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This is my newest work as of now. It doesn't really reflect what I do on average, but it's my most recent.
I really post stuff on Deviantart a lot and I submit in masses at a time, so my newest things may often be similar. If you look at my gallery, you will see that I have a great variety. ^ - ^



Super Smash Bros 4. VS Battle on Final Destination by PichuThePokemon

This is a really beautiful image, as a whole. A lot of effort when into making this a reality, from posing hi-res 3D models and organiz...


The Force Awakens in Me by MachRiderZ
The Force Awakens in Me
So the other day, some one-sheets for The Force Awakens came out, so I made one of myself in the same style. :3 I hope you enjoy!
Mario Tennis Wii U Dream Roster by MachRiderZ
Mario Tennis Wii U Dream Roster
If you're disappointed with the roster for Mario Tennis Ultra Smash, here's something you can dream about. I whipped this up today - what could have been for Mario Tennis on Wii U. I haven't thought much about who would have what kind of play-style. I selected who would be fun to play as.

Starting Characters:
Diddy Kong
E. Gadd
Bowser Jr.
Boom Boom
Koopa Troopa
Shy Guy
Baby Mario
Baby Luigi
Baby Peach
Baby Daisy

Hidden Characters:
Dry Bones
Pom Pom
Dry Bowser

amiibo Characters:
Captain Toad
Astro Toad
Metal Mario
Dr. Mario
Yarn Yoshi

DLC Characters:
Toon Link
Sonic the Hedgehog

Boss Characters:
Iggy Koopa
Roy Koopa
Lemmy Koopa
Larry Koopa
Wendy Koopa
Ludwig Koopa
Morton Koopa
Bob-Omb King
Petey Piranha
King Boo

I would imagine there would be some tournament/exhibition mode to unlock the regular hidden characters. The boss characters would probably be really hard to unlock... Not sure. :P Enjoy!
SPECTRUM One-Sheet Poster (Short Film) by MachRiderZ
SPECTRUM One-Sheet Poster (Short Film)
SPECTRUM, a short film starring Joseph Watts and Ingrid Brindle. Edited by David Besh and Connor Rentz. Produced by David Besh. Written and directed by Connor Rentz.

Watch the film here:…
Visit the official Coroflot page for movie stills here:…

Spectrum is a silent film that tells a love story simply through colors and music. It was produced for Campus Movie Fest's first competition at Georgia Southern University in fall of 2015, where Spectrum was one of the highest performing films. Spectrum won Best Production Design, Best Special Effects, and was one of the festival's four Jury Award winners, moving the film on to the national competition.
Super Smash Bros. for NX Concept by MachRiderZ
Super Smash Bros. for NX Concept
What if Nintendo made Smash Bros. for the NX and upgrade of Smash for Wii U? This is my interpretation of the idea - 78 characters, not including Miis - adding 26 characters to the roster. The character select screen mugshots have been made more vertical than horizontal, a better fit for the character artwork. Hidden characters from the Wii U version are hidden once again, but can be unlocked with a Wii U save file that has the characters unlocked. Mewtwo is the only Wii U DLC character that is hidden, but can be unlocked automatically if he has been downloaded onto the Wii U game.

Bomberman (Bomberman)
Inkling (Splatoon)
Isaac (Golden Sun)
Ice Climbers (Ice Climber)
Gooey (Kirby)
Daisy (Super Mario Bros.)
Tetra (The Legend of Zelda)
Mach Rider (Mach Rider)
Dixie Kong (Donkey Kong)
Prince Fluff (Kirby)
Impa (The Legend of Zelda)
Ridley (Metroid)
Banjo-Kazooie (Banjo-Kazooie)
Shovel Knight (Shovel Knight)

Young Link (The Legend of Zelda)
Waluigi (Super Mario Bros.)
Chrom (Fire Emblem)
Phosphora (Kid Icarus)
Blood Falcon (F-Zero)
Snake (Metal Gear)
Wolf (Star Fox)
Gengar (Pokemon)
King K. Rool (Donkey Kong)
Ghirahim (The Legend of Zelda)
Paper Mario (Paper Mario)
Ninten (Mother)

This was made prior to the end of the Smash Ballot. Enjoy! Special thanks to all of the artists who made some of the character artwork used, including the Smashified team, the Brawl modding community, and others for posting official hi-resolution artwork online. I did various small edits to the majority of the images. The Mach Rider, Wolf, and Gooey renders were created by me - there are no hi-res versions of those renders yet.

Check out my YouTube channel! I'm actually a film guy:…


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Connor Rentz
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
United States
I am currently a young independent film maker. I'm an experienced actor, but I'd sooner write and direct. I've also been involved in game design and image editing. It wasn't until the beginning of 2013 that I decided to focus solely on independent film-making and theatre, although I have always known I love making movies.

My main work includes short films such as WORTH DYING (inspired by one of Aesop's Fables), LAYLA (based on the song by Eric Clapton), ZELDA 2014 (a modern adaptation of The Legend of Zelda), and ROCKY RACCOON (based on the song by The Beatles). I often work with on a "low-to-no" budget, and I like to direct my own writing because I have very clear visions of what I want to capture. I also believe in giving other people, artists, actors, film-makers, etc. a chance to be involved and use their talents. I like to tell honest stories through my films, even though I tend to lean towards a more fantastic style and setting. As of 2014, I have worked with nearly forty different actors on multiple projects.

I also have experience as a traditional stage actor, including award-winning performances such as Radar O'Reily in M*A*S*H, John Hale in The Crucible, and myself (along with various Shakespeare characters like Juliet and Macduff) in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. I am currently directing The Importance of Being Earnest at Heritage High School, where I am the founder and president of the school's Thespian Troupe, #8074.

I was also one of the three founders of the popular online fan-game Super Smash Bros. Crusade, which I worked on for five years starting in 2008. I stopped using the name Dr.MarioX after I finished working on Super Smash Bros. Crusade in February 2013.


My 3DS Friend Code: 1032-1432-5027

I hope you enjoy my submissions and all. :)

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2000C Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
MachRiderZ Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Not sure if I have that great of artistic capability. Request this for #smashified?
2000C Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
You made this?…
Then you can also make my request.
MachRiderZ Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
I did, but I also had a model of Wolf. I don't have a model of Tiki.
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ArtyTank Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favorite :happybounce:
KambalPinoy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey Connor it's me and check out this awesome flash comic called super smash bros: the…

Here's page 1, you gotta like this:… and check out this cool animation:…
MachRiderZ Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow - GIF comics? I've never seen one of these before! Pretty brilliant - love the style!
KambalPinoy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You should tell my friend the same way you told me but I'm glad you like his awesome animated flash comic too :)
Sandvich33 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So what inspired you guys to add Weegee to Crusade by any chance?
MachRiderZ Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
You know, I'm not really sure! Someone on the dev team (I'm not sure who, but I know somebody still working on the game knows) decided to code him in, and we all thought it was funny. :P
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