The4thaggie

is creating 3D models

0

patrons

$0

per month
Please note:  I am a hard-surface modeler.  I am not very experienced in organic modeling.  As such, I will not be creating character models (or parts of).

I've been a 3D generalist since 2006, and I enjoy making 3D models for fun.  I primarily make models related to My Little Pony or other fandoms (like Star Wars, Star Trek, etc) that are usable in the Source game engine, but I also dabble in high-poly modeling and Renderman.  Autodesk Maya is my program of choice for the last 6 or so years, and I consider myself an intermediate with the application.

While I normally release my work and take some suggested model ideas free of charge, I need additional income to help fund my hobby.  3D modeling, animation, and rendering push computers to their maximum potential, and I frequently encounter issues caused by failing hardware and performance limitations with my i7-920 machine built in 2009.  I have a steady job, but I am 100% self-reliant.  The income is not enough to allow me the luxury of upgrading my entire platform along with all the expenses life throws at me.

I do not like taking commissions because I feel very restricted creatively and the return on investment (of my time) is not high enough to justify the time involved.  I also cannot use Maya commercially (such as taking commissions).  That said, I intend only to mark models for Patreon-funding which are directly related to MLP ( such as these) or appeal to a wide audience.  As a patron, you are effectively tipping me for creating community-models rather than paying for a private commission.  All models will (eventually) be available to the public.   

I take great pride in my work, and with that, I put several hours of my time into modeling, texturing, and converting for Source.  The models that are Patreon-supported will meet the highest degree of effort and quality I can put out.    

I appreciate all of your support.  By becoming my patron you not only help me acquire new hardware to create more models, renders, and animations with, but you also encourage me to stay active and ever-improving.  I don't want your money for half-assed effort.

Your tips will first help me pay off the $1000 debt for my mobo/CPU/RAM upgrade, and afterwards, it will go towards new tools to help me make 3D more efficiently.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Access to most of my Patreon-updates, and a solid thank you.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Access to timelapses, tutorials, and models 1-week or longer prior to public release.  This reward stacks with $1 reward.
Pledge $10 or more per month
Ability to suggest standard-priority models.  Standard-priority models are those that take priority over my personally-directed models, but they have to wait until the high-priority models are finished.  This reward stacks with $1 and $5 rewards.

This is not a commission. Rather, it is a reallocation of my priorities. Models suggestions still have to have roots in MLP canon or have viable wide-spread appeal.
Pledge $30 or more per month
Ability to suggest (1) high-priority model per successful payment of this reward.  High-priority models are above standard-priority models in my queue.  High-priority models are first-come-first-serve.  This reward stacks with $1, $5, and $10 rewards.

This is not a commission.  Rather, it is a reallocation of my priorities.  Models suggestions still have to have roots in MLP canon or have viable wide-spread appeal.
Pledge $50 or more per month
1 Evening (US Central between 7PM-12AM) personal Maya tutoring.  Alternatively, you can opt for a private video to be recorded for that amount of time for a specific topic.  Live tutoring will be performed over Skype and will be dependent on your questions and feedback.  With pre-recorded tutoring, I can prepare a lesson specific to your needs and make sure it is as efficient as it can possibly be.

Tutoring blocks will be available for each successful payment of this reward.  You may schedule live tutoring between 3-days after confirming a time/date and 6-months.  Schedules may need be advanced or adjusted in the case I am traveling to conventions, sick, or dealing with a significant crisis.
Goals
$0 of $25 per month
1 model specifically will be given priority over everything else every month.  

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Please note:  I am a hard-surface modeler.  I am not very experienced in organic modeling.  As such, I will not be creating character models (or parts of).

I've been a 3D generalist since 2006, and I enjoy making 3D models for fun.  I primarily make models related to My Little Pony or other fandoms (like Star Wars, Star Trek, etc) that are usable in the Source game engine, but I also dabble in high-poly modeling and Renderman.  Autodesk Maya is my program of choice for the last 6 or so years, and I consider myself an intermediate with the application.

While I normally release my work and take some suggested model ideas free of charge, I need additional income to help fund my hobby.  3D modeling, animation, and rendering push computers to their maximum potential, and I frequently encounter issues caused by failing hardware and performance limitations with my i7-920 machine built in 2009.  I have a steady job, but I am 100% self-reliant.  The income is not enough to allow me the luxury of upgrading my entire platform along with all the expenses life throws at me.

I do not like taking commissions because I feel very restricted creatively and the return on investment (of my time) is not high enough to justify the time involved.  I also cannot use Maya commercially (such as taking commissions).  That said, I intend only to mark models for Patreon-funding which are directly related to MLP ( such as these) or appeal to a wide audience.  As a patron, you are effectively tipping me for creating community-models rather than paying for a private commission.  All models will (eventually) be available to the public.   

I take great pride in my work, and with that, I put several hours of my time into modeling, texturing, and converting for Source.  The models that are Patreon-supported will meet the highest degree of effort and quality I can put out.    

I appreciate all of your support.  By becoming my patron you not only help me acquire new hardware to create more models, renders, and animations with, but you also encourage me to stay active and ever-improving.  I don't want your money for half-assed effort.

Your tips will first help me pay off the $1000 debt for my mobo/CPU/RAM upgrade, and afterwards, it will go towards new tools to help me make 3D more efficiently.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Access to most of my Patreon-updates, and a solid thank you.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Access to timelapses, tutorials, and models 1-week or longer prior to public release.  This reward stacks with $1 reward.
Pledge $10 or more per month
Ability to suggest standard-priority models.  Standard-priority models are those that take priority over my personally-directed models, but they have to wait until the high-priority models are finished.  This reward stacks with $1 and $5 rewards.

This is not a commission. Rather, it is a reallocation of my priorities. Models suggestions still have to have roots in MLP canon or have viable wide-spread appeal.
Pledge $30 or more per month
Ability to suggest (1) high-priority model per successful payment of this reward.  High-priority models are above standard-priority models in my queue.  High-priority models are first-come-first-serve.  This reward stacks with $1, $5, and $10 rewards.

This is not a commission.  Rather, it is a reallocation of my priorities.  Models suggestions still have to have roots in MLP canon or have viable wide-spread appeal.
Pledge $50 or more per month
1 Evening (US Central between 7PM-12AM) personal Maya tutoring.  Alternatively, you can opt for a private video to be recorded for that amount of time for a specific topic.  Live tutoring will be performed over Skype and will be dependent on your questions and feedback.  With pre-recorded tutoring, I can prepare a lesson specific to your needs and make sure it is as efficient as it can possibly be.

Tutoring blocks will be available for each successful payment of this reward.  You may schedule live tutoring between 3-days after confirming a time/date and 6-months.  Schedules may need be advanced or adjusted in the case I am traveling to conventions, sick, or dealing with a significant crisis.