Manuel Vela

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Manuel Vela

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Who I am

I am a 3D artist with over 15 years' experience using digital technologies to create props, product visualization, environments, lighting and special effects. I am currently working on developing video games at FX Interactive. As a 2D designer I have done web design, graphic design, and composition.

Artistic creations and technology are my two great passions, and working with computers has always helped me to unite them.

I have continued using traditional techniques in restoring antiques, which began years ago as a hobby and evolved into a small atelier I started with two partners in 2010. Together, we recover and restore antiques, with a special focus on art deco pieces.

  • Based in
    Madrid
  • Age
    45
  • Working at
    FX Interactive

Experience

  • 2001--Present

    Senior 2D/3D Artist

    Creating 3D scenes, objects and characters (including texturing, rendering, and lighting) for video games at FX Interactive.

  • 2010--Present

    Graphic designer and Owner

    Co-founder of Deco1920, working in antiques restoration and graphic design.

  • 2006--2014

    Freelance designer

    I worked as 3D generalist and graphic and web designer on multiple projects.

  • 1997--2001

    3D and VFX artist

    I worked with product visualization, prototyping 3D models, architecture and interior design, and VFX for TV spots at Rodel 3D.

technical Skills

  • 75%

    3D Modelling

    Modelling and texturing 3D objects and scenes, specialized in props and environments from sketches.

  • 100%

    Video games

    Experience in preparation, optimization and exportation props, assets and characters in realtime engines.

  • 60%

    Rendering and compositing

    Control in the development of photorealistic shaders and materials in Mental Ray and Vray to compose the final image in postproduction software.

  • 80%

    HTML/CSS

    Knowledge of layout in Dreamweaver and CSS editing.

Personal Profile

  • Creative

  • Efficient

  • Excellent communicator

  • Trustworthy

  • Sound work ethic

  • Reliable

  • Flexible

  • Team-player

Software Skills

3D Tools: 3DS Max and Maya, Mudbox, Sculptris, Rhino3D, Mental Ray and VRay and Basics on ZBrush.
2D Tools: Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Lightroom, Nuke and Combustion.
HTML Tools: Adobe Dreamweaver

  • Beginner
    Intermediate
    Avanced
  • 3DS Max
  • Maya
  • Mudbox
  • Photoshop
  • After Effects
  • Nuke

Some of my works

Collection of works done during my professional life.

3D model - Jellyfishes

Jellyfishes!

Personal work.

Jellyfishes!

  • Personal work.
  • Role:3D Generalist and animator.
  • Year:2005

3D model - Jellyfishes
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3D model - Harp egypt

Egyptian Harp of Old Kingdom

3D reconstruction of ancient egyptian harp for "Music in the Age of the Pyramids".

Egyptian Harp of Old Kingdom

  • Role:3D Modelling and Compositing
  • Client:Centro de Estudios Egipcios
  • Year:2001

3D reconstruction of ancient egyptian harp for "Music in the Age of the Pyramids" by Rafael Pérez Arroyo and Syra Bonet.

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3D model - Harp egypt
Fx web player

FX Web Player

Graphic design and infographics for FX Interactive web player.

Fx web player

  • Role:Graphic design and infographics
  • Client:FX Interactive
  • Year:2010

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FX web player
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coca-cola

Product visualization

Plastic prototypes made in the company sanypick for Coca-Cola marketing.

Product visualization

  • Plastic prototypes made in the company sanypick for Coca-Cola marketing.
  • Role:3D Generalist
  • Client:Rodel 3D
  • Year:1998

Concept designs
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Fx web player

Product visualization

Industrial prototypes to redesign Carmencita herbs bottles.

Product visualization

  • Industrial prototypes to redesign Carmencita herbs bottles.
  • Role:3D Generalist
  • Client:Rodel 3D
  • Year:1997

Product visualization
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Fx web player

Concept designs

Industrial prototypes and concepts created in Rodel 3D.

Concept designs

  • Industrial prototypes and concepts created in Rodel 3D.
  • Role:3D Generalist
  • Client:Rodel 3D
  • Year:1998

Concept designs
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Contact Details

  • (34) 670 089 640
  • Villaviciosa de Odón, 28670 Madrid. Spain
  • email

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