Tanner Ellison

Game Environment Artist

League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) developed by Riot Games. I contributed five player character models, several hero environment set pieces, and a plethora of props and textures for various levels. The basic work flow was to start with high-detail sculpting and polypainting in Zbrush, bake that down to the game resolution mesh (low-poly retopo created and UVed in 3D Coat) and then use the baked information (normal maps, cavity maps, etc.) to create a hand painted look to the texture consistent with a specific visual target. The average time to complete the character was seven work days with revisions.

Alistar Unchained - Shown here is the high-poly sculpt and polypaint from Zbrush. I also modeled a low-poly with UVs, baked and textured it and then set up a material for him for delivery.

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Tanner Ellison, Tanner J Ellison, League Of Legends, LOL, Riot Games, Environment Art, Character Art, Game Art, PC, 3d, MOBA, Alistar Unchained

Karthus Pentakill - Shown here is the high-poly sculpt and polypaint from Zbrush. I also modeled a low-poly with UVs, baked and textured it and then set up a material for him for delivery.

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Tanner Ellison, Tanner J Ellison, League Of Legends, LOL, Riot Games, Environment Art, Character Art, Game Art, PC, 3d, MOBA, Karthus Pentakill

Glaive Warrior Pantheon - Shown here is the high-poly sculpt and polypaint from Zbrush. I also modeled a low-poly with UVs.

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Tanner Ellison, Tanner J Ellison, League Of Legends, LOL, Riot Games, Environment Art, Character Art, Game Art, PC, MOBA, Glaive Warrior Pantheon

Dominion Ancient Wurm Skeleton - This environment hero set piece is a focal point for one of the five areas in the Dominion map. Shown is the in-game model. I utilized the same high-poly to low-poly workflow on this asset as on the characters.

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