Christian Rodriguez
Christian Rodriguez
Character FX & Grooming Artist
Savannah, United States

About

Hey! I am Christian Rodriguez and I am a 3D artist specializing in Character FX & Grooming. My skills involve cloth simulation, hair simulation, cloth tailoring, grooming and simulation set-up.

I graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in Visual Effects. While at SCAD I took classes in both animation and visual effects which allowed me to learn different aspects of the pipelines for 3D animation and for live action. I love learning new skills and expanding my knowledge of the skills I currently have! I also love collaborative environments and working with others to problem solve issues with creative solutions!

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Skills

CG GroomingCharacter ModelingRiggingRetopologyUV MappingTexturingDigital SculptingEnvironment ModelingLightingRenderingDrawingCompositingVideo EditingCloth Simulationtechnical animationhair simulationcloth tailoring

Software proficiency

Maya
Maya
Houdini
Houdini
Substance 3D Painter
Substance 3D Painter
Arnold
Arnold
RenderMan
RenderMan
ZBrush
ZBrush
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
Photoshop
Photoshop
After Effects
After Effects
Nuke
Nuke

Reel

Experience

  • Character TD Apprentice at Walt Disney Animation Studios
    United States of America
    April 2021 - Present

    - Will be working on technical animation for Encanto

    - Will be continued to be mentored throughout the film

  • Character TD Trainee at Walt Disney Animation Studios
    United States of America
    January 2021 - March 2021

    - 3 month trainee program with Walt Disney Animation Studio's Character TD department

    - Trained in Rigging, Simulation Set-Up, and Technical Animation

    - 1 on 1 mentorship throughout the training process

  • Pixar UnderGraduate Program Mentorship at Pixar Animation Studios
    United States of America
    June 2020 - December 2020

    - Selected for Pixar Technical Direction Internship, but the internship was cancelled due to COVID-19.

    - The internship became a mentorship program, held over Zoom and Slack.

    - The other 8 mentees and myself decided to remotely work on a short film together. The Pixar employees provided mentorship on this film

    - Worked on a personal project under the guidance of two Pixar employees

    Participated in Zoom lecture learning opportunities