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Stable Genius

  Just a personal project to let 'em know. I felt that this sentiment was under-served in the internet GIF market so I set out to correct that. I created all assets to be game-ready for some future Unity madness. For all the 3d-nerds, here...

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Offworld Native

Concept, Art Direction, Design For this more developed concept I had a brightly colored southwestern Kachina (Katsina) inspired figure in mind, but updated with future-tech. After getting the idea down on paper I modeled the helmet in 3d, which I composited over photographic plates that I...

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A CG Yeti hand holds a cigarette in this image by designer / art director John Niehuss...

‘Legalized’

Originally just a part of a much larger overall campaign, I created this baller styleframe with the usual combination of zbrush / modo. I did comp and paintover in photoshop and grading with 3d Lut Creator. The job went nowhere but sometimes that's the way...

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Bandido Pitch

This was a frame I created for a pitch involving a western video game. Based on real-life western bandit Joaquin Murrieta, I started by sculpting him loosely in zbrush before jumping to modo for everything else. Comped in nuke and finished in photoshop...

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A CG Lion character for Google AR created by 3d artist and designer John Niehuss at Buck.

Google AR

A fun mobile 3d AR project undertaken while I was staff at Buck. In this case I was tasked with developing a few character assets in 3d for Googles now defunct Tango AR platform. I was provided with approved artwork which I translated to 3d...

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Google Daydream VR Welcome

While staff at Buck I had the opportunity to work on some early tests for what eventually became a Google Daydream VR homescreen. They wanted to land in a 360 degree valley complete with running river and waterfall and my work resulted in this test...

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Seed

This globe represents my major contribution to an incredible campaign for Seed Matters. While at Buck I created the powers-of-10 pull-out shot in the piece – a massive amount of modeling, layout, lookdev, lighting and planning for a single fun shot. Throughout the rest of...

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Lumpies Pitch

Some examples of a 3d character exploration I created during the early stages of an internal project. I was originally provided with some simple 2d artwork for the character, which I then expanded upon in 3d to explore the look and get a feel for...

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Oreo Cadbury

For this gorgeous spot I contributed various 3d generalist stuff. Most fun for me was the creation (modeling, lookdev, fur) of the Kiwi character that was used in the Australian version of the spot. I was also responsible for the creation of the fuzzy blanket...

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