I've discovered the world of 3D modeling in 2008, when I was 14; and I've been doing it ever since, always learning and improving in any way I can.
In 2013 I started using Linux as my operating system, and soon after migrated my workflow to use open and libre software. I had become increasingly disappointed with the work being done by the bigger software players on the industry, which stopped innovating and instead focused on market retention.
Eventually I quit my old job as a Systems Engineer for a telco company, and jumped full time into my artistic endeavors, working as a freelancer and as a Blender instructor at a local university.
As for why I fell in love with 3D modeling, it all came down to a certain science fiction franchise and the ships that appeared in it, which motivated my imagination since I can remember being alive. That love for 'Star Trek' eventually lead me to design my own ships and bring them to life in my art. More importantly, it lead me to try and live by its message of peace and tolerance, to embrace diversity and think with rationality in mind. It made me who I am, and I pour from that back into my artistic creations.
are components you use in your interiors (shuttles, furniture, decorations, etc.) from a resource site/artist?
i only ask, because I recognize some components from Stage 9's virtual Enterprise-D that was canceled back in 2018?
Hahaha, yeah, all the stuff on my interiors is 100% modeled or drawn by me (the LCARS as well).
And indeed the bridge model is the same as on Stage 9 as I was part of that team, the last update (the one we didn't get to release) would've also featured my model for the battle bridge and sickbay, but alas it didn't happen.
yeah, I was devastated, like many people, when I heard it was forced to stop. I managed to get hold of an earlier release and, even in it's limited state, I still love it.
Thanks for the watch. :)
I notice you’re from Argentina. Never been there but I’ve heard a lot about it.
I've found that a lot of people here in the U.S. don't know much their own country, much less anyone else's. :(
I post prayer updates about different countries. Part of the reason is to raise awareness about what's going on in the rest of the world.
Recently I’ve started a personal initiative; if I notice someone on DA is from another country, if I've done their country I let them know. It’s my way of letting them know that others are thinking about their home. :)
This one is about your home!
What about USS Cheerios bridge layout from Star Trek: Lower Decks...? This could be an easy one... ;-)
Yeah, already started on it. Easy as far as modeling, but far more challenging to get the cel shading correct for the rendering, it's been a fun challenge so far, though I won't promise to have it done soon.