Hey, thank you for visiting my portfolio.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Melvin, and I have had a passion for digital media from a young age. As a kid, I used the family computer and Windows Movie Maker to create videos featuring my little sister and burn them onto CD-ROMs which sparked my interest in digital media and led me to purchase Poser 9. I was disappointed that it did not work well on the family computer.
I saved up for my computer, which I could afford at age 16. I started with Cinema 4D and Unreal Engine 4, which had just become free. I experimented with these programs but ultimately found more interest in learning Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere. However, my interest in 3D reignited when I applied to the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and needed to create a short animation. Instead of creating a 2D animation, I used Blender, which had recently undergone an intuitive redesign, which led to my first 3D project, CHIPPED, and ultimately helped me secure a place at the university.
Throughout this path I became familiar with a variety of programs including

- Blender / Houdini / Maya
- Unreal Engine 4 / Unity
- Substance Painter / Designer / Photoshop
- Davinci Resolve / Premiere
- After Effects / Nuke / Fusion

Cycles / Vray / Redshift / Mantra / Arnold
These experiences also sparked my interest in learning to code with Python or C++ to create games or automate processes. Although I have not extensively pursued this skill, I'll do so in the future.
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