James Allison

About Me

I am an animation major with a passion for anything 3D, whether it be modeling, sculpting, lighting, surfacing, or animation. I have been modeling erratically since I was in 6th grade because of my fascination for Skyrim. I started to take modeling more seriously in the second semester of my junior year of high school. The How to Train Your Dragon series really spoke to me and got me interested in animation. I recently started my journey into learning 3D animation and I hope to be ahead of the curve.

Featured Projects


The Wandering Droid

The Wandering Droid

I decided I wanted to revisit my old K2-SO model's texture. I originally had 2 hours to work on him while fully sleep deprived and was never happy with the end result. Modeled in Blender, textured in Substance Painter, rendered in Marmoset Toolbag, and touched up in Photoshop.

Boba's Hunt

Boba's Hunt

Updated render of a project from last year. Modeled in Blender, textured in Blender, and Substance Painter, rendered in Blender Cycles.

The Temple Scavenger

The Temple Scavenger

Created for my drawing 2 class as a midterm, created in Photoshop.

Nebula is an interactive educational experience that is developed for the touchscreen monitor. Individual players create, design, and decorate their very own personal planets. From colossal Terra planet, to dynamically artistic Gas Giants, the player is welcome to express their inner creativity and show who they are. To begin, the player will first choose the type of planet they want to create, Terra Planet, or Gas Giant. In creating the Terra Planet, they will be able to paint a variety of biomes such as grass, snow and bodies of water onto their planet, as well as an assortment of mountains and trees that take their own unique form depending on the biome they are placed in. With Gas Giants, the player can express their unique creativity in an assortment of bright, expressive colors and patterns which are all in lively dynamic motion. Last but certainly not least is the scientific and educational elements to the experience. After the player finishes their very own planet, they will see fun educational facts about their creation. Nebula fuses fun and educational science with an astronomical amount of creativity.