Category: Portfolio

  • Chicken Nuggets Demo

    Chicken Nuggets Demo

    Chicken Nuggets is Double M Digital Inc.’s fist published game coming to steam in 2023!An adorable farm yard adventure with classic roll a ball mechanics that harken back to games like Super Monkey Ball.

  • Still waiting

    Still waiting

    This is a site about art and it’s execution, make that a priority. AI (really Machine Learning) skips the execution stage making it or relive any to this platform. Not to mention the art theft.

  • Onwards

    Onwards

    Artstation has only goten worse and more hostile to their user base. Extremly disapointing to watch a site I once loved beign a part of come out with moderation attacks against their users instead of tightening up their policys on AI.

  • Resling Art Theft is Fu**ed

    Resling Art Theft is Fu**ed

    Selling the product of copyright violation or art theft seems like the kind fo thing that could evt every customer and your own store in trouble, maybe dont do that.

  • NoAI tags are not enough

    NoAI tags are not enough

    NoAI taggs are not enough, you need to take active steps to protect your users. AI Art is actually ML art.

  • Another iteration, still no change

    Another iteration, still no change

    Same message, same points, same complaints. Do something, play your part in this relationship Artstation. This also isn’t intelligent, it’s just machine learning.

  • Protect your customers

    Protect your customers

    Your customers are being stolen from on your platform, and impersonated on your own platform. Take steps, from policy to tech implementation, to protect the artist that have been heart and soul of Artstation. This is a professional site backed by Epic, you have the resources to do so much. Do something to protects artist…

  • Why are you still avoiding this Artstation?

    Why are you still avoiding this Artstation?

    It’s day 4, you keep avoiding the actual concerns of your user base. Please, stop, please listen, please implement our requests. Artstation has been a hub for artists, why are you not taking us seriously?

  • How are you still messing this up?

    How are you still messing this up?

    It’s common sence, the stealing should not be the default… how did you mess that up?

  • Smarten up, no AI here please

    Smarten up, no AI here please

    Artstation is for skilled artists, the important thing in means and methods for digital art. AI skips the means and methods, so should not be on artstation. Also, it’s art theft for friks sake. Having this is bad, having it in the market place increases liability for everyone who uses the marketplace.

  • Keep art theft off of Artstation

    Keep art theft off of Artstation

  • Lightsaber Suspended

    Lightsaber Suspended

    The saber in full detail. The saber glows in the face of advancing imperial forces. Luke’s saber hilt, screen accurate down to the oil and dirt on the handle. A peaceful town in the outer rim. The saber evaporates the ground water as it slices through the mud and muck. The courtyard is deserted before…

  • LIDAR Automotive 2020

    LIDAR Automotive 2020

    Cutlas Supreme Brougham ’87 Chevy 305 engine by MattMurch on Sketchfab Oldsmobile Engine VW Tires – Summer and Snow by MattMurch on Sketchfab VW Tires Tire Well by MattMurch on Sketchfab Wheel Well A collection of automotive parts I scanned on an iPhone 12 Pro Max in 2019-2020, these are all suitable for backgrounds in…

  • LIDAR Rocks Collection 2020

    LIDAR Rocks Collection 2020

    Yard Rock 07 by MattMurch on Sketchfab Yard Stone 08 by MattMurch on Sketchfab Yard Rock 04 by MattMurch on Sketchfab Yard Rock 03 by MattMurch on Sketchfab Yard Rock 01 by MattMurch on Sketchfab Yard Rock 05 by MattMurch on Sketchfab Yard Rock 05 by MattMurch on Sketchfab Yard Rock 06 by MattMurch on…

  • Chicken Nuggets: Pre-Alpha Trailer

    Chicken Nuggets: Pre-Alpha Trailer

    A Nugget Pushing an obstacle The Chicken Nuggets Farm A Nugget going through a physics gate Chicken Nuggets level completion Tutorial level in Chicken Nuggets A late game Chicken Nuggets level Environmental hazards are a big part of Chicken Nuggets gameplay Platforming in Chicken Nuggets Taking a leap of faith in Chicken Nuggets Cn early…

