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Motivated Pixels

Background Information

Employment History

Software Engineer

Santa Barbara Studios

Head of Software

Santa Barbara Studios

Senior Graphics Developer

Magnet Interactive

Senior Graphics

Magnet Interactive

Director of Engineering

Zaxwerks Inc

Affiliations

Founder
Motivated Pixels

Founder
Mayim Visual Solutions Inc

Education

Bachelor of Science degrees
computer science and mathematics
Virginia Tech

Master of Science degree
computer science
University of California , Santa Barbara

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About Motivated Pixels

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The owner of Motivated Pixels, Matt Rhodes, has been a professional programmer for over twenty years, working in diverse industries and writing a significant amount of software for different companies.

During the past few years, Matt has focused on writing 2D and 3D software for a variety of clients. Before that, he designed and created web-based realtime visualization technologies. Matt also has more than four years experience in the visual effects industry, writing software tools, renderers and shader for such films as An American Werewolf in Paris, Spawn, Paulie and Star Trek: Insurrection.
Most recently, Matt has been implementing the next editions of applications and plug-ins for Zaxwerks, Inc. He is using his experience with Macintosh programming, Windows programming, 3D rendering, and animation systems to create Zaxwerks' trademark flexible, easy-to-use software.
In early 2000, Matt started Mayim Visual Solutions, Inc. with several other partners. Their first product, Walkabout, was released in June 2001. Walkabout is a customizable toolkit that allows users to walk through virtual 3D environments, manipulate 3D objects and visualize databases.
Matt started Motivated Pixels, his consulting company, in 1999 as a way to provide his services and experience to various marketplaces, including the interactive community, the game industry and the visual effects industry.
In early 1999, Matt worked for Magnet Interactive as a senior graphics developer, where he wrote 3D animation production software, including a distributed job controller.
In 1995, Matt was hired at Santa Barbara Studios to write custom software tools for the production of An American Werewolf in Paris. Working with the head of Research and Development, Matt wrote a portion of Santa Barbara Studio's hair renderer, now licensed to Alias. He was also responsible for creating most of the in-house Softimage plug-ins, mental ray shaders and custom tools needed for the Werewolf production. Matt continued with this role during the productions of Spawn, Parasite Eve (video game), and Paulie.
By1997, Matt was the head of software at Santa Barbara Studios. For the production of Star Trek: Insurrection, Matt wrote tools, plug-ins and shaders for Maya, RenderMan, and mental ray. His volumetric shader


Welcome to Mayim Visual Solutions, Inc.

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Matt Rhodes

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Matt Rhodes has earned a reputation within the visual effects industry as a versatile and gifted programmer-productive, fast, and undaunted by any challenge.Prior to co-founding Mayim, Matt owned his own software consulting business, Motivated Pixels, where he worked on a graphics project that won Best of Show from the Macworld Expo 2000 in San Francisco.Before that, Matt was senior graphics developer for Magnet Interactive, responsible for creating visual effects production software.In the mid-1990's, Matt was one of two software developers at Santa Barbara Studios, where his programming talents contributed to the creation and development of software tools for leading 3D software developers, including Maya, Softimage, RenderMan, and Mental Ray.During that time, he also was one of the principal creators of the proprietary hair-rendering software, now licensed to Alias|Wavefront, which was used to create the cutting edge visual effects in An American Werewolf in Paris.He was also a key visual effects programmer for the movies Spawn, Paulie, and Star Trek: Insurrection.Matt has Bachelor of Science degrees in computer science and mathematics from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Contact Motivated Pixels

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Matt Rhodes

510.928.9299
matt@motivatedpixels.com


Pixel Putty Solo

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-Matt Rhodes, Santa Barbara Studios


Bio: Wife of Matt. Doesn't ...

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Bio: Wife of Matt. Doesn't exercise much.

Matt Rhodes

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