ElorOnceDark - January '03 Merchant of the Month

ClintH · January 1, 2003 9:35 am

How did you get started in 3D Graphics? Well, I stumbled upon Renderosity in the late spring of 2001, and I was hooked! I was amazed at the work displayed by the members! Id been doing 2D art (mostly pencil drawings), since an early teen, and 3D seemed to be the next level of evolution. How long have you been working with 3D Graphics? Well, not as long as you might think. I started with Poser 4 in the early Summer of 2001. Do you have any formal training? Aside from the great help Ive received from the Renderosity community, no. What software do you use to develop your products? I use Rhino 3D exclusively for modeling. Its got a great interface, and easy to use tools. I do texturing in Photoshop, but I also use Paint Shop Pro for some of the pattern tools. Of course I use Poser 4 and Pro Pack! I also found Kattmans P-Wizard to be immensely helpful in developing clothing. How much time is required for product development? It depends on the complexity of the product, but all in all Id say about a month or so from development, to testing, to the Marketplace. Do you have any advice on how to get started selling 3D Products? Dont be afraid to ask for help! I still dont consider myself anywhere near a master, so I frequently ask for help when Im stuck with a problem. Also, I think its important that you start with a small project to get your feet wet in the Marketplace, then as your skills grow, take on the tougher stuff. I think some people want to make The Best and Most Epic Vicky Armored Sci-Fi Fantasy Suit Ever Made! before they have the skills to do so. Start small. Where does your inspiration come from when developing new products? Oh boy, all over the place! Well, for my Bondage Gear, Ive drawn from experience, as Ive made some of those items in real life! But on the whole I am inspired by the works of such masters as Luis Royo, Boris, Sorayama, & Brom, as well as the photographers Steven Diet Goedde, Trevor Watson, and Nicholas Sinclair to name a few. How has Renderosity's on-line community played a role in regards to your products, friendships and learning? The community has played an IMMENSE role in my development as a 3D artist! Without the support of such luminaries as Syyd, Xurge, Wyrmmaster, the 3Dwizard, Blackhearted, Jim Burton, and Dark Whisper (to name a few) I never would have gotten my first stuff off the ground! Nearly everyone Ive dealt with has been kind and giving in their knowledge and assistance. Ive also made some great friends! Do you have any final words? You must have run into this before, but you know, its difficult trying to explain to friends and family exactly what I do on the computer all day! Modeling, uh, whats that? Not to say that its not fun, (I wouldnt be doing it otherwise), but theres a lot of work involved! Its a great help to have a community like Renderosity to have people with similar interests to talk with where you dont have to explain what a polygon is! Thank you to everyone who has supported me and taken the time to say Nice work! There are few things in life more rewarding.

Article Comments

rasputina ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 January 2003

congratulations upon being Merchant of the Month. A well deserved honour! Take care, Jess

kromekat ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 January 2003

Congrats to you Elor!! - I hope you continue to be as successful in your future product endeavours!! - I am off to check out your store now!

Smitthms ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 January 2003

Congrats Elor, its well deserved & I can't wait to see what you unleash in 2003 :o) Thomas

MoxieGraphix ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 January 2003

Congrats! You truly deserve this!

Giana ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 January 2003

Jeff!!!!! Oh you should see me right now - I'm bouncing up and down in my seat with excitement at seeing this well-deserved recognition [ok, maybe you shouldn't see it :o]. But woohoo and whoopdat... And again, I just cannot tell you enough how much I adore & wholly respect your openmindedness to receiving help, advice and opines from others, and really listening & trying to learn how to build upon your already wonderful talents. Congrats!!! [damn, what a great way to kick off 2003, hey? :))]

Dark_Whisper ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 January 2003

Well done! This is quite an accomplishment!

Eowyn ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 January 2003

Congratulations! I really like both your BondageGear sets, I'm looking forward to seeing what else you come up with! :)

Stormi ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 January 2003

Congratulations Jeff, you truly deserve this honor. Your stuff is great, I love it all and can't wait for more. You have so much talent and on top of that, you're such a nice person. :)

LadyJaiven ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 January 2003

Oh gosh I wanted to be 1st ! But hey, I'm still here anyway :P Congrats, you :) You are very deserving of this.. a kind, helpful, and overall wonderful person and merchant.. ~hugs~ Yay :)

ElorOnceDark ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 January 2003

Hey, thank you everyone! This is quite an honor for me and I am humbled by it! Now why did they have to post my mug under BillyT's? He looks so cool!

Simderella ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 January 2003

Love the Bondage gear set.. set 2 is never far from my Vikki.. ;) truly inspiring work!!! -SimderZ xxxx

DTHUREGRIF ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 January 2003

Congratulations. Well deserved!

Blackhearted ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 January 2003

congrats man. cheers, -gabriel

Moebius87 ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 04 January 2003


Tomsde ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 07 January 2003

Congratulations on your success. It's amazing what you've done in such a short amount of time. It really inspires me to keep plugging away on my art. You're a very interesting person.

Jen ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 23 January 2003

Congrats Jeff! I love your products! I wish you much success for the rest of the year too!

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