Originally from Milan, Eataly he spent several years backpacking to school, being bullied by his chain-smoker friends and growing his fabulous hair. He was chubby throughout middle school, had a Mohawk, wore sandals with socks and was made fun for his soft breasts. At age 19 he moved to the U.S. in order to study art and film-making. Upon graduation from Ringling College of Art and Design, he moved to sunny California where he worked at Pixar and DreamWorks Animation Studios. In 2013 he moved to NYC and started working at Blue Sky Studios, where he currently helps making animated movies.

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Lighting/Compositing Demo – Ball Bounce

In this tutorial I use a friend’s Ball Bounce assignment from Ringling College of Art and Design, to show how simple lighting principles can be used to create appealing images even with an outdated render engine like Maya software. Over the course of the demo I also cover setting up complex materials in hypershade, creating stylized textures in Photoshop, setting up ID mattes and Compositing the final frames inside of Nuke.

I hope you guys enjoy it!


Renderman for Maya – Tutorials

In this tutorials I go over the basics of RenderMan for Maya and cover some advanced features of RenderMan such as Deep Shadows, Subsurface Scattering, Environment Lights and Displacement Maps.



After Effects – Tutorials

In this tutorials I go over the basics of After Effects and cover some advanced features such as After Effects’ puppet tool.


Cloth Simulation Demo – Intro to Ncloth

In this tutorials I go over the basics of Ncloth.


Cloth Simulation Demo – Joint-Driven Ncloth

In this tutorials I show how to easily use joints, blendshapes or any other kind of deformer to control your cloth simulation. This is a really cool way to achieve more artistic control over the cloth simulation!


Lighting/Shading Demo – Ragu

In this tutorial I use Ragu, from “Monk and The Monkey” to go over some of the basics of lighting and shading, using Renderman for Maya.


Eye Shading and Rigging – Video Tutorial

In this tutorial I describe in detail how I usually create the eye shaders for my CG characters using Maya.


Lighting/Compositing Demo – Dillo

In this tutorial I use the dillo from “Dilla” to go over some lighting and compositing techniques using Renderman for Maya and After Effects.