View Full Version : best way too present you portfolio ?

11 November 2004, 09:08 AM
Im about to applying for a few game jobs and wondering whats the best way too present you portfolio?

i dont have any animations (walk cycles .etc) too show just models and enviorments

1. .zip with rendered models and screenshot and drawings
2. a nice looking .pdf with rendered models and screenshot and drawings
3. animated showreel with rotating models and zoom in and outs on drawings

or is there any other ways too do it ?

(applying throu email)


11 November 2004, 09:17 AM
probably the best way is to get yourself some fine webpage with your work - then you send to employer your CV and 'motivation letter' with link to ur webpage

11 November 2004, 09:39 AM
3. animated showreel with rotating models and zoom in and outs on drawings

thats the best,
btw: nice way is good looking homepage too

11 November 2004, 09:46 AM
about a online portfolio, looked around and talked with some ppl and they say not to add a url too your mail .. 8 of 10 times ppl wont bother going too it.

11 November 2004, 04:06 PM
Dont put too much stuff in your eMail!
You allways should provide a link to a website. Dont take a free-webspace with Pop-Ups and stuff, that is just unprofessional.
If you are no Anim specialist dont show Anims. Rotations are funny, but they make emails big.
Put them on your website.
The same for your Walkcycle etc. put it on your Website not into the Mail (we all know how a good walkcyc. should look like, if you have ugly deformations and so dont show it at all!)
If your work is good enough, peoples will take a closer look at you and your work. They sure visit to your website.
If your work is high-level there is no need to show the wireframe/texture/UVs of every single object, and even if your stuff are not perfectly optimised, as soon you start in the company they force you to make it optimal...normally artists help each other to get better, faster, nicer.
Show only your best works. Make a Portfolio like you would do it and then ask around (family, friends, other artists) whichone is the weakest of your pictures and remove it.
Be a nice person because a company can make a bigger websearch on you, to find out what kind of person you are. (Forum behaviors etc.)

Hope that helps a little. Its just how i was "sorting" out artists, that doesent mean that it is perfect, or the only thruth. It is just one way.

A website is allways important. Think about the situation that you are invited to speech up, and the company and you have no portfolio (lost, forgotten etc.). Then you will be very happy to have a website.

sorry for my bad english, i hope you understand it :)

11 November 2004, 05:17 PM
you really need a website, only a minority of the companies asks a cd, and if they do i simply put my website on a cd and send that...
make sure your interface loads fast and is to the point, dont make people wait for hours to load this flash intro movie or getting frustrated by 50 really cool but iritating flash buttons and moving things with lots of sounds and music...
just to the point and simple so they see right away what they are after, they must get to see your work within seconds with just 1 or 2 mouseclicks (really important, some people make their sites so complicated that you keep clicking weird buttons before you finally see a picture)

a real video showreel only works when you dont use a site but a cd, and alot of people -do- want a site, a zip with things in is so messy and amateuristic so i would say make a site or a pdf then...if you dont have animations you dont really need video stuff either, only when there really is something in your environments or models that would benefit from it, such as particles, sound usage or such things, a good site can look just as professional as a video or even better
look to other peoples site, see what they did, what kinda info they included and how they organised it. etc

11 November 2004, 10:17 PM
tnx for the input

this is what im gona do .. put a few of my renders in a pdf and include that in the mail (max 1 mb) and also include my url to my online portfolio, where they can check more of my stuff if there intrested.

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