  • Chicken Nuggets: Pre-Alpha Levels

    Chicken Nuggets: Pre-Alpha Levels

    Chicken Nuggets uses may worlds and looks to tell a visual story. Some levels in Chicken Nuggets are full of environmental interactions and hazards. Some levels in Chicken Nuggets focus on technical challenges. Chicken Nuggets is Double M Digital Inc.’s fist published game coming to steam in 2022!An adorable farm yard adventure with classic roll…

  • Darth Vader: ROTJ Screen Accurate VRChat Avatar

    Darth Vader: ROTJ Screen Accurate VRChat Avatar

    Full breakdown of design (Combat animation at the end!!!) Screen AccurateAsymmetry & Detailing Hero Prop accurate Saber hilt Fully Rigged • PBR Textures • Game Ready • VR Chat • CompatibleVR Optimized A commissioned VRChat Avatar, the goal was simple: Create the most accurate and realistic Darth Vader model, then make it run in VR.…

  • The last refuge ~ Blender 3.0 Cycles X

    The last refuge ~ Blender 3.0 Cycles X

    The last refuge for the survivors, if they make it on time. Blenders amazing adaptive subdivision (tessellation) meant this screen was super simple to direct and manage while giving me full creative control through procedural texturing. A scene I modeled to put Cycles X through its passes! Imagined as an old cave tunnel that has…

  • Tantive IV: Modular Hallway

    Tantive IV: Modular Hallway

    The full Tantive IV Corridor form a new hope, screen accurate. The airlock and screen accurate wall layout. The hallway broken down into it’s component parts The full Modular Hallway Kit A screen accurate and VR ready Tantive 4 modular kit! I designed it to seamlessly work for all use cases from VR games to…

  • Alternate Realities Pwnisher Challenge

    Alternate Realities Pwnisher Challenge

    The full ‘cinematic cut’ of my Alternate Reality The hover dolly doing it’s thing, beatup, old, but still reliable Hover Dolly by MattMurch on Sketchfab The hover dolly was one of the biggest focuses in preparing for the competition. I wanted to creat a wholly original design that felt like an antique. Alternate Realities Challenge…

  • Luke’s Lightsaber

    Luke’s Lightsaber

    Emmiter and hilt details Luke’s Lightsaber – ROTJ & Expanded Universe by MattMurch on Sketchfab 3D view of the lightsaber The hilt of the lightsaber The activator and grip Matcap details Happy star wars day, and May the 4th be with you! Inspired by Adam Savage’s Tested video on making lukes saber hilt, I started…

  • Hollow-belly Cargo Ship (Realtime)

    Hollow-belly Cargo Ship (Realtime)

    The Praclarush, a hollow belly cargo ship, in orbit around Neptune. The design is meant to be highly functional, large cargo space, high visibility for the bridge, powerful thrusters, and lower engines to control hovering and orbit. With these design goals defined, the ship takes a strong, grounded shape. The volumetric lighting in Eevee really…

  • Modbox: Town Prop Hunt

    Modbox: Town Prop Hunt

    One of the levels I was tasked with designing from scratch, the town is a fun prop hunt challenge with multiple unique zones and a bright aesthetic.

  • Modbox: Pistol Duel Arena

    Modbox: Pistol Duel Arena

    The duel demands satisfaction No apologies, just action No seconds, no face to face In this sport, it’s always the time, and this is always the place Lots of pistols, and the town probably has a doctor on site Duel while the sun is in the sky (for a better audience experience) These barrels are…

  • Modbox: Drone Defense

    Modbox: Drone Defense

    Defend the ruined mining outpost from waves of drone attackers. This level has fantastic hiding holes, sniper positions, and enough unique paths to keep you on your toes. Plus a ruined space-industrial aesthetic with ship crashes, lunar pipelines, and vegetation labs. This is another level based on initial designs by Lee Vermeulen. I kept the…

  • Modbox: Mountains

    Modbox: Mountains

    Fortifications dot the landscape providing elevated cover The asymmetrical map uses elevation and path layout to keep gameplay balanced and extremely fun. There are several paths, each designed with unique advantages and defences. The mix of foliage and ancient ruins creates a beautiful combat environment. Little narrative details bring the world to life.

