Renderosity Free Stuff Artist: Mystic-Nights

nickcharles · June 5, 2006 2:20 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 Eddie P [Mystic-Nights].

Eddie P [Mystic-Nights]

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I'm a 47 year old single male, living in Tennessee. I work in the Engineering department of a large Retail Distribution Center. I enjoy nature and parks, and am a movie buff. In my spare time, I am usually either working on further developing the 3D sections of my website, or working on modeling a 3D freebie or commercial model.

Did you begin with modeling, or did you begin with Poser?

I started with Daz Studio and Poser, fooled around with it and created a few images for my ecards section. Then I became interested in modeling. I currently have 50 free models on my site, and all of those were modeled in Wings 3D or Amapi 6.1. I also just purchased Carrara 5 and Hexagon 2.


What version of Poser do you use, and why do you like it best?

I have Poser 4 and Poser 6. I use Poser 6 mainly. I like the material and cloth rooms, which I am still learning. I use Poser 4 now just to test models.

Where do you get your ideas from? Do you ever take requests?

My ideas come from a lot of places. Something I may have seen on the internet, on TV, or in the real world. At times, I may be modeling an item, and at one point I think, "this could be made into a completely different model." So, I will save it as a project file and come back to it later. I haven't taken any direct requests, but as I have browsed the forums someone would ask where they could find a certain item. I'd check my 3D Directory and not find anything, then give a shot at modeling it. I am currently working on my 2nd commercial package now, which will have some architectural modeling in it. A little hint, it will have a Medieval theme.


What was the first model you ever made? Did it come out the way you planned?

The first model I ever made was a set of barstools, following one of Dr. Geep's tutorials. I saved it in stages, and went through it 2 or 3 times before I was satisfied with the look and the textures. In the end, it came out as planned and I was happy with it.

When things just aren't going the way you planned what keeps you going?

If things aren't going as planned, I just save the project and take a break for awhile. Kick back, watch a movie and relax, work on my website for awhile, check out the forums at various sites, or go to town and get out for awhile.


Of all the models you've made, what's your favorite? Why?

For the freestuff, the Geodome, because it was a little more complex and helped me learn more features of modeling. Of all models, my favorite would be the Medieval package I am currently working on, because of some architectural designs I have been working on.

Do you have a favorite free stuff provider? Who is it and why?

Hmm, there are several. It's hard to pick just one, so I would say Marforno, Stonemason, and Richard T. I like Richard T's industrial models because they are unique. He has some nice furniture also. I like Marforno and Stonemason for their architectural models or elements.

What is your favorite image created with your free stuff?

With just a quick look through the galleries, "The Spider Sorceress" caught my eye because I like Fantasy, Medieval, and Sci-Fi art.


How long have you been a member of the Poser Community? What do you like best about it?

I have been a member of the Poser community since late 2004. I like the fact that a lot of people are willing to help and share knowledge. Also, I enjoy creating items that will be used in artwork.

Do you have any advice for someone just starting out modeling and sharing their free stuff items?

For those just starting out in modeling, check out some of the free modeling programs, such as Wings 3D or Blender. Find one in which you are comfortable with and like the interface. Then check out tutorials available for these programs. This will help you learn the functions of the program and what they can do. When and if you decide to purchase a commercial modeling program, check out the demo versions first. Again, find one you feel comfortable with. Start off with simple props, and your skills will develop over time as you go along. You will also want to check out tutorials on UV Mapping and making your models Poser-ready. Take your time. If things aren't going right, just save it as a project file and come back to it later. Check out some tutorials and get advice in the modeling forums. When you have your model ready and textured, zip it up with the proper Poser runtime folder structure. Don't forget to include a readme text file with your terms of use and contact info.

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June 5, 2006

Article Comments

rainlondon ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 June 2006

Wonderful quality free stuff, not to mention you are a wonderful artist. Thank you so much for your generous contribution! Not to mention that your freebies are FUN! :)

IO4 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 June 2006

It's nice to see the face behind the models. You do lovely models:) Congratulations on being nomintated:)

LeChatDesigns ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 June 2006

Thanks so much for sharing your work with us. I truly appreciate your generosity. I just love your bar stools and have a deco style diner that is on my future render "to do" list. It's great that you took time to explain a little of the process to people like me. I've never made an object before because folks like you have me so darned spoiled. Best regards to you.

Richard T ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 June 2006

Congratulations on a well deserved accolade. Thanks. Richard

infinity10 ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 06 June 2006

Hey, cool, a face to a name. Yup, I visit your website quite often. Thanks for all the sharing.

cosmoz ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 07 June 2006

You clearly deserve to be in the spotlight, your many quality free items have a profound positive effect on the community! Thank you so much for all the wonderful items you have created, a true master artist!

josephlevin ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 08 June 2006

I had downloaded Eddie's 'cherry' model for poser and hadn't realized it was his! It really made a render I'd worked on become complete, and I must give a hearty thank-you!

sarge74 ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 08 June 2006

I have several of your feebies and they have provided much appreciated additions to my renders. Thank you very much for your time, effort and advice in this column about starting out in modeling. sarge

Ravyns ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 08 June 2006

Congratulations Eddie!! And it's definitely great to put a face with the name..

riki1943 ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 June 2006

Un dome parfait grand merci

SAMS3D ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 June 2006

Congratulations on this honor you certainly deserve it. You have always been so generous and kind with you help to others.

jenay ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 June 2006

Great and versatile stuff :) Love it. Congratulations Eddie!!

Crimmy ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 June 2006

Congratulations and thank you very much for the free items!

rasputina ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 June 2006

nice to see you getting accolades for all the wonderful items you release, thanks for all of the items and for th time and effort it took to do them, to offer them free to boot? That's awesome.

rockets ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 June 2006

Thanks so much for all the free models you've contributed and great interview too!

Fisty ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 June 2006

One of the nicest guys in poserland. =D (and a great 'stash too!) LOL

2126 ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 June 2006

Thanks Richard!!

judee3d ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 10 June 2006

Nice to see a face behind the name! I've collected quite a few of your freebies, and want to say THANK YOU!!! Great interview! The geodome is my favorite too, quality work!!

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