A small sample of work from Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm. I've only been on the project for a year so I'm glad some of my contributions have made it to the released version. I'll have more as soon as the stuff I've animated becomes public.
**Update** my inbox has exploded
Q. Who did all the models and rigging?
A. The character art and technical art crew on the Heroes of the Storm team at Blizzard. I did not do any of the models, textures or rigging.
Q. Did you use any mocap?
Q. Are you sure?
Q. What about video reference?
A. For a few like the Nova dance and the Tychus Dance
Q. What did you use to render?
A. Heroes of the Storm engine with a setup shown to me by another animator on the team.
Q. Is all the secondary animation in-game physics?
A. about 70% keyframed and 30% simulation. On Johanna there's no physics. Nova's hair is mostly physics.
Q. I still don't believe you about the mocap...
A. Thank you for watching I hope you enjoy the game :)
I was fortunate (or unfortunate depending on your aversion to public speaking/demonstration) to participate on the artist stage at Blizzcon 2015 alongside Sam Didier and Peter Lee.
For my demo, I chose to do a new attack animation for Kharazim, the Monk from Heroes of the Storm. I was the primary animator on him for several months and thought it would be fun to create a new auto-attack animation.
I had one hour to complete the animation which I had 2 pre-made poses to work from. A lot of credit goes to the HoTS technical department not only for the rig but also the myriad of tools and utilities that allows me to create animations rapidly.
I will be publishing a new demo short soon to showcase some of my more recent work which will include the Monk.
14 Years experience in PC/Console Game Animation
- Kingdom Under Fire 2 (PS3/PC Online)
- FIFA Street 4 (XBOX360/PS3)
- Fight Night Champion (XBOX360/PS3)
- NHL SLAPSHOT (Wii)
- Fight Night Round 4 (XBOX360/PS3)
- Face Breaker (XBOX360/PS3)
- Ninety-Nine-Nights (XBOX360)
- Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes (XBOX)
- Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders (XBOX)