April 2006 MOM Rhiannon

ClintH · April 1, 2006 6:32 pm

Tags: Rhiannon, VOM


How did you get started in 3D Graphics? My interest in 3D graphics began with Bryce 3D. I believe that was around 1996 or 1997, I'm not certain ... I do remember that it still belonged to Metacreations at the time. I joined newsgroups, I scoured the web for all the tutorials I could find, and there my journey began. Sometime later I discovered Poser and I've been hooked ever since. How long have you been working with 3D Graphics? I've been working with 3D graphics for about 10 years now and I joined Renderosity in April, 2000. I became a merchant around November of 2003. Do you have any formal training? Up until 9 months ago, I worked for the same company for 25 years. The most recent position I held there was Web Architect. I've had formal training in web design and development, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash, and also a bit of SQL. I've also had intensive training and experience with e-mail communication technology and e-mail marketing. I was fortunate that I was able to do many things that I enjoy in Web Design and Development, but it eventually became much too boring and mundane. So I decided to move more in the direction of 3D graphics and design, etc. Now I work full time as a texture artist, and I also do some freelance web design as well. I really love what I'm doing now. What software do you use for product development? I use Poser ProPack, Poser 5, and Poser 6, but I prefer P5. I also use Deep Paint, UV Mapper, Injection Pose Builder, Mat Pose Edit, and Quickmat. I use Adobe Photoshop to develop skin textures, bodygloves, or any other textures that I do. When I have to paint a lot, I like using Painter, the brush options are wonderful. I have also been doing some modeling lately. I've created some jewelry and a few other things, but I'm still learning and I really enjoy it. When I really just wanna' have fun though, I go play in Bryce ... it's my first love. :-) How much time is required for product development? From start to finish, including packaging and promos, testing, etc., I like to take at least 1 week to 10 days (typically, 12 to 14 hour days), depending on how complex the package is going to be, how much content is included, and whether I'm required to learn any new techniques, etc. Can you give a brief overview of your development cycle for a new product? I begin by building a base texture, upon which I will build the final skin. If I don't have a specific look or theme in mind, I usually move ahead with defining and perfecting the skin, and it simply unfolds as I move along. I don't normally like working on a texture without a morph, and vice versa. For me, they really drive each other, so I move back and forth between perfecting the texture while developing a morph at the same time. Then there are times when I know exactly what I'm going to do. For example, with my character "Samara," I even had the name picked out before I began, and I knew exactly how I wanted her to look, the tattoos I wanted her to have, etc. Where does your inspiration come from when developing new products? I'm always browsing images in fashion magazines, fantasy art, posters, etc. Sometimes I can just see a piece of jewelry or clothing that inspires me in a particular creative direction. But without drive and motivation, inspiration will only get you so far. For a large part of my inspiration and especially motivation, I have to thank my very close friend, Martin. He is the only reason I became a merchant and has been right behind me, pushing me ever since. Do you have any advice for aspiring Digital Content Developers? Whatever you enjoy and makes you happy, just do it! And do not give up just because you run into difficulty. Just walk away for a while, and come back to it later. There are so many talented people who have contributed to this community with wonderful tutorials, so go and find them. Strive to learn something new everyday, with the premise of always being original and unique, and ask yourself "how can I do this better, faster, and more efficiently?" In this way, you will have the very basis of your own personal style that will develop as you grow and learn more. How has Renderosity's on-line community played a role in regards to your products, friendships and learning? Renderosity is a fantastic place with many opportunities. It is such a diverse community of people and talent. And I just can't say enough about the Renderosity staff ... Debbie, Clint, Caroline, Diana, Stacey, Jennifer and everyone at RO, I thank you for all your hard work and support!! Do you have any final words? First, I would like to take this opportunity to say "thank you very much," to all my customers who support me and appreciate my work. I can't tell you how much you all mean to me. I'd also like to take this opportunity to dedicate this to my teenage son, Buddy, for his love and support, and most of all, for his patience with me over the years while I spent countless hours sitting in front of a computer screen. I couldn't ask for a better son, and I love you very much. I would like to thank you once again Martin, for all that you've done for me. Here we are! You are THE BEST sweetie, and I would not be here without you!! *LYL* Deb, you're a true southern lady, a firecracker, and a very dear friend. *BIG HUGS* Danie, you're one of the sweetest people I know, and always willing to help me whenever I need it ... thank you so much for all! *BIG HUGS* And a huge thanks to a group of very special friends ... you are all so talented, you have all helped me along the way, and I appreciate it more than you know! Gina (Cimerone), Joan (Kinouk), Karen (Avalonne), Didi (didi_mc), Jill (dtigerwoman), Orietta (luciferino), Alejandra (Vampir3Princess), Jorge (Lesthat), Mari (mari_e17), Leah (Turtle), Nancy (SophiaDeer), Rose (rjghise), Antje, and Bez. As always, thanks for stopping by and blessings to all!
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Turtle ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Way to go Rhi, you earn this! Bravo and Hugs for you. :O) I've very Happy for you.

karanta ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Congratulations :)

luciferino ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

RHI RHI wowowoowowo i'm so happy great min friend you are the best kisses smack Orietta

visualgirl ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Congratulations, hon! Nice to see a picture o you, too!

DTigerWoman ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

You go girl! Well deserved :O)

bucketload3D ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

congratulations! you create beautiful characters :)

Ladonna ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Rhiannon you are simply the best. I love your Characters. Congratulations. You realy earn this. :)

rockets ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Congratulations! Well deserved honor and long time coming!!

-BrandyE- ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

major congrats! Well deserved!

MissAttitude ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Congrads Lady RhiS

infinity10 ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

congrats !

brycek ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Congratulations..Well deserved!!

outoftouch ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Congratulations! Totally love your stuff :) Well deserved!

Lisbeth ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Congratulation!! Well deserved :o)

pacman323 ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

congratulations!!! your stuff are very impressive and always welcome really usefull to create this 3d world thx for this

jjean21 ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Congratulations Rhi..it's SO well deserved.

TANZA ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Congratulations very well deserved

george_c ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Congratulations gal

jimbeamdean ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Well done Rhiannon. Your items are always fantastic. You deserve it.

Stormi ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Congratulations Rhi ... You are so talented and you definately deserve this honor. Hugs

Virtual_World ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Congratulations! Beautiful and good quality products. Well deserved!

rasputina ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

congratulations Rhiannon!

Belladzines ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

congrats!!!!

vshane ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Congratulations!

StaceyG ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

You go girl:) Congrats!! Stac

graphixdezine ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Congrats Rhi!!! very welll deserved!!

Irish ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Fabulous!!! CONGRATULATIONS AND WELL DESERVED!!! :) Irene

bovi ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Woohoo! Qapla!

Bernado ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

Congratulations for being MUM... sorry MOM. 8-) You really deserve it. Now, that's a good reason for everybody to go to Rhiannon's Place. 8-) Keep doing those wonderful characters!

Rhiannon ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 April 2006

u da best mom