Email: atrusdni@aol.com

Phone: 909-576-8833

 

ABOUT ME:

I am currently working at Stargate Studios as a Senior 3D Artist and 3D Technical Director. In addition to completing shots from start to finish, I write tools to help streamline our pipeline process, whether it be MEL scripts, Maya Plugins, anything that will get the job done quicker / easier. If other artists have any Maya technical issues, I help trouble shoot and bug fix corrupt scenes, offer support both in planning and during shot production for how to approach a given shot, or how to solve a particular problem.

I’m super passionate about games! So much so that my buddy and I are currently in the process of making our own using the Unity engine and Smartfox server. In addition to our side project, I enjoy writing Unity editor tools to help streamline level setup, like my Export2Maya tool:
Export2Maya – Unity Asset Store
Export2Maya – Forum

As well as my Unity Voxel Terrain Editor.
Unity – Voxel Terrain Editor

I’m a firm believer that with a cup of coffee in each hand, anything is possible. 😛

Software:

  • Maya
  • Unity
  • Zbrush
  • Photoshop
  • Mari
  • Mudbox
  • After Effects
  • PFTrack
  • Boujou

Programming:

  • C#
  • MEL Script
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • C++ (moderate)
  • Python (moderate)

AWARDS:

CREATIVE ARTS EMMYS:

  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series – 2009
    Heroes
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special – 2007
    Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From The Stories Of Stephen King

Visual Effects Society:

  • Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Broadcast Program, Commercial, or Music Video – 2005
    Las Vegas Series – Episode 308 – Bold Beautiful and Blue
  • Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Broadcast Program – 2004
    Spartacus – Opening

NOMINATIONS:

CREATIVE ARTS EMMYS:

  • Outstanding Special And Visual Effects In A Supporting Role – 2014
    The Walking Dead
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects – 2012
    Pan Am
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects – 2012
    The Walking Dead
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series – 2011
    The Walking Dead
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series – 2008
    Heroes

Visual Effects Society:

  • Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program or Commercial – 2010
    The Event – To Keep Us Safe
  • Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series – 2008
    Heroes – The Second Coming
  • Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program or Commercial – 2008
    Heroes – Tokyo
  • Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Broadcast Program, Commercial, or Music Video – 2007
    Ugly Betty – A League Of Their Own