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benmerrick
01-25-2011, 05:06 PM
Hey guys,

I haven't been on this site much yet, so thought I'd just post up my showreel and website- no point posting up tons of images.

I graduated from a Degree and Masters in 3D Animation at the University of Hertfordshire in 2009 and have done 3D Visualisations and worked on a Honda TV commercial (aired in England Feb '11) since then.

I am currently working on my showreel and looking for work as an Environment Artist.

Crits and comments (and any jobs!) are welcome:

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/4976/pipescenenightmedium.jpg

http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/6980/pipescenenightwiresmedi.jpg

http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/8206/pipescenenightzoommediu.jpg

http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/8024/gamesshowreelpipespipes.jpg

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/4083/gamesshowreelpipeslawnm.jpg

(edit: resized images and added some zoomed images and textures)

My showreel (http://vimeo.com/19150065)
My website (http://www.benmerrick.daportfolio.com)

Thanks,

Ben

imageen
01-26-2011, 06:30 AM
some closeups would be nice, just to show those textures and dirt

benmerrick
01-26-2011, 08:35 AM
I've edited the post. Is that close up enough or do you want more?

benmerrick
01-27-2011, 06:07 PM
I am going to edit the pipe scene in a couple of weeks, and make the floor and wall texture tileable, to increase the resoultion of those 2 textures. I did not realise the way to do it properly in the game engine until today- I did not know it was common to use planes in front of the the wall- for example- and have the dirt on one of those planes, and then have the bricks tiled behind it.

benmerrick
02-02-2011, 03:42 PM
The Honda Jazz 'This Unpredictable Life' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnwsAr8eBQA) TV, Print and phone App advert I worked on is finally out, woop! It is currently being shown on ITV, Channel 4 and Five in the UK, but will put it in here anyway.

Its easier for me just to post this image to show the things I made (some I have changed the textures on since the advert):

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9508/studiosetupallmodels101.jpg

Some of the models are very briefly on camera in the middle of the advert, but are clear in the print advert- need to check if I can show that yet

Ben

benmerrick
03-24-2011, 09:43 AM
Hey guys,

Sorry for the lack of updates. I have been away working at Mediastation doing some freelance work for them, and am just coming back to updating my portfolio now.

I am finishing off a couple of scenes then I will make the changes that have been recommended to my earlier scenes.

Regards,

Ben Merrick

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