Ryan Knope

-Professional 3D Artistry-

About Ryan


Welcome to the portfolio of Ryan W. Knope. Please feel free to check out all of the different sections of visualization in the portfolio menu.

I was a monthly columnist for 3D Artist Magazine, an internationally shipped 3D Trade publication from Europe.

I am also currently the art director for the game "Lacuna Expanse". Please check it out.

Being a full time freelance 3d artist makes me available for contract and project discussion at any time.

I create almost every type of VFX or
Rendering.


Quick Facts:

Years Experience: 15 Years

Program Expertise: 3dsMax, Photoshop, ZBrush, MudBox, VRay, Brazil RS, Mental Ray, After Effects, Piranesi

Specialties:
Environment Design, Architecural Vis. Architectural or Interior Animations, Still Renders of any type or design.

Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

Type Of Work:
Available For Contract / Freelance.

Work Remotely: Yes

Work On Site:
Yes

Resume:
Yes (Download / View)

Government Contractor: Yes



Resume:
• PDF (Large)
• PDF (Small)


Letters Of Recommendation:

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Tutorials and Articles


During the 1999 - 2002 time period I had written several chapters for Charles River Publishing's book, "3D Graphics Tutorial Collection", USA Based "3D Artist Magazine", and published with several online sites teaching the art of 3D Design, working with the likes of Bill Fleming and Shamms Mortier.


In 2009 I began writing and teaching again. These include published pieces in several places. A few such companies are "Imagine Publishing - 3D Artist Magazine, Instatuts
and CG Arena.

I was a monthly columnist for 3D Artist Magazine for 18 issues and had 3 featured articles. Some of the featured articles spanning over 6 pages, showing how I created certain artworks.

Please check out the list below of publications and articles. I hope they help further the education of your computer graphics.



QUICK LIST OF FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

In Order Of Date

Rendering In Sketchup
(Printed Book) (Daniel Tal)
Publisher: Wiley
Publication: March 25th, 2013

Documentary Film Making For Archaeol.
(Printed Book) (Peter Pepe & Joseph Zarzynski)
Publisher: Left Coast Press In.
Publication: October 2012

3D Artist Magazine (Europe)
(Printed Magazine) (18 Issues)
Publisher: Imagine Publishing
Publications: 2009 - 2012

Agent Sales Journal
(Printed Magazine) (1 Issue)
Publisher: Summit Business Media
Publication: June 2011

CG Arena
(www.cgarena.com)
Making Of Tutorial
Internet Publication 2011

Instatuts

(www.instatuts.com)
Multiple Publications
Internet Publication 2009-2012

3D Graphics Tutorial Collection
(Printed Book) (Shamms Mortier)
Publisher: Charles River Media
Publication: Janurary 2nd, 2001

3D Artist Magazine (America)
(Printed Magazine) (1 Issue)
Publication: 1999

Mastering 3D Graphics
(www.mastering3dgraphics.com)
Multiple Publications
Publisher: Bill Fleming - Charles River Media
Publications: 1999


Magazines / Issues


3D - ARTIST MAGAZINE (Imagine Publishing)
I was a monthly columnist for 3D Artist Magazine (European) and still write for them from time to time. I have written in 18 Issues thus far.

• Issue 5
2 major articles. One featuring the creation of a beach / city waterscape. The other going through the creation process of the image above in the header.

• Issue 7
This is when I started my column as the Architectural voice in the Q&A section. This issue featured building creation and how to reuse elements.

• Issue 8
This months Q&A section features problems with seeing inside a window with a sun system or heavy exterior lighting.

• Issue 9
In issue 9's Q&A we will tackle a interior pool scene and more. There are quite a few things I touch on with this one.

• Issue 10
In issue 10's Q&A we will discuss animating an exterior neon sign.

• Issue 11
In issue 11's Q&A we will discuss a realistic exterior patio with displacement 
.
• Issue 12
In this issues Q&A column I discuss the use of alternative building materials and uses.

• Issue 13
Here I discuss making a scene look like it has just rained.

• Issue 14
This months Q&A section features Depth Of Field and Camera Correction.

• Issue 15
In issue 15's Q&A we will tackle filling a stores shelves quickly and easily.

• Issue 16
In issue 16's Q&A we will discuss creating soft, plush bedroom materials. There is also a top tips column by me.

• Issue 17
In issue 17's Q&A we will discuss day time / night time moods and how to successfully take part in the mood swing. 

• Issue 18
This months Q&A section features Depth Of Field and Camera Correction.

• Issue 19
In issue 19 I speak about MR Proxy files and how they can benefit us all.

• Issue 20
In issue 20 I discuss Ambient Occlusion, the benefits and how to set it up using Mental Ray in 3dsmax.

• Issue 21
In issue 21 I discuss master plan renderings, tips and techniques. This issue also has a large feature article by me explaining step by step mansion creation for the rendering; Mansion At 6 Evan Way.

• Issue 22
In issue 22 I go over realistic wood materials for furniture.

• Issue 24
In issue 24 I discuss quickly creating store fronts inside a shopping mall. 


INSTATUTS (www.instatuts.com)

• Designing A Music CD Insert - FREE
A tutorial showing how I created my latest Rock / Metal CD Insert / Cover.

