Recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Computer Animation and Visual Effects, with Distinction, from Teesside University, UK.
My particular interest lies in effects simulations and lighting and I mostly focus my training in these areas but I am able and willing to work in any other aspect of the production pipeline, of which I have an excellent understanding.
I work both in 3ds Max and Maya, however these last months I tend to rely more on FumeFX, Pflow, Thinking Particles, Krakatoa and many more Max-based tools for speed and quality. I, also, have very good skills in maxscipt, and recently started delving into Houdini, as well. I have experimented with several different renderers but I, most frequently, use V-Ray for my Max projects and Arnold for Maya. I am proficient in Photoshop and I can use Nuke to an intermediate level. I am also familiar with several tracking packages like Boujou, PFTrack and 3D Equalizer. I am proficient with Photoshop and I can use Nuke to a medium level.
Name: Nikos Maragos
Lives in: Pýrgos, Greece
Occupation: Visual Effects Artist
Teesside University (UK)
University of Manchester (UK)