In more than 15 years of work experience I looked into many different aspects of CG productions. I am experienced in organization and optimization of teams and workflows - acquired in several full CG feature film productions, amongst others.
2015 - 2018
Senior 3D Artist / Art Director / UI/UX Designer
OFM / Digamore Entertainment
Developing Art, Animation and 3D Assets for the Mobile-App "Football Empire“ (a mixture of footballmanager and building strategy game)
2014 - 2015
3D Lead Lighting Artist / Pipeline TD / Effects TD
Glukoza Productions / nhb studios
Lighting/shading/rendering and vfx for a complete two minute episode of the full-CG 3D Feature Animation Film "Savva. Heart of the Warrior“ (Glukoza Production)
2011 - 2015
Senior 3D Artist / FX TD
nhb studios düsseldorf
Commercial, Film, Post-Production
Lead cloth Artist / TD
Cloth Setup and Simulation for "Das Geheimnis von Schloss Balthasar“ - an 3D animated adventure film in Stereo3D - produced for the 4D Magic Cinema of the Themepark Europa-Park
Senior 3D Artist
PICTORION das werk
Commercial, Film, Post-Production
2010 - 2011
Senior 3D Artist / fx-TD, Rigging TD, Animator
Working on several tv/film - productions such as: • the 3D-animated children series "Jonalu" (Scopas Media), • several 3D cartoons "TIKIS BAND“ (for the "Sendung mit der Maus") • "POST!“, a short-trickfilm (13 Min.) (Trickstudio Lutterbeck) • "M. A. K. S. III“ - 3D short film for the VW Autostadt Wolfsburg
2009 - 2010
Responsible for cloth design, modeling, setup and dynamic simulations for the 3D-animation feature film "Animals United - Konferenz der Tiere“ in stereo 3D
"Lissi And The Wild Emperor" by Michael Bully Herbig - VFX, lighting/shading/rendering. Establishing and supervision of the production-pipeline, "Lord Of The Renderfarm“
2005 - 2006
Senior Modeling Artist
"Lissi And The Wild Emperor" by Michael Bully Herbig - modeling, responsibility for the quality of the models
3D / CG-Artist
Novitas Publishing / Peppergames
3D-Realtime-Game „Gunship Apocalypse“: Leveldesign, Modeling, Texturing and Animation
Wilson digital Effects
"KIK" – TV commercial: animation, lipsync
Modeling- / Animation- / Texturing Artist / Mobile Game Developer
Plan B Media
mobile phone "Emoty”: characterdesign, modeling, texturing, charactersetup, animation
2D/3D and Compositing Artist
Think Global Media
Various DVD-menus, Intros and cutscenes - storyboard, 3D graphics, shading/texturing, animation, VFX, rendering, compositing
GUM Studios / Tevox
Modeling und texturing of realtime animated characters for the TV-production "Dragon's Rock" ("Drachenfels")
2001 - 2002
TV-cartoon-series “Karlsson On The Roof” - modeling, texturing, locationdesign, compositing
Junior TV: characteranimation and compositing for short 3D-Spots
3D Animator, VFX Artist
Movie "Kommando Störtebeker" - modeling, shading, animation, VFX, compositing
Ubisoft / Bluebyte
Playstation game "Inspector Gadget: Gadget's Crazy Maze" - storyboard, 3D models, animation and rendering for intro/cutscenes and ingame-graphics
Catan / Similis
Playstation game "Catan - The First Island", intro - storyboard, 3D graphics, animation, rendering
Where I come from.
1992 - 1997
Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Diploma - Graphic-Designer
Academic Degree: Diploma. Graphic-Designer in the area of studies Communication Design Focus: Video, Computer Animation, Illustration
1991 - 1992
Freie Kunstwerkstatt Prof. Hans Seeger, Munich
Diploma - Painter, Illustrator, Designer
Training in drawing
1990 - 1991
Study of mathematics
What others say about me.
Freelance 3D Artist
...Ralf was part of the animation team at nhb when I was Head of Animation. He is the definition of a Senior artist. He is calm and secure in his work and is always ready to do anything to achieve a great result on a project. I wish one day to be as versatile and good as my craft as Ralf is. It would be great to be a part of a team with him again and I'm sure it will happen...
Effects and digital Art
...Ralf is a "go to person" and a great team player. His professional experience and his well rounded knowledge in the field of rendering and modeling will make him a valuable asset to any team, especially with respect to his problem solving skills and his ability to think outside the box. I would be happy to work with him again and recommend him highly...
Awards / Nominations
Awards and nominations.
Involved in productions, studios, teams and personal achievements...
"Savva. Heart of the Warrior"
Nominated for Asia Pacific Screen Award - "Best Animated Feature Film"