Robbin Huntingdale

Profile 

Versatile Look Development Artist: Fur/Hair Groom, Simulation Setup for Hair, Painted & Procedural Texture Mapping, Surfacing & Shaders for Character Assets, Props, and Environments, including Crowd Character Shading System Setups, for Theatrical Feature Film, Animation, Console & PC Games, and Interactive Spaces.  Tested R&D new department tools and features for Shading, Hair & Fur Grooming, & Simulation Tools, Trained/Mentored Surfacing Artists, Wrote User Department Guides & Documentation & fleshed out new department workflow.  Created Surfacing Department wiki and maintained through Confluence upgrades.  Self-sufficient artist with strength working unsupervised on complicated asset and with projects lacking technical show support.   

 

Skills

Mari, Maya, Zbrush, Photoshop, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Redshift, V-Ray, Arnold, Katana, Illustrator, After Effects, Avid, Pixar Proprietary Production Tools (Presto, Pele Hair, Taz Simulation, Flow Shading), DreamWorks Proprietary Production Tools (Torch, Light, ADBPaint, Nile), Jira, RV/Shotgun, UV Layout, id Tech 3, Matador,  Linux, Unix, Windows, macOS, shader networks, node & stack base workflow, JavaScript, wiki, user documentation, artist mentor.

 

Experience

Walt Disney Animation Studios  .  2019

Look Development Environment Artist, Legacy Project theme park ride and undisclosed feature project.

CoSA VFX . 2018-2019

Look Development, TV & Subscription based content.  Hard Surface, Characters, Set Extension elements. contributing on: Gotham, Runaways, Lucifer, & undisclosed titles

 

Pixar Animation Studios  .  2016 - 2018

Character Shading Technical Director, Hair Grooming, Simulation Setup with colliders & deformers on Primary, Secondary, and Background Characters in Pixar’s Proprietary Grooming and Shading Tools for Incredibles 2 & Toy Story 4.  Tested & delivered artist feed back to developers on new groom tool & features added for hair simulation.

Duncan Studio . 2016

Look Development of Primary Characters & Character Props to match look of film for queue animation, Universal Studios Japan, HD 3D Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Simulation Attraction. 

Dreamworks Animation . 2003 - 2015

Surfacer, Look Development, Texture Artist, Shade, Fur/Hair Groom from Over the Hedge to How To Train Your Dragon 2; Films, Holiday TV Specials, DVD Shorts & Extras, Consumer Products, Trailers and Nintendo 3DS video format.  Responsible for creation of Primary, Secondary, Background Characters, Environments, Ground planes, Set extension, and resurrected past show assets to current show pipeline.   Documentation Award recipient.

 

Dreamworks Animation . 2009 - 2010

Production tested R&D's upgrade of shading component of internal software by assisting with user-based testing, which included reporting bugs with full documentation for replication, and documenting new workflow standards. Worked closely with the development team to be sure software solutions were cognizant of the feature animation pipeline departments' needs.

 

Electronic Arts . 2003

In-Game Environmental Texture Artist for JamesBond 007: Everything or Nothing, released on Game Cube, Xbox, & Playstation 2.  Contributions primarily focused on the Mine Shaft level, New Orleans Mansion and Basement levels & the Falling Cliff level, with additional support throughout the game.  Worked closely with the Architect Modeler for architectural accurate details, cut models, rebuilt for better texture placement.

 

LucasArts .  2002 – 2003 Level & Character Texture Artist for RTX: Red Rock.  UV layout, 2d painted textures, adjusted/rebuilt models for better map layout

ILM - Industrial Light & Magic  .  2000 – 2002 

Viewpainter, Texture Artist on Digital Doubles, Characters, props, practical set element matching & entire sets for Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones & A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

AppleOne Employment Services .  2000

MadeToOrder.com  -  Receptionist & clerk at a 50+ person high volume office specializing in branded merchandise. 

 

Design Setters Inc   .  1999 - 2000

Lead Scenic Artist  -  Commercials & Music Videos: created project look & technique samples, met with design leadership & client for sample buy off and final delivery approval; strategized with construction coordinator on schedule and build/production challenges; assisted with bid and project expendables estimates & orders; responsible for prepped scenery, paint kit, & equipment for delivery to stage; on set painter;  strike set paint dept inventory & organization, responsible for delegated work to crews of 15+ artists & laborers of varying skills & languages with multiple pass scenic techniques and workflow challenges;  delivered project on time & maintain budget,  familiarized crew with equipment, workplace safety, and company procedures, 

 

Scenario Inc  .  1998 - 1999

Lead Scenic Artist  -  Led crews of 15+ for in shop paint prep, on stage coordination, & onset painter, created samples for Production Designer/Art Director; responsible for buy off from Production Designer & Client, paint technique suggestion and assisted in color selection when needed, mixed custom bulk paint for production, demonstrated paint techniques to crew with followup, directed & managed paint crew from construction to final approval, maintained project on schedule and under budget;  familiarized crew with equipment, workplace safety, and company procedures. 

 

Brown Bunyan Moon & Moore Inc  .  1996 -1997

Muralist  -  Permanent Scenery for grocery industry: Ralph's, Raleigh's Market, Bristol Farms Market.

 

Lexington Scenery & Props  .  1993 - 1996

Scenic Artist & Second Lead - Delegated artistic direction & tasks to teams of 20; familiarized crew with equipment, workplace safety & company procedures; coordinated Paint Floor schedule for project workflow; responsible for domestic & international scenery transportation manifest; mixed paint to match samples, matched scenery to paint sample; provided faux finishes, UV black light paint, backdrops, murals, miniatures, fiberglass, concrete, automotive paint finishes, flame proofing, airbrush, spray gun, airless, pressure pots, hudson sprayer setups; operated scissor lift & articulated boom lift; worked domestic & international location work.  Twice recognized as Employee of the Month.

