April 2005 AOM - vbarreto

deemarie · March 28, 2005 6:48 am

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.
file_349603.jpgWho 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.
thumb_733275.jpg The beacon man vbarreto [Victor Barreto]
Why do you like to work with 3D software? All my life I have been waiting for something like 3D. I love visualizing virtual worlds, and 3D is precisely for this. I think, in the future, it would be possible to project and materialize computer 3D objects in real life, and this would completely change our way of living. Just imagine the year 2020 and the capability of a 3D program like Poser release 18 projecting a humanoid sitting on a chair in your front room chatting with you. Materialized 3D will be a mayor impact on our world, and we are not anticipating that idea clearly yet. Definitively, I would like to be part of that event. Who/what inspires you? Salvador Dali was a mayor inspiration during my traditional painting period. However, I am starting to see his work as part of the magnificent and revolutionary art of the last century. Perhaps, Im trying to achieve more futuristic environments to develop a sort of innovative Sci-fi-surrealism. Any kind of machinery has also strong inspiration on me. My objective is to suggest the conquest of gravity, and to display a more pleasant and enhanced world to live. How has this online community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning? Im a Renderosity addict now. Im glad to share my ideas with people that share the same interest, in the largest digital art community. I have always found nice and cooperative people here. And of course, the artworks are fabulous. This community is great! Parting Comments Advice to other Artists? Talking about 3D. Create, create and create. This is the aim of 3D software. Sometimes there is no a clue for starting a model or scene but there wont be anything without trying. I think the time of modelling real life objects is passing. Creativity and originality is the next step. Thank you very much for this opportunity.
File101.jpgWe 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.

Article Comments

outoftouch ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

Congrats! Your work is great :-)

ShadowWind ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

Congratulations indeed, well deserved award!

EXISTO ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

Congratulations. your work is amazing!!!

nhirschberger ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

Congratulations ! Brilliant work you share with us !

Pontigary ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

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!

Jay7347 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

Vic...this is so well deserved on your part. Your images delight and inspire. Your one of the few artists that can blow me away with technique, conceptual vision and humor. Keep up the fantastic work my friend! -jay

coolcatcom ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

Congratulations you know how much I love and enjoy your work.......BRAVO !

Yoro ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

big fat congrats also from me, as a great fan of surrealistic pics I really enjoyed your gallery!

tony_br22 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

It is so wondeful to see your wonderful work recognized this way Vic. I think your artwork is both artistically and technically brilliant and super original. Congratulations my friend!

jlgarcia0 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

Congrats!!! You REALLY deserve it! ;)

vedek ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

Well deserved. Outstanding artwork! He was already one of my favorites!

eyeland ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

Congratulations, Vic. More often than not, I don't agree with the majority in these kinds of votes, but I definitely do this time. Well deserved...

digitell ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

HEY! Congradulations! You really deserve this...you are such a talented artist!!! I really enjoy your works! :)!!

Malstorm ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

well done mate....knew you would get this ;)

YARDOBE ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

Have you been nominated before...cuz you should have been and if you haven't ,it's long overdue...WOW!

oswaldfitch ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

I'm glad you've won. Your work is original and technically acomplished. You certainly recognize it as yours. Cheers and best of luck for the future

electric ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 28 March 2005

congratulations vic......unico y original..

RodolfoCiminelli ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 29 March 2005

Congrats Vic, you work is fantastic.

Cosme..D..Churruca ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 29 March 2005

Enhorabuena Vic ! You deserved it. Bien merecido !

MOOOW ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 29 March 2005

HEY!!!! Congradulations my dear friend!!Well deserved,you have amazing artworks in your gallery very creative and wonderful imagination !!Best wishes for you :o))))))

StaceyG ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 29 March 2005

Congratulations. Well deserved honor.

logiloglu ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 30 March 2005

Congrats, well deserved honor. i like your artistic style very much. a fascinating gallery !!!!!!!!!! #:O) !!!!!!!!!!!

kromekat ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 30 March 2005


danob ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 30 March 2005

Way to go Vic well deserved !!

jagill ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 30 March 2005

Yes, very well deserved. Your images are all so very different and all brilliant. Thanks for the inspiration.

kenwas ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 30 March 2005

Well Done!

Shardz ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 30 March 2005

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!!

miztere ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 30 March 2005

Congratulations ! your sci-fi gallery is crazyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy : )

oooZENOooo ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 30 March 2005

Lets the spotlights shine, you deserve it! :o)

Arkanias4 ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 30 March 2005

Hey congrats for this well deserved award! I recently became a fan of your gallery and I am happy for that recognition of your fabulous works :-)