|Each month the Renderosity community votes on The
Renderosity Artist of the Month Aprils AOM is Cinema 4D artist,
vbarreto [Victor Barreto]. We congratulate vbarreto for his
outstanding collection of Cinema 4D images.
Who is vbarreto? First of all, thanks to the nice people of Renderosity, crew and members, for the nomination and votes for this AOM. I really appreciate this. My name is Victor Vic Barreto. I am 44 years old and a retired air pilot with more than 9,000 hours flying time on my logbook. Currently, I share my time doing casual work for the State courts, and enjoying the splendid beachside lifestyle of the Gold Coast, Australia. This gives me suitable time to learn, and learn more, about my favourite program Cinema 4D. How long have you have you been creating computer graphics? Well, I have always been very fond of art. My sign is Libra! I learned to use oils and then acrylics when I was a teenager, but, I could barely finish a painting. Too many details in my compositions caused me to spend too much time in front of the canvas. My CG adventure started on June 24, 2002. I was completing an IT certificate to deal adequately with my new hobby Computers. That sunny day, I saw a gorgeous Bryce package in a computer store for the first time, and as I was peering at the box, suddenly and idea came to me ... "Why dont I mix my new computer knowledge and my painting skills to get an image finished." Bryce seemed too intimidating to me, so I bought the more conventional Paint Shop Pro 7 and started to paint my imaginary worlds. On November of that year, I was awarded a copy of Vue dEsprit 4, as winner of a 2D digital competition. Immediately, I was charmed by the power of 3D software to generate virtual worlds. Finally, I had found my long time desired gadget. Vue 4 was my favourite tool for all of 2003. By 2004, it was definitively time to switch to Cinema 4D. Do you have traditional art experience? I learned to use oils and acrylics very well. For more than 20 years I painted hundreds of unfinished images. They all had strong Salvador Dali influence. Of the few paintings I did finish, I sold every one. But at that time I was more interested in my pilot career. So, traditional painting was just a hobby. What are you currently working on? I am eagerly working to master this fantastic program Cinema 4D. Knowing Cinema 4D better would allow me to animate my worlds easily. I know animation is quite time demanding, but I would like to see moving the whole elements of my creations in that direction. I would like to generate a crazy film. What software/equipment do you use and why? I started using Cinema CE 6, in October 2003, as a modelling tool for populating my landscapes generated in Vue 4. I switched definitively to Cinema 8.5 on April 2004 [oh happy anniversary], looking for superior render quality and more advanced modelling and animations tools. Currently, Im using version 9.1, and I am very happy with it. What do you think your best piece of work is and why? Well, my beloved friend The beacon man is the image that made more people take notice. It is a simple and eye-catching image. It is my guide when I try to correct my tendency to over-populate my worlds.
We invite you to view vbarretos Renderosity Gallery. To learn more about Renderosity's Artist Of The Month [AOM] award, and to view our past AOM's, please visit the AOM page, which can also be found on the sidebar under Highlights.
My sincere congratulations! You've achieved tremendous results in Cinema. I haven't seen anything so masterfull and beautiful at the same time. Let the 'combination' of Your artistic vision, technical skills and inspiration develop further and let us see even more beutiful masterpieces!
Congratulations with this great, well deserved honor! Your stunning artistry and creative vision is an inspiration and never ceases to amaze the senses! The level of detail you achieve in your work is amazing and the full attention to every aspect in your scene is more than evident! Super work on receiving this award! I look forward to more of your wonderful creations!!