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Randy Polk

Freelance 3D Graphic Designer & Animator

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Location:Austin, Texas, United States
Website: http://www.meta3dstudios.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/randypolk
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I am very excited to share my portfolio here in the Freelanced community. I have 16 years of 3D and interactive development experience and as well as over 9 years of teaching experience in the 3D and interactive space.

I work very closely with you throughout the development of your project. I have extensive experience with every step of the process, from pre-production to final packaging. I can provide environments, characters, creatures, vehicles, props, production illustrations, orthographic drawings, 2D and 3D animation, rigging, and special effects.

• Owner of META 3D STUDIOS - an art, animation and development studio

• Managed and Developed 2D, 3D art for multiple platforms for sprite, real-time, social and mobile games

• Adjunct Instructor at Austin Community College and The Art Institute of Austin

• Educational background in film and video production

Software:

3ds Max 2014, Character Studio, Unity, Emergent's Gamebryo, PhotoShop CS, ImageReady, Dreamweaver, and Microsoft Office Business Suite, Hands-on development experience with iPhone, iPad, Facebook, Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DSi™, Nintendo, DSiWare™, Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo WiiWare™, Microsoft XBOX® 360 & Microsoft XBLA®.

Professional Experience

META 3D STUDIOS - Owner / President
March 2005 - Present
META 3D STUDIOS is an art, animation and independent developer located in Austin, Texas that has worked on various projects for LOLApps, Future Publishing, Mattel, N3VRF41L Publishing, FastPath Learning, University of Texas, Real Normal Productions, Fairlady Media, Robots and Pencils. We specialize in providing 2D and 3D services for Facebook, iPhone, iPad, Andriod, PC, Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, film, corporate videos and web applications.

The Art Institute of Austin - - Adjunct Instructor
January 2013 – Present
Teach Interactive Story Telling, Introduction to Game Development and Design, Team Project Planning, Project Planning I

Austin Community College - The Game Development Institute - Adjunct Instructor
October 2004 - Present
Teach Introduction to Game Design and Development, Design and Creation of Games, 3D Modeling and Rendering, Advanced 3D Modeling and Rendering and 3D Animation courses utilizing 3ds max 2013

Offshore Safety Initiative – Lead Artist
January 2003 - August 2004
Corporate Game Development Project - Play It Safe
Houston, Texas
• Managed the development of all 3D art assets for real time simulation game project
• Directed team of contract and in-house artists in producing 3D content
• Developed complete animations of characters within 3ds max and character studio - including rigging, skinning, and texture mapping
• Leveraged NDL’s NetImmerse – AnImmerse and SceneImmerse to create art and animations
• Developed corporate presentation materials and managed web site

Amazing Games - Sr. Environment Artist
March 2002 - January 2003
Sr. Environment Artist - Developed Hero X for Infogrames
• Developed environment art, user interface, special effects, textures, and animations for Action/Adventure PC game
• Utilized in-house proprietary tools to convert 3D artwork to 2D rendering system; further refined techniques of utilizing art within game engine
• Created MAXscripts and Photoshop actions to automate processing of environmental tiles, scenes, objects, animations and wall systems
• Assisted in the content development of HeroX user manual

Digital Tome - 3D Artist
April 2000 - February 2002
• Developed environment art, objects and animations for PC based (RPG) episodic game novel
• Utilized in-house proprietary tools to convert 3D artwork to 2D rendering system
• Created MAXscripts and Photoshop actions to automate processes
• Graphically designed web site and assisted in management of web content
• Collaborated with team to create cinematic animation for introduction and end of game

Education:

Baylor University
BA, Telecommunications - Radio, Television and Film, 1988 – 1992

The Horn Drafting & CAD Center
Fundamentals of Autocad

Houston Community College
Introduction to 3ds Max
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3D Graphic Design
Animation