Our Renderosity Vendor of the Month for July 2021 is Lilflame. She joined Renderosity in 2003. Since then she has become one of the most popular vendors at Renderosity with over 1,500 followers. She sells exclusively at Renderosity and has won the Vendor of the Month several times because of her excellent and stylish creations. And because she is such a fun and exciting person.
We spoke with Lilflame about her background and future plans for her store. Plus, we've created a video gallery that features over a dozen works from her excellent Renderosity store. We hope you enjoy the video. Be sure to take a moment to visit her store at the button below. Also, note that there will be a special Lilflame store sale starting on July 23, 2021. Check the Renderosity front page for details
Renderosity: Who are you, what do you do, and where are you located?
lilflame: I live in Estonia with my husband, I love playing online MMO and other games, it enspires me to create many products. I enjoy CG art and modeling, texturing and creating different type of products, clothing, scenes and enviroments.
How do you come up with ideas for new products?
lilflame: I have done quite a lot of products in all this years, so sometimes is hard to think of something new. I have my husband giving me some new ideas as well, so it helps a lot. Sometimes together with Sveva we think of some product together. I am glad that I get some help with projects, it makes it easier and more fun :)
Your sense of design in female fashion and glamor is marvelous! How have you come to develop such a great design sense?
lilflame: Being a woman I like wearing fashionable clothing myself, and this helps with many ideas. Playing quite a lot of online games as well, inspires me with some of my creations. Tho I never create items that I’ve see online, like they are. I always vision it in a different way. We can say I always add a pinch of lilflame in those designs. :)
How long have you been creating 3D assets/media? Are you formally trained or self taught?
lilflame: Through the years, of being at Renderosity and other CG sites, I decided to be a full time vendor as 3D was something I enjoy and having fun creating content daily as a full time job is also a plus. To see everyday, others make art with products I create it also inspires me to do more and better.
As mentioned above I have been member here for over 10 years and thats how long I am creating, and still learning every day something new. I have taught myself modeling, using Poser and Daz studio along the way, with tutorials and sometimes just as trial and error.
What kind of software do you use to create your products? And can you let us know what your computer set up is?
lilflame: I still use my old 3ds Max, alot of Hexagon 2 and mostly Zbrush. I still support Poser for the items that work there, and alot of DAZ studio. I enjoy rendering with Iray so I had to upgrade some of my computer this year.
- GPU: ASUS strix NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, 6 GB
- Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 ,
- 16 GB RAM
- 2x 250 GB SSD in RAID 1, for backup.
- Keyboard and mouse: Razer Deathstalker and Naga
If someone wanted to get into creating/selling digital products at Renderosity, what advice would you give them?
To never give up just because it seems difficult or new. Always learning new things will make you better and improve your quality. Changing, learning, improving, will make your products stand out.
What projects are you planning for the future?
I am having quite few projects planned after summer, I especially look forward to Halloween products, as always, I like to do more Fantasy and I already have some ideas for that.
I also have a few more clothing sets before that, some more casual, and some more attractive. I like to have different type of clothing for seasons, al-tho Is getting harder and harder to think of new products, but I usually get ideas at the right time :)
Again thanks to Renderosity and the community for the support, and I am very happy to be a vendor at Renderosity.