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APPLICATION INFOS FOR PROJECT MANGO  (PORTFOLIO IMAGES BELOW ):

NAME : Nicolò Zubbini

BORN : 08/06/1982

COUNTRY : Italy

CONTACT : nicolo.zubbini@gmail.com

AVAILABILE PERIOD : Any. on site or remotely for any start/end date.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE / ROLE :  modelling: Architecture/hard surface/environment  , texturing, lighting.

DETAILS :
I specialize in modelling  architectural environments.
I’ve studied architecture (bachelor degree) and worked in archviz for 4 years, plus 3 years of game env. artist.

i model and texture all kinds of hard surface/environment models : vehicles , mechanical , with a passion for anything sci-fi , especially retro-future designs.
In last 3 years i dedicated most of my learning time to texture paint using tablet and photo sources.

I also do lighting , rendering and compositng : i always lean to illustration rather than photorealism (i love the look of good, modern CG )
But it would be an interesting challenge to try shading and rendering for integration with live footage.

Blender has been my main tool for 3 years now along with Gimp , on Ubuntu Linux.
I got into Blender and OSS ‘unintentionally’ when broadening my skills from archviz/cad to “anything environment” (games, documentaries ) : i initially meant to use Blender only for unwrapping ,  but i started to like the speed and efficiency in modelling , then other aspects like the integration of so many tools in one (from sculpt to compositing to scripting) and the general philosophy (yes, i actually think Blender’s ui is just great!).
I immediately found Blender and OSS very alike to my approach and work method.

I’ve always worked in small teams or freelance, so i’m used to improvise in many areas (animation , simulation and a bit of python for small automations / batch scripts )

Scroll to bottom for CV and details of previous work experiences.

HI POLY STILL RENDER ENVIRONMENTS

Groggy – personal project – 2011 – blender , vray.

Canal Factory – personal project – 2010 – Blender , Vray.

Escher’s covered alley remake – personal project – 2009 – Blender, Vray.

W.I.P. TRACKING AND INTEGRATION OF CG INTO LIVE FOOTAGE :

i’ve  just been to View conference (where i held a VrayBlender Workshop ) and  attended Sebastian König ‘s workshop on camera tracking ,  the workshop organization (Kino) made available some very interesting footage to experiment with tracking.

So i  started (Nov 1st )  a small personal project on camera tracking and integrating cg into live footage  – mainly to practice matching lighting -

Quick ship model based on shipyard v07 library , render  in BI.

UPDATED: nov16 : added shadows  and breakdown ,  now tuning  shading and comp and trying to match light better.

I will update progress here , more infos on main blog page :   http://nizuvault.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/keep-watching-the-skies/

ENVIRONMENT GAME ART

Top Hand Rodeo – 3 stadium environments (models/ textures/ lights) for PerpetualFX- 2010- PS3 Network , Gamebryo engine, Blender , 3ds Max , vray.

Galactic Bowling / AMBL – 4 game environments (models/ textures/ lights) for PerpetualFX – 2009 – Wii / PC Vicious engine, Blender , 3ds Max , vray.

Rocket Racing League – planes and 4 game environments (models/ textures/ lights) for PerpetualFX – 2009 – IPhone – Blender , vray.

Environment props (Blender , Gimp ) :

ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION

Zen Garden – personal project – 2008 – Blender , Yafaray.

Works for Casabase SAS – -2006-2008 -Rhino ,3Ds max, Vray.

ANIMATED LOGOS AND GRAPHICS

Fitel congress intro – animated logo, for Syn / Stefano Cannillo , graphic design by Carlo Zummo / La Chimica Berthollet – 2011 – Blender.

Video-logo C25 – 2011 – Blender.

CURRICULUM VITAE :

I live in Torino, born in 1982. I have been working in 3d graphics for 7 years.

Studies:
-Bachelor degree in architecture , Architettura 1 Torino, grade: 110/110 , graduated in 2004.

Areas of expertise  :
-Modelling:  Blender
-Rendering:  Vray, Blender Internal e Realtime Ge, luxrender
-Sculpt and texture paint:  Blender
-Game engines :  Gamebryo , Vicious
-Compositing: Blender Node Editor
-2d: Gimp,  Inkscape.
-others: Subversion, experience working remotely

Work experiences :
Game Development:
2008-2011 : environment artist  at PerpetualFX Interactive .
Projects: Galactic Bowling (pc Steam, Wii), Rocket Racing League (Iphone), Top Hand Rodeo ( ps3 network)
Documentary 3d graphics:
2009-2011 : 3d documentary / historical reconstruction for the mines of Brosso.
Architectural visualization :
2006-2008 : modelling,render,cad  at Casabase Sas interior design studio)
2004-2006 : modelling, render,cad at  Studio architetti Sudano e De Francesco

Languages:
-English: excellent ( 2 years online work with international team at PerpetualFX, First Certificate )
-Spanish: good (Erasmus -6 months univerisity exchange – at Eupla Zaragoza)

Contact : nicolo.zubbini@gmail.com

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