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Kaneth - Games Designer

Postby Kaneth on Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:50 am

Name: Kane Forrester
Age: 20
Location: Staffordshire, England
Contact: Kaneth [at] Gmail [dot] com

Looking for Work: Next Year
Available for Mod Work: Fraid Not
Progression of Beng Games Design: 2nd Year

Upon researching a career in computer games design I came to understand that the industry is not an easy one to break into. I am currently studying (Beng) Computer Games Design degree course, where I am developing my skills in many of the areas needed to successfully work within the industry.

My personal qualities include good team working skills, reliability, and good sense of humour. I feel a sense of humour and fun is essential to working in the entertainment industry and especially the interactive entertainment sector.

My work is viewable:
http://www.kforrester.co.uk

My skills include:

3DSMax 7 and 9 (Poly Modelling, Low Poly, UVW, Radiosity, Bump Mapping, Plane Modelling + More)
Zbrush, Zmapper and Zapplink
Maya (Basic Skills)
Unreal Ed (Competant in all UT2k4 gametypes)
Source / Hammer (Intermediate/Advanced User)
Website Creation (Dreamweaver)
Photoshop (Texture creation to specification)
Paint Shop Pro (Texture Creation to specification)
Suited Motion Capture and Optical Motion Capture (Data Capture, Analysis, Clean Up and MotionBuilder)
Level Design Documentation (Planning and Designing a Level/Game to Specification)
Game Production (Half Life 2 Mod according to Design Documentation)
Basic Manga Drawing and Artwork (Concepts and principles of anime and human drawing)
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Postby Mr. Happy on Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:37 pm

motion capture experience is sure to be a plus on your resume :)
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Postby Kaneth on Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:36 pm

Yea, Im hoping to enrol on Optical Motion Capture this coming year.

I'll be using Rare's Optical Motion Capture Studio :D
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Postby marks on Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:48 pm

way to steal valve's copyrighted artwork for your portfolio banner :?
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Postby Kaneth on Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:11 pm

Actually its the design from the side of my PC case;
I had it engraved onto it.
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Postby CaptainSource on Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:39 am

Kaneth, a nice amount of experience and yes a little difficult to break into an very tight night and expensive industry... I lead a mod call "Star Trek: Enterprise - Temporal Cold War" with professionals, semi-professionals and fans alike and if you would like to pop over to our forum and see if you would be interested in getting some more mapping and texture experience, let us know on our recruitment section... we are always looking for reliable mappers and artists... great work and hope to see you soon...
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Postby Ripper_hugme on Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:53 am

Kaneth wrote:Actually its the design from the side of my PC case;
I had it engraved onto it.


Show us the whole case, I'm not buying it.
Barely working on (I'm still very busy with real life):
cp_yettobenamed (Updated... Sort of)
dm_agoge (Beta 2 out now)
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Postby Kaneth on Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:21 am

Ripper_hugme wrote:
Kaneth wrote:Actually its the design from the side of my PC case;
I had it engraved onto it.


Show us the whole case, I'm not buying it.


When it gets back from Sweden I will. You can hold me to that.
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Postby kez.ini on Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:25 am

Your experience is really impressive... But your work isn't.

Sorry for that, but experience is not everything. You have to show something too. And in this case, your site offers nothing.
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Postby marks on Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:00 pm

Uhhh ....

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Postby Blackhawk on Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:06 pm

Good work dude, keep it up. I hope you do well in the future mate, and never give up. :wink:
11:56 PM - Aaron: Oh!
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Postby Kaneth on Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:06 pm

SpaceJesus wrote:Uhhh ....

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Im not denying i took the design from that picture. Alls I'm saying is the reason I've used that image on my website is because it is what is engraved on the side of my PC Case. The portfolio was only created on the 15th of this month, so it isn't as if I've had months to work on it. The image will be changed to something I have made when I get chance.

If it would make you happy SpaceJesus, I will credit valve in the header.

kez.ini wrote:Your experience is really impressive... But your work isn't.

Sorry for that, but experience is not everything. You have to show something too. And in this case, your site offers nothing.


My experience isn't impressive imo. It wouldn't get me a job

My work is coursework from the first year of a computer games design course at university, before which I knew nothing about games design. So what you see is 6 months of coursework from knowing nothing. Excluding the current WIP.

I intend to create work of a far higher standard in my own time when I aren't confined to the coursework guidelines for what I can and can't create.

Thanks all for feedback and criticisms, as you can see they have been taken into account, and I'm working on them.
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Postby kez.ini on Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:13 pm

[quote=Kaneth]I intend to create work of a far higher standard in my own time when I aren't confined to thecoursework guidelines for what I can and can't create. [/quote]

Yeah, man, but this is your portfolio. I hope it isn't another coursework ? If not, why don't you show something better ? You should do this :)

Btw gl on your way to game developing! Work hard, work smart :D
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Postby Kaneth on Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:16 pm

The only games work I have so far is what I have created for University, and if you want the truth I spent to much time in the student union bar when I should have been spending time doing work.

I will improve my work which will replace the older work when its finished. I just wanted to get some of my work online.
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Postby SlappyBag on Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:36 pm

Erm, those level and game documentation things could use allot more detail, especially the game.

Also, a showreel is meant to show more then just one room. =)

I do like your office room, that is very nice, how long did it take you to create all that and did you make all the textures?

The matrix lobby on the other hand is very plain and boring. :s


I watched all the motion capture videos and... well, take them off to be honest. Most of the animations are horrible with people falling through floors and footwork kinda floating between frames. Crazy stuff. I've not done any motion capture but I'd expect something much better from it.


Also, why did you give the biped only one toe?


Sorry if that seems harsh, you are definitely coming along, especially for what? Two years of learning? You should stick to one thing for the moment such as mapping in a certain engine before you experiment too much with others in my opinion.

Good luck with it all =)
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