Sid Naik


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Games & Experiences

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Wizards Chess VR

Solo fan game project, players play a game of wizards chess in the great hall of hogwarts.

Technologies
Unity, Blender, Substance Painter, C#, Python, SteamVR

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Freelancing: Networked VR Talk Show/Wave Shooter

A talk show with a wave-shooter frame. Networked multiplayer to allow guests on the show. Automated half of- and provided documentation for new scene setup process.

Technologies
Unity, C#, SteamVR, Normcore

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Prison Break VR

UnityNYC XR game jam project. In this prison break experience, you must retrieve a package from the warden's office without getting caught but things go wrong fast.

Technologies
Unity, Blender, C#, DepthKit, SteamVR

Tools

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In Engine model & animation viewer

Problem: Playing a game of chess to view each animation is not efficient for iterative improvements.

Solution: Made a Unity scene that let me look at models and animations quickly in the editor. Doubles as a bonus "level" in Wizards Chess VR.

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Child object modifiers adjustment

Problem: Tileable wall piece has many child models. Iteration for "look" of environment is slow b/c each child model needed manual readjustment

Solution: Wrote scripts that automated much of the manual work involved in the process.

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Rigging automation

Problem: A significant amount of repetitive work involved with rigging and adjusting rigs exist because all my rigs are symmterical

Solution: Scripts to mirror position, vertex weights, and bone constraints from the left side to the right for symmetric models

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Vert-Group based model fracture

Problem: Blender's "Cell Fracture" object fracture tool doesn't work well on abnormal meshes like the chess pieces. And I didn't know Houdini existed yet.

Solution: Wrote scripts that break each model by its vertex groups, fills holes in the mesh, and then uses Cell Fracture on the broken limbs. Wasn't perfect, but reduced manual work significantly.

VFX

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Fire effect

Fire made for my fan game Wizards Chess VR. Shaders primarily use panning noise textures.

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Great Hall enchanted ceiling

One particle system for half the clouds, two quads with simple panning textures shader, and one sphere for the moon.

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Magical Chessboard repair

Chessboard repair effect inspired by Molly Weasley's cleaning magic

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Magical Ink

Disappearing ink inspired by Tom Riddle's Diary and the Marauder's Map.

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Chess piece destruction effect

It's wizard's chess, the pieces need to break.

Other

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Environment: Great Hall of Hogwarts

Environment I made for Wizards Chess VR.

Fun fact: The great hall you see in the HP movies 1-6 is changed in movies 7 & 8. The hall is almost twice as tall, everything above the height of the braziers is elongated!

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Characters and Animations: Chess pieces

Models, rigs, animations for Wizards Chess VR.

Fun fact: Only 3 animations are shown in the movie: Queen attack, Pawn attack, and King's checkmate animation! I made the rest of the animations to fit with the look of those 3.

Old work

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Super Smash Bros. Reddit Bot

A bot for the Super Smash Bros. Subreddit that defines terms or retrieves character data when requested

Technologies
Heroku, Python, BeautifulSoup, PRAW, Tabulate

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Interior Modeling

A 3D model of my room made with Blender

Technologies
Blender, Gimp

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Titanic Survivors Predictions

Predicted survival outcomes based on the given data set by Kaggle

Technologies
Pandas, Numpy, Sci Kit Learn, Matplotlib, Seaborn

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Python Data Structures and Algorithms

A repository of my code and notes for the Data Structures and Algorithms in books such as Cracking the Coding Interview

Technologies
Python, my notebook, my whiteboard