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 […]
It’s hard to revert to the daily routine after spending four amazing days in Venice. As promised, though, here are the images of the project I started as a case study for my two talks at AD#4. It was the interiors that first drew me to this small house in Austria by Bernardo Bader Architekten […]
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 […]
When it comes to modeling, there are quite a few things I keep struggling with over and over. One of them is flowers, which just seem to take forever to model and never look quite right – yet they are hard to do without when doing a lot of interior work. I keep at it, […]
Another day, another Berlin landmark… This one – Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie – was done for Ronen Bekerman’s Maxwell competition last summer, ending in the second spot. Ronen has just published the making-of, which might be of interest if you use Maxwell or are curious about it. For me, this was by far […]
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 […]
This, like the images in my previous post, started as part of a broader homage to Dieter Rams, the iconic German designer of Braun fame (the shelving systems, armchair and sofa, coffee table and record player are all his). In the course of working on this piece (as usual, over an extended period of time […]
After a lot of cleaning and tweaking, I have now put my second full scene up for sale in the warehouse. “European Loft”, like “Chicago Loft“, is based on existing architecture; in this case on a conversion of a burlesque theatre by Piero Lissoni. And like “Chicago Loft”, it is a minimalist space, with a […]
When working on the Northern light images, I started experimenting with a new workflow to create food assets, in particular bread and other baked products. After having found a relatively laborious but clean and effective approach, I decided to build a small library of baked, carb-heavy assets. I didn’t go very far, and I will […]
Wonderful news today. Like last year, one of my images has made it onto the Archviz Stills shortlist for the 2012 3DWorld CG Awards. Together with images by Blackhaus; Notos and Alfa Smyrna, the jury picked an image from my Chicago Loft series. Have a look and if you think it is deserved, your vote […]
Not much text today but many images. My latest personal project is a hybrid creation, inspired both by the architecture of João Tiago Aguiar and the photography of Janne Peters – Portugal meets Germany, if you like. As usual, you can see the series on Flickr and get the models (some of them at […]
Here is a short series of images I’d been keeping under wraps. My original idea was to create small tutorials focused on the various materials used in the scene and to release these together with the images. However, since Australian online decoration magazine EST has done me the honour of publishing a feature on these, […]
These days, I only seem to produce unfinished personal pieces. This one is based on Hodgson House, a private home by Philip Johnson.
I’ve neglected the blog lately, I know. But I will be preparing some updates in the coming days.
Octane for Max is a major step for the real-time GPU renderer.