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 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
  • 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

Wolf Photos

Posted on Oct 7, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011
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Photos and video of wolves at the Columbus Zoo, including the Timber Wolf and Mexican Wolf.

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Pallas Cat

Posted on Oct 7, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011
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Photos and video of the Pallas Cat from the Asia Quest exhibit at the Columbus Zoo.

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Assassin Bug Photos

Posted on Sep 19, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011
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Photos and short video of assassin bugs.

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Water Scorpion Photos

Posted on Aug 20, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011
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Photos of the Water Scorpions (Water Stick Insect), which are large predatory bugs.

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Battelle Darby Creek Park

Posted on Aug 17, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011
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Some photos and video of creatures at Battelle Darby Park in western Franklin County, Ohio.

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Understanding Statistics

Posted on Aug 7, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

New tool to demonstrate how the range of answers affects the probability that a correct answer will be randomly guessed.

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Something Got Lost

Posted on Aug 4, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

A poem remembering my dear mother.

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Select Some Checkboxes JavaScript Function

Posted on Jul 24, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

A new javascript function that allows you to control checkboxes in groups via a control checkbox.

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Hidden Source

Posted on Jul 11, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

Hidden Source introduces fresh and freaky blood into the first-person shooter genre.

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Five-Lined Skink

Posted on Jul 2, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011
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Photos of the Five-Lined Skink, a blue-tailed lizard in Missouri, United States.

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