and…..we’re back (again)!

After 6 years of patiently waiting for those darn cybersquatters that took ownership of rudycortes.com to give up on the stupid idea of making money from me, I finally was able to recover it. Now I have enrolled in auto-renew of the domain, so I hope this is the last time I have to deal with these sort of issues.

So what has happened over the last 6 years?

Moved to San Francisco, California to work at The Orphanage on The Day After Tomorrow and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

Moved to Texas to work at DNA productions on The Ant Bully.

Niky was born.

Moved to Burbank, California to work at Disney Animation Studios. Got hired for Rapunzel (Tangled) but did work on Meet The Robinsons and a Goofy 2d short.

Started TD-College with some fellow TD's/Entrepreneurs.

Left Disney to go work on effects at Digital Dimension. The same year Digital Dimension closed its doors and landed a freelance job at Uncharted Territory for Roland Emerich's 2012.

Published a RenderMan book.

Celebrated my 10 year wedding anniversary.

Finally had enough of the craziness of the VFX industry and looked for a change of scenery. Ended up moving AGAIN to Irvine, California to work at Blizzard Entertainment in the cinematics department.

Closed TD-College 🙁

At the moment I'm working on a couple of research projects. Always working on improving my skills and become a stronger TD.

2017 Update

After a short time in the web startup industry, I decided to go back into the CGI industry. Yes, it is true that the industry is not as strong as it used to be here in southern California, but there are still plenty of places that are looking for CGI nerds such as myself. For this reason, I have decided to update my website and begin sharing all of my latest work and research. 

I hope you guys enjoy!