Wayne Robson was the first person to eve be awarded the Autodesk Master Awardfor Mudbox. Wayne is a freelance digital artist who has has taught Mudbox around the world and was asked to lecture at the Vienna science academy. He is the programmer behind 'MudWalker' and the 'Wayne's Vector Displacement Shader' for use with Mental ray using Mudbox vector displacement maps. As a freelance artist he has worked in TV, Games and Film. He was the founder of Mudbox Hub and owner of PsychoCore Software. He is also a professor at FXPHD.
Wayne is also the Author of 13 DVD's (incuding a double LIVE one), 2 books, and a large ammount of digital sculptures. He is also an Autodesk Authorised Developer and publisher and has acted as consutant Autodesk. He has taught artists from top films FX houses and games firms from all over the world and his DVD's on Autodesk Mudbox can be found at some of the top film FX and Game houses in the world. Wayne has been asked twice to do the Siggraph masterclasses for Autodesk Mudbox in both 2009 and in 2010.
Applications: Autodesk Mudbox, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk MotionBuilder
Creative Fields:3D Modeling, 3D Texturing, Character Design, Concept Art, Matte Painting
|City: Leadgate||Personal Site: www.dashdotslash.net|
|Location: GBR||Work URL: www.dashdotslash.net|
|Experience: 13 years, 4 months||Facebook: www.autodesk.com|
|Employer: Self||Twitter: www.tinyurl.com/4zxomdf|
|Title: 3D Digital Sculptor||LinkedIN: www.MudboxHub.com|
|Status: Fulltime Employed||Other:|
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Wayne has worked for Cartoon Network, Space digital, Project 2813 ( A new game firm run by Dave cardwell who many mudbox users may remember as one of the guys who wrote mudbox), taught the artists at CCP who make the game 'Eve Online'. He gave the 2009 & 2010 lectures for Siggraph on Autodesk Mudbox, taught The course tutors Mudbox and Motionbuilder 2 years running at Graphics Lyceum Rotterdam, gave practical demonstrations and lectures at the world biggest Game Jam and much more. He is also often brought into find unique solutions to difficult problems in pipelines at various companies for everything from cinematics to Games, TV and film. Wayne is also one of the people behind the conception of the 'iDog' that is a worldwide sucess (If your not familiar with the iDog please feel free to google and youtube search it.)
Although his main applications are Mudbox, 3ds Max combined with Topogun, Motionbuilder and Headus UVLayout Wayne uses a number of bespoke apps and plugins of his own he prgroams himself as required in pipelines.
He started life as an escape artist and still holds a world record that to this day remains unbroken. So as such comes from a rather different background to most 3D artists. As such he performed all over the world and won many awards. Due to a bizarre co-incidence of the 1980's financial depression here in the UK and a health problem at the time Wayne moved into different areas. After a while making a living as a session musician and guitar teacher he discovered the wonders of all things art related on a computer. In between all this he was homeless and living on the streeets for a considerable time and clawed his way back out. He currently lives in the Derwent Valley with his wife and 2 young children.
Wayne is available for selected freelance work, live events and demonstrations as well as on site training . He also hosts on demand video tuition on MudboxHub.com.
His ‘hobbies' when he actually has time to fit them in, include recording his own songs (6 albums and counting), programming, Photography (http://www.flickr.com/photos/waynerobsonuk/) and DSLR film making (http://www.phantomshot.com/), a rather scary film addiction, drawing monsters for his son, pulling faces for his daughter and doing very long walks in the deep countryside. He also likes to write about himself in the 3rd person, and has what has been called a 'unique' sense of humour that often seems to drive people slowly crazy.
Just dont expect the meaning of life from his twits and on youtube here where he comes across as a bit of a nut job:
He can usually be found in front of a computer usually trying not to make cups meet wall related deaths when windows does a 'suprise' update crashing his machine. He does not always suceeed. The cups usually deserve it.