Shawn Olson Creative Arts

Art, Poetry, Photography, Writing and 3D

Greetings Earthling. Welcome to my creative portal. My name is Shawn Olson. I'm a creative jack-of-all trades who has years of experience in 3ds Max, web development, journalism, photography, graphics and parenting. You may know me as a technical artist for Black Mesa or as the developer of Wall Worm if you came here as a game developer.

If you need help with any of these things, then I'm your guy:

  • Problem Solving
  • 3D Environments
  • 3D Assets
  • 3ds Max pipelines
  • Game Design
  • Documentation
  • Journalistic Coverage
  • Application Education
  • Web Application Development

If you must know more about me, feel free to read A Short Biography. But more importantly, enjoy the various photos, poems, editorials and scripts across the site.

I always enjoy feedback from visitors. Feel free to send me an email with any comments, ideas, praise, criticism or corrections. Of course you can always interact with me on the Wall Worm forums or other 3D forums where I haunt.

Latest Articles

Adventures with Chris

Posted on Apr 26, 2019 | Last Updated Apr 26, 2019
Catan at Chris'Chris at DeskChris on BeachThanksgiving 2018.

Slideshow of Photos and a little about my cousin and dear friend Chris Himes, who died on April 26, 2019.

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chris himes, photos

Echoes of the Lost

Posted on Apr 23, 2019 | Last Updated Apr 23, 2019

Poem about loved ones lost.

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Reflections and Infections

Posted on Jul 10, 2018 | Last Updated Jul 10, 2018

An essay about the need for more philosophy (love of wisdom) in an age of growing xenophobia.

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wisdom, philosopher, leaders, tyrants

But Words Will Never Hurt Me

Posted on Jan 6, 2018 | Last Updated Feb 2, 2018

Editorial on negativity and entitlement amongst online communities.

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entitlement, negativity, trolls

A Little About John Dalmas

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 | Last Updated Jun 16, 2017
john, jim, misconjohn dalmas, donald olsonJohn Enjoys a mealdalmas, stanleyjohn, poetry

A short overview of the life of my friend John Dalmas.

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john dalmas

Education in the Digital Age

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 | Last Updated Feb 16, 2017

Essay on education in the modern digital age.

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education, society

Updating Custom Attributes to use AttribID

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 | Last Updated Jan 25, 2017

Discussion on using attribID in custom attributes inside 3ds Max, including pros, cons and solutions.

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custom attributes, 3ds max, maxscript, attribID, managing

Crazy Neighbor

Posted on Aug 9, 2016 | Last Updated Aug 9, 2016
Dana and the Skunkhayden and skunkchild plays with skunkdana carries skunkskunk

A little story about a crazy neighbor.

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neighbors, skunks, pole cat

Selecting a Percentage of a Collection Randomly in MAXScript

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 | Last Updated Feb 5, 2016

Example MAXscript for collecting random subsets of an array based on a percentage.

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maxscript, random, percentage, selection

Wrong Side of Bed

Posted on Dec 31, 2015 | Last Updated Dec 31, 2015
wrong side of bed cartoon

Cartoon about people with negative outlooks.

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negativity, outlook, grouch, cartoon, comic
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