United Front Games, Little Big Planet Karting published by SQUARE ENIX | AAA Title on SONY PlayStation 3
Upgrading and maintenance of Studio wide pipeline tools for 3Ds Max using C#, creating basic Shaders for ingame objects using HLSL. Designed tool to search missing and duplicate textures/maps from directories within 3ds Max with modal dialogue for on spot ambiguity decisions.
Technology: Visual Studio 2010 – C#, 3Ds Max’11, HLSL, In-house game engine, PS3 Dev Kit
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Development of a social virtual 3D browser using the Unity3d Game engine.
Created Avatar customization and World Editing (UI + Gameplay) feature, a primary revenue generator for the product, with re-iteration based on end-user feedback (part demo, visible here: link).
Saved time and effort of artists, by authoring Unity Editor Tool which search’s broken/missing and duplicate assets in directories across projects/network drives and fixes them automatically while obeying file-naming conventions.
Prototyped new/experimental features collaborating with Project lead, Art Director, Game and UI Designer, 3d Artists, writing documentation and patch notes, and working with QA team fixing bugs, making debugging tools, doing weekly triages and working late when situation demands.
Shader programming, maintaining/authoring Unity’s surface shader’s (Hair, Skin, Environment and Clothing shaders), R&D for Unity’s graphics pipeline for PBR based shaders. Assisted artist in moving from Unity version 4 to 5 smoothly, identifying problem areas and documenting them for future reference.
Lighting scenes (Linear/Deferred rendering), fixing level optimization issues based on content and resource quota generated from end user’s hardware (system memory and CPU).
Optimizing file-size/assets for dynamic content loading from servers, using best practices and technical recommendations.
Saved company time and money by writing a Maya Python-script to automate/batch through 3d Assets @500 assets/min-CPU time instead of 15 assets/hour/artist. The tool checked for correctness, validity and separately exported LOD’s to OBJ.
Analyze communication problems between art and engineering team and reduce them, communicate effectively in both written and verbal manner to relevant Leads and Project Managers and colleagues.