Ryan McSweeney

Freelance 3D Animator & Animator

Location:Laguna Hills, California, United States
Website: http://ryanmcsweeney.com/
2 Skills
Ryan McSweeney
Technical Artist and Animator

Summary of Qualifications
Stylized 3D animation
Custom character rigs: biped, quadruped, spline-based
High-polygon sculpting and low-polygon modeling with difference mapping workflow
Hand-painted texture map creation

Software Skills
Autodesk Maya 2011, Softimage 2011, 3DS Max 2010, Photoshop CS4, After Effects CS4, Flash CS4, Pixelogic ZBrush 3.1, 3D Coat, Unreal Development Kit, Unity 3D
Champlain College, 2010, Burlington, VT
Bachelor's of Science in Art and Animation in Electronic Game Development. 3.3 GPA

Game Experience

Dungeons & Dragons Online - MMORPG
Turbine Inc., WB Games
Technical Artist - Character TD, Asset Cleanup & Integration, Art Pipeline
Rigged many of the monsters for DDO’s first expansion pack, Menace of the Underdark. Handled many environmental animations such as doors, levers, and chests, as well as animation hook-up in engine.

Lord of the Rings Online - MMORPG
Turbine Inc., WB Games
Technical Artist - Asset Cleanup & Integration, Art Pipeline
Handled environmental animations as well as animation hook-up in engine. Weighted armor meshes to pre-existing character rigs.

Breakaway – Entertainment-Education Soccer RPG – Flash
Emergent Media Center, United Nations, Population Media Center
Lead 3D Artist & Character Rigger
Organized a team of artists to produce 3D visuals for the game. Rigged characters in Maya 2009 using Anzovin's The Face Machine and The Setup Machine plugins. Posed and rendered characters to produce expressive visuals for narrative cut scenes. Participated in weekly artist meetings and lead meetings to contribute to the artistic direction of the U.N. Project.

Work Experience

Turbine Inc., WB Games
Technical Artist, May 2011 - July 2012 (1 year 2 months), Needham, MA
See Dungeons & Dragons Online and Lord of the Rings Online above.

Emergent Media Center, Champlain College
Lead 3D Artist, February 2010 - December 2010 (10 months), Winooski, VT
See Breakaway above.

Champlain College
Art Lab Tutor/Monitor, September 2008 - April 2010 (2 school years), Burlington, VT
Tutored and assisted students with software questions. Provided feedback and critiques of work.
Skills (2) Rating
3D Animation