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Vehicle- and Environment- artist
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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
  • Nov 6
  • Germany
  • Deviant for 12 years
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My Bio
Hi there, welcome to my DeviantArt profile!

My name is Rico, I am Senior Vehicle Artist at Ubisoft Reflections where I am currently working on Ghost Recon Wildlands, as well as Watch Dogs in the past.

Some of you may know me as Schaefft, I've been part of the GTA community for many years where I created dozens of cars for San Andreas and IV; you can download most of my models for many other games like Need for Speed, Mafia or Worldracing 2 as well.

You can find a link to my LinkedIn profile below if you would like to get more information about me and the projects I've been working on so far.

If you want to contact me you can write me an Email ( or send me a message here. :)

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Favourite Movies
Gravity, District9, Avatar, Inception, War of the Worlds, Die Hard, The 5th Element, Leon, Jumanji, Matrix, Terminator
Favourite TV Shows
Too many to list, but anything automotive related like Top Gear or Wheeler Dealers plus the usual stuff (Family Guy, older seasons of the Simpsons, Breaking Bad, ...)
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
different genres, but mostly electronica (in the widest sense possible), soundtracks and to some degree indie
Favourite Games
Halo series, Forza series, GTA series, Unreal series, Half Life series, MassEffect series, NFS4, PGR4, C&C Generals, Sim City 4, Flatout and many more
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC, Xbox360
Tools of the Trade
3D Studio Max, Mudbox, Vray, Photoshop
Other Interests
Cars!, Video Games, Movies, Game Art
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Well, I guess its time to write a new Journal, the last one is like 2 years old. :) Things have changed a lot over the last couple of months. I finished my studies at the Games Academy in Berlin and moved to Vienna to work with Rabcat on an upcoming video game for Microsoft Game Studios. Im not allowed to talk about anything since nothing has been announced yet, but those who know me should have one or another idea what it might be. ;) I'm also currently working on 2 additional vehicles for some projects Retroburn Game Studios are still working on. Progress has been a bit slow there over the last months but things should get moving now. The
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10000 pageviews woot! I havent uploaded anything in a while and still get pageviews, thanks guys.:) I hope I can get more stuff done in the March holidays and upload it here. Ive finished quite alot of models for our school project and finished the Buick Roadmaster for GTA IV as well so expect to see some screens of that stuff. Im going to start another car for a client soon, I hope I can finish it in the holidays so I can concentrate on school when the next semester starts in April. And I should continue that damn WOTW environment project some day, too, would be a nice portfolio piece. Well yeah, thats it for now. Thanks for reading and st
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Hi idk if you still use this site but i wanted to ask you if you still have those textured models of your "Wotw scene" from several years ago? I saw your post from google and was wondering if you'd mind sharing the saturn, chrysler etc. id like to use them for mods for the game cities skylines
Hey, do you remember me on IGCD when I was trying to leave the site and you convinced that the blue Sumitzu car from Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands was a Mitsubishi Emeraude? I'm CarCrazedAlex586.
Ah yeah, I remember that discussion :D
Does the car even have a name?
Its manufacturer is Sumitzu but like many cars in the game, it never got a model name.
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I have saw alot of your works on N.F.S. Cars and other sites. Would you be intrested in joining our site?

We are currently recruiting GTA modders so we can branch out into that field vs just N.F.S. games.
I haven't done anything modding related in a while so I probably wouldn't be able to contribute a lot. Thanks for the offer though. :)