Tribeca day

What a day! It began with the news that the latest issue of 3D Creative, this august compendium of CG goodness, had just appeared with a front-lit kitchen image from my Tribeca Loft series (see below) featured in its gallery section. Ok, it isn't a two-page spread, but still, this is pretty nice (click here for a free sample of the gallery section). Then, a little…

Wassily chair

I've been (re)visiting the Bauhaus era for a project I'm working on at the moment and was in urgent need of a highly detailed Wassily chair. There are many versions of this chair around on model marketplaces but, strangely enough, none with the kind of detail I was after. So I took a day during my break last month and did one I could live with.…

RailClone LITE for buildings

I was alerted last week to the existence of RailClone, a new 3ds Max plugin for parametric modeling by ItooSoft (the makers of the excellent ForestPack) by a new challenge on Ronen Bekerman's blog . I decided to have a look at it and, more specifically, to see whether the free version of the plugin, RailClone LITE, could be used to model entire facade elements. I…

Hover’s over

I assume everyone with a faible for Archviz knows this already, but just in case, Ronen Bekerman's Hover challenge is now officially over, with a stunning list of winning images. Special congrats go to Grand Prize winner Benjamin Brosdau, a Vray and Maxwell meister and esteemed member of the Pure crew. Head over here to see the winning entries by some of the most talented artists…

Chair attack

I confess to neglecting my blogging duties of late. But I haven't been entirely idle, as evidenced by this small series of chairs, all of which have now landed in the warehouse. These include the wonderfully James-Bondesque 1964 Karuselli chair (below) by Yrjö Kukkapuro for Avarte; Jerszy Seymour's 2004 Easy Chair (Magis); Chair One (in different flavours) by Konstantin Grcic, also for Magis; Hans Wegner's PP512…

Summer Garden – fresh assets

As all too often, this is quite an old set of renders by now; several months old. I had to do a series of custom plant assets lately. The following renders are from a scene I put together quickly using old building models of mine to showcase the models. The plants were done the hard, old-school way, with polymodelling and a helping hand from the Advanced…

Two private projects

It's been a little while since I last posted images from fully-formed project. So here are two series I finished quite a while back and never really found the time to upload. Both are personal interpretations of existing buildings: Haus M, near Munich, by Titus Bernhard Architekten and residência em aldeia da serra, Brasil, by MMBB Arquitetos. As always, the modeling was done in 3ds Max…

Hover Challenge

Sorry for the late post, but if you haven't done so already, take a look at Ronen Bekerman's new Hover Architectural Challenge, which has started here. You will find some really exciting threads already and a lot to learn. I should mention that I will be a judge on the challenge, together with Ronen and Zoran Gorski (Kizo). You will find an interview with Kizo, a…