We spoke to Randy Cano, a world famous 3D designer and animator from Los Angeles. He started creating motion graphics at his spare time as a hobby but soon after his work was spread worldwide. Randy has designed work for renowned companies such a Netflix, Nike, People Magazine, MTV and more.
How did you become a 3D artist?
I started drawing passionately when I was just 3 years old and did it consistently up until I started college at Cal State Long Beach.During my time as a college student, I discovered 3D motion graphics and animation. At the time the only classes available were Intro to motion graphics, so I decided to learn all of it on my own. I had no mentors or anyone to guide me during that time. I’ve learned mostly through reading manuals, experimentation, and watching tutorials.
What inspired your 3D work?
I draw inspiration from everywhere – personal life experiences, movies, art, travel, nature, space, life, and random things I see on the internet. I am, however, constantly inspired by my need to learn more and get better. I’ve accepted that I will never be satisfied with how much I know, so I imagine that I will be driven to want to learn more about this stuff for the rest of my life. I’m also very inspired by trying to push boundaries and break rules in regards to art and design.
How long does it take to create each project?
Some pieces take only an hour or two, and some can take up to a week, which is including render time. I try to approach each project differently, rather than apply the same styles and techniques. I think every design should be unique.
What advice would you give to future artists?
I would say treat it like anything else you would want to learn and be good at. Be consistent, patient, and work on it whenever you get the chance. Learn something new, even if it’s something small, every day, and practice all the time.