3D Character Design

Create amazing 3D sculptures and prints using Blender, Zbrush, and Maya.

Mickey Mouse in the spotlight

Our teachers and tutors graduated from top universities


Customized Coding Syllabus

Select the programming languages or topics that appeal to you, and we'll match you with a qualified tutor to guide you to mastery.

Adaptable Coding Sessions

Schedule lessons at your convenience, whether you desire a quick introduction or an in-depth exploration; the choice is yours.

Personalized Individual Instruction​

Your learning experience is customized to your pace and preferred level of difficulty, guaranteeing steady progress without the interference of distractions or rivalry.​

About Zbrush & Autodesk Maya

About ZBrush

ZBrush stands as an exceptional tool that empowers users to craft 3D models with digital clay. Developed by Pixologic, it has remained an industry favorite among artists for years for several compelling reasons. Its intuitive interface and wide range of features make it indispensable for tasks ranging from character design to intricate environment detailing.

One of ZBrush’s standout features is its high-resolution sculpting capabilities. Artists can work with up to a billion polygons, providing unparalleled detail and creative freedom. Additionally, ZBrush offers tools like ZSpheres, DynaMesh, and FiberMesh, which give artists the ability to create complex shapes, structures, and textures easily. It is also compatible with other 3D design software, allowing for easy import and export of models and assets. Moreover, ZBrush offers advanced painting features that mimic real-world brushes, making texture painting a more fluid and natural process.

About Autodesk Maya

Among various 3D animation and modeling tools, Autodesk Maya shines as one of the more resilient and versatile software options available. Developed by Autodesk, Maya is widely used in the film industry, as well as in game development and design visualization. Its robustness is a result of its comprehensive suite of features that cater to almost any 3D modeling, animation, or rendering needs.

One of Maya’s most popular features is its highly customizable interface, which allows users to tailor the workspace to their specific needs. Maya excels in animation with its powerful rigging and animation tools. It offers a smooth and intuitive workflow for creating complex animations, complete with keyframing and procedural animation options. For visual effects artists, Maya offers robust particle and fluid simulation tools that create realistic animations of natural phenomena like fire, water, and smoke. Its compatibility with other Autodesk products and its extensive plugin architecture mean that Maya can easily fit into a broader design and animation workflow.

Both ZBrush and Autodesk Maya are considered industry standards, each with its own set of unique capabilities that make them indispensable tools for 3D artists and animators.


The accessibility and multifaceted applications of 3D printing, coupled with a low entry threshold, have increased the demand for 3D modeling. This course guides you through the creation and design of 3D creatures, props, and objects, and explores their various applications.

What you will learn


Resources: Student FAQs About 3D Character Design

Topology refers to the arrangement and flow of polygons on the surface of your 3D model. Proper topology is crucial for animation, as it determines how well a character will deform during movements.

Proportion is vital for achieving a realistic or stylized look for your character. Accurate proportions can make or break the believability of your 3D model, especially when it comes to human or animal characters.

UV maps act as the 2D representation of your 3D model, allowing you to apply textures accurately. They are essential for painting detailed features onto your character.

Rigging is the process of adding a skeletal structure to your 3D model, facilitating its movement in animation. Good rigging ensures that the character’s movements look natural and fluid.

Facial expressions and anatomy are key for conveying emotions and actions. Properly designed features can greatly enhance the emotional depth and storytelling capability of the 3D character.

Textures and shading bring color and depth to your 3D model, making it more visually appealing. They help in defining the material properties of the character, such as skin, hair, and clothing.

How it works


Request a tutor

Let us know your goals and age range. We'll figure out a plan to help get you there.


Match with a tutor

We'll recommend you a tutor based on your needs and goals, or you can request a specific tutor.


Start a free trial

Experience a free trial lesson with your new tutor and see if your learning style matches.


Keep it up!

If everything went well, sign up to keep going! You can choose the pacing of the lessons

Need more info?
Let's talk.

Leave your phone number, and we’ll call you back to discuss how we can help you.