About this dude
Born and bred in Brisbane Australia, Ahmed’s childhood passion was to draw cartoon characters, which grew into a career perspective in visual effects and animation. After completing a Degree in Animation at the Griffith College of Art, he landed his first gig as a junior 3D Artist at one of Brisbane’s respected Animation studios Liquid Animation. After gaining a solid two years’ experience, Ahmed’s journey lead him to Sydney, gearing up with the team on the ABC satirical news show The Roast, as the Lead VFX and Graphics guy. Now Ahmed works as a Mid-Senior level 3D Generalist and Motion Graphics Designer at one of Australia’s most renowned post production houses, Cutting Edge.
· An all-rounder CG Generalist.
· 3D modelling, texturing, rigging, pre-viz/layout, animating, lighting/rendering, compositing, dynamics, visual effects, and motion graphics.
· 3 Years industry experience.
· Bachelor’s Degree in Animation (Achieved in 2010).
· Software competencies are in Maya, After Effects (and Element 3D), Mudbox, V-Ray, Mental Ray, Nuke, Vue, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere.
· Proficient in After Effects and most major third party plugins. Experienced in multi-pass Compositing, 2D and 3D motion camera tracking, motion graphics, info-type graphics, roto-scoping, animation and visual effects.
· Experienced in translating concepts to 3D models (hard surface and organic), followed by UV unwrapping and detailed texturing with Photoshop.
· Experienced in a various range of Animation, from characters to inanimate objects. Understand and implement the principles of Animation.
· Ability to light and render scenes using Mental Ray or V-Ray. Experienced in Multi-pass rendering.
· Experienced in Dynamics in Maya, such as nDynamics and cloth simulations, and Dynamic Rigs using caches.
· Experienced in Rigging in Maya, from characters to props and environments.
· Ability to implement creative and technical problem solving techniques.
· Experienced and understanding of relevant production pipelines, and conventions. I adapt quickly to work environments.
· Can operate in fast paced work environments.
· Capable of delivering to tight deadlines, with little to no supervision.
· Enjoy working in a team, collaborating with directors, colleagues, and clients, in order to achieve successful results.
· A passion for exploration and willingness to learn more.