Joe Gunn is a senior freelance 3D artist based in New York City and has been involved in the 3D animation industry for more than 10 years. After gaining much experience, he was discovered by Discreet Logic, and he came to NY as the East Coast Application Specialist for Autodesk® 3ds Max® software. Although his roots in the business started in Minneapolis, MN, he is now busy working at many different studios throughout the world. Joe's client list includes companies such as Uncharted Territory, Pixomondo, Prime Focus, Aggressive, Buck, Imaginary Forces, Universal Images, Worlds Away, and many more. He has taught Autodesk's MasterClasses, produced numerous tutorials and scripts for free (and some for purchase) and is always available to answer questions, show you a tip using Autodesk® 3ds Max® software, and to offer advice based on real-life experience.
In 2009, Joe was recognized as an Autodesk Master by industry peers. With demonstrated expertise through teaching, public speaking, production, DVD training, articles and interviews, and 3D community support, Joe believes in giving back to the CG community with real production based tutorials and DVD training. He has authored three DVD training titles: "Hair 3ds Max Out-of-the-Box", "mental ray® Studio Car Rendering", and "Cloth Beyond the Character", with a fourth title in production.
Joe has worked on many different productions from feature films like 2012, Fast 5, and Final Destination 5, to award-nominated music videos (Kerli) and more. He lives and breathes 3D. A self-proclaimed “tech-head”, Joe has a contagious enthusiasm when it comes to learning how to squeeze the maximum productivity from the latest technology. He always says, “If you don’t know, you better ask somebody!”