ON THE BEACH

After a lot of interior work and furniture modeling, I've been wanting to do an exterior for some time. A few weeks ago, I chanced upon the nice VillaCD by Belgian architects OOA and decided to use it as a source of inspiration. This was also an excuse to try my 3D-scanned ground textures and a few pine trees I'd done in GrowFX. On the image above, you…

SALES EXTENDED!

After opening this year's Black Friday BBB3viz sales (my only sales of the year), I've had a couple of requests to extend it until the end of the month. Hence the sales will not end on Monday at midnight, as originally announced, but run through this weekend, ending on Sunday, Dec. 4th, at midnight (central European time). Here are the links to the discounted assets again:…

SALES ON!

We're on. The BBB3viz annual sales have started and the clock is ticking. As you scroll down for the links to the discounted assets, you'll see this is a much bigger selection than last year's. Most assets have a 30% discount, with 50% off a few at the end of the list. Let me know if you see anything that's missing, I may be able to add…

BBBLACK FRIDAY

Thanksgiving is upon us again, and this doesn't just mean a lavish Turkey feast. It also means that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner. And so, as every year, is the BBB3viz Annual Discount Spectacular. The sales will kick off on Friday, November 25th at midnight, Central European Time (In the US, this would be 6pm EST on Thursday) and end Monday night…

Affinity for Me

When Adobe and Autodesk scrapped perpetual licenses and introduced rental-only models, forum posts starting sprouting all over the web about alternatives to Max, Maya, and Adobe's Creative Cloud. I'm not going to go too much into what I think of the rental model, since I've written about it in the past. Suffice to say that it is a very good deal for shareholders and a pretty raw one…

Varenna

Playing catch-up here. These are images from a scene I completed quite a while back but never got round to posting. My attempt at recreating one of these high-end Poliform/Varenna kitchen. The modeling was done in 3ds Max and the rendering in Corona.

Spanish hunting

I posted these renders of my latest models--Borge Mogensen's Hunting and Spanish chairs--on Instagram a while ago, but here they are again, to celebrate their arrival in The Warehouse. The Spanish Chair is here, and the Hunting Chair here. Hope you like these.

The poor man’s guide to photogrammetry

Since I started fooling around with Agisoft's Photoscan a few months back and began posting experiments on Instagram, people have been asking me about my workflow. I've been hesitant to post about it, let alone write a tutorial, for a simple reason: I didn't have a workflow. I've experimented with scanning outside, at home, with and without a turntable, decimating or retopo-ing models, and with various ways…