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Resources

Welcome to the resources page! I am glad to provide you links to web pages, books and other resources that I have found truly valuable. These resources are broken up into sections so you can access them easily depending on your needs. I will continue to add to it as I learn more, so please make sure to bookmark it so you can be up to date.

Web Hosting

Mochahost. I have all of my websites hosted at Mochahost. They have proven to be a reliable hosting service with excellent customer support. With easy installation of web software such as Wordpress, Joomla, etc, I highly recommend Mochahost.

Bluehost. Another great hosting site.

Books

The Four Hour Workweek. Best selling author Tim Ferriss will show you how to live like a millionaire by taking control of your time. An absolute must-read!

Programming in Python. If you are technically inclined, I recommend learning Python with this great book!

Ultimate Guide to Google Adwords. Great resource to make sure you get the online traffic you deserve. Learn tips and tricks for mastering SEO and online marketing campaigns.

Images and textures

cgtextures.com. This is the first place I go to when I need textures and background images.

cgskies.com. Excellent resource for getting skies. I usually map the skies i download here onto hemispheres in Maya.

Models

Turbosquid.com. I have downloaded TONS of models from turbosquid.

3d Warehouse.com. Amazing resource for models. You can download the model to Sketchup and then export to OBJ via a plugin.

Schools

Academy of Art University. This is where I got my Masters degree! A lot of my friends also went to school here and have been working in the Film and Video Game industries forever. The Academy is recognized as one of the top schools for visual arts, fully recommended.

Gnomon. Right in the middle of Hollywood, Gmonon has made a name of itself for having industry leaders as teachers. A lot of my friends teach there and their video tutorial library is HUGE!

SCAD. Savannah College of Art and Design is very well represented in the industry. A lot of my friends went there and they are very well trained.

Calarts. Calarts is in Pasadena, close to Hollywood. Amazing artists graduate from Calarts and get great jobs.

Vancouver Film School. Great school, and Vancouver has become one of the best places to get a job in the industry.

Full Sail. Located in Florida, Full Sail is a great place to get into the visual arts.

Scripts

Creative Crash. I have been downloading Mel Scripts from this site forever. They also have models, and tons of other resources. Bookmark it!

Tutorials

W3 Schools. If you want to learn everything about the web from the ground up, then head on over to W3 Schools. They have hundreds of easy to follow tutorials.

3D Total. This place has a lot of great tutorials and other great resources.

Haz Tu Página. Go here if you want to learn how to build a website from scratch (En Espaņol).

 

Job boards

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Mograph.net

Creative Heads

CG Society

Gamasutra

3dJobs.com

Simply Hired

Creative Planet Network

CG Hub

Monster.com

Websites that I contribute to or have authored

Suites Capri. If you are in need of Suite hotels in Mexico City, stay at Suites Capri. Si busca Suite Hoteles en Mexico DF quedese en Suites Capri.

Plaza los Portales. Retail plaza in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

La Tortuga Cucufata. Mexican food restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

Capri Bienes Raices. Real estate agency in Mexico City.

Meson Gaucho. Perhaps the best Steak House in Mexico.

Power Gym. Top of the line Fitness Club in Cuernavaca.

El Rancho Motel. The best Boutique Motel in Coronado Island.

Reforma 380. The most exclusive retail location in Mexico City.

Gear

Lenovo Yoga 2 11.6". Windows 8.1 Touchscreen laptop 2 in 1