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Matthew Ryan

United States ,  Rumson Monmouth University ,  Fine Arts with Animation,  May 20, 2015
My name is Matthew Ryan, and I am a senior at Monmouth University. I am graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with Animation in May 2015. I am a passionate 3D artist, who loves to model and design. I do not use the word passionate lightly; I believe that passion is what drives people to do exceptional things. I find strength in my creativity, and always strive to reach beyond the ordinary. Art and Design challenges me to always push the boundaries; and I am extremely motivated to contribute so that I may benefit others. Throughout my experiences at Monmouth University I have worked on a number of animation projects. It is my goal to be involved in animation productions that are memorable, and that captivate the audience. My demo reel consists of my best and most recent 3D modeling projects. Over the past year I have substantially honed my skills and I feel that my work reflects this.
  • Animation
  • Design
  • Lighting
  • Look Development
  • Modeling
  • Texture Painting
  • After Effects
  • Cinema 4D
  • Maya
  • Mental Ray
  • Photoshop
  • Zbrush
  • Student of the Year
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  • April 17, 2015
My 3D Demo reel consists of five personal projects that were completely made by me. The first project in my demo reel is an abandoned brownstone building. It was designed with a game style environment in mind. It was modeled, textured, lit and rendered in Maya. The next project is a mansion environment. The design of the mansion was inspired by Victorian Era homes with a modern twist. It was lit with Physical Sun and Sky, rendered with Mental Ray and contains Maya Fur Grass. The third project is a head model. I designed this head to be a superhero model so that I could take the rendered image and make a digital collage with it. The model has a five point light set up, and has a texture map painted in Photoshop. The fourth project is a museum environment. This environment was inspired by multiple capital buildings and was used for a student animated group project. The fifth project is a hallway/diamond exhibit. This was also made for the same student animated group project and was designed to be part of the interior of the museum environment. The last project is a nursery scene. This nursery was the end scene of the group project, was lit with a Physical Sun and Sky and contains custom designed textures.

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