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Makkon @BenjaminHale7 San Francisco, CA

Ben Hale. He/They. Environment artist at ILMxLab. 2d/3d artist. Music hobbyist? Opinions are my own.

3,335 Following   8,258 Followers   6,243 Tweets

Joined Twitter 12/20/13


@lizaledwards I am here for the nipple discourse @cintavu the only way to cheat as an artist is just theft or plagiarismhttps://t.co/R4B3PQnFeg
Retweeted by Makkon @andrewkmar Braided snake hair is one of the best ideas ever, holy shit!Very very cool to see how @UnrealEngine is being used in modern film/tv production. https://t.co/p1oSxOBsfV
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2/21
2020
@Paperhermit @DUSKdev If you have to tear down one dev to compliment another, it's not a compliment. @Paperhermit @DUSKdev Game devs generally don't appreciate these kind of comments, Thainen
2/20
2020
@axl99 Holy hell you're a full blown badass!!! @edstub207 Officially 5 years, not counting the two false starts. No degree (did some college), took like 6 years t… https://t.co/4yVlfPFlp3 @axl99 Willow! And maybe The Princess Bride? @Dekren Tell me about it, I thought besting my rivals in combat and crushing my enemies would bring me peace, but t… https://t.co/eeDSY45NTQ
2/19
2020
@Kanaratron Get ready for some feels, my dude! @Kanaratron Also the soundtrack from Violet Evergarden is lovely @Kanaratron Recore soundtrack, it's a pretty solid score to an otherwise forgettable game
2/18
2020
@docky Thanks so much! The license is included in the zip, basically free use on anything that isn't a sold game without permission @SEchouafni I love this tree @Dekren I've been making my own. It's only taken 6 months for just one of them 😢 @Dekren Nailing the proportions so well this early on will save you a lot of noodling later I think. Excited to see… https://t.co/VCWnrvNtkz @tha_rami Probably a pulsar, usually is @Tolwyn @BafuBal sorry about that, I've got them linked here https://t.co/v6fOwvLispIt's here! The VFX breakdown of my dry ice volumetric fog Link: https://t.co/aV8DafTef2 #UE4 #gamedevhttps://t.co/3b4pFyMATX
Retweeted by MakkonTaking a break from my giant-soul-crushing base map to sketch a map with @BenjaminHale7's amazing new Quake texture… https://t.co/1zpIgrkGKa
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2/17
2020
@Gingerhazing Lefty loosey, righty tighty is how I remember how things spin. Spinning a lid left with my right hand… https://t.co/v4cXk13rvt @BelgianBoolean Thanks so much, Ben! I really appreciate it @cintavu Thanks so much, Jacinta! @BafuBal That alone makes it worth it! Even so, making this set has brought me a lot of happiness too @SculptGuy this is probably the most healthy use of it possibleI've been a real downer lately, and I'm sorry. Here's some recent art. You can grab these as a quake wad and the so… https://t.co/0WX3x4lxXc @KierstenHaleArt here I am having second thoughts about this after looking at my friends list. Most of them are art… https://t.co/ZB5qAkvF9t @Divebuttdrg I feel you there, but over time I've found myself feeling pretty distanced from my extended family. Mo… https://t.co/weMDcd2kzR @KierstenHaleArt since then, facebook has just been a montage of disappointment in my family and acquaintances with… https://t.co/MSx1gdaOwkthe only good thing that ever happened came out of facebook for me was asking my now spouse @KierstenHaleArt on a date to see Braveslowly starting to unfriend people on facebook until I can just delete it entirely @arvalis I've never played a pokemon game the anime was okay shrek 2 made me cry, and shrek 4 was actually good
2/16
2020
@joewintergreen aw man, so close to the dream :( :( :( @joewintergreen last remaining step is to turn off texture filtering
2/15
2020
@apocalynds Shadow of the Colossus, the environment art was so beautiful it made me emotional. And it happened agai… https://t.co/hnjsb6j8L6
2/14
2020
@my2k Are you into westerns with magic?
2/13
2020
A year ago today, myself and 800 of the most talented and passionate people I know were laid off from ATVI/Blizz a… https://t.co/iUPQbTZepY
Retweeted by Makkon @beccahallstedt @XCK3D This has been a hard lesson for me
2/12
2020
@mortenotte @TravisTCurry @PhilosophyTube If he was sent personal information, or intimate photos, those are defini… https://t.co/iZdXZiPWGv @XCK3D HOLE @TravisTCurry @PhilosophyTube Depending on the contents of the box, that could be illegal @delaneykingrox Can I select two overlapping verts in blender yet? Every time I try to jump ship I get stopped by s… https://t.co/JDsdnH01oZ @beccahallstedt Magic Circle and Oxenfree I enjoyed a lot. Last game that made me cry was Undertale, I came to that… https://t.co/KEilEm8oYB @SamSykesSwears sure, just skip on down to the marina and ask the friendly roman warship crew if you can take a tour
2/11
2020
@Saberspark Review of every Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon @Astrofyre This is the Premium Skyrim Experience for sure @Bohrenn Hey man, thanks so much! It really warms my heart to hear that @JazzysArt ****they know**** @Kotaku this feels wrong
2/10
2020
