This blog shows my recent work at Rainbow Studios/THQ. As well as personal projects I have in the works. I set up another blog that shows everything before MX vs ATV Reflex. I call it "Blast from the Past" and you can find the link under "Other Blogs from this Author". You can also check my professional history at http://www.linkedin.com/in/josealbanil. A more detailed resume available on request. I am open to pursuing new and exciting opportunities that inspire me. Feel free to contact me at..... "tazishoser@hotmail.com".

New Textures from Scratch


Some work on some new textures. Work in progress

Tree Of Knowledge

Here is a piece I am working on call the tree of life. It is the main piece in this room. Tree has been modeled up as well as the room. Started texturing the tree. The idea is the tree is alive and goes to a bright and glowing section towards the top of the tree.


Here was a test I was doing on how I was going to make the roots feel really full. Mixture of modeled roots and alpha roots

Modeled in 3D Studio Max and Textured using Photoshop
15 days Modeling the entire room. Majority of that time took place on organic nature of the tree.
2 days working on setting up uv's and creating textures for the tree.
Here is a new piece. Goal was to make 5 pieces that could be copied and rotated around to create an environment. First shot shows the Textured, Shaded and Wireframe of the five pieces arranged nicely. The second shots shows the environment I created keeping it under a budget of 50k tris max for entire scene. 2489 tris used on the five models. Scene is made up of 92 of those pieces.






Modeled in 3D Studio Max and Textured using Photoshop
1 day for research, gathering ideas and finding out what I was going to build.
2 days of building 5 models and creating the final building configuration from the pieces
2 days working on setting up uv's and creating textures.

Outrigger Tower

Here is a Hi Res model I worked on. The design was not mine but the interpretation of it led to this model.






Modeled in 3D Studio Max and Textured using Photoshop
8 Days Modeling the HiRez Building
2 Days so far on Texturing.

Fort Dodge









One of the race tracks on MX vs ATV Reflex. This is Fort Dodge supercross track. Worked on terrain for street and dirt area. Creating textures, bumps, and all assets required to see in engine. Also added in power cabling throughout. And adding outside boarding.

Manchester





One of the race tracks on MX vs ATV Reflex. This is the Manchester supercross track. Worked on terrain for street and dirt area. Creating textures, bumps, and all assets required to see in engine.
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Here is another movie showing some more particles. I still have to figure out how to edit these movies to show off things better. Gives a good idea though.
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Here is some examples of the particles I was working on. Some were used on MX vs ATV Reflex. A few were prototyping for the next title.

Freeride Gibson





This was a very large environment. Any where the slope of the terrain was too steep it would cause streaking. To fix this the cliffs needed a models created. I had a limited amount of time to cover up all the steep areas with as unique a set as could be done in this short amount of time. I created, textured and made material for these cliff. Also build out asset for bridge.

Contact Information

Resume is available on request. Send email to tazishoser@hotmail.com. You can also see my professional information on LinkedIn.

www.linkedin.com/in/josealbanil

Freight Yard Cityscape







Creating all the buildings, textures and materials for the cityscape

Textures









A few textures I created.

Warehouse objects








Creating crates, palletes and metal shelving to populating the inside of main warehouse.


One of my textures of a warehouse building.