Name: Mario Ontiveros
Job: Architecture student
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/OntiverosArchviz
3DA: How did you start working in 3D field? How much time has passed?
MO: I started using 3dsmax and Vray about a year and a half ago (having previous sketchup notions), but I just fell in love with 3D on to the last 8 months. Since then I use all the time I have (after the architect’s degree and work) to investigate through the web all I can about vray, and apply it in my work.
3DA: Which are your favourite software and plugins for your daily projects?
MO: My workflow is Sketchup for base modeling, then export it to 3ds Max and Vray for rendering, and finally Photoshop to postwork. For the time being, I use just two scripts: Teague scene checker and Advance painter, I think they are some of the best scripts out there.
3DA: Tell us something about a project that gave you great satisfactions
MO: I think my work is still in development stage, so every scene is a little(huge) satisfaction, because in each of them I try to always give a little more effort (a better shader, new lighting solutions, more modeling details, etc).
3DA: From where do you take inspiration for your artworks?
MO: I was in shock after seeing the shortfilm: the third and the seventh by Alex Roman (Jorge Seva), as well as the works of Ronen Bekerman, Peter Guthrie, Javi Martinez among many other great artists. They are a great inspiration to me, but my real inspiration is all that surrounds me, I always try to observe the world and understand the behavior of light in order to imitate it, likewise with materials.
3DA:How do you live this period of economic crisis? How is it in your country?
MO: I’m lucky being in an office that always has projects, so i have a regular income. But about this topic I think you should watch this video.
3DA: What would you suggest to people that are approaching to 3D and architecture?
MO: Lots of patience and practice! Not to get frustrated if not achieve the expected results soon. In Internet has enough information to start the journey (and more) all you have to do is look for it and try, and try, and try again.