  • Gunhead: Bridge Characters

    Gunhead: Bridge Characters

  • Gunhead: Arachnix Egg

    Gunhead: Arachnix Egg

  • Gunhead: Drone

    Gunhead: Drone

    A close up of the drone’s armament. The drone deployed in space for visibility testing Early concept for an asymmetrical wing configuration The final concept that we moved forward with The rear ammo box and propulsion of the drone The drone deployed in profile for look devWhile at Alientrap I was tasked with bringing the…

  • Gunhead: Boss Trophy Case and Skulls

    Gunhead: Boss Trophy Case and Skulls

  • Gunhead: Airlock

    Gunhead: Airlock

  • Modbox: D-Day

    Modbox: D-Day

  • Modbox Western Canyon

    Modbox Western Canyon

    Stroll through an isolated canyon settlement, trapped and overcrowded by a nearby train track collapse you are free to inhabit the role of sheriff in this small backwater town.Designed with Modbox’s fantas

  • Modbox: Zombie Forest

    Modbox: Zombie Forest

    Take a nerve-wracking journey through the trees, abandoned buildings, and ancient catacombs of the Zombie Forest!Developed and designed with Modbox’s amazing voxel tools and Synty assets. This is an immersive level with many paths to explore, zombies to kill, and some beautiful haunting nature!

  • Modbox: Interactive Lip Sync

    Modbox: Interactive Lip Sync

  • SGC Gateroom Battlemap

    SGC Gateroom Battlemap

  • Lightsaber Suspended (WIP)

    Lightsaber Suspended (WIP)

    A study in environmental complexity: Steam form evaporation, melting from blade heat, fog rolling in, and vegetaion at all scales. The saber cuting through the ground. Not much can stop a light saber. The oppression of the Sith marches on, Who will save this town? The courtyard was fully detailed with vertext splatting used to…

  • Retro Assasin

    Retro Assasin

  • Corner Gas DND Map

    Corner Gas DND Map

    How I build up my DND maps with 3D to get a cinematic look, and keep playability metrics.Roles: Design, Modelling, Texturing, Lighting, Post Processing

  • Medieval House Tiles

    Medieval House Tiles

  • Cavern Path tile set

    Cavern Path tile set

    A collection of dungeon tiles in 3 upique biomes

  • FuryStar Mk2 Fighter

    FuryStar Mk2 Fighter

    The Fury Star was designed for leveling: weapons and maneuverability can be built up with modular parts. Tris: 13,246 Varriations textured to look as menacing as possible.

  • Costa Rican Sunrise

    Costa Rican Sunrise

    A wonderful, sunny, and warm place to wake up. Roles: Modeler, Texture Artist, Lighting, Shader Artist, RP/Engine Wrangler A beautiful morning in a Costa Rican flat. Largely based on the real world Villas Palmas in San Jose. I was inspired to model this on a rest day during a week long vacation in 2018. Re-rendered…

  • BC-304 (WIP) 2021 Update

    BC-304 (WIP) 2021 Update

    The bridge of the BC-304 Realtime battle cinematic in Unity Rendered lighting test Multiple views of the BC-304 HMS Hadfield 3/4 view Greeble and details on the model Greeble close up Rear silhouette Roles: Modeling, Lighting, Texturing, Look Dev, Research The goal is to match, end eventually exceed the level of detail shown on the…

  • Stargate Day 2019 sneak peek

    Stargate Day 2019 sneak peek

    The recent upgrades to Unity and Blender really made this project possible. From blenders improved performance for high poly modeling and sculpitng, to Unity’s HDRP, Timeline, Shadergraph and VFX graph. Using Unity’s High Definition render Pipeline has made it possible to achieve amazing lighting and atmosphere really quickly and consistently. My Stargate model has been…

