Joakim Mellergård - Technical Artist
Website updated 2019-09-22
Here you'll find videos and images of shaders, particle effects, destruction and tools.
HITMAN Visual Effects
A collection of effects I contributed with for the latest istallment of HITMAN.
Speaker at GDC 2019:
Player Interactions Visualized
Script: Batch bake normal maps
A python script for batch baking normal maps in Maya. A later version also has functionality for baking cloth simulations with desired number of frames.
Run script by downloading and copying userSetup.py to the Maya scripts folder. Type batchBakeNormalMaps.batchBakeNormalMaps() in the python command line to execute.
Script: Photoshop to PAA
A Java script for photoshop that deals with and exports layer groups to a texture format, PAA, used by the Real Virtuality Engine (ARMA3). Huge time saver when iterating textures and has been released to the Arma modding community. More info here.
Script: Terrain/height importer
A maya script for importing a terrain/height map and transferring it's height values into vertex positions of a plane. It was used as a tool for the level desigers during production of Paw's of War to get a visible representation of the terrain.
Script: Level Exporter
The levels in the Tricycle Cavalry games were built using Maya. This required an exporter. The script reads terrain shader data, object orientation, lights properties. It also compares the level's objects with the game entity type list to make sure we don't get garbage in the level file. And probably 10 other things before outputting the .xml file. This script was used during the development of 4 games so it had many iterations.