November 2011 Vendor of the Month - Ironman13

November 1, 2011 10:54 pm

Tags: Ironman13, VOM

file_474873.jpgCongratulations to Ironman13 for being Renderosity's Vendor of the Month for November!

First off, tell us a little bit about yourself. Who is "Ironman13"?

I'm a 25 year old ex-chef from Oregon, somewhat of a movie buff, I love the natural environment where I live and food, I love food, LOL!

You've had the honor of Vendor Of the Month once before. To what do you credit your continued success?

Long work hours, of course - sometimes 10-12 hours a day. I listen to the customers' feedback and try to respond with improvements to my products. I like to spend a considerable amount of time thinking things through before I set out on making a product. I can also be very meticulous and a bit of a perfectionist when making a product.

How long have you been involved in digital art?

About 4 years now. Previously, I did my art using traditional media.

What software is currently in your digital toolset and why?

I use Modo, Photoshop CS5, 3DCoat, ZBrush, Carrara, Hexagon, Genetica, Silo, Blacksmith3D, Poser Pro 2010/2012, and Daz Studio 3&4. I spend most of my time in Modo, 3Dcoat and Photoshop. Photoshop for texturing and ad making. Modo is an extremely flexible modeler and also has weightmap support and excellent UV mapping capabilities. 3DCoat allows me to relax and sculpt and paint with a considerable amount of freedom.

What originally made you decide to become a vendor?

I live in a small town and was laid off. There were not many work opportunities, so I decided to make my hobby my career.

Thumb89402.jpgWhat are you currently working on?

Right now, I'm working on a terrain set that will probably be out by the time this interview goes out, lol. I just finished a video tutorial, and I have a couple of pose packs in the works. I also have some more Scene Enhancements, which is a new series I started where I make sets of eclectic props, because I believe a nice sculpted item added to a scene can really enhance people's art and I'd like to give them a variety of things to choose from.

Through the creation process, from inception to finalization of the product, what is your favorite part and why?

I love to make the ads for the products and see the creation really come together. This is where I also make some last minute adjustments to make sure every product is easy to use for the customer.

You've also collaborated in the past with other vendors. How was the collaborative process for you?

I enjoy collaborating with other vendors. I believe everyone brings a unique perspective and skill to the table. It's enjoyable to talk with others on Skype, or chat while I'm working, and we gain inspiration from each other while also sharing knowledge.

What do you enjoy doing when you're not hard at work creating great content?

Watch movies, play xbox, hang out in the jacuzzi, cook, and I'm getting into digital cameras, so I spend some time outside taking photos.

Do you have any final words or advice for other digital artists or vendors?

Definitely getting up and moving around after sitting in front of the computer for awhile is very important. It keeps your energy level high.

Don't be afraid to put some time into thinking about your products, spend a good deal of time on promos - you can never have a good enough promo. Consider your customers' opinions.

I know it's been said before, but find yourself a niche, something new and unique. Try looking for a hole in the market and then make that your specialty. Always keep learning and don't be afraid to ask questions. If people don't like your product, don't take it personally, it doesn't mean your next one won't be a hit!

I'd like to thank all of my loyal customers and the staff at Renderosity for giving me an opportunity to make a living doing what I love :)


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Article Comments

Kazam561 ( posted at 11:58PM Tue, 01 November 2011

Congratulations and well deserved! :D

reine_de_style ( posted at 1:56AM Wed, 02 November 2011

congratulations! :)

Godin ( posted at 2:46AM Wed, 02 November 2011

Congratulations and so very well deservered!! :))

powerage ( posted at 3:54AM Wed, 02 November 2011

Congrats :)

Xameva ( posted at 6:34AM Wed, 02 November 2011

Congrats! :)

vapo ( posted at 7:11AM Wed, 02 November 2011

Congratulations! I've bought many of your products and I'm using them, mainly partial poses, in nearly every render I do... Well deserved nomination and gain!!! Vashek

3dstories ( posted at 8:21AM Wed, 02 November 2011

Great Vendor, fun items.

BIPOLARTWO ( posted at 9:24AM Wed, 02 November 2011

Another great choice for vendor of the month...well done

shorterbus ( posted at 1:04PM Wed, 02 November 2011


jeanne_50 ( posted at 3:00PM Wed, 02 November 2011

Congratulations! Keep up on doing the good work. :) Love, Jeanne

Eganko ( posted at 3:36PM Wed, 02 November 2011


Anagord ( posted at 5:57PM Wed, 02 November 2011


Raindroptheelf ( posted at 10:11PM Wed, 02 November 2011

Congratulations my friend, well deserved

NeoAnimeHaven ( posted at 10:41PM Wed, 02 November 2011


Biscuits ( posted at 7:43AM Thu, 03 November 2011

Congratulations! Thumbs up!

MarkR151 ( posted at 1:22AM Fri, 04 November 2011

Beautiful girl at the computer up there. Any poser models based on her yet?

SSfromM12 ( posted at 10:22AM Fri, 04 November 2011

Excellent work i13. You are out standing in your field. Three thumbs up !!!

Roxam ( posted at 2:18PM Fri, 04 November 2011

Congratulations, and thank you for so generously sharing your wonderful talent and great craftsmanship.

fireknght2 ( posted at 11:08AM Sat, 05 November 2011

Whoa all the times I bought products from Ironman13 I swore it was a man in that Armour...low and behold a beautiful young lady emerges as the WOMAN behind the Armour. Fantastic products and artwork

arat ( posted at 11:21AM Sat, 05 November 2011


Navi ( posted at 12:15PM Sat, 05 November 2011

Congratulations, this is well deserved ! :) Fantastic pose sets.

fuegoricky ( posted at 9:08PM Sat, 05 November 2011

IronMAN13?! MAN?! That's the only surprise for me. Great products and talent, and recognition well-deserved. But your Username? That gave me a giggle. :)

1971s ( posted at 1:15AM Sun, 06 November 2011

Congrats!!!! Amazing work!!!

HeavensBlonde ( posted at 6:34PM Sun, 06 November 2011

Just wonderful, amazing and so glad you won...

Madbat ( posted at 2:16AM Mon, 07 November 2011

Grats on getting VOM, very well deserved. I don't post even half of what I render, but 90% of the time, one of your poses (or lights) is in there in some fashion.

KimberlyC ( posted at 12:27PM Mon, 07 November 2011

Congrats! Well deserved!

renapd ( posted at 2:30AM Tue, 08 November 2011

Definately well deserved to one of the most creative and "younger" people in Poser community. Hear it from an old fox.. "You Rock Girl!" :)

Darren666 ( posted at 11:49PM Tue, 08 November 2011

A Big Congratulations!!!, You Are A Deserved Winner and Your Products Are Very Beautiful and Versatile, You Have A Wise Head On Young Shoulders and I Love All Your Profile Pictures, Thank-you Also For Your Fantastic Freebies. ;~)

hameleon ( posted at 12:10AM Wed, 09 November 2011

Congratulations! :)

StudioArtVartanian ( posted at 7:25AM Wed, 09 November 2011

Big congrats!!!!!Very well diserved!!! Keep up the amazing work!!!!