Creative Director and Co-Owner
3D Residence is a company I came up with. All imagery/videos on the site were produced by me. 3D Residence is a Realty based creative company created to help realtors and home sellers upsell properties through the use of HDR Photography and 3D models of homes based off of a hand drawn floor plan. The imagery resembles The Sims which is an early game I got into. I wanted the imagery to captivate the buyers on sites like Zillow and Trulia so more clicks could be generated and potentially more calls to see the property.
Alan Jacobson Photography LLC
3D Generalist – 2015 Chevy.com videos
I contracted with Pluto Post Productions working on Chevrolet commercials with a team of 4 3D artists. The team was responsible for taking the Vehicle CAD data and organizing it for our own pipeline. Then using Pluto made and custom made Vray shaders we created the vehicle’s realistic look. Using the vehicle data in conjunction with Car Craft we animated vehicles on highways/parking lots. Each scene was prepared in 3DS Max, rendered in Vray. Post process grading done in Nuke and finished commercial cuts done in After Affects. I took part in all stages.
Lead 3D Artist – 2015 Transit/Transit Connect Configurator
I worked for multiple teams including Marketing Associates and Pluto Post on various Automotive projects. One of them was the Ford Transit/Transit Connect configurator. I was hired to sort through CAD data and use it with Vray to render vehicle data as well as products that go into the vans themselves.
Rotoscoping/ 2D Animation/ 3D Artist
During my time working at Pixo Entertainment I worked on 6 different Motion comics each with wildly different styles. Each motion comic involved me cutting out character and environments from a comic book panel in Photoshop. Each panel needed to be well organised and set up to pass off to an animator. After rotoscoping nearly 400 panels I joined the animation team in finishing off the animated panels for the finished product. Several samples shown in my demo reel show scenes that I did the rotoscoping for as well as animated.
Gaslight – Iphone/Android App – 3D Modeler
3D Environment Modeler
As I have always had an interest in older architecture I decided to apply that interest in creating some real props to prove it. The UofM campus is a great location to find excellent architecture. The Hutchins Hall and Martha Cook buildings are two great examples. Each of them were photographed and modeled to detail for a realistic feel. Materials were crafted in Vray to replicate real stone using textures and normal maps. The stone walls show significant age of the buildings. During my time at Pixofactor I worked on a short called Anthem where I was assigned the task of created multiple realistic props for the short. I brought a few of those props into Vray and brought out the beauty in all of them.
The Chemical Plant level is a fully functional built UDK world constructed from the ground up. This meant developing my own models, custom textures and level layout. I decided to delve into some of the more unique aspects of UDK with custom emitters, advanced multi-layer textures, animated lights and using custom sound emitters as well. The level consists of multiple rooms of which most have 3 ways to get into them for maximum FPS multiplayer combat strategy. The level also makes use of UDK’s breakable walls, Post processing zones as well as sound modding in zones as well. Each room has its own unique feel.
3D Prop Modeler
Kit Rae Swords – Hi Res Game Models
Each of these blades was created in quarters. This was done because they are symmetrical on the other 3 sides. This allowed for maximum usage of a 1024×1024 texture for the props. Each blade was initially modeled in 3DS Max and then exported to Zbrush to create a detail sculpt. The details were used to create the normal maps for all of the sides. Each of the final blades were brought back into 3DS Max and a polygon cut was done. Each blade had the triangle counts reduced to create multiple LOD levels for inside Unreal 4.
This is just one method I use to produce game ready models for various engines. if it is a low res game then it can be a mixture of a texture atlas combined with Vertex color mapping to produce alternate color schemes.
Other Great Artists
Dominic Chiudioni – Audio Wizard, Business Tycoon
Fawzi Yahya – 3D animator, Videographer, Photographer
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