Character Lighting – The Lord Of The Rings: War In The North

The lighting in the Snowblind engine was separate from the environments. I set up all the lighting for the game with multiple zones in each level. I also lit the cinematics and conversations. In addition to implementation of lighting, I also took a large role in designing the lighting system, suggesting features, developing techniques, and […]

Justice League Heroes – Front End Video

This is a movie I made for the front end of the game. It looped behind the starting menu. I modeled, textured, animated, rendered, composited and formated this movie for 4 platforms. It was rendered in 12 passes including star field, moonscape, building, vehicles, shadows, light glows, and many other little details. I added the […]

Cinematic System – The Lord Of The Rings: War In The North

The cinematic system was designed by me and James Ross from the ground up. It was started with the mandate that there would not be support for a cinematic tool. So we figured out how to make 3DSMax our cinematic tool. The system had to allow for character customization and multiple weapon types. One huge […]

Procedural Conversation System – The Lord Of The Rings: War In The North

One of my favorite accomplishments in WITN is the procedural conversation system. James Ross, a brilliant engineer, and I designed, tested, and implemented the system. The game had hundreds of conversations, delivering over 10,000 lines of dialogue. In addition, the team had virtually no resources to dedicate to the conversations.   The conversation system was […]

Character System Design – Dark Abyss

As Lead Character Artist I worked with artists to help them create high quality characters. I designed the work flow, set technical standards, designed shaders, and approved characters. My experience on the Champions series proved invaluable as I designed and set up the new character customization for this game. The system I developed includes customizable […]

Costume Design – Champions: Return to Arms

I concepted, modeled, textured, rigged, and skinned these and countless other character armor variations (350+ armor pieces). Snowblind was a small team of 15 people when I started so after I did a few armor sets and earned the art director’s trust trust he pretty much gave me free reign to take these from concept […]

Character Materials – The Lord Of The Rings: War In The North

  I designed the material structure for all characters in the game. In essence the system allowed artists to customize the shader to adapt to the needs of the character, and then it overlaid another shader containing the procedural “status effects” of blood, water, frost, dirt/snow. Initially I had damage and wear hooked up to […]