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Space Force Flamingo

Here's another model from a project I've been working on. It's a Flamingo in a custom-made astronaut suit:

ThumbnailMore 3D Studio Max / Substance Painter / Photoshop work for this guy. I'm pretty happy with how he came out. Roughly 7500 polys in the high LOD version. It was also my first time animating chicken-legs, which was interesting, but fun.

There's also an alternate version that had a more enclosed astronaut head:


but I wasn't so keen on him as it made it hard to see what he was. Also, as with the previous Squid character, he was based on a random doodle:


You can also view a 3D model by clicking the image below:

Who I am

I'm Blake and I like to tinker with things and make stuff. When I'm not programming or developing random systems, I'm playing with electronics, doodling bits of art, 3D modelling or sculpting and painting things or nerding out watching sci-fi or horror TV.

From 2001 I worked in the games industry, eventually specialising in tools to aid in the development of video games and their engines. In 2011 I left the industry and teamed up with a few other talented composers to utilise my knowledge to help build the company 'Spitfire Audio'.

I also periodically compose soundtracks for video-games and have worked on titles such as The Stanley Parable and Portal Knights. You've probably also heard my music in random TV commercials at some point.

What I'm using to make games

Nowadays I tend to utilise Unreal Engine 5. I use a mixture of (mostly) C++ (Visual Studio 2019, Rider) and Blueprints.

I work with Autodesk's 3D Studio Max to generate the art required, and Adobe Photoshop or Paintshop Pro 6 for texturing. I also dabble with Allegorithmic's Substance Designer/Painter and Quixel Mixer for more realistic texturing work.

I tend to generate tools in Python, C++ or NodeJS depending on what's needed.

Audio-wise, I still use Cool Edit Pro and FL Studio to generate sounds and music respectively.