Who is 'Armands'?
Armands Auseklis, 31 years old, long term PC engineer from Riga, Latvia. I spend my free time reading some stunning hard SF books and travelling in some hidden corners of my beautiful country, Latvia.How long have you have you been rendering/doing computer graphics?
For almost 4 years I have everyday worked with PC.Do you have traditional art experience?
No.What are you currently working on?
Currently I'm tightly related with Pandromeda's stunning Mojoworld software, trying to expand already endless limits of Paramatric Hyperspace. :)What software do you use and why?
Since my first introduction to CG I was deeply interested in virtual landscapes. First of course was Bryce. Then I was spellbound by Terragen for a long time, but since it has some limits, I was in need of other softwares. So I tried Vue d'Esprit 4, World Builder 3, even Bryce 5 again. Then came an invitation from Ken 'Doc Mojo' Musgrave to test Mojoworld a little. :) So here I am now. Besides Mojoworld I'm trying to learn Lightwave. The results of these findings you can view at my website, www.terraescape.com
, where there are Terragen, Bryce and Mojoworld galleries.
For postprocessing I mainly use Photoshop, but sometimes PhotoImpact and then Photoshop.What do you think your best piece of work is and why?
I spent very much time on planet Shive, where bring in the best from me and other Mojonouts like Bob Buttery and Calyxa. Unfortunately it requires the very best hardware that you can buy today.Why do you like to work with 3D software?
Well, I simply love to make some beautiful views, to dive into my Worlds or Worlds by other Mojonouts. It's just the way of life!What inspires you?
Nature, works by other Mojonouts, Photographers, CG artists.How has this online community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning?
Comments sometimes help very much, it gives you confidence in what you are doing. The other good thing is that at Renderosity there are so many artists with so many softwares, so I am always able to view the newest pieces in, let's say, Terragen or Bryce.Parting Comments / Advice to other Artists?
Widen your knowings in every moment!! At least try this or other stuff/softwares/models. For example, returning to Bryce after some time with Terragen, I had a better realization about major principles of landscape building/texturing.
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