@BryanRenno I enjoy the process of making stuff myself so much that the thought never even crossed my mind to use megascans in a portfolio @BryanRenno this is how it happens, this is how democracy dies *sheds a single tear for amereggca* @saltyhag I get it for a split second before I lose it, but that split second is a very realistic apple @GeologyTime What are the conditions that cause this? I thought you only see this on artificially treated minerals
2/9
2020
@Vuthric this is one of the most impressive things I've seen in ue4!I've been polishing up my volumetric fog-cloud. finally got the fluffy dry ice look <3💨 #UE4 #gamedev #realtimevfxhttps://t.co/qAH0H3TgQY
Retweeted by Makkon @christapeterso This character design always stood out to me for being so unimaginative and basic and insultingly d… https://t.co/uGvPOVlC3m @Der_Kevin Forgot to mention, overboosting results in your car exploding! The first game, regular Motorstorm, let y… https://t.co/vfzZl0cip3 @Der_Kevin it basically felt like if Twisted Metal was a racing game, and not grimdark and edgy but instead colorfu… https://t.co/DkbJScfgug @Der_Kevin Motorstorm Apocalypse. Aside from the cheesy story, the racing is *really* fast, you have unlimited boos… https://t.co/OCAiuBSgTb @jillaclan There was only one time I thought entirely in words, and it was after attending a 12 hour self-help conv… https://t.co/OdDKS2e8l9 @Fyre_flye I see 1 but only for a split second before I see another version. I don't think in words unless I'm imag… https://t.co/Kg604YMUw5A look at my burnish flame in motion. 3D print by @dangerousladies (they’re listing them next week in their store… https://t.co/JjiW9ZnDGI
Retweeted by Makkon @Poisonneus @dangerousladies This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! Awesome work on this!!! @beccahallstedt Honestly with the despair I've been feeling about the state and future of the world and the chance… https://t.co/HQLwHIhePH
2/8
2020
@MarcyBones64 I despised this as a kid, and still do. What a wasted effort on a tasteless project @Dekren There's a director whose films inspired a lot of westerns. You might like Yojimbo or Sanjuro by Akira Kuros… https://t.co/fmvGJzynAu @Telepeturtle @TelevisonStatic you do what you want to do, not what you think you have to do to please people, my dude 👍
2/7
2020
Full tutorial on Youtube https://t.co/88eByogKTw Today I want to talk about my second favourite tool, which is the… https://t.co/BuoZJh85UM
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2/6
2020
@heyjenbartel Can confirm, this is exactly the case for me @CryptidShy above all he neglected to clean up his likes and follows before posting the statement. I've seen enough… https://t.co/fI8hbbzxC8 @murderlinart I'll DM you, I don't want to invoke his following into my mentions @Peter_Wartman I think it's probably important to see it for yourself, but be prepared for shit (if it hasn't been… https://t.co/eHhNOGSjUH @murderlinart a respected artist in the community was outed as having a lot of verifiable past activity on a known… https://t.co/Urb3mbOciq @ZiggyZagz it's genuinely unsettling. I want to believe the apology, but yikes @Peter_Wartman if you do, you're in for some awful stuff, especially if you look at their likes. Even looking at hi… https://t.co/KlStz0wefhapologies on the internet are measured by the sort of company that shows up to defend you.
2/5
2020
@SamSykesSwears What's the occasion? @Antonjorch I've got a few creative outlets I can try if I'm not up to doing one of them after work. If they are al… https://t.co/yjA0H7FXPn @Antonjorch depends on the day. today I'm pretty happy with it @pedrothedagger @JasonLavoie3D also didn't have benefits, couldn't afford insurance, so you know... went to the ER,… https://t.co/YWFxBdY1j4 @pedrothedagger @JasonLavoie3D didn't work out so great for me, since where I work was the same place I try to rela… https://t.co/kZiFp44YY8
2/4
2020
@BatsyBrittany @misterfulanito @PolluxGFX @JennRavenna Theft isn't inspiration, it's just theft @DanFessler Yeah, there's few things that I like about the culture there, it's very insular. Folks preach about acc… https://t.co/vxIqJhT2gy @sehurlburt batteries can become expensive for something that you don't really *use*
2/3
2020
@my2k Haha, okay I can see that @lewi3000 @jeffzugale most folks in art circles know, but I'll DM you too. Just don't want to invoke a confrontatio… https://t.co/zpHAU0ejR4 @jeffzugale I'll DM you @Taxouck no, Kaz is awesome and his webcomic is great. No association whatsoevertoday I choose to be kindhatred at this age is a choice. it's something you decide, over years of premeditated thought. I'm flabbergasted an… https://t.co/6HpyHEijQPhatred is taught to us at a young age, our parents weren't as connected to the world as we are now. but I find it s… https://t.co/r0Fy8wpttowhen I was young I held the same opinions as the majority of people in my environment, the salty land-locked state… https://t.co/ft9IFUhZm0 @tozozozo I instinctively clicked on the x and was surprised that an image popped up insteadyesterday was pretty rough. an artist I looked up to for half my life, who even personally mentored me and encourag… https://t.co/pa7sdG83K8 @my2k I must know @XCK3D I mean, this looks like a great pet. Good on them for allowing it. @my2k I've been bummed out about this all day. I looked up to him since high school. But I'm glad to know, it's rea… https://t.co/xhrZimxILI @joewintergreen this is really heckin rad
2/2
2020

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