Area of living: Varna, Bulgaria
Working as freelance 3D artist in his spare time
Expertise: Interior, Products
Project duration: 14 days – …
Software using: 3Ds Max, VRay, Autodesk Mudbox, Marvelous Designer, Photoshop, Illustrator.
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If we talk about interiors, than first of all I model walls, windows, kitchen and other simple furniture. Then I add lights and other furniture. After that I send test render to the client, black and white, without textures.
After getting feedback I can make changes: move anything or change it to something else. Then I add textures and do another test render so a client can see if the colors are okay. If everything is fine I add all the accessories like flowers, appliances and proceed with final render.
I am focused on creating highest possible realism in raw renders. All I do in postproduction is contrast and background adding if need. For me, light post-production will create a beautiful and eye-friendly visualization.
The photoshoped render looks way more beautiful, with all effects and blurriness and color tints and other stuff, but doing all the things in Photoshop is very time consuming, especially if you have to edit 6-7 renders and they have to look exactly the same.
Autodesk 3Ds Max with VRay renderer, Autodesk Mudbox, Marvelous Designer, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.
Never tried C4D or Lightweave or Modo or Maya or another 3D Rendering software. Everything happened when I saw a tutorial on YouTube how to create a pot with one single drag of the mouse and I said: “Damn… that’s good!”.
Downloaded that software to try it and later I was very happy I created a photo of something that doesn’t exist. I had no idea how 3D things happen till then. Then I continued to make beds, wardrobes for 15-20 hours per day and that’s the result 🙂
And many free tutorials from YouTube.
Level of 3D Visualization in Bulgaria is very low even if the Chaos group’s VRay company was started here. I think it is all because of low salary in this field. If you work for viz company your salary will be 500-600 euro, which is not really motivating 🙂
The money you get and the time you spend there will not allow you to get better and better. I was happy to work in Sunny Beach for 4 years to get some good money and study for 1 year without working in order to increase my level of visualizations.