James Smith
Demo Reel 2013
vimeo.com/61424154
jimagesmith@gmail.com
517.894.9824

Credits/Production Notes

1_Nissan GTR Animation: (Courtesy of With a Twist Studio. Rochester Hills, MI)
3d Studio Max and Nuke
Team Project
My contribution:
Created designs for grandstand advertising banners in Illustrator
Modeled and created materials for traffic lights

2_Cummins Engine Animation: (Courtesy of Armstrong-White. Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Displayed at the 2004 Detroit International Auto Show
3d Studio Max and Right Hemisphere Deep Exploration
Team Project
My contribution:
Animated fly wheels, tension belt, and drive chain
Surfaced engine parts
Modeled turbocharger
Optimized and fixed rough geometry

3_Toyota FJ Cruiser Animation: (Courtesy of Armstrong-White. Bloomfield Hills, MI)
3d Studio Max
Team Project
My contribution:
Animated camera fly-bys

4_Ford Edge Animation: (Courtesy of Armstrong-White. Bloomfield Hills, MI)
3d Studio Max and Shake
Team Project
My contribution:
Stayed up all night rendering and compositing client changes on headlight and taillight bloom

5_KIA Car Commercial:
(Courtesy of Armstrong-White. Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Generated dust particle effects for a 30 second commercial spot
Maya
Team Project
My contribution:
3d Rotoscoping of live horses for collision detection of dust particles
Rough Layout of camera angle and focal length to match film footage

6_Nissan GTR Animation (continued) : (Courtesy of With a Twist Studio. Rochester Hills, MI)
3d Studio Max and Nuke
Team Project
My contribution:
Animated and rendered street gravel particles

7_Hemi Engine Animation:
(Courtesy of Armstrong-White. Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Displayed at the 2004 Detroit International Auto Show
3d Studio Max
Team Project
My contribution:
Animated fly wheels, tension belt, and drive chain
Surfaced engine parts and “x-ray” parts.
Modeled rocker arms and spark plugs using previous CAD geometry as reference

8_Jeep Rubicon Animation:
(Courtesy of Midcoast Studio, Troy, MI)
Spec animation test
3d Studio Max, Mental Ray
Team Project
My contribution:
Animated, lit and rendered close-up shot of the Jeep climbing a hill

9_Electric Razor Render Pass Breakdown:
Personal Project
3d Studio Max, Mental Ray
Subdivision Polygon Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering and Compositing
in Photoshop

Thanks for watching! Please feel free to contact me.

James Smith
Demo Reel 2013
vimeo.com/61424154
jimagesmith@gmail.com
517.894.9824