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Interview with Tommy Wong – Winner of the Mixamo Space Battle Contest


The Mixamo Space Battle Contest was won by a Blender user: Tommy Wong. There's an interview with him on the Mixamo website.

Oliver Barraza writes:

Tommy Wong is the first place winner of the Mixamo Space Battle contest. We were simply amazed at the overall presentation, creation and look of the character. His skills in Blender are amazing so we decided to take some time and ask him a few questions and let people in on his secrets.

Mixamo: Can you tell us about yourself?

Tommy Wong: Hi there, my name is Tommy Wong, or Yung as I’m known in a few forums. I live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where the weather is either raining, hot and humid or VERY HOT. I’ve been dabbling in 3D for 5 years or so now, and I focus mainly on character art, organic or hard-surface. Before going full time freelance, I’ve previously taught 3D modeling classes and I’ve also worked in numerous local 3D animation houses as a 3D generalist.

I am also an avid gamer and toy collector, and if you want my money, just throw in cool robots and I’ll open up my bank account for you! I am currently studying as much as I can about game design and game development, and I hope to start developing my own mech games soon.


About the Author

Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Congrats to the winner! It's refreshing to see a contest model that is highly detailed but yet simple and to the point. 

  2. I would love to see on of your free tutorials or to purchase one of your DVD training on Character Modelling,
    please consider either of them and I will open my bank account for you!!!!

  3. Thanks, Oliver! I look forward to the next's competition.

    blink : Hahaha I see what you did there! But I will seriously consider the tutorial/DVD idea, though I have no idea where to even start. 

  4. Kirill Poltavets on

    Yung, your work is outstanding! Also you have a pretty clear ambitions so I think you'll get a success in gamedev as a director. Or I hope to :) My dream is to make small robots that will be made from details printed from models... Like new toys.. New generation.. kind of.

  5. Kirill Poltavets: Thanks alot! I hope you will be able to achieve soon! Believe it or not, I HAD the same idea, and I still want to achieve it! Maybe when 3D printing is more accessible......which should be soon! 

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