Maya XGen is a geometry instancer that lets you populate the surface of polygon meshes with an arbitrary number of primitives either randomly or uniformly placed. This means that with XGen you can procedurally create and style hair, fur and feathers for characters. For set dressing, XGen lets you quickly populate large-scale environments, including grass savannas, forests, rocky landscapes, and debris trails.

With all this power, there is good reason why so many members of The Rookies choose to incorporate this tech into their projects.

Post Apocalyptic Tunes

Created by: Karthik Suresh
Member Level: contender

Hey guys, here is the project I took on for my final semester at Think Tank Training Center. Hope you all like it. Breakdowns for the entire character and close up shots for the guitar and amplifier can be seen in the vimeo videos at the bottom.

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Jamie Janas 2020 - 3D Generalist

Created by: Jamie Janas
Member Level: contender

My name is Jamie Janas, and this is my submission for the Rookies 2020 contest. I'm showing 5 projects I've worked on over the last year.

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Jared Fischler Student Work 2020

Created by: Jared Fischler
Member Level: contender

As a student at Gnomon School of VFX I've gotten to explore every area of CG and adopt skills that allow me to create nuanced and narrative-driven work. I hope you enjoy my portfolio!

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Bumblebee

Created by: Fiona Taylor
Member Level: contender

As a recent master’s graduate focussed in 3D Computer Animation, I have been exposed to many departments in the production pipeline. An area that is of most interest to me is creatures. Though I enjoy versatility in style and genre, I am truly a fanatic for detail- it is this which underpins this project: Bumblebee.

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Elephant

Created by: ARGENTIERI Flore
Member Level: player

This is my First animal study , I had wanted to make an elephant for a long time and it was a pretty big challenge for me especially for the texturing part which was a bit tricky so I decided to use mari for the texturing. My main reference was African elephant.

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The Giant

Created by: Rishikesh Nayudu
Member Level: player

This project was to try and learn realism.I have used XYZ maps to enhance the details, Mari and Substance to texture the character and Arnold for rendering. I enjoyed grooming a lot. Xgen was used for Hair. I have learnt the workflow between Zbrush, Maya, Mari and Substance. Learning and improving along the way.

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The Hidden Place

Created by: Kate Kompaneets
Member Level: rookie

The Hidden Place is about a Merman that's been brought to an old house by a fisherman. There he’s trying to heal it from injuries it’s gotten after being caught into a fishing net.

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Ghost Deer

Created by: Elena Distefano
Member Level: rookie

Solo project completed for my Masters. This is a study of a white deer commonly referred to as a ghost deer in folklore across the world.

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Pocahontas - 3D Animated Teaser Trailer

Created by: Nimrod Zaguri
Member Level: rookie

This video is a product of my mentorship program as a student in Think Tank Training Centre - Vancouver.Meant to conceptualize a modern personal visualization to one of my absolute favorite Disney animated movies.

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Hang in there "Little friendship"

Created by: Syed Hassam Hussain Jafri
Member Level: contender

A personal project i did after completing school "VFS" based on a photograph i found on the internet,The base motive was to attempt and create something hyper realistic as fast as i can on my own.Everything was done under 2.5 weeks roughly and my target was to get the results with no compositing so its straight rendr

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Mushroom King and Demon

Created by: Alexandria Federico
Member Level: player

My two demo reel pieces for my last terms at Gnomon School of Visual Effects.2d concepts done by Hongbo Yang and Andrew Bosley.

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Elf Queen

Created by: Jordan Tyler Moodaliar
Member Level: debut

Sculpted an Elf Queen inside of ZBrush, Photoshop for compositing and used Arnold,Maya and Xgen for the first time.Hope this will be the start of a new journey.

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A Folded Wish

Created by: Yeow Chien Huey
Member Level: player

A pair of twin sisters attempt to fold a thousand origami cranes in hopes to recover from a fatal disease.

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Storm

Created by: Edgar Teba Mateo
Member Level: player

Personal project for animation work. The aim of this work was to learn more about anatomy, marvelous and xgen. And enhance my skills to character 3D, and try to doy my better effort on it. I hope you like it!!

