Steamroller Studios is a full service production house with a family friendly atmosphere. Our personal backgrounds are in film, having worked on such titles as Avatar, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and The Hobbit Trilogy. Our studio offers animation, programming, concept art, and more. We have worked on projects such as Rise of the Tomb Raider, Worms W.M.D., Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Prey, Agents of Mayhem and many others, including our own original IP, Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse.
Steamroller’s bread and butter is animation. We have worked on some of the biggest movies and games in the industry. We understand what it takes to animate an immersive and convincing performance that carries real weight and emotion. From creature animation to facial animation, 3D or 2D, keyframe or mocap, there’s nothing our animators can’t do. Our animation will bring your project to life.
3d modeling is an essential part of almost any film or game production. Our modelers are artists first, which mean they understand how to sculpt an amazing model for any need. Combined with our talented concept and texture artists, we are able to deliver high-detail meshes in exceptional quality. And with a background in video games as well as film, we understand how to carefully plan out and optimize a 3d models that will run efficiently on any target hardware.
Rigging is the process of creating a set of interconnected bones for a model so it can move using its digital skeleton. It requires creativity, precision, and an eye for detail...all of which we excel in. Anything can be rigged—from a character, to a door, to a fighter plane. And the better the rig the more options the animator has to be creative and fluid in their work.
Texturing can bring a 3d model to life. It’s an art form all its own, with each model being a unique canvas that needs its own specific colors and brush strokes. We offer texturing in a variety of styles. Whether you need something hand painted or something realistic, we have skills to work in a variety of styles. We'll deliver a texture that perfectly marries to the 3D model, while nailing just the right look you’re going for.
We know what it takes to craft a piece of art that can clearly communicate a game or film production's visual look. Great concept art not only inspires all of the other departments but also unites them under a singular vision. And because it’s one of the first steps of any project, it’s the perfect time to explore the world through various sketches and paintings. Whether it’s environments or storyboards, we can dream it up.
A character design you fall in love with comes from understanding who the character is and what motivates them. The details of the design can be the difference between an average character, and one that tells a story all on its own. We have artists who understand that great characters are what make great stories.
We’ve developed pipeline tools for some of the biggest film productions in history. It’s our job to produce tools that are not only easy to work with, but extremely powerful. We know how important your team's time is. We’ll help you make the tools to give you the most efficient pipeline possible, allowing your artists to focus on the things they do best.
After the big idea comes the game design. It’s an essential part of bridging the great idea with an actual game. We are very passionate about game design and take pride in crafting a well-balanced and fun gameplay experience. Because great game design can elevate all of the other departments, it’s something we take time on to ensure everything else that follows will click into place and serve the game’s vision.
AR & VR
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are the future of the interactive industry. We are on the cutting edge and can package any of our other services and deliver them to you in these bold and exciting new formats.
Great programming is at the heart of any quality production and we have some of the industry’s brightest programmers. We deliver solid code that is stable and well thought-out. We can work in C#, Java, Matrix, and more. When it comes to programming, we can speak your language.
Design & User Interface
We offer top-of-the-industry graphic design. From logos to posters, we deliver exceptional quality that will make you look good. Our strong design experience also means that we deliver User Interfaces that are clean, well thought-out, and instantly familiar.
Accurate Simulation is extremely important. From Military training to Medical Training, we strive to deliver simulations that replicate real world results. Static or interactive, you can rest assured that what you see in our simulations is what you’ll get when it matters.