Learn To Sculpt In Virtual Reality With Gio Nakpil This Weekend

Sculpting workshop sponsored by Oculus Medium will offer attendees the chance to learn from a master.

For those looking to learn how to utilize Oculus Medium to create stunning artwork or get some tips from a master sculptor will be happy to hear that a special one-day class is being put on for just that. Online tutorial resource mold3D Academy are putting on the workshop in partnership with medium and Oculus and will feature the renowned master sculptor and Oculus Character Designer, Gio Nakpil.

The day long class will be feature Nakpil demonstrating his philosophy on form and modeling, using Medium as the tool of instruction. Revealing the evolution of 3D virtual reality (VR) modelling and capitalizing on Medium’s simplicity, the workshop is designed to leave attendees feeling empowered to leverage Medium to create stunning professional or personal work.

The workshop will be running over a single weekend, with one eight hour class on each day. During this time Nakpil will teach how to sculpt basic form and structure breakdown. Delve into sculpture refinement and final detailing along with teaching a proven step-by-step system that he’s used to teach hundreds of artists. All of this will be of benefit to both people just starting out or those looking to learn new skills and ways of working.

Nakpil is known for his work at Industrial Light and Magic, having worked on principal creatures for Star Trek and The Avengers, among a number of other notable Hollywood films. He then switched to designing and building videogame assets for Valve and now works at Oculus helping to define the look of VR. He was also the designer for the creature that was displayed at the annual Monsterpalooza convention and featured in the ‘Making The Monster’ documentary.

Taking place this Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th, the workshop will run from 10am to 5pm both days and is located at the Facebook Campus, Building 27, 162 Jefferson Drive, Menlo Park, California, 94025. Places on the workshop are priced at $200.00 each and will include one-on-on instructor feedback, networking time, free lunch and snacks and each attendee will be provided with an Oculus headset, Oculus Touch controllers and a VR capable computer for use at the workshop. Those looking to registration for a place on the class can do so at the workshop’s website.

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