Neil Zehr | Interactive Developer

Creating simulations, games, animations, and virtual worlds.
Telling stories.


Team Projects at IDIA Lab

While working with the team of artists, programmers, and designers at IDIA Lab at Ball State University, I have had the opportunity to help produce a wide variety of virtual worlds, simulations, and apps.

1915 World's Fair


Byodo-In Temple

Hero's Horizons Andriod Game

Hadrian's Villa

Mounds State Park App

Virtual Nursing Simulator


Ball Glass Factory

Virtual Broad Art Museum

Meridian of Augustus

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

Personal Projects

Short Films

These are some of the short animated films I produced while studying animation and digital media at Huntington University.

Voices In The Walls

a short film by Neil Zehr, voice by Kristina Paul

Fuzzy Love

a short film by Neil Zehr and Tyler Welker,
music by Joel Wentz


a short film by Neil Zehr


a short film by Neil Zehr


About Me

In 2008, I graduated from Huntington University with a degree in Digital Media Animation.

Since then, I have been working for the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts (IDIA) at Ball State University as a Virtual Worlds 3D Modeler/Animator and Production Specialist. I have been a invovled as a developer in a wide variety of interactive simulations, virtual worlds, 3d animations, mobile apps, as well as planetarium show content, virtual reality and augmented reality projects.

After starting out with a focus in environment modeling, texturing, lighting, and animation, I expanded into game engines and interactive content, working with every step of development from initial content creation and level setup to scripting and optimization.

Regardless of the medium, I am intrigued by storytelling, in all of its forms.


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