William Furneaux
William Furneaux
Digital Sculptor/Artist at Weta Workshop
Wellington, New Zealand

About

William Furneaux joined Weta Workshop Design Department in 2009 as a Concept Artist. Transitioning into the rapidly expanding Weta Workshop 3D Department as a Digital Sculptor by 2015 William took on the role of Head of 3D at Weta Workshop. 2017 brought about a change in role to 3D Digital Systems and Technology Manager, involved managing key relationships with software vendors, tertiary education providers and government R&D fund managers. Managing Digital Manufacturing R&D projects in the 3D Department has become an increasing part of the role which has led to his current position as of 2019 as Senior Digital Manufacturing R&D Specialist.

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Skills

Art DirectionConcept ArtConcept DesignDigital Painting3D Modeling3D Printing3D VisualizationDigital SculptingPainting3D ScanningPhotogrammetry

Software proficiency

After Effects
After Effects
Illustrator
Illustrator
Keyshot
Keyshot
Mari
Mari
Maya
Maya
Photoshop
Photoshop
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Substance Designer
Substance Designer
ZBrush
ZBrush
xNormal
xNormal
Arnold
Arnold
Photoscan
Photoscan
Octane Render
Octane Render
R3DS Wrap
R3DS Wrap
Paintstorm Studio
Paintstorm Studio
Magics
Magics
Netfabb
Netfabb
RealityCapture
RealityCapture
Metashape
Metashape

Productions

  • Pacificrim uprising
    • Movie
      Pacific Rim: Uprising
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Team Leader / Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Thor ragnarok
    • Movie
      Thor: Ragnarok
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Team Leader / Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Bladerunner2049
    • Movie
      Blade Runner 2049
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Team Leader / Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Ghostintheshell
    • Movie
      Ghost in the Shell
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Team Leader / Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Powerrangers
    • Movie
      Power Rangers
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Team Leader / Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Spectral
    • Movie
      Spectral
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Alicethroughthelookingglass
    • Movie
      Alice Through the Looking Glass
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Digital Set Designer
    • Company
      Disney
  • Thegreatwall
    • Movie
      The Great Wall
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Warcraft
    • Movie
      Warcraft: The Beginning
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Krampus
    • Movie
      Krampus
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Chappie
    • Movie
      Chappie
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Hobbit 03
    • Movie
      The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Draculauntold
    • Movie
      Dracula Untold
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Theamazingspider man2
    • Movie
      The Amazing Spider-Man 2
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Hobbit 02
    • Movie
      The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Hobbit 01
    • Movie
      The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Concept Artist / Digital Sculptor
    • Company
      Weta Workshop

Experience

  • Digital Sculptor / 3D Digital Systems and Technology Manager at Weta Workshop
    Wellington, New Zealand
    April 2017 - Present

  • Team Leader / Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler at Weta Workshop
    Wellington, New Zealand
    June 2015 - March 2017

  • Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler at Weta Workshop
    Wellington, New Zealand
    August 2011 - June 2015

  • Concept Artist at Weta Workshop
    Wellington, New Zealand
    April 2009 - August 2011

  • Freelance at Hybrid Digital
    Auckland, New Zealand
    October 1999 - January 2007