Alexander Ferguson

Yorktown, VA

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About this pro

My software packages include the following:

* Maya
* ZBrush
* Mudbox
* Photoshop
* After Effects
* Mental Ray
* 3Ds Max
* UT 2004 editor
* Renderman
* Motion Builder
* Vicon IQ
* HDR Shop
* Image Ready
* Dreamweaver
* Racer

My digital skills are the following:

* Rendering
* Film editing
* Compositing
* Photography
* Photo manipulation
* Color correction
* Animation
* Rigging
* Motion capture and match moving
* Level design
* High poly and low poly modeling
* Environmental modeling
* Hard surface modeling
* Organic modeling
* Prop modeling and character modeling
* Texturing and lighting
* Traditional skills
* Drawing
* Design
* Painting
* Sculpting
* Cinematography
* Photography

My experiences are as follows:

1. Virginia Institute for Performance Engineering and Research; Richmond, Virginia -- race track designer; September, 2009 to present

- Develop a replication of Virginia International Raceway for the Hextatech full motion simulator

- Achieve millimeter precision on the road surface by developing a pipeline to get point cloud data into 3Ds Max and publish to the simulator/game engine

- Model, light and texture the landscape and scenery around the track

- Design track functionality in the racer simulation engine and quality-test track in the simulator

2. The Branching; Richmond, Virginia -- freelance 3D modeler/texture artist; May,2009 to present

- Develop rough ideas from management into locked-down visual concepts and story boards for production

- Model, texture, light, render and composite using Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, Mental Ray and After Effects

- Consult management on pipeline flow

3. Expression College of Digital Arts; Emeryville, California -- guest lecturer; May, 2008 to July, 2008

- I was asked to lecture students in classroom/lab settings and present a paper on efficient methods for global illumination using Mental Ray to pass on my knowledge for future students.

My educational background are as follows:

* Expression College for Digital Arts; Emeryville, California -- bachelor's of applied science in animation and visual effects; July, 2008

* Virginia Commonwealth University; Richmond, Virginia --
bachelor's of fine arts in film and photography; May, 2004


Yorktown, VA 23690