Renderosity Free Stuff Artist - specs2

deemarie · November 21, 2005 6:14 am

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 the works of Christian G., better know to his Renderosity fellow artists as specs2.
Message2476832.jpg Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I'm a 23-year-old graphics design student from Germany. I usually create my "free stuff" for my own purposes, first, as a modeling exercise, but sometimes they turn out better then I expected and I decide to share them with community. My biggest hope is, that I get to work in the 3D animation sector, once I'm done with my studies. Did you begin with modeling or did you begin with Poser? I think, I started both things at the same time. I had Poser and 3ds MAX. The thing was, Poser didnt have a large variety of clothing and props at that time, so I decided to make my own. It appeared to be harder than expected, but in the end, I managed to master the 3D software. In the meantime, I've switched to Cinema 4D, which appears to be more comfortable for modeling purposes. What version of Poser do you use, and why do you like it best I'm using Poser 6 for the rigging of the clothing, etc. but for scene setups, I prefer Poser Pro Pack, which seems to be easier to use, due to some simpler interface design. You offer a lot of unique clothing items. Where do you get your ideas from? My biggest passions are games and comics, and I think most of my freebies have been inspired by them. I've also been inspired by fantasy artists like Luis Royo or Anime and Manga artists like Masamune Shirow or Satoshi Urushihara. What was the first model you ever made? Did it come out the way you planned? My first try at 3D modeling was actually the hardest. I had no clue about the software. I tried to make a human figure, but it didnt look the way envisioned. [laughter] After reading through several tutorials, I discovered, I was trying to progress too swiftly. So, I stepped back a bit and created simple props. When things just aren't going the way you planned what keeps you going? My stubbornness! [more laughter] Of all the models you've made, what's your favorite? Why? I think, it's Sera ... or maybe Blood Rayne ... or ... can't really tell. I sorta like all of them, otherwise I wouldn't have made them.
Message2476833.jpg Blood Rayne for Victoria 3, created by specs2
I've noticed that you have started creating characters. How do you compare making clothing to characters? Which do you enjoy more? Making characters is certainly different. If you make clothing, most of the time, you copy settings from the base character (for example Victoria 3). If it comes to characters like the horsey figure, you're more free with the setup, since it's not the figure, that defines the setup, but you. I think, making characters, or being able to make them, is a big step to bring more variety to Poser. Just being curious here, do you have a favorite Poser character? DAZ did a great job with Aiko3. Considering, I'm an Anime and Manga fan. She's a great base, to realize some of the amazing outfits and characters that appear in a lot of those Anime and Mangas comics. Do you have a favorite free stuff provider? Who is it and why? I admire the works of Mr. Kozaburo. Being able to make hair (which I'm bad at) and distributing the models for free shows his generosity, for which I'm thankful. What is your favorite image created with your free stuff? That's like asking a mother for her favorite child... I'm thankful to anyone, who's being using my free stuff to make artwork. How long have you been a member of the Poser Community? What do you like best about it? I've been a member of Renderosity since 2000. I like to visit the chat room and talk to people who share my interests. I also enjoy, people, posting artwork with a part of my work, letting me know they like what I did. Do you have any advice for someone just starting out modeling and sharing free stuff items? I would say, never give up, ask someone experienced and use tutorials. Ask people for constructive feedback. They'll give you good advice on how things can look better. If you're having trouble with the modeling software, check the Renderosity software forums or the chat room. For sure, there is always someone eager to help out.
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Article Comments

Destribats ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 November 2005

Yes ! I am to happy to be the first to write here. Congratulations Christian! Awesome free Stuff! Bravo!

Sabra ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 November 2005

So happy to see you featured here, you really deserve this! Your excellent free models, and generosity are very much appriciated. Thank you and my compliments! - Sabra

Bobbie25 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 November 2005

aww sweet news hun and well comeing you are a kind man and a good teacher I owe so much many hugz and Congratulations

DigitalDreamer ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 November 2005

Congrats on your accolade. And may I say that for someone for whom English is not a first language, your English rocks!

KarenJ ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 November 2005

Congrats Christian and thanks for sharing your cool creations with us!

KimberlyC ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 November 2005

Congrads Christian! Thank you for sharing your talent with us. :)

BigRedKane ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 November 2005

Congrats Specs "Candy Man"...heh. and thanks for the free stuff, it's much appreciated. :-)

infinity10 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 November 2005

Thanks for making and sharing your freebies. I collected some of them. Congrats on being featured at Renderosity.

koncz ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 22 November 2005

I'm happy to see your ITV here, you really deserve this :) Thanks for all your free creations :) 8)

IO4 ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 22 November 2005

Great to read about you after having used your great free stuff - thank you so much for sharing these with us!

Valentina ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 22 November 2005

Congrats, Chris, you deserve this ! I used your free stuff during years for my images and I must admit, besides generosity, you also have a lot of talent ! all my respect !

evanime ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 23 November 2005

It's about time. Congratulations! You deserve it and thank you for all the excellent freebies.

shadow_dancer ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 23 November 2005

the shadow says youre stuff rocks keep up the great work:)

buckybeaver ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 25 November 2005

Specs2 has always been one of the most adventurous in his creations-super talent and generosity. A pleasure to know you.

vivianne ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 27 November 2005

Your A3 characters are fantastic! I really love the Queen Bee! It just shows the talent and generosity you have. I used the Bee with a very small morph of A3 and it still worked flawlessly! You don't see that in a lot of free props. You're stuff is great and I thank you very much for sharing your talent with the rest of us who don't know what the *%^$ we're doing. ;)

TrekkieGrrrl ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 02 December 2005

Congrats! Very well deserved, I love your models!

ithkinlore ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 10 December 2005

It's nice to see you featured, specs. You deserve it! I love your stuff, especially the creatures for A3. Much appreciated!