Gnomon Event: Gary Huang on Designing 3D Characters for Games

Gnomon School of Visual Effects has announced Designing 3D Characters for Games, a free event hosted by Senior 3D Artist Gary Huang on Wednesday 16th December.

With over six years of experience working at top video game studios, Gary will reveal the techniques and thought processes that contribute to creating successful characters for AAA titles. Looking at three key pieces from his eclectic 3D character portfolio, he will discuss the development of his visual style, his approaches to modeling and sculpting both organic and hard-surface models, as well as how to create characters for real-time cinematics using the Unreal Engine. Originally from Taiwan, Gary’s career path has led him on an impressive route through Activision, Bungie, NCSOFT, Sony Computer Entertainment, The Workshop Entertainment, and into his current position at a video game publisher in Santa Monica. Along with discussing his career, Gary will talk about how his fine art and design background provided a foundation for computer graphics that ultimately earned him credits on projects including Halo: ReachSOCOM 4UNIT 13, and The Evil Within, to name a few.

The event is free and open to the public. Entry is by RSVP only, and seating is first come first served. If you can’t make it to Hollywood, be sure to follow Gnomon on Livestream to watch the full event for free from anywhere in the world.


7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Career Insights plus Character Creation Techniques
9:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Audience Questions

Guest Speakers

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Gary Huang
Senior 3D Artist

Gary Huang worked as a Freelance Artist/Designer in his native country, Taiwan, for four years following graduation with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Design. He later moved to the United States in 2006 and earned his Master’s degree in Animation and VFX. He is a firm believer in having a strong understanding of human anatomy, as well as traditional art skills, including sculpture and figure drawing. His credits to date include Halo: ReachSOCOM 4UNIT 13, and The Evil Within. See more of his work at

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(Includes link to register for the event, and directions to the venue)

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