|Each month the Renderosity community votes on The
Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM]
Novembers AOM is from the Vue Gallery. We congratulate
czarnyrobert [Robert Czarny] for his outstanding collection
of Vue images.
Who is czarnyrobert and how did you come by your username? First, I would like to deny any allegations suggesting that I am an alien I am not however, my friend tse60 is one! [laughter] I am only a human [more laughter] ... European, Polish, to be more precise. I am a dreamer. The here and now does not matter that much for me. My mind is wandering far away; somewhere among clusters of galaxies; over dirty backyards of primitive alien cities; above unfamiliar machinery too complex to understand its purpose. Before I discovered 3D, my life was gray and boring. Seven years in French high school in Algiers. Five years of chemical engineering studies. Nine years in the sales departments of some mind-numbing multinationals. I didn't want to spend the rest of my life in the gray matrix of corporate cubicles. So I switched to something new and I am creating the matrix now! I am designing virtual worlds, virtual atmospheres, virtual plants, objects and materials. Funny, yes, but also dangerous! In these modern times, there are people who feel better in virtual worlds of 3D games than in the real world ... and this is just the beginning. My nickname is simply the result of pure coincidence in polish it means "black Robert." It was the result of "10-second thinking," limited by the availability of free domain names when I was creating an account for my personal website. Why black? Perhaps because I have black hair, maybe because I often wear black clothes, yet still maybe because the deep space is black. Or, it could be anything else... Later I used this accidental nickname to register to Internet services, among them was Renderosity. I did not want to remember various nicknames, so I used the one from my website. At that time, I did not expect that I would post anything on Renderosity, or that I would became so well-known as a Vue artist here [laughter]. If I knew that at the time I signed up, I would have imagined a more spectacular nickname [more laughter]. Later, when I started to post images, and get some positive comments, I asked Renderosity moderators if it would be possible to change my account name unfortunately it was not possible, so I stayed with this accidental nickname. My czarnyrobert nickname has one great advantage ... the name is unique, so, when you enter it into a browser, the results come back with sites related to my art. How long have you have you been creating computer graphics? I started with 3D in February 2002 (almost 4 years ago). In 1988 I experimented a little with "Lightwave's grandpa," Videoscape 3D. However, I could not get interesting results with the program, since my Amiga 500 only had a 7MHz processor and 1MB RAM, which was too slow and too small for 3D. Then I played with fractals and 2D painting, but it was just for fun, nothing serious. The Amiga only allowed 32 colors in 320 x 200 size, or 16 colors in 640 x 400. Computers have made some spectacular progress since 1988. In 2002 I bought a computer magazine with a free version of Vue d'Esprit 2. I recalled my unpleasant first experience with 3D on the Amiga, and I was amazed to discover the progress made in 3D. The Amiga had difficulty rendering simple scenes with a couple of primitives. Yet, fourteen years later I could create almost anything I could imagine on my PC with Vue d'Esprit 2. I quickly became addicted to 3D. I started to experiment with other programs (Bryce, Terragen, Lightwave, Poser), but, in the end, I stayed loyal to Vue. Do you have traditional art experience? No, or rather no traditional art education, because I have always liked to draw pictures since my earliest childhood. Until high school I drew quite a lot, later less. When I started my studies I almost completely stopped drawing. Now, I often use classical pencil and paper to sketch plans of my 3D scenes and objects. What are you currently working on? I just started another scene from my War of the Worlds series. I spent quite a lot of time modeling my Martian War Machines, so I plan to use them in another two or three scenes. Then I plan to start something different of course Sci Fi related as usual. The limiting factor is free time. What software/equipment do you use and why? Of course, I use Vue 5 Infinite for final scenes setup and rendering. Why? Because its power/simplicity ratio is the highest I ever encountered in 3D software; because it lets me create large scenes with hundreds of objects (I am not mentioning ecosystems); because scene management in Vue is very effective; because Vue is under constant and intensive development; I expect even more spectacular features from future versions. I also use Cinema 4D for modeling, because it is very ergonomic and stable software, and because I cannot model complex objects in Vue. What do you think your best piece of work is and why? Hmmm ... difficult to select just one - almost each picture I created was a challenge to me. Each time I tried to discover new techniques, better materials, lighting settings etc.
Aliens Metropolis czarnyrobert
Aliens Ship Dock czarnyrobert
Dead City Colony 77 czarnyrobert
Striders In The Sun czarnyrobert
Megaurchins Canyon czarnyrobert
Silent Spring czarnyrobert
War of the Worlds Thunder Child czarnyrobert
We invite you to visit:
To learn more about Renderosity's Artist Of The Month [AOM] award, and to view our past AOM's, please visit the AOM 2005 page, which can also be found on the sidebar under Highlights.
Congratulations on this great honor, Robert! Your work is meticulous and your style is perfected! you truly deserve this recognition in your great efforts in creating some of the most visually stunning artwork to be seen!! I look forward to the future!!
well done rob...you got my vote i must say i do enjoy viewing your work...alwayz wondering where you get your ideas or how you do this or how you do that...but at the end of the day it just boils down to ~hard work~ your texturing lighting and creative mind is just mind blowing...i think you and vue were made for eachother anyhow enough said. Congrats!!!