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The Art Institute of Seattle (Media Arts Animation)
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My name is Trace B., and I have over 8 years of experience working in Autodesk Maya (a 3D based program) and in Adobe Photoshop CS2 to CS5. In the last year of obtaining my bachelor's degree in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Seattle, I had the opportunity to tutor other undergrad students while finishing my degree. I found after being a tutor, that I enjoy helping others to understand and to become confident in utilizing Media driven tools such as Maya and Photoshop. Hello and Good day to you,
My name is Trace B., and I have over 8 years of experience working in Autodesk Maya (a 3D based program) and in Adobe Photoshop CS2 to CS5. In the last year of obtaining my
I went from not having a clue how to use PhotoShop to being able to do my projects in just less than 3 hours. I will clarify "my projects" not by any means mastering photoshop. Trace was able to understand exactly what I was needing to accomplish and taught me exactly what I needed to know. I look forward to learning more as my needs expand.
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I have been working in Adobe Illustrator for over 5 years. I have spent well over 1,000's of hours working in Adobe Illustrator. I am highly proficient in setting up text/photos/images to be vectorized and edited. I have extensive experience in creating layers and knowing how to work with in layer styles. Illustrator as an endless possibilities of what can be created such as Logo designs and Vectorized layers that produce intriguing imagery, just utilizing the awesome tools and techniques.
I have been working in Adobe Photoshop for over 6 years. I have spent well over 1,000's of hours working in Photoshop Cs2 and up. I am highly proficient in editing multiple images in the areas of cropping, spot checking, color correcting, re-sizing, etc. I have extensive experience in creating layers and knowing how to work with in layer styles. Photoshop as an endless galore of brushes, pattern style's for making awesome backgrounds or highly detailed textures and with in understand the tools and functions of how the tools work I am able to create anything my mind can ponder up.
I have been drawing two dimensional art for over 20 years. I have worked with many diverse mediums surrounding the work of 2D such as chalk, color pencils, markers, etc.
I have studied and understand the values of 1 to 3 point perspectives and The Golden Rule. By understanding the depth of both perspective and the hard/softness that one uses to draw can in so many ways create different outcomes.
Drawing can be seen in doodling, character conceptualizing, sketching of nature, blue prints for industrial use and much more.
I have been working in Autodesk Maya for over 6 years, with well over 1,000's of hours of experience. I know how to box and nurb's model. I am proficient in understanding, and fully utilizing the form/figure of topology for functionality.
I am proficient in setting up and running a rigged system for any sort of biped or double legged humanoid/creature/animal functionally animate-able purpose. I know how to unwrap, and fully understand the diverse ways of texturing. I graduated in March of 2009 with my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Media Arts and Animation (with honors), specializing in 3D modeling.
I have over 10 plus years working within Windows XP, Windows 98 through Windows 10. I utilize Windows 10 operating system on a daily bases. From file navigation, to understanding how individual programs are installed and how they are able run with the correct processor speed, ram setup and hard drive space allotted for each individual program. I have a complete understanding of Microsoft Windows to clearly navigate through different Web browsers, save favorite website url's within Internet Explorer or Google or Modzilla. I am able to network to a shared or set individual printer and other shard devices Windows allows for.
I have over 6 years working consecutively in Microsoft Word. I am proficient in setting up working documents for letters, resume's, cover letters, etc.
I have been working with painting for 14 years plus. I am highly proficient in diverse brush strokes, knowing how to setup and run a paint palette and how to setup a scene from start to finish.
I have worked in the mediums of gouache, acrylics, oil and water color. I have worked with loose and mounted canvases. Working on many different surfaces with different mediums of paint can produce many alternative outcomes for how the artist is feeling that day and if the paint is running right.
I have been working in Video Production in the aspects of the post production stage. I have been working in both Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 to CS5 for 6 years. I am highly proficient in composting multiple layers together and understanding how to setup a tracking movement system. I understand how to run a fully functional scene from setting up composition layers, moving and cutting animation/sound in the time line to fit a specific theme or time frame.