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Background


Undergrad.

I have a BAppsc, with first class honours, in Computational Modelling from the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Computational Modelling


Masters.

I have a MAppsc, with distinction, in Computational Modelling from the University of Otago, New Zealand.

The title of my masters was: Controlled Walking of the Simplest Walking Model. Below is a video of a passive dynamic walker that I designed and made.


Natural Motion.

I worked as a behaviour engineer, then behaviour engineer team lead for NaturalMotion. NaturalMotion uses Dynamic Motion Synthesis (DMS) to produce high-quality 3D character animation in real time by combining artificial intelligence, biomechanics, and dynamics simulation. Thus replacing canned animation by a fully simulated character, allowing for unique game moments.

I worked on the Euphoria product: http://www.naturalmotion.com/euphoria.htm

I worked directly on Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto IV (credits), Red Dead Redemption, and the upcoming Max Payne 3. Euphoria has also been used in LucasArts’ Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.