Emma’s Place (V-Ray)

Meet Emma’s Place, a not-too-subtle homage to Swedish blogger extraordinaire Emma Fexeus. This one was long in the making. The goal was to replicate not just a typical Scandinavian interior, but also the way these are often photographed. I’ll get back to that last point in a moment. The inspiration came from a variety of … Continued

Big Beer

This has been lying on my hard drive for some time, so here it is. No particular point to this other that Spring is my personal beer time and this might just be, if not the best beer in the world, probably the best beer in Berlin. All done in 3ds Max and V-Ray. And … Continued

Lost Signal

How I cried over this one… I’d modeled the 1965 Brionvega TS-502 portable radio once before. I was pretty happy with it, but it was done in Nurbs and ended up an unsightly mess of elongated triangles and ngons once tesselated, which made it hard to use as a visualization asset. So I returned to … Continued

Bean Juicer

I’ve had this little vintage Italian engineering wonder, the QuickMill Stretta 0820, in my home for some time, and it makes the best Espresso I’ve ever been able to conjure up without outside help. And it’s cute. Reason enough to try and model it in 3ds Max, especially after getting some practice modeling the much fancier … Continued

Still Life With Honey

A few weeks ago, I was getting lost in the still-life, food-styling and Scandi corners of Pinterest and decided I would try to emulate the look of one of these dark, moody still lives (check out Kate S Jordan to get the rough idea). I started with something quite minimalistic and, as too often, got … Continued

Danish-Italian love affair

Some double practice here, modeling Jørgen Kastholm’s PK6270 Easy Chair and a generic Venetian mirror, something I had long wanted to do and put off forever. The scene was quickly thrown together to showcase the two models. I used Octane for rendering this time as I was looking for a very quick feedback and the scene … Continued

Best Visualization of the Year

You may remember my Yale Center for British Art series, done with 3ds Max and Corona. Well, it’s just been picked by Ronenbekerman as the best visualization of 2016! Knowing how many great artists post their work on Ronen’s site, this is certainly a fantastic feeling, and an encouragement to keep doing this. Thanks Ronen!