Sunday, October 6, 2013

Head Work-in-Progress 20131007

Head WIP 20131007
Best head model I've done so far.
I needed to practice my 3D modeling skills. So far so good. Got the tutorial from this site. I was following the instructions as I went along, but obviously I used a different head model. Bonus points for guessing who I got.


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Demo Reel 20130615

I've updated my demo reel to show some more recent works.

You can also check it out on it's youtube page.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Resume 05302013

Isagani Carmelo P. Nañagas
Parañaque, Philippines

I started working in 2004 as a 3D artist for a local company that does work in television commercials. I shifted to the game development industry in 2008, where I climbed my way up from a 3D artist to Lead 3D Game Artist. I am now in the middle of my apprenticeship as an associate producer.

Work Experience

Holy Cow! Animation
3D Artist April 2004 – January 2008
  • Created 3D assets, including modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, animating, and rendering for use in local and international television commercials.
  • Utilized dynamics and particles for creation of effects for television commercials.
  • Composited separate elements to be used for television commericals.

Anino Games Inc.
3D Artist February 2008 – 2009
Lead 3D Game Artist 2009 – Present
Associate Producer Trainee September 2012 - Present
  • Created 3D assets, including modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, animating, and rendering for use as either in-game or rendered assets for games.
  • Led a team of highly-skilled 3D artists in different projects, assisting directors in maintaining high quality outputs from the 3D team.
  • Trained a team of 3D artists from Kento Studios in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in low-poly 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, rigging, and animation
  • Helped create knowledgebase for 3D team that includes basic character rigging and naming conventions.
  • Started apprenticeship as an associate producer on September 2012 and has done project management and communicated with clients since.

Education and Training
  • BS Computer Science, Ateneo de Manila University 1998 – 2000
  • BS Digital Illustration and Animation, Ateneo de Naga University 2000 – 2004
  • Effective People Management Seminar March 12, 2011
  • Productive Work Attitude Program July 22, 2011

Software Proficiency
  • Autodesk 3DS Max (intermediate - advanced)
  • Autodesk Maya (intermediate)
  • Adobe Photoshop (intermediate)
  • Adobe After Effects (intermediate)
  • Vray for 3DS Max (basic – intermediate)

Key Skills
  • 3D-related Skills - modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, lighting, animating, render setup, and compositing of scenes.
  • Communication - can speak, read, and write fluently in both English and Filipino
  • Adaptability – fast learner, can conform to any production process
  • Team player – willing to lead or be lead, can step up when the situation calls for it

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Small House in 3D

                Small House in 3D

I've been obsessed with small houses for the longest time. I always enjoy trying to figure out how to maximize space. I came up with this two-story design based on some small house designs I saw on the internet. The blue spaces are 3m x 5m rooms. The pink floors are 1.7m x 2m bathrooms. The green floors are used as hallways and the kitchen / dining room space. The staircase is around 0.9m wide. The whole first floor is around 5m x 10m, with outside walls 0.15m thick it's around 5.3m x 10.3m. Each floor has a 3m ceiling.

If you are wondering if I intentionally kept the stairway orientation that way, yes I did. This is so you can place a coat rack or small table for mail right beside the sliding main door. And there's a window there too.

Maybe I should have taken up architecture in college. I do enjoy doing these things. I just don't know if this is going to be architecturally sound.


Saturday, March 30, 2013

2006 Cross-Processed Shots

These pics were taken during a road trip to Ilocos Norte. I was using my Canon EOS 66 film camera and if I recall correctly I was using Fuji Velvia film. I had it cross-processed afterwards.

This first photo is one of my best shots ever. While on a tripod I left the shutter open for a minute or two during midnight. The bright, saturated lighting was because there were occasional flashes of lightning over the horizon.
Midnight in Pagudpud

This next shot was taken with a long shutter speed to capture the movement of the water as it crashes on the rocks.

Crashing Waves

This is a picture of a salt "farm" in Ilocos. This is the place where they turn sea water to salt.

Salt "Farm"

And finally, this is a photo of the lighthouse in Bangui.

Bangui Lighthouse

Some of you may be wondering why I posted these pictures after such a long time. Well, I wanted to see how far I had progressed in my photography skills. I have to say, I took better photos when I was using film than when I switched to a DSLR, and now that I'm using a Panasonic LX7. Maybe it had to do with the fact that I had to be careful with what I took since I had a limited amount of shots.

Actually, my composition skills have gotten better. Guess it's time to dust off my old film SLR and start taking film shots again.