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, 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 USD workflows and capabilities in 3ds Max and Maya at 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
- 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.
Photos and video of the Pallas Cat from the Asia Quest exhibit at the Columbus Zoo.
Assassin Bug Photos
Photos and short video of assassin bugs.
Water Scorpion Photos
Photos of the Water Scorpions (Water Stick Insect), which are large predatory bugs.
Battelle Darby Creek Park
Some photos and video of creatures at Battelle Darby Park in western Franklin County, Ohio.
New tool to demonstrate how the range of answers affects the probability that a correct answer will be randomly guessed.
Something Got Lost
A poem remembering my dear mother.
Hidden Source introduces fresh and freaky blood into the first-person shooter genre.
Photos of the Five-Lined Skink, a blue-tailed lizard in Missouri, United States.
Photos of Columbus rock band Cringe on June 27, 2006 at Victories.