Devlog 18: Dev Interview with Avery Aparicio
Hey everyone! We are here with Avery Aparicio, one of our devs for Will of the Sea, to answer some questions.
Catherine: Go ahead and introduce yourself.
Avery: I'm Avery Aparicio. I'm one of the asset modelers and texture artists for Will of the Sea.
C: What is your role in the pipeline?
A: I make the models that go into the game and I also texture those models. When we have assets that don't have textures I do that too.
C: What is your favorite part about working with the team?
A: Kind of a lot of things, but if I had to narrow it down, it would be getting to bond with the team and work on the game with them and see the whole project come together.
C: What do you think the biggest challenge is modeling for VR?
A: Definitely the biggest challenge is making the models low definition enough so they actually work in the game while making them still look like they are intended to look.
C: What do you like most about 3d modeling?
A: I guess it's probably being able to create something from nothing the way I want to and not having to go by the limitations of physics or reality.
C: What is your dream job after you graduate?
A: I guess I'm not really too picky with what I would consider my dream job. Obviously modeling things would be great but I would love to have control over the entire creative process so an art director position would be what I would love. If I had to sum it up, I don't want to deal with other peoples limitations.
C: What are your hobbies outside of work?
A: Conversely, I guess I would have to say that one of my hobbies is my work. I love working on modeling outside of what I'm working on for my projects. Cooking in my free time and trying out new recipes is something else I enjoy. Music is also a passion of mine. Just throwing on my headphones and listening to albums in one go. I hope to be able to make traveling my hobby in the future. I also collect sneakers.
C: Where do you see will of the sea going in the future?
A: Hopefully to an awards show and taking first place.
That wraps up with dev interview! See you back here for the next one!
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