Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication and this is certainly the case with Corona. The lack of settings is actually a major plus. It means there are fewer things to go wrong, leaving the artist time to do that, be an artist. Overall Corona is a joy to work with, mainly for the simple fact it is fast and easy to use.
Have you ever seen those awesome close up shots where the background is blurry and the foreground is in focus, or even the other way around? Well today I am going to show you how you can do that in 3ds Max. There is also a video on the YouTube channel. Good luck and I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Last month I gave a Workshop at BFX Festival in Bournemouth. I was invited by 3D Artist magazine to host one of thier Masterclasses. I gave a 90-minute presentation on Interior Visualisation Workflow in the real world. The masterclass focused on interior visualisation, lighting, workflow, and post-production in Photoshop.
Freelancing, it can be a tough game. A few years ago I quit my job working for a yacht designer in Monaco to become a freelancer. It was quite a leap, it was scary but the pros now far outweigh any cons. I love the freedom it has given me, I no longer have to ask permission to go on holiday, I get to spend far more time with my family and I have the opportunity to work on a variety of awesome projects of my choosing. However, when I did take the leap, it wasn’t quite as easy as I’d first thought and I think I would have appreciated some hints and tips before I started. So, in the interest of knowledge sharing, here are a few things I have learnt along the way.
I meet Jonnas on the island of Koh Phangan, whilst I was recording the Interior Visualisation course. Recently we have been collaborating on some exciting VR projects. Joonas said I should be using 32 bit. Many people had said this before, and when Joonas said it as well I knew it was finally time to work it out how and why? The big file sizes and the limited post production tools had made me resist until now.