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Mephasto - Level Designer & Environment Artist

Postby Mephasto on Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:03 pm

My name is Sauli Saarimaa and I'm a 3D Artist, currently living in Tampere, Finland.

Creating things from my imagination has always been my passion. When I was kid, I used to draw and build a lot, back then we could not afford video games, so I made my own on paper. After a while I started making simple but fun maps for my friends, using map editors. These include several racing and strategy games. I soon realised, this was what I wanted to do with my life.

Following my passion to make games, I started mapping for Half-Life 2 in 2005, becoming more focused on making games as time passed. Inspired by various music composers and the books of Stephen King, I was able to take the skills i'd learned, to start developing Joutomaa in 2007.

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DOB: 17.11.1989
LOCATION: Finland

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Art Director - GNT Finland Ltd.

AMATEUR EXPERIENCE:
Joutomaa 2007 - 2010

EDUCATION:
Commercial institute, Ikaalinen

SOFTWARE:
Valve source engine
Unreal engine

Adobe Photoshop, 3ds Max, XSI, Dreamweaver


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Sauli.s@hotmail.fi
Pohjanpolku 2 D 2
33430 VUORENTAUSTA
FINLAND


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Mod "JOUTOMAA HALF-LIFE 2: EPISODE TWO"

Enter the mind of Filip Valkas in a new story centred on the Half-Life Universe. Pick up your own crowbar and force your way out of Citizen Containment Zone 19, and lead in the uprising against the alien agressors.


http://www.joutomaa.liitin.net
http://www.moddb.com/mods/joutomaa

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Mod "OTHERWORLD UNREAL ENGINE"

Project to learn the tools and effects of the Unreal engine.


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Last edited by Mephasto on Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:48 pm, edited 40 times in total.
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Re: Mephasto - Level Designer / Art Director

Postby Psy on Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:03 pm

The textures are very meh and don't really stand out as anything amazing. This one really stands out as being particularly bad. The bottom and top parts look like they were made in Paint and it simply doesn't work well with the photo texture behind it.

I quite like the video though.
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Re: Mephasto - Level Designer / Art Director

Postby Mephasto on Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:26 pm

Yes, have agree with that.. its skin i used for those egyptian pilar models. I wanted to try making some pixel art in photoshop, might replace those in future.
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Re: Mephasto - Level Designer / Art Director

Postby Jangalomph on Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:37 am

Wow very nice video. What is the name of that song that plays once you get outside? This inspires me to map some more.
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Re: Mephasto - Level Designer / Art Director

Postby Mephasto on Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:02 pm

that video is more than one year old, i have made much improvements.. but i dont want to make another video cause it could spoil so much from mod, when its finished :)

its 75% ready atm and i will soon start its alpha gameplay test, so i can make final polishing before release.

song playing is Valves, you can find it with this name. music/hl1_song20.mp3 Its only song thats not custom, but i like it.. and its hard to mimic same feel it has.
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Re: Mephasto - Level Designer / Art Director

Postby Jangalomph on Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:31 pm

Thanks dude. This song will go good for my first level =D
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Re: Mephasto - Level Designer / Art Director

Postby Mephasto on Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:19 pm

Portfolio updated.
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Re: Mephasto - Level Designer / Art Director

Postby Mephasto on Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:20 am

Joutomaa Development video added to portfolio.
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Re: Mephasto - Level Designer / Art Director

Postby Jangalomph on Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:28 pm

Hmm, nice video. I like how stuff blows into the water at 1:02 and 1:03. Any ways.. nice atmosphere, but maybe you should have more things in the 3d sky box. But i don't know.
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Re: Mephasto - Level Designer / Art Director

Postby Duke Nukem on Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:35 pm

you like warm light, like i do :D cool portfolio! btw: i played jutomaa and it was an enjoying trip through a good designed mod.
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Re: Mephasto - Level Designer / Art Director

Postby ryalho on Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:12 pm

I may be wrong but, at the beginning of the first video during the 'scripted sequence' i believe you don't have one of the combine set to have ignore !player.

But I do like it, nice job.
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Re: Mephasto - Level Designer & Environment Artist

Postby Mephasto on Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:49 pm

Phew, took some time.

Portfolio is now up to date, tell me what you think.
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