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Erin Bendle Animation
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 18

About Me

I am currently a junior student studying Animation and Visual Effects at Bradley University. This fall semester I attended the Hollywood Semester, were I had the opportunity to gain industry experience by working at a small game studio. During the summer I work as a lifeguard and swim lesson instructor at my local park district, and on my vacations I like trying my hand at novice photography.

Featured Projects


Ball Bounce

Ball Bounce

This was a class project where we had to look at reference, and then try to mimic the timing and arch of different types of bouncing balls.

Basic Vase

Basic Vase

This was an exercise I completed where I used the loft modifier in Cinema 4D to quickly create a vase with a relatively complex mesh.

Antelope Photo

Antelope Photo

This is a photograph I took while on vacation in South Dakota. It's one of the best examples of my photography skills.

Race Trek will offer Riverfront Museum visitors a local multiplayer game in which they can customize a spaceship and race against up to three other players. The experience will consist of tablets for each player to use and a main display on a television monitor for onlookers to observe the game. We will create the game in 2D using a cartoonish style. Players can walk up to the exhibit, pick up a tablet, and begin choosing parts for their ship that will affect both its appearance and racing capabilities. Once all players are ready, they will enter a top-down race and must navigate a track composed of asteroids. Using the touch controls on the tablets, players hold their finger on a spot to make the ship accelerate towards that position. Along the track, players must avoid collisions with asteroids, which will cause their ship to temporarily spin out of control. The first player to cross the finish line wins. These races will last about a minute or less. We plan on offering toys or other prizes for participants.