December 2010 Vendor of the Month - 3D-Age

December 3, 2010 1:09 am

Tags: 3D-Age, 3ds max, Adobe, Autodesk, Photoshop, Poser, VOM

file_462557.jpgCongratulations to 3D-Age for being Renderosity's Vendor of the Month for December!

Who is '3D-Age' and how did you come by that username?

Hehe...first of all my English is poor. My real name is Luo Chang Long, but people usually call me Luo. I'm Chinese and I live in Beijing. 3D-Age is easy for people to remember, I think that is why I like it.

Have you had any traditional art experience or training?

Not at all. I've always wanted to pick up traditional art, but never had a chance :(

What are you currently working on?

Currently, I am working on winter clothes. In a few days, I'll be releasing a coat and a bath robe after that.

What software is currently in your digital toolset and why?

I use 3ds Max for modelling and Photoshop for texturing. I have always used them. It's been almost 10 years now, so I am quite proficient in both of them and not familiar with others.

How would you describe your creative process?

First, I have lots of rough drafts of models of clothes I have made. I call them "low models." If I start a new one, I select a low model and add details to it and then I texture it. But sometimes, there are no previously created low models to match the new one of the moment so I make a new one and save it for a later use.

Are there perhaps any tips or tricks you have found in your own work that might be of help to others learning the software you use?

As I said, it is important to keep all the low models one makes to use at a later date. I think everyone knows this :)

Where do you find inspiration for your products, and do you have any particular favorite among the products you've created?

Lots of things I draw inspiration from: tv, magazines, movies, online stores, other artists and everyday life.

Up to now, there has not been any particular favorite. If I had to choose one it would be Hot Girl V4/A4/G4, because it can be used in multiple ways in renders and can be combined easily with other products.

Have you ever created product in response to customer feedback?

Yes, but not many. Many thanks to everyone who has sent me their suggestions, they are very helpful.

Do you have any advice for aspiring Digital Content Developers?;

I just want to tell them not to give up when they encounter difficulties and to take good care of themselves: lots of sports and enough sleep!!!

How has this online Community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning?

Very much! I enjoy the galleries, the tutorials, and everything and everyone has been a great help to me. It's a pity that my English is not that good.

Do you have any final words or advice for other digital artists?

A big thank you to all of you who have helped me, and I have to give a special thanks to nirvy and renapd!


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Article Comments

suzuki.shinji ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 December 2010

Well deserved and long overdue ! Congratulations ! Keep up your great work !

ironman13 ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 December 2010

Congratulations! Very well deserved!!

3-d-c ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 December 2010

Well done! Congratulations!!

Belladzines ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 04 December 2010

Congrats!! well deserved!! and yeah long overdue!!!

misthemes ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 04 December 2010

Congratulations! Thank you for your great ArtWork!!!

Anagord ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 05 December 2010

Congrats!!!Fantastic products!!!

infinity10 ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 05 December 2010

Cool ! Congrats !

-supernova- ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 07 December 2010


WhopperNnoonWalker- ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 07 December 2010

congrat, well deserved ...youre products rocks :) xoxo

vyktohria ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 07 December 2010

Congrats, Luo! Well-deserved . . . :)

jartz ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 08 December 2010


nirvy ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 08 December 2010

Thank "you" Luo for being such a great modeller with such perfect mapping that makes my life! Congrats!!!

hflam ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 10 December 2010

I brought one product from him and received a lot of "New Products" e-mail.

matrix03 ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 11 December 2010

This Guy Rocks! I have purchased some of his products and would highly recommend them! He is very imaginative and creates products which other venders have failed to do.(Hot South II is one perfect example of this and is a product which I highly recommend!) I am looking forward to seeing new products from him in 2011! Also, I would like to suggest that he consider branching out and try to create some realistic looking hair products in the not so distant future.

maki_82 ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 17 December 2010

Thank you! Your products are wonderful and very much needed! I especially love the names of the outfits. Very clever.

halcyone ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 20 December 2010


2121 ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 23 December 2010

Superb, congrats and very well deserved, love your products

renapd ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 26 December 2010

Well deserved honor to a truly talented modeler! :)

mixart ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 27 December 2010

Congrats ! ! ! ! Love Your Work ! ! ! ! !

theuberdude ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 30 December 2010

U deserve this