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Nicholas George Chmil, IV

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Nicholas George Chmil, IV


Technical Artist


Technical Artist Intern
Blizzard Entertainment – World of Warcraft / June 2019- September 2019
•Designed and implemented proprietary animation and rigging tools
for the World of Warcraft art pipeline.
•Reviewed and optimized performance for assets.
• Worked on World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth expansion.
• Shipped Classic World of Warcraft.
Technical Artist Intern
Hi-Rez Studios / June 2018 – August 2018
– Unannounced Project
•Implemented cloth simulation systems.
•Scripted tools in Maya.
•Worked with animation and rigging teams to update animations and
features in-game.
– Realm Royale
•Optimized shaders.
•Fixed bugs and any other problems reported by QA.
•Provided research and helped further development of future concepts.
•Shipped Realm Royale while working for Hi-Rez Studios.
Technical Artist
Skyblivion / December 2017 – June 2018
•Responsible for creating the creature and character conversion
•Scripted tools in 3ds Max and Maya for the rigging and animation
• While apart of the Skybilvion team, the release trailer recieved over
1.5 million hits.


  • C++
  • Houdini
  • Maya
  • Pipeline Tools
  • pyside
  • Python
  • qt designer
  • Real-Time VFX
  • Unity
  • Unreal Engine
  • vex



Bachelors of Fine Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design


June 2019-September 2019

Technical Artist Intern at Blizzard Entertainment

June 2018-August 2018

Technical Artist Intern at Hi-Rez Studios

Dec 2017-June 2018

Technical Artist at Skyblivion

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  • Updated 1 year ago

To contact this candidate email nchmil@gmail.com

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