What are you currently working on?
Oh there is a lot of stuff I'm working on, especially together with Bianca and Ilona... There always is not just one project I'm working on, there are tons and I love doing 1000 things alltogether.
I found out when working on different projects at the same time, each project flows smoothier. When concentrating on one single item at a time, it takes longer.
Currently we are in the final phase of our new 'Topmodel Kit 2', coming soon. As well as a project for Halloween and already working on a "New Year's Eve" party-package. Beneath that we also have
another cool "Props & Pose" package in the making.
Of all the software that you develop in, which is your favorite and why?
Hard to say but Photoshop came into my mind first. This is the software where you start a project (sketching and textures) and finish it (promos), it is the most creative one. I love to experiment and although working with it for years, you always find out something new everyday.
Where do you find inspiration for your products?
I love watching fashion shows, movies, fashion magazines or just watching people on the street, shop windows from fashion stores inspire me hugely.
Also music and music videos inspire me. Last but not least there are my partners, especially Bianca & Ilona. A simple idea begins to grow into infinity when discussing about it. Inspiration just flows there.
Do you have any advice for aspiring Digital Content Developers?
Please really enjoy and love what you are doing! There is nothing worse than doing something you do not like or want. Always try to do the best you can! Be creative and try to experiment.
You do incredible textures and promotional images. How do you get your lighting so perfect? Is it a trick you do in PhotoShop or is it the lighting you use in your Poser renders?
Thank you :-) No this is no trick in Photoshop, it is more or less thousands of hours of light adjusting in Poser ;-). I'm always adjusting the lights for each product because some models react this way and other models in another way.
If you use Poser 6 or 7 you can take the advantage of IBL lighting. I found out that IBL lighting together with specular lights and infinte lights make an amazing combination and brings everything into the right light.
A great package of IBL Lights can be found in the marketplace, "The Private Collection" by SaintFox. As well as the new Topmodel Kit 2 will include a set of IBL lightings I'm making use of in my recent promo pictures.
How has this online Community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning?
Renderosity is the first station of my day and THE community I have met people who are very great friends now! This is such a huge base of people who are very nice and helpful and work hard for this. Thank you!
Do you have any final words?
Sure! A huge Thank You first of all goes to all people who support me by leaving Product Reviews or writing nice messages, to all my customers who always make me happy when I see they enjoy what I am doing and also make it possible to give me this huge honour the third time now!
Another huge Thank You to all my friends and partners I have met here! You are wonderful! Of course my one and only Bianca, it is an honour to work with you, thanks for always being there!
The third Thank You goes to Debbie, Karen and all other admins (whether they are still here or not, Clint!) here at Renderosity for your extremely hard work!!! Without you nothing would be possible!
I hope we will have fun for a long time being!