• Creating A Space Ship in 3dsmax - FREE
Covers the beginning creation in 3dsmax and Mental Ray. This is session 1 of 2.

• Realistic Picture Frames in 3dsmax
 - FREE
Covers creating realistic picture frames / paintings in 3dsmax and Mental Ray.

 Masterplan Creation - Session 1 - FREE
Get started with creating a detailed site masterplan step by step. This session starts off very simple.

 Masterplan Creation - Session 1
 - FREE
Get started with creating a detailed site masterplan step by step. This session starts off very simple.

• Masterplan Creation - Session 2 - FREE
Continue creating the detailed site masterplan step by step. This session gets more advanced.

• Masterplan Creation - Session 3 - FREE
Continue creating the detailed site masterplan step by step. This session gets more advanced.

• Masterplan Creation - Session 4 - FREE
Continue creating the detailed site masterplan step by step. This session gets more advanced.

• Masterplan Creation - Session 5 - FREE
Finish up the huge site... this mega tutorial set is finally completed in this installment.

• Rapid Prototyping, STL - Session 1 - FREE
Learn a bit about the model prepping process for rapid prototyping. This article also explains quite a bit about the STL file format.

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Testimonials

  • "I hired Ryan to do a 3D rendering of some condos that needed to be sold quick. His professionalism and dedication throughout the process far exceeded my expectations. Not only did Ryan deliver ahead of schedule and at a competitive price, he also committed himself to working with me and understanding my specific needs. Ryan is a great communicator and did an excellent job on keeping me up to speed on the status of the project. Outstanding service. I highly recommend Ryan to anyone in need of a similar service."      
    Lee Harris - December 2013
    Coldwell Banker A & W Realestate


    • "I had been searching for a team that can turn my vision into a work of art for a couple of weeks then I found Mr. Ryan Knope. I wasn't aware of an individual that can turn things this fast. There's no need for a team for Mr. Knope. A truly talented and creative artist that turned my ideas into a masterpiece. He got right to work after our production meeting and the outcome is just pure genius!
      Jan Constantine - March 2013
      Commander-in-Chief, Media Playground


    " I have worked with Ryan for many years. First while at my tenure at "Select Service Partner", as Project Manager for the Asia \ Pacific Region and now while owning my own firm, "Chief Design". SSP Asia \ Pacific has only one 3D Rendering Artist. This is Ryan Knope.
    Ryan has always been an extreme value to all projects involved. This is with his dedication, timeliness, fantastic renderings and the ease of communication.
    I recommend Ryan to anyone who needs high quality renderings and high quality service."
    Phill Cheng
    Owner - "Chief Design" - March 2013


    "Excellent customer service and excellent design work. Would and will definitely use again. Thank you."
    Aaron Sullivan- Owner
    Titan Homes - February 2013


    "I hired Ryan to do a 3D rendering of a design drawing I wanted to use for a website logo. Ryan did an amazing job. My experience dealing with Ryan was that he is creative, talented, and very professional. He delivered superior quality in a timely fashion and at a reasonable price. He is also very easy to work with and it was very easy to collaborate with him on this project. I highly recommend Ryan for any of your 3D graphic rendering needs!"
    -Maurice Durocher-
    "Maurice Inc." - February 2013


    “Ryan Knope was a pleasure to work with at all times. We found his high level of professionalism, customer service and accessibility to be impeccable.  He understood what we were looking to do and made it happen with no stress.  Our project was completed quickly and turned out better than we had expected.  Looking forward to using his talents in the future.  We highly recommend Ryan with no reservations.  .”
    -Shawn and Amanda Kelchner
    "Kelchner Foods" - January 2013


    “Ryan was a true pleasure to work with.
    He helped design 4 beautiful renderings of indoor and outdoor space, which will be used to market my new business.  He was extremely prompt and delivered all updates at a timely manner.  We communicated frequently with one another and he was very accommodating when asked to make multiple edits.  The finished product was more than what I could've asked for.  Ryan is an exceptionally talented artist and I would recommend him to anyone looking for someone to create high quality renderings.”
    Roxana Chiu - Owner
    SnapSuites - October 2012

    “When a former colleague of mine was looking for an illustrator to help communicate a unique retail concept, I agreed to help him out and began cast about for the right person for the job. My years of experience developing retail stores for a list of major brands had trained me to recognize the class of professional capable of creating illustrations out of ideas. Ryan Knope possesses that level of professionalism and expertise. In fact, Ryan is possibly the best illustrator I have ever worked with, His ability to work through the creative process in a collaborative and highly communicative way is incomparable. It is because of these traits that I would highly recommend Ryan to individuals and institutions alike who are looking for a world class illustrator with a firm grasp on what it takes to provide excellent and high quality outcomes.”


    -Michael LaVilla - Owner
    "Retail Vanguard" - March 2012


    It a real pleasure to collaborate with Ryan, who is very talented 3D artist with a keen understanding of how important it is for the client to review and approve the progress along the way to get the highest quality visual image within budget and time constraints to exceed expectations. No question where I will go next time for these services!
    - Mark Meiser - Owner
    Meiz Development CO. - Feb 2012



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