This week we meet with Juan a.k.a Moxstudios. He’s a gifted 3D artist with some impressive models on Sketchfab!
#1 Could you introduce yourself to our readers: Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Juan Carlos Montes and i’m a Puerto Rican artist living and working freelance in Chicago.
#2 Can you tell us about what aspects of 3D you specialize in?
I consider myself a handy man of design. I love to do many things animation, drawing, graphic design but i think the discipline i enjoy the most is 3D modeling.
#3 How did you first get started in 3D? What attracted you to it in the first place?
I started working in 3D 12 years ago using a program called Arena Design. It was pretty basic but it helped me understand a lot about 3D. The aspect i liked the most was creating forms i could rotate 360 degrees.
#4 Do you have any academic training or are you self-taught?
I’m self taught and try to always keep up to date.
#5 You’re also an illustrator, does that influence your workflow?
Yes it does, 100%, since it helps me visualize an idea easier.
#6 How did you come across Sketchfab and how does it help you in your career?
I discovered Sketchfab through Blendernation. It’s an excellent tool to promote myself as an artist through my work.
#7 Of all your pieces currently on Sketchfab, which one are you the most proud of and why? Your favorite one?
Probably the H.R. alien tribute. I like the end result plus it looks great in sketchfab.
#8 Where does your creativity come from?
Well creativity can come from anywhere from a coffee stain to looking at the anatomy of insects and animals.
#9 What advice would you give to someone with an illustrator background getting started with 3D?
To start with the most basic 3D, getting to know a little about each area and then setting up personal challenges to create more complicated models.