Los Angeles Music Center Opera - 1993  

Prop Construction - built hand props for Principal performers;  painting, sewing, weaving wicker, wood working, carving foam, and finishing in fiberglass.

The Rigeletto

The Magic Flute - Director: Sir Peter Hall  -  Production Designer: Gerald Scarfe

Children's Opera  

 

Colony Theatre . 1992 - 1993

Scenic painting & props - painted theatre sets for a distinguished 99 seat theatre.

The Fantastics (1993)

When the Bough Breaks (1993)

The Front Page (1992)

Candide ((1992)

Oxford’s Will (1992)

To Grandmothers House We Go (1992)

 

Thor Temporary Services   .  1992 - 1993

Thor Temporary Services Office Staff  -  Receptionist; welcomed new applicants, administered skills tests, collected employment verification, managed calendar for recruiters, general office skills.

 

Talent Tree . 1991 - 1992

Kaiser Permanente Professional Development  Clerk  -  Updated course catalogue, registered course participants, course completion verification documentation, prepared course packets, updated overhead presentation slides, welcomed participants and prepared lecture hall, managed & ordered office supplies for a 28 person office and multiple daily courses offered to Southern California Kaiser Permenente employees, general office skills.  Recipient of Employee of the Month Award.

 

W.B. Clausen Engineers Inc .  1988 - 1991

Office Assistant  -  created marketing brochures, photographed construction projects for marketing, assisted engineers as photographer & videographer for earthquake insurance reports, receptionist, printed & prepared blueprints for engineers, transcribed site & project memos, general office skills.

 

Education

Art Center College of Design . BFA Illustration 1991

Awards:

Documentation Award, Dreamworks Animation

Employee of the Month, 2 time, Lexington Scenery & Props

Employee of the Month, Talent Tree
The Student Art League Scholarship, Ohlone College

Honor Society, Ohlone College  

 

Interest & Additional Skills:

sculpting, wax carving, metal casting, jewelry fabrication, stained glass, fused glass, pâte de verre, tapestry weaving, kumihimo braiding, traditional drawing & painting, animal drawing from life, operate a variety of scissor lifts and articulated booms, location & International installation work, reading & making blueprints, MSDS sheets, office skills 

 

List of Projects (not complete)

Films

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2001)

Loved (1997)

Spanish Judges (2000)

Solitaire  (1995) (short)

Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

‘Til There Was You (1997)

Animation Content 

Toy Story 4 (2019)

Incredibles 2 (2018)

B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations  (TBD)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
The Croods (2013)
Madagascar 3 (2012)
Puss in Boots: Consumer Products: Friskies, McDonald's, Old Spice parody
Puss in Boots: DVD extra
Puss in Boots - uncredited (2011)
Monsters vs. Aliens: "Night of the Living Carrots" (2011)
Monsters vs. Aliens: "Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space" (2009)
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Flushed Away (2006)
Over the Hedge (2006)
First Flight (2006)
Father of the Pride (2004)

Minion Mayhem HD 3D Simulation Ride Universal Studios Japan

 

Video Games

RTX Red Rock (2003)

James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2003)

Music Videos

Alice in Chains

Before Dark

Britney Spears

K-Ci & JoJo

LL Cool J & Dr. Dre

Marilyn Manson

Missy Elliot

R. Kelly

Tool

Will Smith

702

Commercials

Aon Insurance

AT&T

Alpo

Citroen Automobile

Direct TV

Dodge

Estée Lauder

HBO

Heineken Beer

J.C. Penny’s

Kibbles andBits

L'Oréal

Lexus

MCI

McDonald’s

Mercedes

MSN

New York Times

Revlon

Sears

Sprint

Subaru

Tivo

Wine.com

TV/Pilots

Americas Funniest Home Videos, Weddings 2

Battle Dome

Bodies by Jake

Brady Bunch Reunion

Gothem

In Living Color

Lucifer

Martin Show

Marvel's Runaways

The Red Shoes Diaries

Sega Games

The Courthouse  

Theatre

Candide

The Fantastics

The Front Page

Peccadillo

Phantom of the Opera

Putting it Together

Oxford’s Will

The Magic Flute

Rigoletto

When the Bough Breaks

Will Rodger’s Follies

 

Permanent Scenery

Bar Marmont, Hollywood, CA

Bristol Farms, Southern California

Buffalo Bills, State Line, NV

Castle Haunted, Fantasy Pointe, Nasu, Japan

Disney’s California Adventure, Anaheim, CA

Guitar Center Hollywood, CA

Jurassic Park the Ride, Universal Studios, CA

MGM Grand Adventures Park, Haunted Mine Ride & Deep Earth Exploration, Las Vegas, NV

New York-New York, Las Vegas, NV

New Jersey State Aquarium, Camden, NJ

Ontario Mills, Ontario, CA

Paris Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Raley’s, Rohnert Park, CA

Ralph Stores, Southern California

Treasure Island, Las Vegas, NV

Treasure Island Resort & Casino, MN

Warner Brothers Stores, Nationwide

WaterWorld Attraction, Universal Studios, CA

 

 

Residential

Tochina Arnold, Mt Washington

Danny DeVito, Beverly Hills

Jim Holmes, Sherman Oaks

Susan Powter, Bel Air

Joan Ryan, Studio City

 

 

Trade Show Booths/ Private Parties

Dinosaurs exhibit, Japan

Dream Rides, Inc

Kodak Party

Lexington Scenery & Props Booth

Murdock Wedding

Paramount Studios Booth