Josh Hess 3d Artist
 
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Celso Demo
Celso Tech Demo

Celso Tech Demo

This is a tech demo I created all the art, character designs, and animation for. All player animations are controlled by the user's input. The demo includes 3 weapons: Lasers, Missiles and Mines. In the beginning of the demo there is a short cut scene of the soldier waking up on the planet. The animation cycles used are walk, run, strafe, crouch, crouch walk, jump, aim, and dieing animations. To get the look I was going for I created custom Normal maps, Specular maps and diffuse maps.

The Demo was a 3D adaptation of a Java based game that I did the art/design for which can be found here. Java Celso

Villager's Tale
The Villager's Tale

The Villager's Tale

This demo was another animation set controlled by the player and rendered in real time. I produced all the art, animation, and backgrounds. The animations included walk, run, jump, crouch, and crouch walk cycles. On top of that there is a sword draw and weapon switch. When the user fires the character pulls an arrow from the quiver, notches it and shoots.

Lion Model
Lion Model

Lion Model

The lion is rendered in real time, it has a normal map generated from a smoothed mesh and a height map created from the diffuse texture. I have since moved to zbrush to add muscle definition and better anatomy.

Poly Count: 2622
Created in Maya.

Lion Model
Brain Bug Model

Brain Bug Model

I used specular maps to make the brain look nice and glossy. I created a custom height map for the folds on the brain. When animating the character I put a lot of personality into it by the way the brain would shake and the eyes would move.

Poly Count: 1024
Created in 3D Studio Max

Lion Model
Lip Sync Animation

LipSync

This section is from a lip Sync I did, it was based on this commercial. In the Ad the character speaks though his teeth so I was going for the same effect in my animation.

Lion Model
Alien Model

Alien Model

This character was designed to be a sidekick that the player would meet while exploring the planet. I wanted to give it a starwars feel so I researched 1970's jackets and picked one that looked space aged enough. He has the same animation set as the player: he can run, walk, strafe, jump.

Poly Count: 4166
Created in 3D Studio Max

Lion Model
Space Soldier Model

Space Soldier Model

This is the player character in the Celso demo. He was based on a java game that I worked on, some of his design was already there. But when making him 3D I was going for a longer look then in the 2D game. Due to the small size of the 2D character I was free to fill in some details as I wished but still keep the original feel.

Poly Count: 2147
Created in 3D Studio Max.



- Josh Hess -
Phone 315-854-4398
Email:joshhess@joshhessart.com