3DA: How did you start working in 3D field? How much time has passed and what kind of studies did you do?
RN: I graduated as an architect in 1992 and during my studies I started to use Autocad as a primary tool to develop all my projects, Autocad it’s a powerful application for drawing and modeling, in these time with some limitations but I was amazed seeing my models in wireframe perspective. Step by step and with a lot of practice finally I could finish many decent renders in that time. Not enough quality for the present.
I’m always been an autodidactic person in therms of practicing and learning about 3d. It was around 2005 when I decided to buy a basic video tutorial for 3ds max, it was a great experience combine my modeling skills in Autocad and finish the idea on 3ds max, certainly a great professional jump and a need too, due the clients ask for a better quality in their projects.
It’s been 8 years until now and I try to stay on the way, always learning, searching for a good inspiration and enjoying the work of many 3D artist around the world, just looking for my own style.
3DA: Which are your favourite software and plugins for your daily projects?
RN: As I said before, I daily use Autocad and 3ds Max for modeling and V-ray as a primary render engine (in fact the only one). There’s many plugins but my favorites are Multiscatter, Bercon tiles, Multitexture, Floor Generator, Itoo’s Railclone pro and Roof designer. For postproduction I use Photoshop and sometimes Magic Bullet Looks.
3DA: Tell us something about a project that gave you great satisfactions.
RN: There’s many projects which I’ve been satisfied with, some of them very complex and others clean an simple but I prefer a personal work I done inspired on my daughter who likes to play ping pong. It was like an inspiration flash which take me few hours from scratch to finish.
3DA: From where do you take inspiration for your artworks?
RN: It’s a good question, inspiration is everywhere but people can’t see it until its needed. It depends on many different things, mood, lifestyle, the way you understand certain things and how you feel about it, it’s an “on demand” engine ready to use.
3DA: How do you live this period of economic crisis? How is it in your country?
RN: I’ve been so lucky to take away my family far from the big cities, Here’s a little bit easier to move, to find clients and opportunities (and a natural paradise) but everyday other professionals are getting better in their job, so I do. The only way to establishing your own business and remain on the way is doing the best you can and always get hungry of more, otherwise someone else will do it and take your place.
3DA: What would you suggest to people that are approaching to 3D and architecture?
RN: If you people really feel the passion for do this, make everything you are able to keep learning and sharing your knowledge every time you can. Never give up, find your own style, feed it with good inspiration because maybe you’ll be inspiration to others.