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Aaron Aikman

Senior Technical Artist

Diablo IV

Summary

Supporting the art team with shaders, tools, profiling, and troubleshooting

Work

  • Creating tools, shaders, and solutions for artists
  • Interfacing with artists and engineers to improve game features and performance
  • Empowering artists by providing graphics knowledge, tooling options, and general troubleshooting

Duration

3+ years (Sep 2018-Present)

Diablo IV OceanDiablo IV Trailer ClipsDiablo IV Trailer

Context

Below you can see some images I contributed to. I’m responsible for the majority of environment related shaders - their functionality, performance, and look - as well as specialized shaders for effects like water, snow, ice, fog, clouds, skin, blood, cloth, rocks, terrain, etc. That said, everything you see is the work of a host of extremely talented people, from concept, environment, lighting, character, rigging, and vfx teams all the way to engineering.

Blizzcon 2019 Imagery

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Diablo IV Environment HQ Cataclysm and Ocean

Diablo IV Environment HQ World Boss and Ocean

Diablo IV Environment HQ Vista

Diablo IV Environment HQ Snow

Diablo IV Environment HQ Fog

Diablo IV Environment HQ Dun Web

Diablo IV Environment HQ Dun Mass

Diablo IV Environment HQ Yurt

Diablo IV Environment HQ Icicle

Diablo IV Environment HQ Sand

Diablo IV Environment HQ Night

Blizzcon Trailer Clips

Clips from the Diablo IV Blizzcon Trailers where I worked on things like water, lava, clouds, sand, snow, wetness, fog, grass, and ice.

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Diablo IV Environment Water GifDiablo IV Environment Snake GifDiablo IV Environment Vista Gif Diablo IV Environment Rock GifDiablo IV Environment Town GifDiablo IV Environment Inside Gif Diablo IV Environment Lava GifDiablo IV Environment River GifDiablo IV Environment River2 Gif Diablo IV Environment Sand GifDiablo IV Environment Snow GifDiablo IV Environment Snow2 Gif Diablo IV Environment Wetness GifDiablo IV Environment Grass GifDiablo IV Environment Icicle Gif

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Aaron Aikman is a senior technical artist with 7+ years of experience. He focuses mainly on shaders, pipeline, and problem-solving.