Monday, November 16

New portfolio web site is up!

Same url - - New work!

Also, the new blog url is -

Thanks for checking it out!


Sunday, August 31

New blog host.

Shifting my blog over to Wordpress. Please head over here for current updates. Thanks and have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 28

We're moving to Kansas City!

Big news! I just accepted a job offer with an amazing animation and motion graphics studio in Kansas City! We'll be packing up the fam and heading north...errr....northwest at the end of February! The name of the studio is Dimension X Design (DXD) and they've done some amazingly cool work! Click on the screen grab to visit their website! I'll actually be starting earlier than our move so the next few weeks are going to be pretty busy. I'll keep the blog updated with more information as it develops!

Saturday, January 26

New Flickr Account

Old Camera
Originally uploaded by jproberts
Hey! I've decided to get back into photography as another creative outlet and have created a new Flickr account. I will be posting my photographs up there. Check them out when you can and let me know what you think. I'd love the feedback! Thanks!

Wednesday, November 28

Zipit Wireless Spot

The most recent spot that I've done was a 30 second commercial for a new wireless chat device called a Zipit. I created this in conjunction with DV3 Productions based in Wilimington, NC. My responsibilities included design, illustration, modeling and animation. The commercial is currently airing on Nickelodeon and was also featured on AdWeek's website. You can read the article by following this link.

Software Used: Lightwave, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator

Click image above to play movie.

Dell XPS Gaming Systems Logo

Here's a recent project I worked on with another motion graphics designer. My primary responsibility on this job was creating the 3d spherical objects that form the background element for the Dell XPS Logo.

Software Used: Cinema 4d, Photoshop, Illustrator

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My latest projects

I'm finally updating the blog with some new work. Here's a link to a 3d PDF portfolio I put together. This portfolio showcases my 3d modeling skills. Click this link to take a look:

Friday, June 8

3d Attack Daily Challenge

Topic: Street Sign

Here's my entry for the 3d Attack daily challenge. I used Cinema and Photoshop for this one. Modeling took about 2 hours and the texturing and lighting took an hour with 10 minutes of post work done in Photoshop.

Friday, June 1

3d Spoon Model

I just did a quick job that needed a 3d spoon animated. Here's the model textured and lit. Software used was Cinema 4d.

Thursday, May 31

Speed Modeling Challenge: Speakers

Here's another entry for the 3d Attack speed modeling challenge. The topic this week was a speaker. I found a cool design when surfing the net for reference and decided to try it. Here's the result. (Modeling 3 hours, Lighting and Texturing: 1 hour)

Wednesday, May 23

3d Attack Daily Challenge

I thought I'd also submit an entry for the daily challenge as well. The topic was to model a rain barrel. Here's my submission. Total time on this one for modeling, texturing and lighting was 1 hour.

Speed Modeling Challenge at 3d Attack

I just ran across a new forum for Cinema 4d artists called 3d Attack. They have a weekly speed modeling challenge and I thought I'd try my hand at it. This week's topic was to model a walkie talkie in less than 5 hours. I came in at 4 hours for mine which included modeling, texturing and lighting.

Friday, May 18

Bandits Vs Smokies Sure Thing Friday Endpage


Create an additional element for the Bandits Vs. Smokies endpage calling out the CMT Sure Thing Fridays programming.

Software Used:

Cinema 4d for modeling and animation, After Effects for post work


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CMT News Now Open


Create a 10 second open for the CMT News Now segment.

Software Used:

Cinema 4d for modeling and animation, After Effects for post work


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CMT Loaded ID


Create a 10 second ID for CMT Loaded.

Software Used:

Modo for modeling, Cinema 4d for animation, Photoshop for texturing and After Effects for post work


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CMT Billboard Signs

Create high resolution 3d images of neon signs for 2 billboards for CMT
Signs designed by Nora Gaffney, CMT Sr. Print Designer.

Software Used:
Modo for modeling and rendering, Photoshop for post work


Big News!

After a great 4 years working with a very talented team of designers and animators at CMT, I'm going back to being a full time freelancer. I'll be updating this blog with my latest work very soon. If you are looking for help with your next project, give me a shout! I'd love to talk to you about it!