Jack's Online VFX Gallery
of Lightwave 3D and Photoshop Works

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Updated 7/13/07

Here you will find various samples of my graphics and 3D work over the last 25 years both as freelance graphic artist and employment as a Game Artist (low poly modeler, surface and texture artist, animator), also as a Visual FX artist (hi-res modeler, surface and texture artist, and animator) for a Special Effects Studio on animated TV series and film, and as a Lightwave 3D hobbyist.

I am proficient in the use of Lightwave 3D and Photoshop in a production environment, Microsoft Office applications, as well as applications for Web Development such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Cold Fusion, PHP, MySQL, etc. I am also proficient in the HTML/CSS languages and can develop Web documents from scratch in a simple text editor as well as from a WYSIWYG editor.

I have worked as an instructor for vocational colleges teaching MS Office Applications, Web Design, and PC/Networking Certifications, as a computer technician, network administrator, tech support representative, systems technician, and as a web designer and developer, but by far I enjoy most the creative work I have done for Game Development and for Visual Effects.

Welcome to my galley, and thanks for stopping by to visit!
-Jack


Most Recent Work
May 2007 TOM Entry
New!
Now What? - June 2007
New!
Perilous Journey - February 2006

Some Other Recent Work
Mars Display Graphic
(using NASA MGS topo)

Maneuvers -
HW2 Scene

(Resource Appreciation Entry LWG3D)
Jupiter Outpost -
Star Trek Scene

(Resource Appreciation Entry LWG3D)
Disconnect -
Star Wars Scene

(Resource Appreciation Entry LWG3D)
Long Valley Caldera
(LandSat and USGS DEM)
Mars Terrain
(using NASA image of Ophir Chasma)
Mars Pod
(Model by Bill Simon "Ethangar")
Earth Pod
(Model by Bill Simon "Ethangar")
Shadow B6 Station
(Radiosity Render)
Shadow B6 Station
(With Weapons FX Rigging)
WWII Sub
(Distance & Ground Fog
and Volumetric Lighting)
Lightwave Gold
(Metal Reflection Test
for Aug 04 TOM entry)

Places of the Deep
Ocean Horizon U-571 U-Boat on Patrol U-Boat Hiding

Celestial Stuff
A Black Hole
in Deep Space
A Sigularly
Different View
Shadow Babylon 6 Station
Fires Up Near Mars

(Star background by
Jeff C. Richards)
Shadow Babylon 6 Station
Jumps into Hyperspace

(ACTA Jump Point by
Matthew "Drakh" Tarling)
A Ringed Planet
(Instant SciFi Channel Logo)
Variations on a Theme
(My most favorite version)
This Cradle Rocks!
(Nebula Image thanks to Hubble HST)
The Abbai Gunboat
(HiRes preproduction render
for a Babylon 5 combat game)
Drakh Enhanced Raider
(HiRes preproduction render
for a Babylon 5 combat game)
Drakh Enhanced Raider
(Game model for a
Babylon 5 combat game)
A Centauri Fighter
(Game model for a
Babylon 5 combat game)
A Centauri Cruiser
(Game model for a
Babylon 5 combat game)

Miscellaneous Works...
A Drakh Surface Test
Rendered in Lightwave
A Crane Vehicle
(from the Roughneck's TV Series)
A PowerSuit Jetpack
(from the Roughneck's TV Series)
A X-Ray Pistol
(from the Roughneck's TV Series)

My "Texture of the Month" entries at LWG3D.ORG
November 2003 December 2003 January 2004 February 2004
March 2004

April 2004
(Model Geometry by
David Lynn of LynnArt.Net)
July 2004
(Model Geometry by
David Lynn of LynnArt.Net)
August 2004

October 2004 March 2005 April 2005 May 2005
 
 
  July 2005
 
November 2005
New!
 

Photoshop Fun with Layers and FX!
A Web Interface Layout A Mars Article Header A Hummer Ad Graphic A Plugin Ad Graphic

Images and HTML - Copyright © 2003-2007 Jack Nichols / Crane Valley Digital FX / Forest Moon Design