Ducky Duckling®
Ducky Duckling®
Triangle guru / Technical artist
NaN, Switzerland

Summary

Going under the name Ducky, I am currently working alongside all aspects of the real-time pipeline. I came from wanting to work on CGI movies, but have later moved on to being interested in anything real-time.

Being obsessed with performance and optimization, I belive the end-user deserves the absolute best their available hardware can give them, and I strive to keep rendering budgets as low as possible, without ever cutting on the visual fidelity of the scene presented.

Generally I'm used to working with realistic oriented styles in terms of art and design, but I can handle technical tasks surrounding stylized projects.

I'm proficient in both the technical and artistic mediums involved in game development.

Technical skillsets:
- Shaders in HLSL & GLSL, Shaderlab and CG (Surface, post processing)
- Editor or pipeline tools
- Gameplay & debug tools and systems
- Animation systems (MecAnim)
- Optimization

Artistic skillsets:
- Modeling (Organic and hard-surface, high- and lowpoly)
- UV unwrapping & packing (Tiled systems, props, lightmap UVs, characters)
- Texturing (Legacy/PBR, Substance suite)
- Rigging
- Animation post processing (Mocap)
- Environmental/props animation (Non-humanoid or biped animation)
- Environment art & scene composition
- Character art
- Lighting

I have hello world'd in atleast 4 different languages, including french. (I don't actually speak french)

Skills

Environment DesignWeb Design3D ModelingCharacter ModelingDigital SculptingEnvironment ModelingHard Surface ModelingLightingLow-poly ModelingTexturingLevel DesignShadersVideo EditingPBR TexturingWeb Development

Software proficiency

Unity
Unity
Maya
Maya
3ds Max
3ds Max
Photoshop
Photoshop
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Substance Designer
Substance Designer
Knald
Knald
Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D
UVLayout
UVLayout
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
TopoGun
TopoGun
xNormal
xNormal
Vegas Pro
Vegas Pro
CrazyBump
CrazyBump
SpeedTree
SpeedTree
Illustrator
Illustrator
C++
C++
Python
Python
Nvidia Nsight
Nvidia Nsight
C#
C#
GLSL
GLSL
HLSL
HLSL
JavaScript
JavaScript

Experience

  • 3D Technical Artist at Freelancing
    January 2013 - Present