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| Douglas R. Wood
| Biographical information
- Animator/Modeler/2D Artist
Douglas "Doug" R. Wood is a animator. He has been working in the gaming industry since 1994. Wood's surname appears in Half-Life as an Easter egg on a Sector C locker and on a sign in the Hospital in Half-Life 2: Episode One.
Wood earned a degree in Computer Animation/Multimedia from the Art Institute of Dallas.
Doug joined Valve in 1997 and has been working on the Half-Life series ever since. Before Valve, Doug worked at Apogee/3Drealms where he worked on Duke-Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior and Prey (before everyone left) and the Plutonium/Atomic Edition for Duke. Before 3DRealms, he worked for Origin down in Austin. As far as we know, Doug is the only member of Valve who has ever been a Guardian Angel in New York City.
He is responsible for many of Half-Life's scripted sequences, including tentacles that pull unsuspecting scientists through the ceiling, and headcrabs that turn humans into zombies.
As a character animator, Doug helped shape the Source engine's animation system, focusing on techniques which allow animators and designers to quickly create and modify choreo scenes.
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