Bill Shorten

3D Visualization Artist and Entrepreneur in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

- Leonardo da Vinci -____________________________________________

I grew up in a small Southern Ontario farming community chasing foxes and pheasants, pondering the vastness of the universe, and marveling at human flight. I have an inclination towards knowledge, science, and everything visual, probably as a result of being an artist and explorer since childhood. The book 'A New Earth' by Eckhart Tolle made such an impact on my ongoing human pursuit of mindfulness and resiliency that I continually remind myself to live in the present moment. Incorporating this same philosophy, I started an architectural and product visualization company called NU-URTH DESIGN.

Architectural Visualization, or ArchVIZ for short, is the process of generating 3D digital imagery of any structure showing how it will look like at the end, even before the first brick is installed. Simply put, ArchVIZ serves to show the appearance of a building to all parties, from architects and constructors to the end client.

Both architectural and product visualization enables us to see the difference between the theoretical principles of concepts and the practical application of these in the real world.

The visualization process is comprised of 6 major steps:

1) Modeling
2) Lighting
3) Materials
4) Rendering
5) Motion (Animation, VR & AR)
6) Post-Production

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A few of the tools of my trade include:

* 3ds Max + V-Ray
* SolidWorks + Keyshot
* Unreal Engine
* Photoshop CC
* Marvelous Designer
* Anima

My personal journey has rewarded me with:

* Excellent computer skills
* Good communication skills
* Excellent sense of design
* Solid technical abilities
* Good problem-solving skills
* Good business sense
* Ability to collaborate
* Ability to visualize a project
* Ability to balance work and life

  • Work
    • NU-URTH DESIGN
  • Education
    • College for Creative Studies
    • Sheridan College