Each month we showcase a Renderosity Free Stuff Artist, in appreciation for their thoughtfulness, and countless hours spent creating free items for the Renderosity community. This month we are proud to showcase Eddie P [Mystic-Nights].
Eddie P [Mystic-Nights]
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I'm a 47 year old single male, living in Tennessee. I work in the Engineering department of a large Retail Distribution Center. I enjoy nature and parks, and am a movie buff. In my spare time, I am usually either working on further developing the 3D sections of my website, or working on modeling a 3D freebie or commercial model.
Did you begin with modeling, or did you begin with Poser?
I started with Daz Studio and Poser, fooled around with it and created a few images for my ecards section. Then I became interested in modeling. I currently have 50 free models on my site, and all of those were modeled in Wings 3D or Amapi 6.1. I also just purchased Carrara 5 and Hexagon 2.
What version of Poser do you use, and why do you like it best?
I have Poser 4 and Poser 6. I use Poser 6 mainly. I like the material and cloth rooms, which I am still learning. I use Poser 4 now just to test models.
Where do you get your ideas from? Do you ever take requests?
My ideas come from a lot of places. Something I may have seen on the internet, on TV, or in the real world. At times, I may be modeling an item, and at one point I think, "this could be made into a completely different model." So, I will save it as a project file and come back to it later. I haven't taken any direct requests, but as I have browsed the forums someone would ask where they could find a certain item. I'd check my 3D Directory and not find anything, then give a shot at modeling it. I am currently working on my 2nd commercial package now, which will have some architectural modeling in it. A little hint, it will have a Medieval theme.
What was the first model you ever made? Did it come out the way you planned?
The first model I ever made was a set of barstools, following one of Dr. Geep's tutorials. I saved it in stages, and went through it 2 or 3 times before I was satisfied with the look and the textures. In the end, it came out as planned and I was happy with it.
When things just aren't going the way you planned what keeps you going?
If things aren't going as planned, I just save the project and take a break for awhile. Kick back, watch a movie and relax, work on my website for awhile, check out the forums at various sites, or go to town and get out for awhile.
Of all the models you've made, what's your favorite? Why?
For the freestuff, the Geodome, because it was a little more complex and helped me learn more features of modeling. Of all models, my favorite would be the Medieval package I am currently working on, because of some architectural designs I have been working on.
Do you have a favorite free stuff provider? Who is it and why?
Hmm, there are several. It's hard to pick just one, so I would say Marforno, Stonemason, and Richard T. I like Richard T's industrial models because they are unique. He has some nice furniture also. I like Marforno and Stonemason for their architectural models or elements.
What is your favorite image created with your free stuff?
With just a quick look through the galleries, "The Spider Sorceress" caught my eye because I like Fantasy, Medieval, and Sci-Fi art.
How long have you been a member of the Poser Community? What do you like best about it?
I have been a member of the Poser community since late 2004. I like the fact that a lot of people are willing to help and share knowledge. Also, I enjoy creating items that will be used in artwork.
Do you have any advice for someone just starting out modeling and sharing their free stuff items?
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Thanks so much for sharing your work with us. I truly appreciate your generosity. I just love your bar stools and have a deco style diner that is on my future render "to do" list. It's great that you took time to explain a little of the process to people like me. I've never made an object before because folks like you have me so darned spoiled. Best regards to you.