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Cactus Dan Libisch
Cactus Dan Libisch
Libisch Graphic Design
Midvale, Utah USA
Midvale, Utah USA

I'm a freelance 3D artist working here in Midvale, Utah.I started out as a draftsman many years ago in Fayetteville, North Carolina but wasn't really satisfied with that so, I went to Fayetteville Technical Community College and studied commercial art and print design. For the past 20 years I've worked for several printing companies, as a Macintosh Operator, on the east coast between North Carolina and Pennsylvania. During this time, at home, I dabbled with 3D software, starting out on an Atari ST with CAD3D and CyberSculpt and eventually upgrading to a Macintosh Centris 650 with Infini-D and Alias Sketch. In 1996 one of the companies I worked for opened a second plant here in Salt Lake City, so the company relocated me. After 5 years of operation the plant shut down and I became unemployed.

A couple of months before the shut down, I had upgraded to an iMac with Cinema 4D GO and suddenly found myself with plenty of time to experiment with it. I created a few renderings and emailed them to a friend of mine who is a game developer and he was pretty impressed. He asked me if I wanted to do some work for him on a new project and I agreed. Since then I've upgrade to Cinema 4D XL and Bodypaint to give me the production power I need to get the work done. The work that I'm doing is creating models and rendering them for game sprites.

That's about it.

Adios,
Cactus Dan



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Articles by Cactus Dan Libisch

Cinema 4D
Building a Stable Soft IK Leg Rig using Cinema 4D R8 Mocca

Building a Stable Soft IK Leg Rig using Cinema 4D R8 Mocca

After going through Maxon's Mime Mocca tutorial, Cactus Dan discovered that when he moved the controllers around, the rig didn't behave as he expected. He was quite discouraged and found himself almost at the point of giving up on Mocca and Soft IK, but needless to say, Cactus Dan is not one to easily give up. In this tutorial, Cactus Dan Libisch shares what he learned by working through the problems.

Tutorial
Cactus Dan Libisch
Cinema 4D
Snow Top Mountain Tutorial

Snow Top Mountain Tutorial

In this tutorial, Cactus Dan creates a snow covered mountain using Cinema 4D XL 7.3 and the bhodiNut NUKEI shader.

Tutorial
Cactus Dan Libisch
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