Who is 'Rochr'?
Well, Rochr is Rudolf Herczog. 33-year old
hobbyist, born in Budapest, Hungary and currently living in
Halmstad, Sweden, along with my girlfriend and 3 cats. How long
have you been rendering/doing computer graphics?
My very first
experience with computer graphics, was actually on the old Amiga,
and Deluxe Paint. That didnt last long though. Years later, a
friend of mine started a production studio doing commercials for
local companies, and they were using Lightwave. We used to hang out
there after work and play with the software, and even though i
liked Lightwave, i could never use it the way i wanted. (laziness)
Then about five or so years ago, the same friend pointed me towards
Bryce and i was instantly hooked. It was easy to learn and, once i
passed beyond the obligatory shiny spheres-images, a tool that
suited me perfectly. Do you have traditional art experience?
Not really. Or it depends on what you call art. :) Ive been
drawing since childhood, mainly futuristic cities, cars etc, but it
was all in black/white. Ive never really used paint or even colors
until the Amiga. Never went to any art classes, im self taught.
What are you currently working on?
Apart from personal
images, and a new design for my webpage, im currently working on
some concept images for a feature film. Cant reveal anything about
it unfortunatly, as its still in the early stages. What
software/equipment do you use and why?
My primary tools are
still Bryce 5, Photoshop 7 and Universe Image Creator. Plus, ive
recently started learning Cinema 4D (or at least trying to), for
models i cant do inside Bryce. I find the combination of these
applications to be perfect for the type of images i want to create.
When it comes to hardware, i currently use a P4 2.26 Ghz, 512 mb
RAMBUS and a Wacom Intuos2, but im planning on building a new
machine with a lot more power. Already purchused some of the parts,
but im not rushing it. What do you think your best piece of
work is and why?
I must say my last one, "Skylab". I have a bad
habit of always trying to push myself, and the hardware, one step
further with each image, and this one really turned out exactly how
i want my images to look like. One of very few im 100% satisfied
with...or at least 99... An other personal favourite is "Downtown",
an older piece. It was sort of a tribute for my fellow Bryce
artists, and to this day, my best compositioned scene. Plus it was
fun to make. :) Why do you like to work with 3D software?
Its 3D...? No, but seriously, 3D adds a certain depth and feel to
the images, i personally cant achieve with pure drawings. Even
though i usually draw some of the details in an image, i always,
(with one exception), start out with a 3D base. Who/what
Everything really. Movies, real life, other
artists. I also have a huge library of industrial photos, where i
get inspiration from when needed. But for some strange reason i get
most of my ideas at work. Still trying to figure out why, because
its not that exiting... How has this online community
(Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning?
I was actually about to give CG up, when i found this community.
When i posted my first image here, my progress with Bryce had been
standing still for a long time, and i was getting bored. Finding
this place with its great members and all the knowledge was a real
boost, and i always recommend new artists coming here for learning.
I can easily say that ive got to know some fantastic people here,
many ild like to call my friends, and i still consider this a
second home. :) Parting Comments / Advice to other Artists?
Learn as many tools as you need, and keep working with something
you love, no matter what people say. And dont worry about getting
a personal style, itll come automatically after a while. And
naturally...practice, practice and practice some more. Thanx a lot
everyone! :) Rudy
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