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WIP-2013 Flying Merkel

WIP-2013 Flying Merkel

marked_merk_wip-01Something I have had sitting on my drive for a couple of years now, still needs plenty of work and development, but I just dug it up. My re-envisioning of a “Flying Merkel” took sort of a retro-futristic view when making my own design. Hopefully it stays true to the original. Work in Progress.
Areas of Proficiency

Areas of Proficiency

For anyone searching for a 3D modeler/generalist in the New York tri-state area, here is a list of software and techniques I am proficient in:

 

Autodesk 3ds Max-Poly-Modeling organic and hard surface modeling, Unwrapping, Texture creation, Materials, lighting, and rendering in a V-Ray and Mental Ray environment.

V-Ray-3ds Max

Mental Ray-3ds Max

Pixologic Zbrush-Digital sculpting of characters, environments, and non organic forms.

Autodesk Mudbox-Digital sculpting of characters, environments, and non organic forms.

Adobe Photoshop-texture creation

Basic Knowledge of Autodesk Maya– modeling

Contributed to the 3DATS book-3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization Advanced to Expert

Contributed to the 3DATS book-3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization Advanced to Expert

I contributed a chapter on modeling to this book, and can tell you the list of established authors is staggering. For more info visit http://www.3dats.com/Expert_Book/

Digital-Tutors: Mixed Modeling Techniques in 3ds Max 2012 with Todd Daniele

Digital-Tutors: Mixed Modeling Techniques in 3ds Max 2012 with Todd Daniele

I just finished working on my 1st training video for Digital-Tutors, the premier training site for digital artists. In the video I outline various modeling techniques within 3ds Max 2012.

For those of you that are interested in checking it out here is the link:

http://www.digitaltutors.com/11/training.php?pid=178

Please show your support by checking out the videos.

 

Thanks!

 

 

Todd

I-Phone 5 spoof

I-Phone 5 spoof

When the I-phone 4 was released there were a few publicized “issues”. With all the hoopla I thought it would be fun to speculate on the adjustments that would be made to the next generation i-phone.

AutoMobilia

AutoMobilia

Since I was a boy I have liked anything to do with cars and motorcycles. I feel very fortunate that many times when I am on a job it is automobile related. Sometimes the vehicles wouldn’t be my 1st pick to have in my collection, so often I will make a personal version just to make it interesting. In this post I will be displaying some of the before and after shots.

Architectural Visualization-Todd Daniele

Architectural Visualization-Todd Daniele

In this section I have some Architectural samples that I created. All modeling, texturing, lighting, shading and rendering by me.

The Big Game

The Big Game

Superbowl Commercial-2013

 

This year marks the 1st time I have worked on a spot that was featured during the Superbowl. The ad was for Beck’s Sapphire beer, and featured an animated fish singing “No Diggity”. Was a pleasure to work with a great team over at Psyop.

 

Stills and hi res clip coming soon.

 

 

 

Todd Daniele

I will be teaching a “Master Class” on modeling in 3ds max @ the Autodesk NY offices September 29th

I will be teaching a “Master Class” on modeling in 3ds max @ the Autodesk NY offices September 29th

I’ll be teaching a modeling “Master Class” on September 29 at the Autodesk NY offices. A great collection of classes going on that day for anyone looking to improve their skills. http://www.nyc3d.org/3dwp/mcsep2012/
NYC Max User Group-Modeling Demo

NYC Max User Group-Modeling Demo

I will be giving a short demo at the next NYC Max User Group meeting on using Graphite Modeling Tools for retopoing geometry. The info can be found on the new User Group website http://www.nyc3d.org/3dwp/. I am also the 1st Spotlight artist on the new site, a big thanks to Joe Gunn and Kim Lee!