RICHARD A. RODRIGUEZ
82-22 Eliot Avenue Middle Village, N.Y. 11379
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8/92 to 12/96 Queens College/City University of New York, Flushing,
98 credits obtained. Major: Computer Science Minor: Communications (Arts
2/03 Access Careers - Certificate of Completion in Medical Billing
COMPUTER PROFICIENCY SKILLS
OS System types: Windows XP, DOS, UNIX, and
older Windows Environments.
Programming Languages: C, C++, JSP, Java, C++
Builder 6, Delphi 3, Win32 & TrueSpace 5 SDK
Script Languages: Java Script, HTML, PHP 5,
MySQL 4, Flash Action Script, Python, MySQL 4, Z-Brush 2 Scripting Language
Limited knowledge of: SQL, Director 8.5, Cold Fusion,
Motivate SDK, and World Tool Kit 9.0 SDK
Web Development & Presentation: Dreamweaver
MX, Flash MX, Adobe Live-Motion 2, and Cool Edit Pro 2
2-D Graphics & Animation: Corel Draw 10, Corel
Photo-Paint 10, Adobe PhotoShop 7, Adobe Illustrator 10 and Painter 5
3-D Modeling and Animation: 3D Studio Max 6,
TrueSpace 6, Modo and Maya
Video Editing and Manipulation: After Effects 6, Elastic
Reality 3, Ulead's Media Studio 5, and Premier 4
Specialty Graphics: Poser 5,
ZBrush 2, Painter 3D, VistaPro 4, World Builder, and Bryce 2
TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE (5+ years)
Java Middleware software development threaded of web application, connecting
a database to front-end web pages, for real-time operation. PHP and MySql
database working together to create structured webpages, and admin tools.
Web-page Development, HTML layout, Flash Action scripts, DHTML GUI components,
Cross-browser related issues. Programming using 3D SDK algorithms, as
well as creating Windows GUI using C++ Builder 4 and Delphi 3. Custom
C++ Software featuring Image matching, custom logic, and mouse automation.
Midi to Graphics display and Custom UV mapping for a VR art piece using
an artists' technique of visual 3D music.
• Programming included taking parsed Midi data, and giving 3D meaning
to it with color, texture, and 3D placement.
• A custom bitmap color multiplier was designed to handle a large amount
of unique texture maps on the 3D Music.
Using Borland VCL to write DLL's that work with external programs developed
in other packages such as Visual C++.
Custom Windows GUI components such as: Joystick Interface, Number Spinner,
Keyboard/Mouse Input Parser.
• These components utilize Win32 and VCL event handling to create easy
to use, custom user input interface.
Plug-in work for a 3D program, using Borland VCL, Win32, and SDK to add
new features to TrueSpace 4, such as:
• View storage, Interface enhancement, Sub-polygon grouping, and Object/User
tracking features are in development.
• Created a free-ware plug-in, with Delphi, that allows users to easily
adjust primitive shape parameters in Real Time, for trueSpace 4.
• Created 3 free-ware plug-ins, for ZBrush 2 using their scripting language.
CREATIVE EXPERIENCE (5+ years)
Image and Video Editing, Morphing, and 2D/3D custom Graphic work. Using
Paint programs for adjustments, FX and animation. Lots of experience with
multiple graphic tools working together, from using a lot of different
2D/3D graphic programs. 3D Modeling & Animation of low polygon characters,
objects, and vehicles. Training others in 2D/3D Techniques. 3D Modeling
& Texturing of a product to be used in a commercial for Tiger Toys with
MAYA on a SGI machine. 2D Vector Logos created from scanned logos for
custom advertisement Banners for whole sellers, bars, and stadiums. Created
and cut Vinyl Custom banners created for beverages like: Coors, Becks,
Grolsch ,Canada Dry, Sunkist, and Dr. Brown's.
FREELANCE and CONSULTING EXPERIENCE
2/06 - 3/06 - FlipMediaOnline.com
- Job Quote Request system
Created with PHP and MySQL. Includes admin tools to access database,
user input, and email notification.
Various dates 2005 - 3/06 - bordersphere.com
- Launch 2.0 version of site
This site has been building up over time, all done with Flash actionscript,
Various dates 2005 - judygeibplusalpha.com
- Launched 2.0 version of site, bulit DHTML tools to edit new pages.
and PHP. New catalog pages created and added.
10/05 to 12/05 - Atlas Media - Various FX Graphics, for "It Could
1st 3 episodes for The Weather Channel. Used After Effects 6, 3ds Max,
and 2d graphic software.
7/05 to 12/05 - Freeplaymusic.com - MySql database interation between
local files and online files.