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The Arquero - Real-Time Character

Created by: Sushan Manandhar
Member Level: contender

"John, an elite soldier, a silent guardian, an arquero, off to his mission to save his lost daughter, Dora...""The Arquero" was my capstone project at bootcamp course I attended at Vertex School during September 2019.The original concept was by Rishiraj Singh Shekhawat.

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Gloria - The Championship Boxer

Created by: Yobani Mitsuo Mercado Hara
Member Level: rookie

Here is my finished reel from my mentorship period at Think Tank. This is Gloria, the championship boxer!Massive thanks to all my classmates and colleagues who helped me throughout the past four months. Special shoutout to Babak Bina who mentored me through this period.

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Head Lopper

Created by: Aly Farroukh
Member Level: contender

Hey guys! Here's my take on one of my favourite comic book characters Head Lopper by Andrew MacLean.

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Red Train

Created by: Houra Ershad
Member Level: player

This is my Final project for the foundation term of Think tank training center. It is based on a beautiful and inspiring concept by Gosia Arska. Went through many challenges to get to this, But I'm really grateful to have the opportunity and to be connected to the community of many talented artists on Think tank.

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Abandoned Factory

Created by: Stephanie Zhang
Member Level: player

Heyyyy, so here is my 6 weeks final project for first semester at Think Tank Training Center. I tried to use all my knowledge that I've learned in these three months. I'm so glad that I can make one of my favorite concept art in 3D. The concept is from my favorite Japanese artist named Mono Kubo.

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The Road to El Dorado

Created by: Carmen Medina GutiΓ©rrez
Member Level: player

My name is Carmen Medina. Just graduated from Animum Creativity Advanced School. I'm glad to show you my entry for the Rookies 2020 contest. A personal project in which I go further my knowledge in order to improve my artistic skills.

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Georgia Saroj - Student Work 2019-2020

Created by: Georgia Saroj Mathur
Member Level: player

A selection of work from my time at Gnomon.

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Kayen

Created by: Rishikesh Nayudu
Member Level: player

The 2D Concept of this Character was done Patri Balanovsky.I recreated his concept in 3D using Zbrush, Maya, Substance Painter and Mari.I see that my skills have improved in handling and working with multiple software.I enjoy making stylized characters too.

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Orangutan

Created by: Martin Usandizaga
Member Level: player

Hello!Here is an orangutan I've been working on, inspired by Maurice from Planet of the Apes.Here you can find a Rookie's article I wrote wich explains the workflow used and more : https://discover.therookies.co/2020/03/02/creating-a-photorealistic-cgi-orangutan-for-film-production/Hope you'll like it!

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School Projects

Created by: Lola Tedeschi
Member Level: player

Hello everyone ! Just below you'll see several projects I chose among all I did during my three years at ESMA, I hope you'll like them !

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The Rocket Girl

Created by: Syed Hassam Hussain Jafri
Member Level: contender

A project i did to explore my stylized character side, it was done in my free time at home and based on my own concept,I focused to pull out as much details i can in the lowest resolution possible and i was happy with it

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Pietro Bernardi - Look Dev and Texturing Entry

Created by: Pietro Lopez Bernardi
Member Level: contender

Hello everyone, it is a pleasure to be with you all here. This is my entry for Look Development, Lighting and Texturing section of the contest. It's a compilation of 4 of my best works, 2 of them were selected by Pixar Animation Studios as a finalist and an honorable mention.

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Delightful Morning

Created by: SiOnHong
Member Level: contender

Hello everyone, this is my first demo reels. I tried to make various videos. First reel is about my inner world. This is my mind. It is really calm and warm, but deep as like a forest. Second reel is like a TV advertisement. I like to make environment and lights. So I focused to make eyes are fun.

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Shank

Created by: Gonzalo Palma MenΓ©ndez
Member Level: debut

This is my first cartoon character for vfx. She is a Disney character from the movie " Ralph breaks the Internet". Property of Walt Disney Studios.

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Nirvana

Created by: simony wang
Member Level: rookie

created a story called nirvana in a collapsed space.

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Toilet Issue

Created by: Julie
Member Level: player

All our team is proud to present you our 3rd year final project at ESMA Lyon !A 2020 Redline short movie,directed by Louna PIETTE, Myrtil LAPIERRE, Srushti KAKADE, Manon ROSELLO, Julie CHAPELLE

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