  • Terrorarium: Cinematic Props

    Terrorarium: Cinematic Props

    The syringe used to ‘evolve’ parts of the narrative. The collection of custom made props used in the Terrorarium cutscenes. For each prop there where specific interactions and perspectives I designed for. My main metric was the Moogu size, since they where always sneaking or begin placed into these props. Each prop was drawn out,…

  • Terrorarium: Gardener’s ship bridge

    Terrorarium: Gardener’s ship bridge

    The bridge of the Gardener’s ship. A warm, welcoming space where most of the Terrorarium story is told. The direction for the ship bridge was like a kind old grandmother’s home, but set in a UFO. Everything form the hand drawn wallpaper design, to the Victorian-era flower illustrations was created or selected to communicate the…

  • Terrorarium: Cinematic Terrorariums

    Terrorarium: Cinematic Terrorariums

    The 2nd place terrorarium. An impressive garden with variety and strong organized elements, but also very unfocused, with each area being similar in opulence, and completely self isolated. The 1st place terrorarum. I focused on a more open, and more focused design. Strong vertical elements and a very central focus with easy visibility form any…

  • Terrorarium: Moogu Cave

    Terrorarium: Moogu Cave

    The cave has a mysterious past. Some of these skeletons will become familiar though the game, others will remains mysteries. The cave when the player is first introduced. Part of the cave narrative relied on mystery and obfuscation. I used a mix of detail scales and visual effects to play into that uncertainty. Roles: Environment…

  • Terrorarium: Pre-Rendered Cinematics

    Terrorarium: Pre-Rendered Cinematics

    Roles: Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Environment Artist, Texture Artist, Animator, Look Developer, Concept Artist I was brought on by Stitch Media to create all of the Terrorarium pre-rendered cinematics. That meant working from the original narrative scripts and building everything from scratch. I created storyboards, modeled the required environments, created new shaders, textures, animations, and choreographed…

  • Terrorarium: Pre-Rendered Cinematics Workflow

    Terrorarium: Pre-Rendered Cinematics Workflow

  • HW-10mm Enforcer Sidearm

    HW-10mm Enforcer Sidearm

    WH-10: Enforcement Sidearm by MattMurch on Sketchfab WH-10: Enforcement Sidearm. Designed for first person games, with a grounded futuristic design. The HW-10 is designed with simplicity and functionality front and centre. Intuitive iron sights mean officers can aim quickly, and can watch their aim in peripheral vision thanks to the high vissibility alignment dots. The…

  • Modbox 2.0 trailer

    Modbox 2.0 trailer

    Some work form our recent Modbox 2.0 update. I recorded a few of the gameplay clips for the trailer.

  • Modbox URP Conversion

    Modbox URP Conversion

  • Spirits: Flashback Arcade

    Spirits: Flashback Arcade

    Flashback Arcade is designed as a world of its own, with easy access for the boss it drives combat while delivering a lot of unique atmosphere. The lighting of an almost all black room can be a hurdle. I needed to add a lot of lights, and that gave me a great opportunity to add…

  • Spirits: Back Halls

    Spirits: Back Halls

    The opening area of Spirits. This room needs to guide the player forward. It also hold the main menu on an arcade machine. The room connecting Flashback Arcade too TechnoShed. Employees gather, to watch TV and play the Arcade games on there down time. Between TechnoShed and Lancelot Music is this store room. It holds…

  • Spirits: Mill Lake Mall

    Spirits: Mill Lake Mall

    To help the player keep their bearings I gave the mall several key guiding landmarks. The greenery and shadow guides the player away from the areas they shouldn’t be, our vibrant lighting elements keeps the focus on each store and the main gameplay areas. The introductory areas introduce the visual elements of the game and…

