About Aswin

 

Artist Bio

Hello, I'm Aswin Balaji, a multi-disciplinary CG artist from Chennai, India.

I developed a passion for CGI and Design at a very young age. With over 8 years of professional experience, my work has spanned across multiple aspects of 3D production, UI design, interaction programming and data visualization. I have worked as an independent professional and also as part of small production teams, and am fully capable of leading projects from concept to completion.

In the recent past, I've worked extensively with Cinema4D and Arnold, Redshift and Octane renderers to create motion graphic content for interactive applications.

If you feel my skills would come in handy in your upcoming project, feel free to drop me a line: aswinb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Skill-set

 
Cinema 4D
Motion graphics, FX
Maya
Modeling, Animation, nParticles, Fluids
X-Particles for C4D
Particle effects
Arnold
V-Ray
Redshift
Octane
Substance Painter
Texturing
Photoshop
UI Design, Texturing
Illustrator
UI Design, Texturing
After Effects
Compositing
 


Work Experience


2014 - 2017


Technical Visualizer for Interactive Media
BuMo3dr - Chennai, India

Content creation for Interactive applications deployed on touchscreens, VR/AR headsets such as Oculus and Microsoft Hololens. Managed and led projects for several clients world-wide in Healthcare, Oil & Gas sectors.


2012 - 2013


Lighting, Compositing & FX Artist
Industrial Brothers - Toronto, Canada

Adapted existing Max/VRay lighting setup to Maya/Mental Ray utilizing FG/GI to achieve director's vision for the show

Shot-specific lighting modifications

2D/3D effects using nParticles, nCloth and After Effects

Character finaling:
- Making hot-fixes or adding functionalities to rigs to fix render issues
- Employing deformers to fix issues and add aesthetics to final renders
- Minor animation adjustments

Creating shading networks and setting up final renders

Compositing passes and cleaning up final footage in After Effects CS6


2008 - 2011


Senior Graphic Designer
Pacific Control Systems - Dubai, UAE

UI design for in-house software development using Photoshop/Illustrator/Flash

Interaction programming for in-house software using Flex3/Actionscript 3.0

3D modeling & rendering of HVAC equipment in Maya/Mental ray

Technical illustrations/designs and infographics for corporate brochures and presentations


2007 - 2008


Member Technical Staff
HCL Technologies - Chennai, India

Development and routine code maintenance of projects in the Mainframe domain



Education


2011 - 2012

Computer Animation
Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario

2003 - 2007

Bachelors - Computer Science and Engineering
KCG College of Technology, Anna University, Chennai