Halo 5: Guardians at E3 – WARZONE

I am very proud and excited to finally show the big new multiplayer stuff I’ve been working on with my friends at 343. It has been a daunting task, but incredibly rewarding; People are loving Warzone!

I am responsible for all of the lighting in this map, as well as lens flares (aside from the sun), lightcones, light fixture placement (some modeling), cubemaps, color grading, fog, and camera exposure. I was even able to help out with some of the material work, too.



Why just look at pictures, when it’s really meant to be seen in action?
Note: I am not playing, this guy is really good and entertaining to watch. Skip around in the video to see different parts of the map.

Halo 4 Lighting

A quick video showing the cinematic lighting I did:

Here’s a sample of some of the environment lighting I did on Halo 4 – although lighting was only one of the many hats the lighting team wore on this project: fog, post, lightprobes, lens flares, render settings and many others also fell under our purview.

D I V I D E

This is a collection of some of the characters I created for my latest project. Most of the modeling work was done in Zbrush, with retopology/UV’s in 3dCoat, then bringing everything together for export and baking out of 3DS Max. Baking was done in Xnormal.

These are some of the hard surface models I created, using the same process described above. Dynamesh and inserting/subtracting meshes made for quite a speedy process.

Elf Highres

Based on this concept I found by a fellow named ddddak, I thought it would be a good exercise in anatomy and detail. As far as I can tell, no other description of her exists aside from ‘SEXY’, so I’m doing my best to just make it so. Created almost entirely in Zbrush.

WIP’s and tests

Samus Helmet for funsies

Testing out some new workflows for low-poly topology/baking/texturing. Rendered in Marmoset.

Random Sculpts

One ugly mutha!

Ram Skull test

More workflow tests

Illustrations

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Halo: Reach | Lighting

During my time on Halo: Reach, I was responsible for a large part of interior lighting and a certain amount of exterior accenting. Below are some examples I’ve picked from currently released screenshots:

While the lights themselves were primarily placed and exported from 3ds Max, there was a wide range of other support I was able to provide.
These duties included the creation of fixtures, creating volumetrics and shaders, and scripting some of these functions together for animated effects. There were also special needs in the case of multiplayer maps; for fair play and visibility, all playable surfaces needed to have adequate lighting while maintaining the aesthetic.

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Original art test.

Guild Wars Characters

Canthan Assassin

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Forge Ettin

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Charr Effigy

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Destroyer Necromancer

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Destroyer Ranger

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Destroyer Swordsman

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Destroyer Generator

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Demon Wing Griffin

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Forge Imp (textures only)

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Battleyak!

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Guild Wars Armor Sets (Armor only)

Ritualist | Badlands

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Warrior | Bloodeagle

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Warrior | Nightmare

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Mesmer | Nightmare

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Elementalist | Delta Starter

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Elementalist | Delta

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Monk | Nightmare

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monk | delta starter

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Old animation reel

Some work from Supreme Commander and Shadow Ops: Red Mercury

Rick Hunter

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From an old CGchat competition in which the contestants recreated their favorite cartoon hero, and so I chose the man of Robotech, Rick Hunter.

Aeon Air Commander

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Briefing Commander 3D test

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SupCom Robots

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UEF Reactors

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Old Dungeon Siege II Monster Re-Textures

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