Animatics & Animations

The preshow transformation of Grandmother’s Garden where the guests are brought back in time and memory. Sketchup, Maya, Substance, Twinmotion, Unreal Engine. 2021.

The introductory scene for Choose Your Trane Story – an immersive brand experience developed for Trane Technologies. This was a collaborative project that I contributed to as Project Manager, Creative Director, Lead Writer, and Animatic Editor/SoundDesigner. This is included as an example of my animatic editing and sound design skills. For examples of my personal 3d visualization skills please see the other videos on this page.

Lobby Rendering: TX Zheng with Sameeksha Bhatia, Show Arena: TX Zheng & Dylan Klimek, Storyboards: Lindsey Ellis, Logos: Halle Garrett, Logo Animation: Branden Tolley. Key Art: Sameeksha Bhatia, Ben Batchelder, Lorie Wheeler. Full voice cast on project page. 2020.

An animatic / sizzle made from schematic models and concept art for Swinging Streetcar Soirée set in a 1920s Art Deco Metropolis. This was a collaborative project I contributed to as Project Manger, Design Director, Writer, and Animatic Editor. In this video I brought all models into Twinmotion and animated, lit, and rendered them as well as edited the final video. Additionally, I directly designed and modeled two scenes in the ride located at 0:40 and 2:20.

Graphics: Sara Needham. Concept Art: Derrek Lewis, Ashna Jerry, Maria Darwich. Storyboards: Derrek Lewis. Scenic Design: Myself, Chase Fiore, and Desiree Almonte. 2o20

This animation illustrates the guest flow and nighttime lighting package for The Taste Lab: a quick service food and beverage location. Sketchup Model rendered in TwinMotion. 2020.

“Virtual” Queue fly through for a Mary Poppins attraction. Sketchup, Twilight. 2018.

A loop created to demonstrate some moving elements for a parody of Central Florida Cuckoo Clock. 202o.

This animation illustrates the timing and locations of various show elements for a special effects sequence in an Inception ride. Sketchup Model animated in Maya. 2020.

This animation visualizes how a room transformation effect could be achieved when the preshow room drops to the floor below. Not shown: perforated metal “scrims” would allow the texture of the walls to change as well. Sketchup Model animated in Maya. 2o2o.

This animation explains how a conceptual ride system might work for an inception attraction. Created in Keynote. 2020.

A quick animation created during blue-sky development. The vehicles are capable of placing riders on their backs, which allows us to create a real-life version of the dolly-zoom: seen in such horror /suspense classics as Vertigo. 2020.