Michael Macha
Michael Macha
3D Developer & Designer
Santa Fe, NM, United States

I've written two books on building plugins for Blender, and GIMP; with a third on the way on the proper and helpful usage of OSL on shaders. I've released a few small games on Itch.io and the Google Play Store (The Penguin and the Dragon), and developed a lot of throwaways locally. I have a channel on YouTube where I will throw any doodle in Blender or any other software up, with a reasonable number of followers.

My education is in physics, neuroscience, and journalism, from Gettysburg College; but programming has been a passion since I was maybe ten.

Skills

User Interface Design3D Animation3D Modeling3D VisualizationFacial Rigging & AnimationProp ModelingCharacter AnimationProp DesignVideo EditingProgrammingSound DesignWritingGIMPMIDIGEGLFFmpegimagemagick

Software proficiency

Blender
Blender
GIMP
GIMP
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
Unity
Unity
Python
Python
C#
C#
Audacity
Audacity
C++
C++
C
C
WebGL
WebGL
OpenGL
OpenGL
javascript
javascript
Godot
Godot
SDL
SDL
HLSL
HLSL
GLSL
GLSL
LMMS
LMMS
D
D
Ruby
Ruby
Kotlin
Kotlin
OSL
OSL
Java
Java
gcc
gcc
imagemagick
imagemagick
Ffmpeg
Ffmpeg
Ada
Ada
GEGL
GEGL
Sox
Sox
emscripten
emscripten
clang
clang
mingcc
mingcc
festival
festival
flite
flite

Experience

  • January 2015 - Present
    Lead Everything and Some Change at Frontier Medicine Entertainment
    Santa Fe, NM, United States of America

    This is my corporate identifier, as a sole proprietor. There's no real reason that I can't hire anyone--but I will say that if you're dependent on a specific program or are afraid of the terminal, my work probably isn't a suitable environment for you. (I've done entire voice sequences using nothing but Festival and FFmpeg, and I *enjoyed it*.) I grew up around the film industry and have plenty of familiarity, and even excitement, about getting my hands dirty is a classical way.

    I would kill to actually be allowed to sit in a dimly-lit darkroom and tape together strips of film again; but I'm sure the future has its own unique challenges to replace that.

    This company is also linked to my writing, and the Warrior Poet's Guide series of books.

Productions

  • Sobel feldman
    • Book
      The Warrior Poet's Guide to OSL (pending release)
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Writer, Editor
    • Company
      Frontier Medicine Entertainment
  • Cover %e2%80%94 blender   python    text
    • Book
      The Warrior Poet's Guide to Python and Blender 2.80+
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Writer, Editor
    • Company
      Frontier Medicine Entertainment
  • Cover %e2%80%94 gimp 2.10
    • Book
      The Warrior Poet's Guide to Writing Plugins for GIMP 2.10
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Writer, Editor
    • Company
      Frontier Medicine Entertainment
  • Shoodemup    logo
    • Video Game
      Shoodemup
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Lead Everything and Some Change
    • Company
      Frontier Medicine Entertainment
  • Gravitroids    logo
    • Video Game
      Gravitroids
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Lead Everything and Some Change
    • Company
      Frontier Medicine Entertainment
  • Six more weeks of winter    logo
    • Video Game
      Six More Weeks of Winter
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      Lead Everything and Some Change
    • Company
      Frontier Medicine Entertainment
  • The penguin and the dragon    logo
    • Mobile Game
      The Penguin and the Dragon
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Lead Everything and Some Change
    • Company
      Frontier Medicine Entertainment