Shane Olson's Story

I currently live in the beautiful state of Utah with my wonderful wife and four great kids, My oldest son is married and has a boy of his own.

I have been making games since '98. Yes, I'm old as far as game guys go. I've worked at seven different studios and I've worked on over fifteen different titles. I've worked as a Character Animator, a Character Rigger, but most of all, a Character Modeler and Digital Sculptor.

Creating Stylized Characters is what I love to do most!

I have spent ten years of my career at Disney Interactive. Five of those years I was working on Disney Infinity as a Senior Character Modeler, and eventually as the Character Department Head.

Now that I'm getting up there in my career, I thought "You know what, I think it is time to start giving back, and start showing the next generation of amazing artists all of the tricks and techiques I have learned over the years."

I've worked on this course for over two years, and have poured my heart and soul into it. This is the course I wish I would have had when I was first starting out!

I can't wait to share it with you and see what we create together!

-ShaneO

DISNEY INFINITY

"I spent ten years of my career at Disney Interactive. Five of those years I was working on Disney Infinity as a Senior Character Modeler, and eventually as the Character Department Head."

Where might I have I seen him before?

ZBRUSH LIVE


Shane streams regularly over on Pixologic's ZBrush LIVE Twitch channel. Pixologic are the makers of ZBrush. Shane streams LIVE every Monday at 11:00 AM Pacific Time. 

ZBRUSH SUMMIT


Shane attends the ZBrush Summit yearly. He was a presenter in 2016 with his friend and co-worker Matt Thorup.  He also does an occasional Live Workshop.

ZBRUSH SCULPT OFF


Also in 2016 Shane competed in the ZBrush Live Sculpt-Off held at the Summit. Shane came in third place with a stylized rendition of a dandelion losing his hair. (Huge thanks goes out to Jason Kim for the concept design) 

DIGITAL-TUTORS


Shane contributed to several online tutorials back when Pluralsite was known as Digital Tutors, as well as other sites. He is best known for his "Golfer Head" tutorial that has been watched over 80k times. 

Some examples of Shane's work...

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