markdc March '04 Merchant of the Month!

ClintH · March 1, 2004 7:51 am

How did you get started in 3D Graphics? I had always been interested in filmmaking and then a few years back I saw Killer Bean 2. I loved the look and the style of this short so I decided to start learning about 3D animation. Since that time Ive completed 2 animated shorts, one live action short, and Im currently working on my third animated short. I learned modeling because I couldnt always find the models that I needed for my work. How long have you been working with 3D Graphics? About 3 years. Do you have any formal training? Not in 3D Graphics. I learned through tutorials, manuals, and trial and error. I do have a B.S. in Computer Science and I work for a large software company. What software do you use for product development? For modeling I use max, uvmapper, AutoGroup Editor, QuickConform, PMorphTools, and Poser. Since I also develop software products I would add that I use C++ for their development. How much time is required for product development? This varies depending on the complexity of the product. A product like Japanese Warrior outfit required maybe two weeks, while Clothes Converter took several months of research and development. Can you give a brief overview of your development cycle for a new product? I come up with an idea for what I want to model then make some rough sketches. I always start with a single cube and add details from there (this is the box modeling method). Once Im done modeling I use AutoGroup Editor for grouping and QuickConform for conforming. I then tweak the joint params in Poser followed by uvmapping using uvmapper and then I create morphs using PMorphTools. Where does your inspiration come from when developing new products? I typically make things that I want to use. If other people find them useful as well then thats great. Sometimes I see an obvious need (like Clothes Converter) and try to fill that need. Do you have any advice for aspiring Digital Content Developers? Make quality products and the rest will take care of itself. Always remember to have fun :). How has Renderosity's on-line community played a role in regards to your products, friendships and learning? I dont remember how I found Renderosity, but the members here helped me a lot when I was first learning Poser. Im also inspired by some of the great artwork in the galleries. Do you have any final words? Thanks to all of my customers. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Article Comments


karanta ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 March 2004

Congratulations :-)

Crasher ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 March 2004

Congratulations on a job well done, and I'm certain it's well deserved. :D

Lisbeth ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 March 2004

Congrats!!

Rocksteady ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 March 2004

Congratulations, Your products are the Best!

WorldbuilderMedia ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 March 2004

Congratulations Mark! Best of luck with your endeavors, --Donnie

keihan ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 March 2004

Gratz, Marcus!!! This is, certainly, well deserved! As a merchant (and all around great guy ;) ), you have given back to this community in the development of software products that make many of our lives easier. I just wish to give you a big THANK YOU!! -----Will

FantastArt ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 March 2004

Congratulations!

rhiafaery ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 March 2004

Congratulations! :)

iyere ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 March 2004

Just had a quick view of some your works; Thanks for sharing. Keep it up! ...&e-@bulu

adrox ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 March 2004

Hi Mark, congratulations, Your work help us to build our renders come true. -Alejandro.

Tamela.J. ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 March 2004

Congratulations!! :O)

queequeg ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 March 2004

Congratulations Mark! You're software is so incredible useful, I can't begin to count the number of hours its saved me.

SimonWM ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 March 2004

Congratulations, Mark!! As a Max and Poser user i can say in all honesty that your products are a godsend! Well desrved! Keep up the great work!

PixelatedChic ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 March 2004

Congrats Mark =o) Awesome work

aodor ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 March 2004

Congratulations Mark. I have been looking for a doctor's white coat, and haven't found it. Now I'm creating it as my first clothes model thanks to your superb tutorials.

danae ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 02 March 2004

Congratulations!Well deserved!

Vidar ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 02 March 2004

Congratulations.Awesome Products!!!

Moebius87 ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 02 March 2004

Bravo! Well deserved recognition. Keep up the fantastic work! :o) M

pokeydots ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 02 March 2004

Congratulations Mark! Well deserved!

wolf359 ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 02 March 2004

Greatjob !!! you deserve it

jeriko ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 03 March 2004

Congratulations Markdc!!...thanks for your useful products, great software and easier tutorials jeriko

DarkSkills ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 03 March 2004

Congrats Markdc! I'm always looking forward to see what you'll come up with next!

lululee ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 04 March 2004

Congrats markdc.You truly make products that enable all of us to grow and create. I appreciate your products and that you share your talent with us.

B-Man ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 04 March 2004

Congratulations :-)

IcyFire ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 04 March 2004

Cograts Mark! Thank you for developing products that actually work and thank you for your great tutorials! I wish you continued success.

MayaX ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 05 March 2004

Omedetou! markdc-san.Awesome work!

Coleman ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 06 March 2004

Congrats!

Totoro3D ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 09 March 2004

Congratulation Marc. It's nice to see your photo and learn who is behind the man who brought such great stuff like the clothes converter to me. I wish you good luck for the future and I am definetely looking forward to what you will give to the community in the future.

jewell ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 09 March 2004

It's nice to see a seller whose content I've been extremely happy with and talking about in loads of forums. Congrats on the award! And many thanks for the wonderful products as well.

ToolmakerSteve ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 12 March 2004

Congratulations, Mark. Nice work on Clothes Converter.


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