• Ralf Hietel

    Hello, I'm Ralf Hietel

    3d artist / fx td - graphic designer

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  • Design is Future

    "Beauty in Simplicity"

About me

  • I am: Ralf Hietel
  • Diploma Graphic Designer and 3D Artist/TD
  • Write me: raffaelo@framestorm.com
  • Call me: +49 173-9547937
  • My birthday: 16.06.1967
  • My address: Nietzschestraße 8, 50931 Cologne
  • My country: Germany
  • 3D and Design is my life:
    I am a 2D/3D Designer, Artist, Animator and VFX-TD - working in conception and realization of projects in the fields of film, TV, commercial, visualization, motion graphics, games and interactive media.
    One of my values as a freelancer is "Beauty in Simplicity", because I like to make things simple, intuitive and skillfully created. First of all, this is an exceptional user experience.
3D Visualization 3D Visualization
Character & Animation Character & Animation
Visual Effects Visual Effects
Design & Motion-Graphics Design & Motion-Graphics
Film, TV & Commercial Film, TV & Commercial
Interactive & Game Interactive & Game

My Advantages

  • highly motivated and dynamic team player who can also work independently
  • good time management
  • strong sense of light, color, shape, space and movement
  • flexible and excellent stamina
  • eager for knowledge, ability to learn fast
  • Experienced in organization and optimization of workflows - acquired in several full CG feature film productions, both as part of the team and as team-lead

My Skills

I offer a wide range of services from visualization over motiongraphics to character animation

By classical artistic education I have acquired a very good understanding of shape and color. Visualization of any kind, whether in the field of commercials or industrial processes, is my strength.

My professional experience as 3D Designer, CG Character animator, Graphic Designer and 3D Animation Artist spans over more than 15 years. I work both alone as well as - for larger projects - with a team of professional CG Artists.

For consultations regarding your 3D animation and coordination as freelancer I am at your disposal.

15+ years
9 years
5 years
8 years
& Game
5 years

Software skills

As 3D Designer/Artist/TD I work mainly with:

Autodesk Maya Autodesk Maya
Houdini Houdini
Chaosgroup V-Ray V-Ray
Adobe After Effects Adobe After Effects

I am also highly proficient with various 2D/3D-tools, plugins and scripting languages:

I am professional at:

  • Autodesk 3ds MaxAutodesk 3ds Max
  • Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Photoshop
  • Nextlimit RealflowNextlimit Realflow
  • Adobe IllustratorAdobe Illustrator
  • Maxon Cinema 4DMaxon Cinema 4D

I am proficient in:

  • Pixologic ZBrushPixologic ZBrush
  • Unreal EngineUnreal Engine
  • The Foundry NukeThe Foundry Nuke
  • Solidangle ArnoldSolidangle Arnold
  • FumeFXYetiDynamic-/Hair- Plugins

I know my way around:

  • Autodesk MotionbuilderAutodesk Motionbuilder
  • Substance PainterSubstance Painter
  • UnityUnity
  • PythonPython


I am a positive thinking, highly motivated, dynamic and flexible team player who also can work independently. My experience in big Feature Film- and TV Productions and many more fields of CGI enables me to work deadline oriented as well as quality based. Furthermore I have a strong sense of light, color, shape, space and movement - and a production- and solution-oriented character.

  • 3D Visualization
  • Visual Effects
  • Dynamic simulations
  • High & Low Poly Modeling
  • Modeling for Animation
  • UV Layout & Texturing
  • Lighting/Shading/Rendering
  • Character Setup
  • (Character-) Animation
  • Cinematic Production
  • Workflow-/Pipeline- Developement
  • UI/UX Design
  • Team Management
  • Scripting: MEL, Python, Maxscript

Language skills

German Native
English Advanced
French Pre-Intermediate

Featured Work


Get in touch with me

If you want to invite me to a BBQ, suggest something, chat about life or contact me for a job, feel free to send me an e-mail or add me on Skype
– or just call me by phone!

Email raffaelo@framestorm.com
Skype hietelo
Phone +49 1739547937
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