Creative Cow Contributing Editor: Cactus Dan
COW Leaders : Cactus Dan LibischCreative COW Web Writer, Contributing Editor
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.
Articles by Cactus Dan Libisch