Environment Artist

CJ Greens Green Beans

A fun little easter egg my friend Lucas named after me.

  • Asset Organization - cataloging and organizing original Bioshock assets.

  • Modelling and Texturing - worked directly with Level Architects to produce new model assets. Worked on most levels, primarily Atlantic Express Depot, Ryan Amusements, Siren Alley, Dionysus Park, and Eden.

  • FX Support - Produced visual FX like ice and molotov fire. Setup and supported utility spaces for other teams such as space for audio team to test weapon's fire.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary responsibilities began with cataloging and organizing assets from the original Bioshock for easy use. They grew to encompass a part environment generalist and part tech role, working on a variety of levels and specialized effects. In addition to normal level work, the team was broken into strike teams with particular game wide responsibilities, mine being Eleanor’s childhood and the Cult of Lamb decoration. I was responsible for full implementation of models from design to their placement in level.

JOB DESCRIPTION
PROJECT SYNOPSIS

Bioshock 2 is a first person shooter video game developed by 2K Marin for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The sequel to the 2007 game Bioshock, it was released worldwide in February 2010.

Cult of Lamb
Cult of Lamb

Cult of Lamb decor. - Model and texturing of cloth, candle and graffiti decals -Setup of archetype scenes for easy level implementation. Some level decoration, such as “End is Near” space.

Eden
Eden

Modelling and texture work for “Eden” - modeled and textured all cloth assets for the level. - modeled and textured specific decoration such as the indoctrination monitors, fireplaces, etc.

Game Screen - Underwater
Game Screen - Underwater

Modelling and texture work for underwater exploration scenes. -modeled and textured kelp and brain coral. -Vertex paint and shader setup for underwater movement across all assets.

Promotional - Siren Alley
Promotional - Siren Alley

Cult decoration for Siren Alley. Concept paintings by Josh Viers. - Modeling and texturing work on a variety of cult related objects, such as the show picture frame and candelabra. - Texture application and aging of concept paintings.

Doors
Doors

Expert on custom pipeline for implementation of doors -modeled, rigged and textured “Ryan” and “Eden” doors. -Technical setup of other doors for visual quality and proper triggering of streaming portals.

Pickups
Pickups

Loot pickups. Model, Texture, and interactive archetype setup - Machine gun and Speargun model and textures with respective 3 type variants. - Optimization of various Bioshock 1 models, such as Eve Hypo and Money clip. - Generic Loot Dropbox (dropped by dead enemies after body disappearance)

Specialized FX
Specialized FX

Various visual FX work with help from FX Lead Ewan Croft. - Ice cube models and textures (for upgraded Winterblast), ice overlay textures and shaders. - Dirt wipe effect (meeting Grace) and flowing water in pipes (Inner Persephone, leading to finale). - Live butterfly decoration. - Support for specialized hitspang (fire, water and steam FX created by original Bioshock artists).

Eve & Hack Dispenser
Eve & Hack Dispenser

Dispenser machine. -Modeled and textured both "Eve Dispenser" and "Tool Dispenser" variants. -Worked with designers for proper dispensing of Eve Hypos and Hacking Darts.

Game Screenshot - Pauper's Drop
Game Screenshot - Pauper's Drop

Imago mis-en-scene implementation. -Modeling and texturing of butterfly assets. -Worked with our FX artist to make assets destructible.

Promotional - Dionysus Park
Promotional - Dionysus Park

Dreamspace Dionysus Park decoration - Modeling and texturing work on stained glass windows. - Texture sets for floors. - Modeling and texturing of hanging banners.