Using PHP for the online server-side interaction, and Python for local,
cross-platform use. Offline local mode searches using the same methods
as online version, can keep track of favorites, and FTP download new files
on the server. (http://www.freeplaymusic.com/)
4/05 - 5/05 - Water FX Graphics, for "It Could Happen Tommorow"
pilot show to air on the Weather Channel as a series. Done with After
Effects and Psunami plug-in. Created for Atlas Media (http://www.atlasmediacorp.com/)
Various dates - Updating Flash projects, with additional graphics and
One online sample is the TrueMajority OREO video found at http://www.truemajority.org/fun/
Other web and email related work was done for the 2004 US elections.
4/04 to 6/04 - Creating a Flash website, with alot of Action Scripting
(currently they are hosting HTML version)
This site was just launched. It uses Action Scripting for complex
navigation, and image browsing. http://www.jtmagen.com
There is also a simple 3d model on the site which I made from a photo.
2/04 to 4/02 - 3D Animation, Setup, and Video Composition
This project is under NDA. It involved setup and animation of 3D models
for (3) 30 second clips. 3D elements done with 3DS Max 5, human animation
done with Poser 5, composition done with After Effects 5.5
11/03 to 2005 - Custom C++ software for Windows
I can't talk in detail about this project, but I can say that it involves
complex logic rules, screen capture, image recognition, and mouse automation.
All coded with Borland C++ Builder.
1/03 to current - Creating a Flash website, Audio editing, Image editing,
and technical support
This Flash site also has a flat version that responds much like it’s
Flash counterpart, using DHTML layers. Image editing, PHP scripting and
simple animations are also a part of this project. It is online at http://www.bordersphere.com
Another related site, using just DHTML layers http://www.judygeibplusalpha.com/
1/00 to 1/02 (various times between) - 3D Modeling/animation, Image
editing, & custom software for Jack Ox
Taking 2d drawings and creating a 3d environment out of them. In addition,
created custom software to do image creation, and to convert MIDI data
to 3d polygons. Samples can be found in my online portfolio site (http://gm770.tripod.com/resume),
or at Jack Ox’s site (http://www.bway.net/~jackox/)
This project was covered in "IEEE MultiMedia" magazine, July
12/99 to 4/00 (various times between) - Web site creation using DHTML
layer animation, and Image Editing
This web page was done for a dentist(Dr. Goodman), and is no-longer online.
Samples can be created upon request.
8/00 to 12/01 Lead Java Programmer - Full Time.
Duties: Data modeling a flexible multi-tier
system designed for a music video website and it's sales, using Java and
running off of Oracle. Classes were built to store media data, station
scheduling information, and shopping cart user information. Developed
middleware using Java RMI components. Created front-end web applications
to serve videos to users, and a threaded application to handle live streaming
video. Maintenance of video on demand and video station services. Optimization
of Java code for speed, and efficiently.
12/99 to 7/00 Lead Web Developer - Full Time.
U-Magic Systems, NYC
Duties: Editing, fixing, and creating
web pages, and related graphic work. Creating various UI components for
the web using Java Script such as DHTML Number Slider, Layer and Calendar
Cold Fusion. Resolving browser compatibility issues and writing cross
browser Java Script.
Leaning and working with Cold Fusion logic.
12/98 to 12/99 Lead 3D Artist - Full Time Freelance. Absolute
Reality Corp, NYC
Duties: 3D Modeling and Animation
of low polygon models using 3D Studio Max and TrueSpace. Presentation
video work using Premier. Specialized GUI programming using C++ Builder.
7/98 to 9/98 3D Modeling - Freelance
work and Internship. 3D Creations, NYC
Duties: 3D Modeling and Texturing
of a product to be used in a commercial using MAYA, Corel Draw and PhotoShop.
The model is a high-polygon count model, created using NURB surfaces.
Worked around full-body motion-capture equipment.
2/96 to 5/98 Banner Design and Creation
- Part-time. Canada Dry, College Point, New York
Primary Duties: Produce and design
custom vinyl advertisement banners using a plotter and 2D vector based
software. Taking bitmap graphics, and creating vector versions of them.
9/94 to 5/95 Supervisor - Part-time. United
Parcel Service, Maspeth, New York
Primary Duties: Supervising eight
to seventeen employees. Maintaining employee personnel files.
SPECIAL SKILLS Creative Problem solving, Rapid learning
of computer applications (Self Taught), Certified Medical Biller, Supervisory
Skills, Training others, 40 wpm Typing Ability, Troubleshooting, and Computer
AWARDS Award for Excellence in Computer Science. Caligari
trueSpace Animation Contest Winner of December 1997.
INTERESTS Creative GUI programming, 2D/3D Graphic
creation & manipulation, Animations, Game design, Stock & Currency
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