Whether it's just a book that you feel is a must-have for any modeler, or a book on the industry, or a subscription to something that helps with networking, or a check for more classes in something, or whatever ... I'm really open to suggestions (preferably stuff that's under $150, but I'll take anything into consideration).
He's been doing freelance work and such since he graduated, but it's not easy to find anything full-time to apply for. Most job listings are for game companies, and most of those require multiple years of experience and shipped titles. He's interested in any kind of work, though, and is not one of those guys who's fixated on the videogame industry. I figure I shouldn't post his resume here, but I can MeMail you a link to his resume if you'd rather look for holes in order to suggest something. Please let me know if I forgot some important information. Thank you!