Just a quick glimpse of one in a series of new assets currently in the making. Trying to perfect the shaders here. I might post some tips on those a little further down the road. Can you guess the model and designer?
When it comes to lighting an interior or exterior scene, the sky’s always the limit. But if you’ve been in this business for some time, chances are you already know the secret to subtle, atmospheric lighting. Archviz legend Peter Guthrie was the first artist to offer very high-resolution, high-dynamic-range sky panoramas to light your scene. These skies […]
Now that came out of the blue – and what a nice surprise! When the Ronenbekerman newsletter landed in my inbox the other day and I quickly opened it as I usually do, I was surprised and delighted to see that Maison de Verre had been picked as the best visualization of 2013. I can just say […]
Sadly, sadly, SOA Day #4 is now over. And despite a good night’s sleep, it’s hard not to feel dizzy after learning so much and meeting so many talented and enthusiastic people, both new and well-known, including a fair few long-time online friends. Kudos and much thanks to Roberto, Gianpiero, Manuela and the entire […]
A quick heads-up: The Baron Haussmann apartment has finally reached the Warehouse. This is the original 3ds Max V-Ray scene used for this series of images. Most of the furniture has gone, but the two fireplaces and the modern kitchen are included. To avoid any confusion, the image above as well as the other […]
If you happen to be a Lufthansa frequent flyer, you should have received this in the post last week. In addition to a nice and beautifully illustrated piece on Peter Zumthor, this month’s issue of ‘Exclusive’, the airline’s magazine for card members, features an insightful story by Christian Tröster on the state of the rendering […]
This place has been pretty quiet lately and my response rate to questions posted here or via email has been even more dismal than usual. One reason was a broken coolant pump in my Z820, which has now been fixed. Another is that I’ve been keeping my head down while preparing for this year’s State […]
Here a few images done last year, the latest in a series about re-creating modernist architecture in Berlin and beyond. Known today as the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures), this building is the work of US architect Hugh Stubbins, a student of Walter Gropius in Harvard. It was erected in 1957 […]
Some people (my family included) may be forgiven for thinking that I have vanished from the surface of the earth. Such rumours are widely exaggerated. In fact, I have been busy migrating to a new workstation and turning the old one into a slave. The power horse in question is an HP Z820 with the […]
I am mostly of a placid composition and not easily annoyed. But there are a few things that can make me twitch. One of these is theft.
I’ve neglected the blog lately, I know. But I will be preparing some updates in the coming days.
As some of you may have noticed, BBB3viz has just undergone a modest makeover.
I’ve had many questions in the past year or so about the skies I’ve been using in my scenes. For a long time, I wasn’t at liberty to say much about them. No longer. I’m happy to report that Marcel Vijfwinkel, the man behind the enormously popular CGTextures.com, and his accomplice Wojtek Starak have now […]
Something amazing came out of the blue today. The website for 3D World’s inaugural CG Awards went live and it turns out my Tribeca Loft image had been selected among the six nominees for the architectural stills category, the only still images category. I’m over the moon, especially since I’m sharing the shortlist with people […]
It’s been a long time coming, but the excellent Peter Guthrie has now published the final images for his snowy rendition of the “Twins” house by William O’Brien Jr. and, unsurprisingly, it is a show-stopper. These are for me among the very best images Peter has produced to date. They make for yet another stunning […]