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Richard Hopper - Character Animator |

Pro Experience | Honors & Awards | References

Career Objective
To continue my role as an animator and make great games and films.




B.A. Computer Graphic Arts - 3D Animation
Magna Cum Laude

University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX Fall 2000-2004
Major: Computer Graphic Arts
Concentration: 3D Animation
Overall GPA: 3.86/4.0

3D body and facial animation, key frame, motion capture cleanup, basic rigging/skinning, basic modeling/texturing, traditional art skills, and most forms of digital design.
Software: 3DS Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, UE4, UE3.

Pro Experience

Sony Computer Entertainment America (via Yoh) , San Diego , CA
August 3,2015 - March 11, 2016
Cinematic Animator

  • Cleaning up motion and facial capture and adding keyframe animation where needed for both body and face for cinematics.
  • Games: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

Archimage, Houston, TX July 16, 2013 - July 21, 2015
3D Artist/Animator

  • 3D modeling, texturing, animation, rigging, and lighting for environments, props, and human characters for an unannounced serious game for the mobile market.

Amerra, Inc. , Houston, TX March 14 , 2013 - April 5 , 2013
3D Generalist Contractor

  • 3D modeling, animation, texturing, motion graphics, lighting, rigging, editing, and storyboards for a medical video reviewing a future medical device.

TimeGate Studios , Sugarland, TX April 26, 2010 - March 4, 2013

  • 3D animation and rigging for humans, weapons, and vehicles, along with motion capture for acting for games.
  • Games: Section 8: Prejudice, Minimum, and Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Pi Studios , Houston, TX September 4, 2007 - February 22, 2010
Character Animator/Artist

  • 3D animation, modeling, rigging, and texturing for games.
  • Games: RockBand 2 (Wii), Bomberman Live: Battlefest, and Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (PS2).

Archimage, Houston, TX July 14, 2005 - August 31, 2007
Character Animator

  • Key framed 3D characters for cinematics in the game, Escape From Diab, and a 30 second spot for Baylor College of Medicine.
Honors & Awards

ACM SIGGRAPH San Antonio ANI Animation Festival 2005 May 18, 2005

  • Independent Category winner for the 3D short film, Mirror Mirror. Responsible for project in its entirety.

ACM SIGGRAPH San Antonio ANI Animation Festival 2004 May 12, 2004

  • Independent Category winner for the 3D short film, Karate Chop. Responsible for project in its entirety.

Dean's Honor List at the University of the Incarnate Word

  • Recognized for meritorious academic achievement for the following semesters: Fall '00, Spring '01, Fall '01, Spring '02, Fall '02, Spring '03, Fall '03, Spring '04, and Fall '04.
  • Inducted into the Alpha Chi Honor Society. Spring 2003
  • Inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. Fall 2000

Don Waller - Lead Animator at SCEA - San Diego
Matt Zehner - Senior Animator at Arkane Studios
Jason Suarez - Senior VFX Artist at Treyarch

Additional references available upon request.

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