  • Spirits: TechnoShed

    Spirits: TechnoShed

    TehcnoShed’s sign is based on a retro futuristic angular design style often used for mall electronics shops. Inside of TechnoShed we optimized the environment for gameplay. It’s a place where the player can hide and shoot unhindered until they got their bearings, or run out of TV’s. TechnoShed has a very wide and shallow layout…

  • Spirits: Lancelot Music

    Spirits: Lancelot Music

    We called on several classical record and asset stores to influence the style of our Lancelot Music. The record store provides a medium level of complexity: A few object types, lots of maneuvering room, and a bright and vibrant room to welcome the player. Roles: Environment Artist, Modeler, Texture Artist, Lighting, Technical Artist Lancelot Music…

  • Spirits: Burger Royal

    Spirits: Burger Royal

    Burger royal is a throwback to classic 80’s Burger King Inside our retro furniture is on full display, as well as popular 80s carpeting and wall decoration. Part of designing Burger Royal was connecting it to the back room. By laying out the throwable assets we guided the player into the safety of our back…

  • Terrorarium – Early Access Trailer

    Terrorarium – Early Access Trailer

    Roles: Cinematographer, Environment Artist, Texture Artist, Animator, Lighting, Concept Artist, Choreographer I was brought in to build and shoot the Terrorarium early access trailer. I was brought in to sequence timelines and build up dynamic shots with Cinemachine. Working closely with their lead artist I built new sets, designed some real time visual effects, and…

  • The Zoopercar

    The Zoopercar

    The Modern Zoopercar: Tribute to George Shrinks by MattMurch on Sketchfab Sketchfab 3D view with animation Flying away for another adventure! Roles: Modeler, Texture Artist, Animator, Technical Artist Here is my vision of a ‘realistic’ Zoopercar. Modeled and animated in Blender 3D, textured in Substance Painter, then rendered in Cycles.

  • Interior Mapping Shader

    Interior Mapping Shader

    A realistic scene demonstrating the immersive value of interior mapping. A demo showcasing the interior illumination and glass refraction built into the shader. Roles: Shader Artist, Technical Artist The shader features a cubemap based interior renderer, using standard PBR textures you can render 1000s of windows on one face at almost no cost. I based…

  • CRC 5G Demo, VR Specialist

    CRC 5G Demo, VR Specialist

    The demonstration running on the 4k star 3D screen. I converted the project to run off of a Unity visual star machine, this simplified the code, and made manipulation easier. A map of every cell tower in Ottawa interacting in real time. The timeline became an integral part of our pre-scripted demos. Reducing development time…

  • RCSP Arrowhead

    RCSP Arrowhead

    Beauty render showing the ‘renegade’ colour scheme. Modular Interior was created with attention to detail and plausible functionality. Roles: Modeler, FX Artist The RCSP Arrowhead is a versatile patrol ship with speed, weapons and sensors to patrol and protect the outer colonies without support for months. Home to a crew of three, this ship is…

  • Docking Sim: High Realism Mundane Space Simulator

    Docking Sim: High Realism Mundane Space Simulator

    Workflow allows for gorgeous graphics with Unity’s deferred lighting engine. High fidelity “Face Weighted” models run perfectly in realtime or low end commuters. Using the ‘Face Weighted Normals’ workflow to increase visual fidelity without effecting the rendering overhead, Tri-Planar tiled materials allow for unbelievable close-up texture resolution. Roles: Game Designer, Modeler, Programmer, Shader Artist, Animator…

  • AAP-003 – Vissualization

    AAP-003 – Vissualization

    Roles: Environment Artist, Modeler, Animator, Choreographer, Cinematographer Created in unity for realtime, in engine rendering. The goal was to embrace the new cinematic tools that Unity has developed and build an amazing game environment.I generated/modelled and animated each ship, modelled the all environment assets (expert the rocks). All characters where created by me in FUSE.

