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Mallory Snell

United States,  College Station Texas A&M University ,  Masters of Science in Visualization,  December 18, 2015
​​​I am currently a second year graduate student working towards a Masters of Science in Visualization at Texas A&M University. I am intrigued by the creative fusion of art and science and my areas of interest include lighting and shading for computer animation. I currently enjoy working as a graduate teaching assistant and helping undergraduate students refine their work and portfolios.
  • Animation
  • Compositing
  • Concept Art
  • Generalist (all)
  • Lighting
  • Modeling
  • Pre-visualisation
  • Story Development
  • Texture Painting
  • After Effects
  • Blender
  • Mari
  • Maya
  • Mental Ray
  • Motion Builder
  • Mudbox
  • Photoshop
  • Renderman
  • Student of the Year
  • 1353 Page Views
  • 8 Images
  • April 18, 2015
Lighting Reel Breakdown

Twas the Night Before Christmas
-Responsible for lighting, UV unwrapping, surfacing, rendering, and compositing.
-Models from
-Software used: Maya, Mental Ray, Photoshop.

Christmas Morning
-Responsible for lighting, UV unwrapping, surfacing, rendering, and compositing.
-Models from
-Software used: Maya, Mental Ray, Photoshop.

Eye Robot (Shot 1 & 2)
-A 30-second short animation created by a team of 6 people.
-Mentored by DreamWorks Animation during a 10 week summer industry course at Texas A&M University. -Lighting and surfacing lead.
-Directed and managed final stages of production. -Responsible for character concept art, story development, environment modelling (rocks and crystals) and UV unwrapping, lighting shots 1 & 2, character surfacing, assisted with character UV unwrapping, and rendering shots 1 &2.
-Software used: Maya, Mental Ray, Photoshop, MARI.

-Lighting exercise with DreamWorks Animation. -Responsible for lighting the character.
-Models and textures by DreamWorks Animation. -Software used: Maya, Mental Ray.

People's Choice Awards

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