Brian Smith began his 2D and 3D CAD studies in the early 90s and worked as an animation specialist in architectural, engineering, and landscaping firms in southwest Florida. He started his own company in 2001, specializing in the production of architectural animations and renderings, and a few years later cofounded the production company 3D Architectural Solutions (3DAS) in Sarasota, Florida. In 2006, he founded the publishing company 3DATS and in 2008, 3DATS teamed up with CGarchitect and Spine3D to form CGschool—the world’s leading visualization training company. He divides his time between production and training, and in his free time looks for big mountains to climb.
Brian graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a major in Aerospace Engineering. He served on active duty, including two years as a Battery Commander, responsible for a short range air defense battery of over 100 soldiers. Following 9/11, he served in Washington, D.C. as an Air Defense Artillery Fire Control Officer, working closely with the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Air Force, and the FAA to provide air defense coverage of our nation’s capital. He is currently a Major in the Florida Army National Guard.