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DaShaun Hightower

DaShaun Hightower

DaShaun Hightower: 3D Artist/Instructor

I am a Brooklyn based 3D Artist experienced in building digital collateral for small and medium-sized businesses. I have experience in hard surface design, environment design, 3D apparel design, 3D footwear design and creating custom textures. I am an award-winning designer who has had the pleasure of being on several panels discussing the importance of 3D. I am looking forward to working with each scholar on letting their imagination run wild and create unique 3D experiences.

3D Artist Pathway: Character Deveopment(You may also request times)

3D Artist Pathway: Character Deveopment(You may also request times)

  • Grades 5-12
  • In this course scholars will get a more in depth understanding of how to create their own characters from base models. Scholars will come prepared with a sketch or reference images to create their own characters. This is an intensive course that gives scholars the tools to create dynamic models.

    We will focus on:

    Manipulating vertices, sides, and faces

    Hard surface design

    Using modifiers

    Rendering settings (Eevee vs Cycles)

    UV Unwrapping

  • 60 minutes per session
    4 Sessions
  • $175 (4 Sessions)
  • 2-4 students group class
  • It is recommended that scholars complete the 3D Artist Pathway: Modeling Basics course before registering for this class.
3D Artist Pathway: Modeling Basics(You may also request times)

3D Artist Pathway: Modeling Basics(You may also request times)

  • Grades 5-12
  • Have you ever wanted to create your own 3D model but didn't know where to start?

    In 3D Artist Pathway: Modeling Basics scholars will get an entry level introduction into 3d modeling. In this 4-part class we will learn:

    -How to navigate Blender (edit mode vs. object mode, rendering views, toolbox essentials)

    -How to manipulate base models (scale, move, rotate)

    -Material Application

    -Basic light setups

    This class is ideal for anyone with a curiosity to learn more about 3D modeling. After learning the basics students will be tasked with creating their own custom robot. They will model their own base meshes; apply custom materials and create their own experience. This class is a perfect building block to start exploring other courses such as:

    Character development

    Material Development

    Animation Basics

    3D Artist Capsule

  • 55 minutes per session
    4 Sessions
  • $136 (4 Sessions)
  • 2-5 students group class
3D Artist Pathway: Custom Snapchat Filter Generator(You May Also Request TImes)

3D Artist Pathway: Custom Snapchat Filter Generator(You May Also Request TImes)

  • Grades 4-12
  • This amazing class is an into to Len Studio and using the platform to create custom snapchat filters that can be used across multiple social media platforms.

    This is a great way for those interested in Augmented Reality or just a love for filters to get their feet wet while also learning a valuable skillset.

    Some of the content that will be covered in the class include the following:

    -How to track an object on to your face

    -Using you webcam to test filters.

    -Importing collateral from the internet to use in Lens Studio

    -Exploring the possibilities of Augmented Reality

  • 60 minutes
    Single Session
  • $50 (Single Session)
  • 2-6 students group class
  • This is a course that would require the scholar to download the platform LenStudio prior to the class session.https://ar.snap.com/download
3D Artist Pathway: Custom Materials(You may also request times)

3D Artist Pathway: Custom Materials(You may also request times)

  • Grades 5-12
  • In this course Scholars will build off of skills acquired in Modeling Basics to create their own personalized materials. This is an opportunity to explore the fundamentals of what makes a successful material.

    Topics covered include:

    Elements of art: scale, contrast, color theory,

    Manipulating the material tab to produce materials with specialized effects (metalics, neon, transparent)

    Intro to shader nodes

    Intro to geometry nodes

  • 60 minutes per session
    4 Sessions
  • $149 (4 Sessions)
  • 2-5 students group class