Work

Senior 3D Generalist Focused On
Product Visualization & Motion Graphics.

I believe my work speaks for itself. Browse some my favorite personal and professional projects
below and enjoy my hard work with love for every detail.

Dupont Bathroom Configurator 2018

Data Management, Lighting & Rendering, Modeling, Project Lead, Texturing, V-Ray

2013 Chevrolet Trax

Automotive, Data Management

Smart ForTwo Configurator

Automotive, Data Management, Gallery, Lighting & Rendering, Rigging, V-Ray

Abstract Glass Explorations

Abstract, Gallery, Lighting & Rendering, Personal Work, Redshift

Smart ForTwo Configurator

Automotive, Data Management, Gallery, Lighting & Rendering, Rigging, V-Ray

2013 Chevrolet Trax

Automotive, Data Management

AMG GTR Copy

Automotive, Gallery, Lighting & Rendering, V-Ray

Nissan IDS Concept (2015)

Automotive, Gallery, Lighting & Rendering, V-Ray

Alfa Romeo 4C 2018 Configurator

Automotive, Lighting & Rendering, Modeling, Project Lead, Texturing, V-Ray

Alfa Romeo 4C 2018 Configurator

Automotive, Gallery, Lighting & Rendering, Modeling, Project Lead, Texturing, V-Ray

Abstract Glass Explorations

Abstract, Gallery, Lighting & Rendering, Personal Work, Redshift

2013 Dodge Dart

Automotive, Gallery, Lighting & Rendering, V-Ray

Color Theory Experiments

Compositing, Gallery, Lighting & Rendering, Modeling, Personal Work, Texturing, V-Ray

AMG GTR

Automotive, Gallery, Lighting & Rendering, V-Ray

Nissan IDS Concept (2015)

Automotive, Gallery, Lighting & Rendering, V-Ray
Work

Demo Reel

Please enjoy my latest demo reel.

Services

What I Offer.

My work ethic and eye for detail apply also in terms of service, technical expertise and advice.
I am happy to assist you with know-how and experience in your daily business.

Product Visualization

I have learned a thing or two about product visualization throughout my career. How can I help bring your product to life?

Visual Effects

Honestly, I always just wanted to blow sh*t up! (In a safe and controlled manner of course.) As a child, I dreamed of creating visual effects. Now I have that ability, minus the actual explosions.

Motion Graphics

Motion graphics and motion design was, is, and always will be one of my passions.

Graphic Design

“Good design is actually a lot harder to notice than poor design, in part because good designs fit our needs so well that the design is invisible.” – Don Norman

Web Design

By Utilizing the WordPress content management system along with themes, graphic design, and my knowledge of CSS, HTML5, and PHP, I design websites to meet the needs of my various clients.

Fine Art

I have a passion for all things art and art history. I enjoy painting, drawing, and making things, but I unfortunately do not get to do it enough.

Let’s talk about your project
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About

About Me.

I am Senior 3D Generalist residing in the Metro Detroit Area.
While I specialize in product visualization & motion graphics, I love all things art & design.

Hello there! My name is Chris Murphy. Welcome to my website! I hope you enjoy my work, and thanks for stopping by!

I am a CGI Generalist specializing in product visualization, motion graphics, and visual effects. Aside from product visualization and visual effects, I have a broad knowledge of texturing, shading, lighting and rendering, modeling, and compositing. I currently live in Metro Detroit where I work as a Senior 3D Generalist at Dassault Systèmes 3DEXCITE.

I have had a love for art ever since I was child. Disney, Nickelodeon, and Saturday morning cartoons shaped my love and admiration for animation. I grew up watching all of the Disney classics and remember going to the movie theater with my parents to catch the latest releases. My ambition has been to work in a creative environment with a talented team of artists creating the highest quality art possible.

That being said, I am always open to new opportunities and working with new artists.

INTERESTS & HOBBIES:
Film making, watching movies, photography, design, public art, graffiti, travel, longboarding, coaching/playing soccer, video games with my son Liam, playing with my daughter Stella, Nerf wars, and being a partner and a dad.

