Massimo Caggese
Massimo Caggese
Prop & Material Artist @ elite3d | Former archaeologist
Valencia, Spain

4+ years of experience as Texture / Environment / Prop Artist (Freelancer and full-time employee) with a fast learning curve and a keen eye for details.
Mainly focused on real-time solutions, such as gaming and VR applications. Task-driven and problem solver with a strong desire to work in a team with which constructively share hints, skills, satisfactions and frustrations.
Main softwares used: Blender, Zbrush, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Unreal Engine 4. Basic knowledge in photogrammetry.
Videogames lover, roleplaying games, board games, Magic: the Gathering player. Music absiduous listener. Comics and books reader, interested in ancient history, astronomy, and natural history.
Last but not the least, I'm a post-degree specialized archaeologist (6+ years work experience).

Skills

RenderingShading3D ModelingEnvironment ModelingHard Surface ModelingProp ModelingTexturingGame DesignPhotogrammetryPBR TexturingPhysically Based Rendering

Software proficiency

Blender
Blender
ZBrush
ZBrush
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Substance Designer
Substance Designer
Photoshop
Photoshop
Illustrator
Illustrator
Quixel Suite
Quixel Suite
Megascans
Megascans
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
Photoscan
Photoscan
Metashape
Metashape
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
RizomUV
RizomUV
Gaea
Gaea
World Machine
World Machine
AutoCAD
AutoCAD

Productions

  • 1877
    • Video Game
      Cyberpunk 2077
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Prop & Environment Artist
    • Company
      elite3d

Experience

  • Prop Artist at Elite3d
    Valencia, Spain
    March 2019 - Present

  • Texture/Material Artist | Environment Artist | Prop Artist (Full-time employee) at THESIS S.r.l.
    Bitonto, Italy
    July 2016 - September 2018

    Texture / Environment / Prop Artist for VR games/applications made in Unreal Engine 4.

    Modeling and texturing of new assets or retexturing/optimization of older ones.

  • 3D Modeler | Interior Renderist (Freelancer) at Quorum Italia S.r.l.
    Bari, Italy
    September 2014 - December 2015

    Interiors Modeling and Rendering for third-party clients.

  • 3D Artist (Freelancer) at Al.T.A.I.R. S.r.l.
    Bari, Italy
    September 2014 - February 2017

    3D Modeling, texturing and rendering/videomaking about Cultural Heritage monuments/artifacts

    recontructions.

    Products were used as still images in didactical contents in local museums or as didactical videos

    during exhibitions.

  • Archaeologist (Freelancer) at Al.T.A.I.R. S.r.l.
    Bari, Italy
    July 2010 - December 2013

    - Archaeological stratigraphic excavations;

    - Archaeological field surveys;

    - Archaeological supervision during construction excavations;

    - Specialized studies on ancient metal artifacts;

    - GIS Applications;

    - Didactical projects about Cultural Heritage.

  • GIS Technician (Freelancer) at Regional Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Activities of Tourism of Puglia
    Bari, Italy
    January 2008 - January 2013

    GIS Technician for environmental planning in the regional project called "Nuovo Piano Paesaggistico

    Territoriale della Regione Puglia".