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Rod Stafford

Freelance 3D Animator & Animator

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Phil LaCroix @ NBCUniversal - Hired freelancer
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Demond Kirk - Hired freelancer
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Janet Bradley - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Brilliant talented work Rod!" to Rod Stafford
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Rod Stafford - Over 30 days ago
Thanks Janet!!! If you hear of anyone who wants to do a caricature-based mobile app, I can supply all the graphics, just need a coder team. :)
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Absolutely I will, you are awesome! Great thing to market yourself this way!
Rod Stafford - Over 30 days ago
Thanks Janet!
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Said "Currently I am creating an 8-minute visualization of the Creation of the Earth, and the emergence of Man."
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Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
I'm sure this will be awesome and I look forward to the outcome!
Rod Stafford - Over 30 days ago
It's been tough but I think it will be worth the struggle!
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Me too, good luck!
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Updated location to Newport, Washington, United States.
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Joined the 3D Graphic Design and Architectural Illustration directories.
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A 3D caricature of the President. Done in 3DS Max using Morph Targets.
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This is a new-product demo video I made, for a new kind of cellphone/tablet communications and entertainment product. I created all of the assets, the storyboard, all of the animation and edited it with sound - from start to finish in two weeks.
Over 30 days ago -
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Barbara MacMillan - Over 30 days ago
I love this 3D animation stuff you are presenting. Is this something someone could learn to use?
Rod Stafford - Over 30 days ago
Sure - it's just 3D Studio Max. You can download a free 30-day trial version at the Autodesk website. :)R
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"Latte Lingo" is a short film I created using Evolver characters and the "FaceFX" facial animation toolset, a whimsical study with a wide variety of character types. Fun and light-hearted, Latte Lingo was created in about 4 weeks, using 3D Studio Max, Character Studio, and FaceFX.
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This is the short intro I made for the Game Boy title "War Cry, Battle for Atluma" - All characters and other assets were made entirely by me, as noted in the credits. A short-form fantasy game intro video.
Over 30 days ago -
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Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Amazing job! Very intense and well done!
Rod Stafford - Over 30 days ago
Thanks!!
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Most welcome Mr. Talent!
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A laboratory item from the short film "Deep6" (see video section). A modeling and texture example.
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This promo was produced entirely by me, using a combination of characters from Evolver (for whom I designed the standard Evolver bone-based facial animation rigs) and mocap data by Mixamo. It was an exercise in the application of these two Web-based animation resources to a short-form story... on a very tight production deadline. The entire production was accomplished in 4 weeks.
Over 30 days ago -
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Roger of Phoenix RDS2@Q. - Over 30 days ago
I like 'Deep6" Very well done. What software are you using for it?
Rod Stafford - Over 30 days ago
Thanks! I used 3D Studio Max.
Roger of Phoenix RDS2@Q. - Over 30 days ago
Do you have anything going right now, or a story that you would like to work on for a animated movie. I would like to create something with the appeal of Avitar, but more unique. I use Blender, but had 3D Studio release 2 and 4, but have not had the funds to purchase Max. So, I settle for Blender. I also use Bryce3D and DAZ.
Rod Stafford - Over 30 days ago
Hi Roger,

Well, it depends on what type of project it would be. In other words if it pays, then I am always interested. :) Sorry for the shallow perspective, but these days I have to clarify that - because I get a lot if inquiries about speculative projects... and at the moment I have more work than I can handle. Thanks for getting in touch though, and I'm always available to offer helpful suggestions!

:)Rod
Roger of Phoenix RDS2@Q. - Over 30 days ago
The project would pay from royalties after the publication. Sorry, but I don't have the funds right now to pay anyone. It is like a "Blender" project, and is contengent on sales of the completed project. I am trying to find people who are interested in doing something extraordinary with they're talents, the profits would have to come later.
Rod Stafford - Over 30 days ago
HI Roger,

Understood - but I don't do work on that basis anymore. Have fun though! I've done many projects like yours and I know that it will enrich you and provide a great opportunity for all involved.

:)Rod
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About Me:
Rod Stafford – Contract 3D Artist/Animator


3D Artist/Animator since 1991 / Senior Character Artist/Animator

AAA Modeling/Rigging/Animation

FaceFX Facial Animation Specialist

Expert Proficiency in 3D Studio Max / Mental Ray / Character Studio / FaceFX

Career History

September 2011 to Present
Broad-based contract 3D artist, with a new focus on short-form storytelling, using 3D and "3D for 2D" to create an illustrated visual style.

May 2010 to August 2011
Sold FacePro to Image Metrics, employed by Image Metrics as FaceFX facial animation lead animator.

May 2005 to May 2010
Founder and President of FacePro LLC, a specialty provider of advanced facial animation services to the game industry.

July 2003 to May 2005
Player Character Creation System lead on...
Location
Newport, Washington, United States