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Olivier Cefai
Olivier Cefai
Houdini Artist . 3D Motion Designer . Digital Sculptor
Nyon, Switzerland

Summary

Over the last 16 years, I've worked primarily in the niche field of "Design Fiction" for technology innovations, creating dozens of 3D CG short films and motion design videos showcasing consumer appliances, drinks, health sciences, IP, and fashion products.

I have also been a professional fashion photographer for 5 years.

The majority of my productions are confidential and cannot be disclosed online because they feature industrial design secrets. I have worked for brands like NESTLE, NESPRESSO, NESTLE WATERS, CHANEL, ROLEX, TAG HEUER, SICPA, SISVEL, NOVARTIS, CARAN D'ACHE, and WIPO.

S C O P E O F W O R K

++ Direct contractor with brands - per project rate
Explainer videos, teasers, promo videos, data visualizations, and animated video pitches (for funding or crowdsourcing).

++ Subcontractor for studios and agencies - daily rate
- 3D FX: Procedural design, particles systems, fluids, smokes, powders, rigid bodies, soft bodies, and cloth simulation
- VFX Compositing (incl. tracking & roto)
- 3D Art Direction (full spectrum, modeling to rendering)
- 3D Character modeling for advertising or 3D printing
- 2D+3D Motion Design

S K I L L S

[Motion Design]
• After Effects, Cavalry, Trapcode Suite, Stardust, Mocha Pro, Davinci Resolve
[3D]
• Houdini, ZBrush, Clo3D / Marvelous Designer, Cinema4D, X-Particles, Blender, Nomad Sculpt
[Scripting]
• VEX, Python, Javascript
[CAD]
• Shapr3D, Moi3D (+imports from Creo and Solidworks)
[PBR Shading and Rendering]
• Substance Painter, RizomUV, Redshift, Cycles, Toolbag, Keyshot
[Game Engine]
• Unity (learning)
[VR]
• Tiltbrush, Gravity Sketch (learning)
[2D]
• Affinity Designer, Illustrator, Photoshop, Capture One, Procreate
[Web]
• Webflow
[PREVIOUSLY]
• 3dsmax, Realflow, Vray, Rhino, Modo, Fusion.
Official Autodesk 3ds max Instructor from 2007 to 2009.

A W A R D S

Winner of the 2019 Cinema 4D / X-Particles Challenge (4th place)

Skills

3D ModelingDigital SculptingLook DevelopmentVisual EffectsFluid SimulationParticle EffectsMotion Graphics3D VisualizationCharacter ModelingScientific AnimationGame DesignVoxel artMiniaturesProcedural ModelingProcedural AnimationVR

Software proficiency

Houdini
Houdini
Redshift
Redshift
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
ZBrush
ZBrush
Blender
Blender
Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D
X-Particles
X-Particles
Substance 3D Painter
Substance 3D Painter
MoI3D
MoI3D
Shapr3D
Shapr3D
Affinity Designer
Affinity Designer
After Effects
After Effects
Cavalry
Cavalry
DaVinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve
Mocha
Mocha
Keyshot
Keyshot
Blackmagic Design Fusion
Blackmagic Design Fusion
MagicaVoxel
MagicaVoxel
RizomUV
RizomUV
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
Tilt Brush
Tilt Brush
Procreate
Procreate
Nomad Sculpt
Nomad Sculpt