FAVORITE FILMS:
I love movies. A few of my favorites include: Army of Darkness, Snatch, Delicatessen, Micmacs, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Incredibles, Big Hero 6, Treasure Planet, The Book of Life, Blade Runner 2049, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, A Scanner Darkly, Ghostbusters.

FAVORITE MUSIC:
My musical taster is pretty eclectic. I like almost everything including: The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Pantera, Slipknot, Rage Against the Machine, Eagles of Death Metal, Vintage Trouble, Parov Stelar, Dada Life, Fedde Le Grand, Caravan Palace, Common, Pharrell Williams, The Roots.

About
Resume

Experience

Dassault Systèmes – 3DEXCITE – Senior 3D Generalist

Royal Oak, MI | January 2019 – Present

Work closely with a team consisting of other 3D and Compositing artists to produce the highest quality photo-realistic images and animations for the automotive advertising industry. Contribute to the development of the team using expertise and knowledge within production. Work in a mentoring role to fellow artists and in a supporting role to Leads, Production Supervisors and Art Directors. Render and integrate CG elements for live-action footage or still plates. Organize and re-purpose CAD data for graphics and animation. Responsibilities include modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, animation, data preparation, data organization, environment creation. Work with R&D to troubleshoot problems within the pipeline.

Mackevision Corp. – Senior CGI Artist/Project Lead

Troy, MI | August 2011 – January 2019

Work in a team setting to produce photo-realistic images and animations for the automotive advertising industry using Autodesk 3DS Max and Maya. Organize and re-purpose CAD data for graphics and animation. Responsibilities include modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, animation, data preparation, data organization, environment creation. Work with R&D to troubleshoot problems within the pipeline. Create scripts to assist other artists when reasonable.

MFA Computer Art, School of Visual Arts – Web Lab Assistant

New York, NY | January 2010 – December 2010

Helped maintain the MFACA SVA/Drupal community website, departmental website, and prepared both websites for regular updates.

Human Resources Administration – Intern Graphic Designer

New York, NY | September 2009 – January 2010

Created various graphics used for both internal communications and city identity.

West Shore Signs, Inc. - Graphic Designer/Technician

Riverview, MI | June 2008 – July 2009

Designed, fabricated, produced, and installed signs and vinyl car wraps on a Roland SC-540 EX printer including sign manufacture and installment for the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport North Terminal Redevelopment Project

Resume

Education

School of Visual Arts

New York, NY | 2012

Master of Fine Art in Computer Art

Wayne State University

Detroit | 2008

Cum laude
Bachelor of Fine Art in Drawing & Interdisciplinary Electronic Arts
Minor in Art History
Presidential Scholarship Recipient 2003-2007

Technical Abilities

Software

Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3DStudio Max, SideFX Houdini (moderate), Maxon Cinema 4D (moderate), Nuke, Adobe Creative Cloud (AE, PS, AI, ID, PR), PFTrack, Syntheyes (moderate), ZBrush, Substance Designer, Substance Painter, HDR Light Studio

Renderers & Plugins

Chaos Group V-Ray, Redshift, Solid Angle Arnold, Itoo Forest Pack, Itoo RailClone, Sitni Sati FumeFX, Chaos Group Phoenix FD, Thinkbox Krakatoa, Maya Mash

Programming

MEL Script (moderate), Python (moderate), XHTML/CSS, PHP & MySQL, JavaScrip & jQuery (moderate), Drupal CMS, Wordpress CMS

Lighting & Rendering

95%

Modeling

80%

Texturing

85%

Rigging

75%

Camera Matching

90%

Compositing

75%

Retouching

65%
Latest

Latest & Greatest

Some of my latest render/experiments from Instagram

Latest
Contact

Get Connected.

Feel free to contact me for more information
about any of my work or what I can offer you.

Let’s Talk About Your Project

I am always looking to work with creative and passionate people on challenging and fun projects.

Let’s Talk About Your Idea

Do you have and idea that you’re passionate about? Do you just want to bounce your idea off of someone else? Let’s talk about it. I’m always willing to offer my perspective.

Let’s Collaborate

I am always open to collaborating with other passionate artists and creators. Hit me up! Let’s make something cool!

CALL: 248.307.6077

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