Hi there! I know some of already know me. If you don’t, well I’m Bill Kladis. I’ve worked for over 5 years at Epic Games and I used to run a site called imbueFX. On my site I authored tutorial content aimed strictly at Realtime VFX mainly focused in Unreal Engine. I also had help from a few other artists such as Fred Hooper making tutorial content with me.
My life both personally and professionally has been shaken around like a snow globe during the past 2 years. But as the dust settles, the absence of being more involved in the community in terms of answering questions or showing content is weighing on me. My last official reel is from 2013 . . .
So I have this folder on my desktop. It’s called GIFs (pronounced gif, silly). It’s just tons of random little animated gifs from Fortnite or other special projects I’ve worked on, and I want to start sharing some of them with little notes about what they are relevant. Some might shown because I feel they look cool, others might show a small test I made that may help inspire someone like you down the road. Other times I feel like it’s worth sharing something that’s great visually, but ends up not getting used. I feel this is an important lesson because it happens, it sucks, and few people prepare you for it.
While this site is obviously focuses on FX, most of my work will be more tech heavy. I’ve become a huge blueprint mole the past few years. If you were at my GDC talk in 2018, you’ll know exactly what I mean
Thanks for reading!