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Olivier Cefai
Olivier Cefai
3D Artist, FX TD and Motion Designer • since 2006
Nyon, Switzerland

** UPDATE ** I have not uploaded anything this year because I am extremely busy on a client project until July 2021. I'll be back in August!

I have been a contractor with R&D, product designers, and corporate marketing of international brands for over 15 years, creating dozens of 3D CG short films and motion design videos showcasing consumer appliances, health sciences, IP, and even fashion products.

I work directly with brands - not agencies or studios - to deliver end-to-end projects in 2 to 20 weeks, on budgets ranging from 10,000 to 60,000 (€/$), often starting with consulting before any brief is defined!

I am both a technical person and a strategic thinker, experienced with both corporate and startup cultures. Despite my experience, I am still driven by a passion for focused, long hours of complex hands-on work, from 3D modeling to writing code. I have also been a pro photographer for 5 years.

------------------- Career summary
• 15 years of experience in 3D, motion design, and VFX (2005-2014, 2016-now)
• 5 years overlap career track in fashion photography, retail, and e-commerce (2011-2016)
• Innovation marketing manager for 10 years (1995-2005)

------------------- Current software proficiency
Houdini (incl. VEX & Python) • Zbrush • Clo3D • Redshift • After Effects • Davinci Resolve
(+companion software: Substance Painter, Moi3D, Blender, Cinema4D/X-Particles, RizomUV, Keyshot)

I previously worked many years on 3dsmax, Realflow, Vray, Rhino, Modo, Combustion, and Fusion (official Autodesk Instructor from 2007 to 2009)

// Award
X-Particles Challenge (4th place, Jan 2020)

Skills

Motion GraphicsDigital SculptingLook DevelopmentFluid SimulationParticle EffectsMarketing IllustrationScientific AnimationVisual EffectsVideo ProductionGame DesignBrandingVoxel artCharacter ModelingMiniatures

Software proficiency

ZBrush
ZBrush
Houdini
Houdini
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Redshift
Redshift
Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D
X-Particles
X-Particles
Cycles 4D
Cycles 4D
Blender
Blender
Keyshot
Keyshot
After Effects
After Effects
DaVinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve
Mocha
Mocha
Blackmagic Design Fusion
Blackmagic Design Fusion
MagicaVoxel
MagicaVoxel
Affinity Designer
Affinity Designer
capture one
capture one
Photoshop
Photoshop
MoI3D
MoI3D
stardust
stardust
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
Character Creator
Character Creator
RizomUV
RizomUV

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