Shawn Olson Creative Arts

Art, Poetry, Photography, Writing and 3D

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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, game development, 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. I now also work on 3ds Max for Autodesk. All opinions here are my own.

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

Young Praying Mantis

Posted on Jul 5, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011
Young Praying MantisYoung Praying MantisYoung Praying MantisYoung Praying MantisYoung Praying Mantis

Photos of some young praying mantises.

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mantis, insect, tiny

Hayden Olson Born

Posted on Jun 28, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011
Hayden Michael OlsonHayden and FamilyDon, Ethan and Hayden OlsonJessica Holding HaydenHayden

Hayden Michael Olson was born on June 28, 2007.

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birthday, son, baby, hayden

May 24, 2007 Newsletter

Posted on May 23, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011
John Dalmas and BooksMat Marcum of Bullet JonesFace of Phantom MemoriesRyan Wilder and Ryan Butcher

May 24, 2007 Newsletter with talk about John Dalmas, Golden Retrievers (and panthers), Bullet Jones and Philo.

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May 24, 2007 Newsletter, marcum, butch, dalmas, dewey

Mountain Lion

Posted on Apr 18, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011
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Photos and video of the Mountain Lion, also known as the cougar, puma and panther.

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mountain lion, cougar, panther, puma

Greg Oden, Buckeyes and Basketball

Posted on Apr 16, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Commentary on collegiate basketball, American colleges and professional sports.

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sports, college, greg oden, osu, buckeyes

Return to Norton Middle School

Posted on Apr 4, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Short essay recounting a day I spent at Norton Middle School with Gary Sigrist.

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school

New Counter-Strike Maps

Posted on Feb 28, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

New custom CS maps are here -- de_stonerhenge and de_welfare_square.

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de_stonerhenge, de_welfare_square, cs maps

February 23, 2007 Newsletter

Posted on Feb 22, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

February 23, 2007 Newsletter.

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February 23, 2007 Newsletter

A Perspective on Patriotism

Posted on Jan 25, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about patriotism, nationalism and America.

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patriotism, patriot, patriots, nationalism, america, culture

Whispers in the Wind

Posted on Jan 9, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Poem about enjoying the beauty of life. It's too brief to forget to enjoy it.

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wind, poem, life
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