Minecraft at NIU

NIU students, faculty, staff and alum join us to build the NIU campus in Minecraft. Contact Aline Click aclick@niu.edu for builder access....

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Oculus Rift

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The goal of this project was to create an inexpensive virtual reality experience to help users...

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Eric Russell

'Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere' - Dr. Carl Sagan
Title: Interactive Media Developer
email: erussell@niu.edu
phone: (209) 553-8371


Academic Credentials

Northern Illinois University
- B.F.A. Time Arts


As a 3D and interactive media developer for the Digital Convergence Lab Eric works to make interactive and new media accessible to students and faculty. Whether it's creating 3D assets for a virtual world or helping a student program a game, he works through all stages of the development process to assist the client and make sure that all of their needs are not just meet but exceeded.

Expertise & Interests

VFX, 3D character rigging, 3D modeling, animation, procedural art, programming, game development, virtual reality

Specialty Applications

After Effects, 3ds Max, Combustion, Toxik, Backburner, Premiere Pro, Audition, Photoshop, Unity3D, Processing

Games Eric is currently playing:
Minecraft (PC): A sandbox game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine all while surviving attacks from zombies and skeletons.
Team Fortress 2 (PC): A team based FPS game. Very fun.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent (PC): A lovecraftian survival horror game. The protagonist has to solve puzzles and explore his surroundings without losing his mind.

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