Nikki's Portfolio

My online art portfolio.


Lighting Arenas for NBA 2K9

With about 3 month before submission I asked to be put on environments for NBA. They needed help and brought me on the team. So the following arenas I had alot of fun lighting. My bosses wanted a nice gradation from the floor up to the ceiling with the preference of the ceiling being really dark, and this is what I came up with.

NBA 2K9 menus

The following 4 menus I made for NBA 2K9. I would get a photoshopped mock of what the menu should look like from my coworker Anthony. Then I would make a maya file, with polys, textures, and text to make it match the mock. Many times I would talk to Anthony about simple animations that would be included, or talk to the producers about updates, and programmers to make sure we were all on the same page. For these 4 menus the background was made by other great artists are the company. These are just a few of the menus I made for the game.