December 2nd, 2015
Interview with Watercraft Challenge winners
It‘s been a long time
coming, but finally the winners of the
CGTrader: How did you get started in 3D modeling?
Jennarelli Brothers: We
both got started in 3D modeling in 1996, one working with
Fouad: I'm a big fan of video games. From my childhood,
I dreamed of being a designer or working with this medium. I have started with
AutoCAD to draw architectural plans. After that, I decided to learn more about
3D software, and during this period found
Jesus: I started 3D modeling many years ago. I don't remember why exactly, but I have taken a liking to it. When I studied sculpture and art in my city I learned to use 3ds3 (many, many years ago) and later other software.
Where are you searching for the daily inspiration?
Jennarelli Brothers: Our
daily inspiration principally comes from history and ethnology. Even though a
Fouad: Google and environment. The surrounding provides a good sense of scale and feel of objects, while Google allows me to explore various parts of the world.
Jesus: Real life. When you want to create something, you
have to learn what you have around you. I li
Why have you decided to try yourself in this challenge and how have you came with the ideas for the models for this contest?
Jennarelli Brothers: We already had a plan about developing a series of ships and vessels. In 2012 our 3D model 'Ancient Egypt Pharaoh Royal Ship NK' and its related artwork was officially selected for Ballistic Publishing Exposé 10-2012. And the prow of our Pharaoh's ship was also chosen to represent the whole vehicle category in the book. When we saw your advertisement about the Watercraft challenge, we just thought: ... why not? And thank you for organizing such series of events on your site!
Fouad: I decided to participate in this challenge because
the specialty of our company is woodworking and because there a lot of things
to learn about
Jesus: I found the idea of modeling a boat interesting. I did a boat for fishermen for a real life project, where the people use simple tools. I wanted to make a bigger boat but did not have much time so I went to something smaller but with great detail.
What are the main challenges you are facing in modeling?
Jennarelli Brothers: The
real challenge is always to prepare a good blueprint of the model we want to
create. Especially for the historically accurate models, the preparation of one
Fouad: My real challenge is the texture stage. I had to remodel the boat to fit the UV map correctly. It is important to lay out everything in advance and have a clear idea of how everything fits together.
Jesus: When you make a model you have to know that modeling
something with many details can make
Any advice for those who are just about to start their career as a 3D designer?
Jennarelli Brothers: Just develop your taste and your style! It's important!
Fouad: A good designer must have knowledge in every
Jesus: This is work and not a game. You have to educate people who are interested in your models that they should treat this as a job and not a hobby. Like any craft that requires mastery of your tools, this work takes many hours, so enjoy it!
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