I'm currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Astronomical Insitute in Prague. But since this is a graphics website, you won't want to hear about that. Or maybe you do ? If so, you can view my science C.V. here and complete publication list here. Below are some CGI highlights, but for see the rest of the website for much more. This section is only sporadically updated and likely very incomplete.
B in Art at GCSE level, Whitchurch High School, 2002
Mphys in Physics and Astronomy, 1st class honors, Cardiff University (2006)
- Parts of animation used on ZDF's "Fascinating Universe" programme; images used in the book "Mars : From Myth and Mystery to Recent Discoveries" by Marcus Hotakainen, and the journal "Space Safety Magazine"
I've been using Blender (and Terragen) for 10 years. Much of this time has been spent creating epic space scenes, but I've also dabbled in historical imagery and organic modelling from time to time. I've also developed Python scripts to employ Blender as a visualisation tool for galaxy simulations. Recently I've been working on using Blender directly in my own work by enabling it to view 3D, volumetric FITS files in realtime. And I still enjoy modelling spaceships.
I spent two and a half years experiencing life in Puerto Rico and the USA, where I dealt with doing science during a management change at Arecibo Observatory (the first time in its 48 year history). As well as surviving life with a bunch of irate scientists, I've also learned to deal with hurricanes, the unexpected theft of manhole covers, and even how to survive without the internet (but only just).