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February 24, 2020

What Makes a Great Video Game: I/V with Game Design Legend Troy Dunniway

Troy Dunniway has been making video games for over 25 years, and between working with art legends like Syd Mead and Roger Dean, hanging with rock stars in the name of research,...

February 12, 2020

Ubisoft Video Game Programmer Firas Hosn Talks Jobs and The Future of Video Game AI

AI Game Programmer Firas Hosn knew early on that the future was in his hands. The Game Boy he got for his eighth birthday was his introduction to the wonderful world of gaming,...

January 22, 2020

What Is 3D Texturing?

What does a 3D Texture Artist do? A 3D Texture Artist creates stylized or natural textures and materials that are then applied to 3D models and environments in games, films, or TV...

January 8, 2020

Becoming a Compositor for Film: Alumni Interview With Alan Robinson

Since graduating from CG Spectrum's online VFX Compositing course, Alan has worked on some pretty cool projects such as Catherine the Great, The Irishman, and Cats. He talks about...

October 13, 2019

What is Game Design? A Guide to Getting Started in the Games Industry

Game design is an exciting, rewarding and multi-faceted field with promising job prospects. However, being a professional Game Designer can be an incredibly demanding career.

September 3, 2019

3 Awesome Reasons to Get Into 2D Animation Right Now

The 2D animation industry is transforming before our eyes.  A 2D comeback is happening right now thanks to the insatiable appetite for fresh content, advancements

August 30, 2019

5 Benefits of Online Courses You May Not Have Considered

The benefits of online courses far outweigh the traditional classroom approach at CG Spectrum. Here's why. As an online Animation, VFX and Game Design school

July 16, 2019

DreamWorks Animator Scott Claus Offers Advice to 2D Students

Scott Claus talks inspiration, careers and the future of 2D animation With a career spanning almost 3 decades, Scott Claus has worked on classics like

July 16, 2019

What is 2D Animation? Everything You Need to Know

What is 2D Animation? 2D animation is the art of creating movement in a two-dimensional space. This includes characters, creatures, FX and backgrounds. The illusion

July 16, 2019

Disney Animator Mike Wiesmeier Shares Secrets With Artists

It was a trip to Disneyland that changed the course of Mike Wiesmeier’s life... Captivated by the art of animation after a family trip to

February 5, 2019

Concept Art Course Software & Equipment Guide

Whether you're just starting out or you're a seasoned concept artist, switching from traditional to digital or looking to throw down a whack of cash

October 8, 2018

What is Compositing?

What is compositing? VFX Compositing seamlessly integrates digital assets with live-action footage to bring together the final shot of a film or game. Compositing is