3D Animation

3D & Motion

A small collection of 3D animations, mainly out of curiosity to learn the software.

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The Rich

Typography designed in Adobe Illustrator, exported as an SVG to Blender, then textured and animated. Also an unfortunate truth.

Compressed like crazy to fit Webflow's 3MB GIF size limit. Preview a slightly higher resolution version here.

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Parking the Car

Short 3D animation from my Introduction to Maya class at California College of the Arts. Responsible for the entire pipeline in Autodesk Maya: modelling, texturing, rigging, animation, and rendering. Also includes some very basic sound design done in Adobe Premiere Pro.


Daniel Castro Maia (he/him) is a Brazilian illustrator and designer based in Denver, CO. By day, Daniel is a graphic designer for Nectar Consulting. By night, he's a freelance illustrator. On weekends, he fights crime with the help of his cat sidekick. Here's proof. Daniel studied Illustration at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

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Selected Clients

The New York Times / POLITICO Europe / The Washington Post / Quanta Magazine / Fireside Fiction / Institutional Investor / The Real Deal Magazine / Hero Complex Gallery / The Fillmore / VinePair / + more.


- Society of Illustrators 63
- American Illustration 38, 39 Chosen
- 3X3 No. 16, No. 17, No. 18
- Creative Quarterly 55, 56, 57
- Communication Arts Interactive Annual 2019, Shortlist 2019-21
- Latin American Ilustración 7, 8 Selected
- Adobe Design Achievement Award 2019

Get in touch at daniel@dcmaia.art