Jake VanHuss - 3D Generalist

Below you will find examples of my 3D renders, animations, and my demo reel. Have a look around and don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested in my services for your next project.

modeling & texturing

I have experience in polygon, NURBS, and Sub-D modeling in both Maya and 3Ds Max as well as Cinema4D. I have also worked with advanced modeling programs such as Mudbox and ZBrush. Though I create many of my textures with Photoshop, I have also created several complex shaders in Maya, 3Ds Max, and Cinema 4D.


I have worked with Xpresso and Mograph in Cinema 4D and native dynamics in 3Ds Max, but, for the bulk of my work, I prefer to utilize Maya for my dynamics. Past animations have included particle animations, rigid body and soft body simulations.

lighting & rendering

I primarily do the bulk of my rendering with Mental Ray in both Maya and 3Ds Max and am familiar with all associated shader, texture, and lighting nodes as well as Global Illumination, Final Gather, and Image Based Lighting with HDRI. I have also utilized Cineman in Cinema 4D and VRay in Cinema, Maya, and 3Ds Max.



Get your copy of my demo reel, breakdown, or resume from the links below.

Download Jake's 3D Reel in HD Download Jake's 3D Reel in SD Download Compositor Reel BreakdownDownload 3D Reel Breakdown Download Jake's Resume


A few words about Jake . . .

I'm Jake - a designer, production and post artist. I've been operating my freelance business, VFXJAKE, on local and remote basis for over 8 years now on projects ranging from graphic and web design to interviews and promotional videos.

Presently, I teach courses in production and post with the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Avid Media Composer & DaVinci Resolve at East Tennessee State University. I also do contract work for StudioNow in Nashville, TN as well as New Patients Inc. in Las Vegas, NV.

In my spare time, I continue to pursue my passion for filmmaking and design by creating short films and animation projects among other endeavors.



Specifically, my 3D skills include modeling, texturing, lighting, dynamics, and rendering. I also have experience with related disciplines such as matchmoving, compositing, motion tracking, editing, and motion graphics.

3D Toolbox

In addition to being proficient in Mac and Windows environments, my relevant 3d application experience includes Maya, Cinema 4D, 3Ds Max, Mudbox, After Effects, Element 3D, Fusion, Nuke, Photoshop, Illustrator, Boujou, and PfTrack among others.


Check out the links below to view my other portfolios, media collections, film projects, and my blog.


Jake's Portfolio Main

Click above to visit my main portfolio site and view a variety of my projects, reels, and skills.


Jake VanHuss - Compositor Portfolio

Visit my compositing portfolio to view my compositing reel and visual f/x breakdowns from past projects.


Jake VanHuss - Editor Portfolio

Follow the above link to view my editing & cinematography reel as well as examples from previous projects, promos, and shorts.


Jake VanHuss - Graphic Design Portfolio

In my graphic design portfolio you will find examples of my 2D print, digital, and traditional projects.


Jake VanHuss - Motion Graphics Artist Portfolio

My motion graphics portfolio highlights recent animations created for promo videos, documentaries, and shorts.


Jake's Production Blog - Visually Effected

Check out my blog to find out what I've been up to and the process behind my various projects.


The Dyer's Eve Film Project

Learn more about The Dyer's Eve Film Project including character bios, backstory, or just watc


Choices the Film

Visit the official site of my independent feature - Choices the Film.


Jake's Flickr Feed

Follow the above link to view graphic design images as well as video stills from previous projects.

jake's behance portfolio

Jake's Behance Portfolio

Visit my Behance portfolio to view some of my past projects in depth with stills and production notes.


Jake's Flicks on Vimeo

Jake's Flicks on Vimeo includes a variety of my previos works including promotional videos, film projects, trailers, demo reels, and visual effects breakdowns.


Jake's YouTube Channel

My YouTube channel also contains a variety of all my past works featuring my 3d, motion graphics, design, editing, and compositing skills.



Drop me a line or give me a call and let's discuss how I can best assist you in reaching your goals or completing your project.

Get in Touch

Social & Media

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