Aaron Colman-Hayes
Aaron Colman-Hayes
3D Character and Creature Artist
Los Angeles, United States

Summary

I am a Character Artist based out of Los Angeles. I specialize in modeling, texturing, concepting, and designing characters and creatures in both VFX and Video Game pipelines.

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Skills

Creature DesignConcept ArtCharacter ModelingCreature ModelingDigital SculptingTexturing3D ModelingZBrushPhotoshopKeyShot

Software proficiency

ZBrush
ZBrush
Maya
Maya
Mari
Mari
Substance 3D Painter
Substance 3D Painter
Keyshot
Keyshot
Photoshop
Photoshop
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine

Productions

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    • Movie
      Asura
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      CG Artist
    • Company
      Mammal Studios
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      A Wrinkle in Time
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      3D Modeler/Texture Artist
    • Company
      Luma Pictures
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    • Movie
      Black Panther
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      3D Modeler/Texture Artist
    • Company
      Luma Pictures
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    • Movie
      Bright
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Concept Artist
    • Company
      Ironklad Studios
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    • Movie
      Thor Ragnarok
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      3D Modeler/Texture Artist
    • Company
      Luma Pictures
  • Spider man poster
    • Movie
      Spiderman Homecoming
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      3D Modeler/Texture Artist
    • Company
      Luma Pictures
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    • Movie
      Ant-Man
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      3D Modeler/Texture Artist
    • Company
      Luma Pictures
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    • Movie
      The Last Witch Hunter
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      3D Modeler/Texture Artist
    • Company
      Luma Pictures
  • Insurgent
    • Movie
      Insurgent
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      3D Modeler/Texture Artist
    • Company
      Luma Pictures

Experience

  • Senior Character Artist at BRON Digital
    October 2020 - Present

  • Senior Character Artist at Fox VFX Lab
    March 2019 - October 2019

  • Character Artist at Mousetrappe
    January 2019 - March 2019

    - Modeled, UV’d and textured characters/creatures for a theme park attraction.

    - Went through the process to make each character/creature an asset capable of being rendered in real time or through the render engine Arnold.

    - Used ZBrush for sculpting, Maya for retopology and Substance Painter for baking maps as well as texturing the assets.

  • Concept Artist at FuseFX
    Los Angeles
    August 2018 - September 2018

  • CG Artist at Mammal Studios
    Hollywood
    September 2017 - March 2018

    - Created low and hi-res, production ready creature models for feature films and television shows.

    - Modeled and designed environment, props and set pieces for use in set extensions for film production.

    - Optimized UV's of all models created using Maya.

    - Created textures for models using Subtance Painter and Mari as well as utilized ZBrush for baking normal and displacement maps.

    - Used Maya and ZBrush to complete all models.

  • 3D Modeler and Texture Artist at Luma Pictures
    March 2017 - June 2017

    • Created low and hi-res character models, paying close attention to topology, edge flow, and creating a likeness to the reference in order to ensure the model was recognizable.

    • Created a variety of organic and hard surface assets for various films as well as mobile apps in programs such as Maya and ZBrush.

    • Set up shaders for the proper materials of created assets inside Maya using Arnold.

    • Optimized UVs of all assets for max efficiency.

    • Developed multilayered, photo real textures in the software Mari for use in multi-pass rendering.

    • Worked in a large, team oriented environment and gained experience learning completely new pipelines as well as experience interacting with supervisors and other employees in many different departments.

  • Facial Modeler and Character Artist at Sony San Diego
    San Diego, United States of America
    October 2016 - February 2017

    - Took UV'd meshes and matched them up with scan data in order to create a better topological flow and point placement for use in generating wrinkle maps.

    - Processed photogrammetry scan data using Agisoft Photoscan and GSI Studio.

    - Cleaned up scan data using ZBrush and GSI to make it suitable for remeshing.

    - Remeshed base meshes inside Maya in order to give them proper edge flow for animation use in high detail areas such as the eyes, lips, and fold lines.

    - Adjusted capillary regions of multiple face scans for use in generating blend shapes and wrinkle maps.

  • Freelance Concept Artist (short-term) at Ironklad Studios
    Los Angeles, United States of America
    August 2016 - August 2016

    Assisted with the creation of creature concepts for an upcoming film using ZBrush to quickly and efficiently achieve a specific aesthetic.

  • 3D Artist and Scan Technician at Gentle Giant Studios
    Burbank, CA, United States of America
    May 2016 - October 2016

    - Worked directly with supervisors and developers in the support of digital content creation in order to optimize it for major motion picture visual effects, gaming and 3D printing.

    - Set up and operated 3-D scanning equipment such as full body scanners, head scanners and handheld capture scanners, on location and in-studio to capture client-specific data.

    - Used various software packages such as ZBrush, Maya and Geomagic Design X to process scanning data, ranging from head and facial, full body, props, vehicles and environments in order to make the data ready for production purposes.

    - Worked with digital data of fine art pieces, modifying them and working directly with the client to achieve their vision and ensure the 3D mesh was optimized for 3D printing.

    - Assisted in the prototyping of new designs with the goal to expedite certain elements of the 3D printing process in film and television.

  • 3D Modeler and Texture Artist at Luma Pictures
    Santa Monica, United States of America
    December 2014 - July 2015

    • Created low and hi-res character models, paying close attention to topology, edge flow, and creating a likeness to the reference in order to ensure the model was recognizable.

    • Created a variety of organic and hard surface assets for various films as well as mobile apps in programs such as Maya and ZBrush.

    • Set up shaders for the proper materials of created assets inside Maya using Arnold.

    • Optimized UVs of all assets for max efficiency.

    • Developed multilayered, photo real textures in the software Mari for use in multi-pass rendering.

    • Worked in a large, team oriented environment and gained experience learning completely new pipelines as well as experience interacting with supervisors and other employees in many different departments.