Rupert Morris: 3D Portfolio 2016

résumé: .pdf or .doc | last updated 2016/02/11

Dark Nexus Arena Lead Artist

Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena (PC game, 2016)

As Lead Artist for the project, I made many character and environment assets and oversaw and collaborated with several other artists and programmers. I had a big hand in level lighting, postprocessing and shader development.

Available on Valve’s Steam, 40K:DNA is a PC multiplayer action/shooter game with a Warhammer 40K twist. You can watch gameplay footage here.

Tower: My own invention, approved by Games Workshop

17K triangles, 2K textures in-game.

Made with Zbrush, Maya, Substance and Photoshop.

Game Engine: Unity 5.0, PBR standard shader

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Dark Eldar Grotesque

14K triangles, 2K textures in-game.

Made with Zbrush, Maya, Substance and Photoshop.

Game Engine: Unity 5.0, PBR standard shader

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Dark Eldar Khymera, Warp Beast

7K triangles, 1K textures in-game.

Made with Zbrush, Maya, Substance and Photoshop.

Game Engine: Unity 5.0, PBR standard shader

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RavenGuard Space Marine Scout

11K triangles, 2K textures in-game.

Made with Zbrush, Maya, Substance and Photoshop.

Game Engine: Unity 5.0, PBR standard shader

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Art Lead improvements: Colossal Squig

An example of the improvements I make.

I added visual fidelity and made better use of texture space, all in one go!

3,300 triangles, 1K textures in-game.

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Mark IV Space Marine Apothecary

14K triangles, 2K textures in-game.

Made with Zbrush, Maya, Substance and Photoshop.

Game Engine: Unity 5.0, PBR standard shader

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Darnath Lysander of the Imperial Guard

15K triangles, 2K textures in-game.

Made with Zbrush, Maya, Substance and Photoshop.

Game Engine: Unity 5.0, PBR standard shader

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Art Lead improvements: Tau Ethereal Base Mesh and misc. Base Meshes

An example of the improvements I make.

I established visual fidelity to achieve a look that fits the game.

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Just For Fun: Paris 2042 Images

Originally conceived as a short film, here is the Latin Quarter of Paris and some futuristic military vehicles, aka Spider Tanks!
Paris in 2042 AD Paris in 2042 AD A recent Nuke composite. Rainy night composite. Image from Rupert Morris 2011 reel. Image from Rupert Morris 2011 reel. Image from Rupert Morris 2011 reel. Image from Rupert Morris 2011 reel. Wireframe pass from Rupert Morris 2011 reel.

Spider walk.

5.6MB video. Previs.

19 seconds scene. Apologies for the brutal animation!

Maya/Mental Ray/Nuke.

spider tank walk scene

More Paris 2042.

14MB video. Previs.

Maya/Mental Ray/Nuke.

spider tank scene

Arc Du Triomphe shot.

7.5MB video. Previs.

Older scene, test rendered (Mental Ray) and composited (Nuke).

spider tank scene

Paris: 2042 AD (2010-2011)

Maya scene: I’ve built the entire Latin Quarter of Paris around the Arc du Triomphe.
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Spider tanks. Fully rigged, with set driven keys for the legs and pistons, hooked up to the transform. It walks just by moving it in Z.
Wireframe passes look sexy. Diffuse/Bump/Spec A peek at the rigging. In action.
A building. I made it in 10 minutes, as a class demo. Also a prop truck
It's... a building. It's... a truck.

Country Village (2010)

The entire scene was modeled and textured in 3 hours. I made it in class as a demo for my students, to show them what they should have been doing for the previous two weeks!
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A World Full of Dreams (2006)

Gaurav the fish, named after one of my Indian 3D students. Fish is fully rigged, with gills, mouth opening, ncloth fins, swishy tail, etc.
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Just say “no” to drugs, kids. Blinky the turtle and Rupert the boy.
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My student demo reel from 2006-2007

20MB, Quicktime video.

The reel that started it all. Back when I was a student at BCIT, studying under Bob McAfee and Colin Penty etc.

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A World Full of Dreams


About

Rupert Morris (email) is a 3D graphics instructor and professional new media artist from the misty climes of the West Coast of Canada. He loves teaching, partly because it allows him to stay sharp and work on his own projects, as well as share his passion for making things with keen young students and future industry luminaries.

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