Visual Design and Animation

These projects were from my previous position as a 3D Animator / CAD Designer at EcoFasten Solar / Alpine Snowguards. I am solely responsible for the design, planning, and creation of animations, product renderings, and visual graphics for marketing materials. This media includes promotional videos, install instructions, and sell sheets.

The process I have developed for this begins in Solidworks with product designs from engineering or myself. The models are then brought into Maya to be cleaned up, animated, and exported to Unreal Engine 4. Using various scenes and materials I have created for rendering in UE4, I build the animations using the sequencer tools and render them in real time. Finally, I touch up any footage and final composites in After Effects.

I chose this pipeline to leverage Unreal Engine's capabilities of real time rendering in order to maximize the turn around time on projects while allowing for quick and easy design iterations, and product updates.

Hi res renders for installation instructions

Hi res renders for installation instructions

Rock-It Install animation

"The Importance of Snow Guards"
This video was created in order to educate customers on the importance of snow guards in their building designs.

Mount assembly rendering for documentation

Mount assembly rendering for documentation

Coupling assembly rendering for documentation

Coupling assembly rendering for documentation

Graphics created for product installation instructions following design guidelines to be used alongside the install animation.

Graphics created for product installation instructions following design guidelines to be used alongside the install animation.

Installation Detail Graphics

Installation Detail Graphics

Installation Detail Graphics

Installation Detail Graphics

Solar panel material

Solar panel material

Extruded Aluminum Material

Extruded Aluminum Material

Composition Shingle Material

Composition Shingle Material

Overview of the scene. Most of these animations and renderings for document content need to be done in under two weeks so I only build what is needed in the scenes.

Overview of the scene. Most of these animations and renderings for document content need to be done in under two weeks so I only build what is needed in the scenes.

In editor scene screenshot

In editor scene screenshot

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