  • Tri-Planar Terrain Splat Shader

    Tri-Planar Terrain Splat Shader

    Seemlesly blend up to 4 materials across any mesh. 4 unique materials based on the substance Unity 5 exporter. Run through try-planer blending before being mixed using vertex colours. Tri-Planar mapping eliminates texture stretching on cliffs or overhangs for a more realistic environment. All without any UV maps. Roles: Shader Artist Using triplanar projection for…

  • Chicken Coup

    Chicken Coup

    ChickenCoup Gameplay A low poly game built with a team of 4 over 2 weeks. We had two artists, I handled all concept art, the level design, racoon/enemy models and animation, and all environment art. We submitted Chicken Coup to HumbleBrag (hosted by Humble Bundle) in Toronto where it reportedly did very well with viewers!

  • SwapBox V1

    SwapBox V1

    SwapBox’s environment mixes organic and mechanical to create an atmosphere of unease and mystery. Swap Buttons by MattMurch on Sketchfab Buttons are your interface to the mechanical control of SwapBox’s environment. SwapGun by MattMurch on Sketchfab The SwapGun is your key to the world of SwapBox. I chose it’s mix of materials to reflect the…

  • Inktober Day 2: Divided

    Inktober Day 2: Divided

    A world divided… It’s the second day of Inktober! Today’s prompt was ‘Divided’. With the world being the way it is (today was a horrible shooting in the US, but also the instalment of a new Governor General of Canada, two drastically different scenarios and events within such close proximity in both time and space)…

  • Terraformers: Space Command

    Terraformers: Space Command

    For each model, I would sculpt a high poly in Blender, then bake and paint in Substance Painter.We wanted a vibrant living world for the player to battle on. Spicea Flos Mortem (Mobile Freindly) by MattMurch on Sketchfab Spicea Flos Mortem (High Poly Bake) by MattMurch on Sketchfab For each model, I would sculpt a…

  • Terraformers: Space Command – Release Trailer

    Terraformers: Space Command – Release Trailer

    A spider mech takes on the slime The tri-station passes by the Terraformers logo The tri-station watches over the battleground. Aliens on the move. The tri-station passes by the Terraformers logo. Aliens attack the resource extractor. The tri-station passes by the Terraformers logo. A sniper mech and hover mech stand guard. Roles: Cinematographer, Technical Artist,…

  • Freelance Works: Southern Asia

    Freelance Works: Southern Asia

    You get the reference images, and you just know you’ll be hungry! Lint Chocolate Thins by MattMurch on Sketchfab Lint Chocolate Thins:This is one of my favourite models. It is essentially a cube, but If you look closely there are intricate folds and decorative layers of paper that go into the real thing. SO much…

  • Daedalus: Sniper of the skies

    Daedalus: Sniper of the skies

    A hero unit from the upcoming game Terraformers, Daedalus is a lethal sniper with the eyes of a craftsman.

  • Petra Monastery Investigative Camp

    Petra Monastery Investigative Camp

    The ‘front yard’ of the runis. Petra Bench (Ubisoft NXT 2017) The approach to the ruins. Trash Bin (Ubisoft NXT 2017) Russian Laptop. Soviet portable desk Roles: Environment Artist, Modeler, Texture Artist The temple is based on several structures in Petra, Jordan, where a cold war soviet submarine appeared over-night. This monastery is basecamp for…

  • DMD: The Low-Poly Collection

    DMD: The Low-Poly Collection

    Roles: Modeler, Look Developer This is a game ready asset collection I am building at Double M Digital. They are designed to work instantly in a Unity scene to enable others to build engaging stylized interactive experiences (games for everyone!)

  • Terraformers Planetary Environment Art

    Terraformers Planetary Environment Art

    When I cam on board my tasks grew form 3D Artist/Animator to Technical Artist as I ran them through the basics of PBR, introduced Substance Painter and setup easily replicateable systems and workflows for 3D content creation.

  • The Cave

    The Cave

    Deep in the woods, a deep, mysterious cave waits for adventurous explorers.

  • Upper Canada Mansion

    Upper Canada Mansion

    Recreation of the Crysler Hall mansion at the Upper Canada Pioneer Village.