Dec 30, 2019
I have migrated my site off of Wordpress which I've used for the past 12 years and switched to Hugo, a static site generator. My Wordpress site was just getting too messy and perpetually needed updates to plug-ins and the whole backend. I wanted something a bit cleaner and lighter weight. I did some house cleaning on the content. I got rid of my old DirectX 9 and Managed DirectX tutorials.
A New (Virtual) Reality
Jan 28, 2018
It has been a long time since my last update. In the last year, I have become a father so I've been a bit busy. But with the closure of Visceral Games I had some time to think about what I wanted to do next. I felt like I already received all the satisfaction I would get out of the VFX industry. Not to mention just about the entire VFX industry has moved out of the country to chase tax incentives.
New Job at Electronic Arts
Oct 7, 2015
I have officially joined the game industry! After 8 years in the film and feature animation industry, I decided to switch over and try the game industry. I accepted a Craft Director position at Visceral Games of Electronic Arts where I will be helping with character and cinematics technology. Lots of exciting challenges await!
Updating Site Theme
Aug 5, 2013
I'm updating my site theme with Bootstrap goodies. I'm now mobile friendly! Please let me know if anything is amiss.
May 5, 2012
The site creators of CGCircuit.com are ready to let more people in and buy my videos! The videos are finally ready to be sold. However, you still need an invite to register on the site and buy the videos. I have a new set of invites to give away so use my contact form to send me your email if you want in and I'll send you an invite. The Maya API class is still discounted at $80 until a month after the full public release.
New Job at Digital Domain
Nov 13, 2010
I'm happy to announce that last month, I accepted an offer to work at Digital Domain‘s new San Francisco office as a Rigging Pipeline TD. This was my first week of work and it looks like it is going to be an amazing opportunity. The small talented team is lead by Academy Award winning VFX Supe, Stephen Rosenbaum. With solid leadership and a talented team, we should be churning out some great work in the future.
This Chapter is Ending
Mar 14, 2010
Well, it was fun while it lasted… LOS ANGELES — To further cut costs at its movie studio, The Walt Disney Co. said Friday that it will shut a San Francisco-area facility used to capture the performance of Jim Carrey for his digitally animated character, Scrooge, in “A Christmas Carol.” The closure of the facility in Marin County, north of San Francisco, will be completed by January and result in the loss of 450 jobs.
Welcome to my (new) Blog!
Aug 14, 2007
This is my latest site. If you've been following along with me, you'll know that this is something like my 7th generation website. However, all the sites before this one used all my own code as a backend. I've decided to ditch about 3 years of stored posts from my old database to move over to the wonder that is Wordpress. Never fear, if you're here for my DirectX tutorials, they've all been transferred over along with my Maya exporter.