Hello! My name is Maxime Lebled (online, people have known me as "MaxOfS2D") — but just call me Max!

I'm all about cool 3D-related things, but mostly animating them. I love to experiment with stuff, learning new things, and posting about it online.

Among other occupations, I have worked at Facepunch Studios Ltd. on Rust and Garry's Mod, on the indie retro shooter Wrack, and on two alpha iterations of the System Shock 1 remake at Nightdive Studios. I've also contributed many cosmetic items to Valve games.


The latest-ish news (May 2018)

Recently, after Valve Software referred them towards me, I was commissioned by Red Bull Records to recreate and adapt one of the music videos from the label's biggest band, AWOLNATION, into the Dota 2 universe.

With a runtime of 3 minutes and 20 seconds, it is my biggest project to date—especially since I was only assisted by Shaylyn Hamm for environment art. I made extensive use of home-made motion capture, thanks to the Perception Neuron suit.

You can see the original music video here. I have also created a breakdown video about the project.

My animation-related things

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Social media

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Things hosted here

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Other places

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