LODE - Digital Media Design
Online 3D Art Portfolio of Michael Wentworth-Bell – 3D Generalist & Virtual Reality Designer from Melbourne, Australia
LODE: Digital Media Design
My name is Michael Wentworth-Bell & I am a 3D Generalist and Virtual Reality Designer based in Melbourne, Australia. The ‘LODE‘ is my online website featuring my portfolio, blog, a ‘Motherlode’ of tutorials, project walkthroughs, personal projects & artwork. Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to drop me a line via my blog or contact page. You can also checkout my LODE facebook page for further updates on the projects I’m working on.
Espire 1: VR Operative is a dedicated story-driven VR stealth experience that I have been developing since December 2016.
The game currently supports the HTC Vive with further support planned for Oculus Touch, SteamVR tracked headsets and other positionally-tracked HMDs. I have also planned a dedicated VR Arcade version of the game.
You can learn more about the project at the official Espire 1: VR Operative website. I have a prototype trailer and am currently looking to form a team & seek funding to complete the project.
Latest Blog Posts:
I have spent half of 2016 planning a VR Stealth game, “Espire 1: VR Operative”. Over December-Jan I created a […]
You can check out the rest of my blog here.
Some items from my portfolio:
A selection of recent projects from the LODE portfolio are shown below. I am a digital artist with nearly a decade’s experience in 3D content creation. I use these 3D modelling, animation, layout and design skills in a variety of projects – Motion Graphics videos, Print layouts and realtime Virtual Reality experiences.
I was commissioned to create the cover art for Buchanan’s 2nd album – “Pressure in an Empty Space”. The brief was to convey the feeling of intense pressure and the symbols in this cover art each relate to a song or motif throughout the album.
I worked as a 3D generalist on this exciting project. We created 2 explosive 3D Animated promo videos for Boost Juice’s new Black Label smoothies. The first video featured the “Red Royale” and the many ingredients that make up this smoothie.
You can view the complete folio here.
Reel Pictures Virtual Reality Diary
I have been putting together a series of VR Diary videos that document the Virtual Reality projects we are working on at Reel Pictures Animation Studio, Melbourne. The videos are uploaded to YouTube as often as possible. A playlist of the videos is below:
The Reel Pictures Melbourne RealFlow Reel – I work at this studio as a 3D Generalist / Virtual Reality Designer. Here’s our first Fluid Simulation reel. All animation in this Reel was created by Alf Kuhlmann (studio director) and myself.
Reel Pictures – Showreel 2012:
This is the 2012 Reel Pictures Showreel. I worked on nearly every project featured in the reel.
Showreel Version 1
A showreel of my current work is in production and will be completed sometime soon! I have not updated my showreel since 2011. I’m now working on my showreel version 2.0 featuring my favourite projects over the past few years.
Showreel 2.0 is almost complete! In the meantime, you can view my 2011 Student Showreel below:
This showreel was created in December, 2011. For a look at my more recent work, please check out the portfolio section of this site!