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Hi, my name is Matthew Bierman! I am currently a second-year student at the University of Texas at Dallas, majoring in Computer Science. I graduated from Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where I was born and raised. During my time in Vegas, I enjoyed various internships, from working in post production on a documentary with Iacon Pictures to working in tech support with TLC Computer Solutions. In Texas, I now plan to strengthen my computer science skills and gain industry experience. Aside from programming, I enjoy traveling, cinematography, and photography in my free time.
Domain Name Checker
The Dragon's Lair CTF
World Cup Simulator
League Table Simulator
TLC Computer Solutions
Holding the Wire
We were inspired to create viewar by expensive, lengthy workflows that companies have to go through to display their products online, so that users can see what the product looks like without needing to see it inside a store. Some companies hire photographers to take photoshoots of various furniture pieces on a staged set, which can be quite expensive, but most companies use photorealistic renders of 3d models, which is a time intensive process. Viewar is an inexpensive, quick, and simple solution. Companies can send us the 3d model, which they already have, and we give them a QR code that they can place on their website. The user can download our viewar app and see the product in augmented reality, meaning they can view it from any angle and in any lighting they so desire, giving them a more authentic experience. This project was built during the CodeRED Exploration hackathon.
Second Place Overall
We designed our Smart Lock using a Raspberry Pi and a servo motor. To set up the device, the user must connect the Raspberry Pi to the home wireless network, and from there, users can navigate to a local address on any device (that is also on the network) and add/remove users on the access control list (ACL) by entering the MAC address of the user's device. Once it is set up, the Smart Lock will unlock the door when any user on the network is on the ACL and lock the door when there are no users from the ACL on the network.
HomeVR uses GearVR to allow you to tour a 3D home in virtual reality, without ever having to leaving your chair. We used Unreal Engine 4 to create the project, Blender and Google Sketch-Up to create some of the 3D models, and it runs on a Galaxy S7 with GearVR. Our inspiration for HomeVR was that we wanted to create a better alternative to real estate tours, one that removed the need for you to physically visit the house while also provided more than just photos, video tours, or 360 photos. This project was built during the HackUTD 17 hackathon.
Red team and blue team compete in an Attack-and-Defend style Capture the Flag competition with Forensics challenges included. Both teams participate in attacking and defending; team colors are not associated with only attacking or only defending. There are six levels in the competition, each team receives points for completing levels and loses points for using hints to complete the levels. The host system displays the current scores and communicates with the two teams to give them each level as they unlock it. Each level contains a readme file for instructions. Now includes animations and ASCII art made entirely in bash!
These scripts were created for the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot VIII competition. Overall, our team ranked 1st in Nevada, 2nd in the Western Region of the U.S., and 15th overall, out of over 3200 teams in our school's first year competing.
Uses the program Diffuse to compare various system files between the current files and the default system files as of January 21, 2016. Diffuse shows the differences in text between the two files using colored highlighting.
An animation created using Adobe After Effects CS6.
A prediction of a 32-team soccer World Cup based on 2015 team statistics. Teams are sorted into 8 four team knockout stages. The top two teams of each group are promoted to a tournament bracket.
Temas include: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, Italy, Iran, Ivory Coast, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, and the United States.
Based on 2015 team statistics, soccer matches for any of 33 leagues are simulated.
A shell script that converts other shell scripts into encrypted, executable files. Move the script to the Desktop, then run the script in the following format:
sudo ./Desktop/encryptScript.sh [script]. The parameter must be the full path of a script which is also on the Desktop.
A scientist's attempt to create thee perfect human being goes terribly wrong. A short film by Austin Lien and Matthew Bierman. Special thanks to AKM & Faith Lutheran Middle and High School! Starring: Austin Lien, Gage Badger, and Jackson Langford.
producer, editor, production manager, visual effects producer
A young detective must get his suspect to confess to gruesome murders before time runs out. Starring Ashton Alexander, Kyle Goulston, and Chaunsi Heatley.
producer, cinematographer, editor, colorist, boom operator, assistant script editor
All American High School Film Festival Official Selection 2016
After a close encounter in suburban Las Vegas, NV, Scott Goodlight and his grandfather must embark on a harrowing journey, one that will alter the history of the earth as they know it.
All American High School Film Festival Official Selection 2015
All American High School Film Festival Best Visual FX 2015
Iacon Pictures announces Holding the Wire, a unique portrait of tournament paintball during an economically turbulent time. Jose Diaz, a veteran high school teacher, sets out to document the lives and experiences of tournament paintball players. Along the way, he encounters a variety of individuals, young and old, from different walks of life, all united by a fierce passion for tournament paintball.
editor, visual effects producer, 3D modeling rigger, animator
An animation created using Adobe After Effects CS6.
An animation created using Adobe After Effects CS6 and Video Copilot's Element 3D plugin.