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 sources, but the beautifully styled interiors of Swedish real-estate agent Fantastic…

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 no, I'm not affiliated with BRLO in any way. Enjoy (with…

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 it last week--the hard, poly-modeling, all-quads way. And this is how…

To go

It's done, the QuickMill Espress maker is in the warehouse. The archive contains both a V-Ray and an Octane versions, and they will both open in Max 2013 and higher. Get it here. More info about the model here. All renders here without post-production.      

Free Holes

By the end of World War II, Berlin was a pile of rubble, though you'd be hard pressed to tell these days given the extensive rebuilding work of the past 70 years. Still, if you pay attention, the scars can still be found. Shrapnel impact and bullet holes are everywhere: On bridge piles, bunker walls, and even the odd remaining apartment building. When I first came to Berlin some 15…

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 Rocket machine I included in my 70m2 scene. So here it…

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 a little carried away in the details. This ended up being…

Exposé 12

If you're in this business, you already know about Ballistic Publishing's Exposé series, the luxurious coffee table books that showcase the latest and greatest in digital art. Turns out two of my images have been selected to appear in Exposé 12 and nominated for an award, both in the still-life category. They are part of 367 images by 270 artists that will make it into the…