What’s This All About?
Learn 3D, make a Living with 3D. Live a Lifestyle you’ve never seen before and build a long-term sustainable business with FattyBull.
3D Artists struggle to make a living. First comes a super expensive education in college. But even that alone doesn’t guarantee that you will get a job in the industry.
And even if that’s the case. You will not make the big bucks. Often times it requires the artist to work on a short term contract. No guarantee that a company will keep you, or even employ you.
Moving costs and building also a sustainable and stable private life is for most of the 3D Artists a constant struggle.
And if a 3D Artist gets a job – oftentimes, it’s in a big city where the cost of living is extremely expensive. And the vast majority of their income will be flushed down the toilet for a super expensive rent.
A Heartbreaking Story
I just recently contacted a very talented 3D Artist who created a super nice Mad Max Car Model. I was asking him if he would like to work with me together on a fun project. As it turned out, he just got homeless, he couldn’t even afford anymore to pay his rent. It’s heartbreaking.
For over 20-years I am in this industry. I was employed and I built 3D Service Based Companies from scratch. I was CEO, Creative Director and also decided one day to get out of this madness and started to Freelance.
But no matter what you do. You constantly need to adapt to the new technology. You constantly need to develop business relationships, do your marketing and business development, while creating outstanding artwork.
For many 3D Artists, it’s just too much. Also, let’s consider the fact, that any CGI Work is a job that most of the time requires Teamwork. Only a tiny fraction of projects can be done as a one-man show. This means, that the vast majority of projects can’t be done by one artist alone.
How To Change Your Life as a 3D Artist?
All those points, all those struggles boil down to one solution. The FattyBull 3D House. I had this idea for a while. But just recently, I felt it’s time to finally start it. Launch it, and build something very cool from scratch.
It’s a Lifestyle for 3D Artists. A 3D Family, that will learn together, work together and live together in one place, under one roof. For maximum efficiency, quality and to pursue a full-time career as a 3D Artist without the fear to land one day totally broke on the streets.
Purpose & Benefits of FattyBull’s 3D House
- Learn the latest Cutting Edge 3D-Technology using Epic’s Unreal Engine
- Much Cheaper than any College
- Practical Education instead of Theory
- Affordable Living
- Building your own strong Portfolio
- You will work on real projects
- You’ll participate on annual profit share’s
- You’ll be part of a company that’s going to develop VR Experiences, Teasers, Trailers and it’s own animated TV-Show
What 3D Skills will be trained, shared, and discussed?
There are many topics and skills we will practice on a daily basis. And we we are going to do all in Real Time using the latest cutting edge technology with Epic’s Unreal Engine UE4 / UE5 (coming soon).
See below a few topics we are going to cover
- Modeling, Texturing, Shading
- Lighting, Rendering, Compositing
- Color Theory, Values, Levels
- Cinematic Camera Work
- Animation (Hardsurface, Character, Camera)
- Character Development
- Mocap Animation (Xsense Suite)
- Facial Capture
- Layout, Camera, Previz, Editing
- Filmmaking & Directing
- Storytelling, Storyboarding
- Concept Design
- and so much more
How to apply to get into FattyBull’s 3D House?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject “I want to get into FattyBull’s 3D House”
Who can apply – Requirements?
- Currently, only 3D Artists with permanent residency in the US or with U.S. Citizenship can apply (I will change this immediately when the US Government dismisses their current COVID-VISA Bans). Yes, FattyBull is going to sponsor talented 3D Artists around the world – but has to wait until the current COVID-Regulations will be dismissed.
- Applicants need to show their interest using Epic’s Unreal Engine (Portfolio and Interview via Zoom)
- Age restrictions: You need to be at least 18 years
- No College Degree or High School Graduation Required
How Much does it Cost to Enter FattyBull’s 3D House?
FattyBull believes in Giving and Helping each other and provides a place where 3D Artists can develop their skills while they can also work on actual projects. You’ll learn on your own and from others. We share knowledge, we share the 3D-House and we share our passion.
You will also learn basic marketing steps, building business relationships, and so much more. More than an average college will ever teach you.
To cover the costs of living, each 3D Artist will have to participate with $1600,– a month. Utilities, like water, sewer, electricity, internet, etc. will be shared all together and those costs will be on top of the $1600,– per month. It’s usually an average of $150,– / month.
That’s it. Considering all other benefits, I personally believe that this is the ultimate chance for 3D Artists to participate in something very special. The costs will be reduced, depending on the annual profit shares.
How long do I have to sign for?
I want to keep it as flexible as possible. However, it only makes sense if we build a team that has also a long-term vision. The minimum requirement to sign for this is based on a 12-month agreement.
The agreement will automatically end after 12-month and has to be renewed every year. This is very similar, to a standard lease agreement you’ll have to sign when renting an apartment.
How much time do you have to invest?
While FattyBull recommends investing 40hrs per week to receive a full profit share at the end of the year, it’s also possible to participate only for a required minimum of 20hrs per week. This option is very important for everyone who has to do a part-time job. Working hours are flexible and that’s very important to respect everyone’s personal freedom.
What about Hardware / Software?
Every Member of FattyBull’s 3D House has to provide his own Hardware. While most of the time, we will work with Free Software, any Software that requires a license will be shared to minimize costs.
How many people can get in?
For 2021 I do have 5-Openings. Don’t be shy. And don’t think you will not make it. Be positive and if that’s what you would like to pursue, just make sure you DO NOT find any stupid excuse. Instead, just do it and APPLY NOW.
Where is the FattyBull 3D House located?
I am currently working with my Realtor and Banker to close a deal. The property will be either in the beautiful Savannah area, GA (great opportunity for SCAD Students) or around Bluffton, SC. I am also looking into great properties in beautiful North Carolina. Stay tuned, it’s going to be great!
Is the FattyBull 3D House a Commune?
The short and clear answer is No. The principles are based on a Social Democratic Philosophy. This has nothing to do with communism and has oftentimes completely misunderstood in the U.S.
Both concepts are completely different. If you want to know more about it – just hit me up on my Slack Channel.
European Influence & Inspiration
For those of you who don’t know me. My real name is Bernhard Rieder – aka FattyBull. I am an Austrian Immigrant. I grew up in a very rich country that also believes in a Social Democratic Society. Influenced by that Lifestyle, I feel it’s about time to plant a little seed in the U.S. and to bring this lifestyle a bit closer to my fellow 3D Artist.
And that being said, that’s my personal inspiration and starting point to build something great together. Yes, it’s always better together than fighting alone or starving alone in the hardcore capitalistic corporate environment.
If you feel the same, if you want to have fun and enjoy what you do for a living and live the lifestyle as a 3D Artist to the fullest – then this is the way to do it.
If you do have any other questions, please just use the comment section below, and let’s get started.