Renderosity: Tell us a bit about yourself. Who is nirvy?
Nirvy: Before answering your questions I want to thank everyone that has supported me throughout these 13 years here at Renderosity. My customers above all cause you’re the reason I keep on going continuously striving to improve year after year.Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!:)
Who is nirvy? I wish I knew LOL!
I can tell you she is very weird and cranky and bitchy but also very soft, shy and doesn’t talk much. She loves 3D Art and music. She loves her friends…they are forever…and never forgets a good one no matter what happens nor how much time goes by. She’s caring, she hurts easily, she’s very stubborn, she’s a perfectionist, she forgives and forgets, she believes in fairy tales and happy endings, she loves her children and she loves cats.
I’m very international. I lived in the US, Italy, France, Greece, Japan and have traveled so much that I actually got tired of it but everyone should see the world because it really changes one’s perspective of things.
This is one of the greatest things about Renderosity: the wide variety of nationalities and everyone united by the love of art. It’s awesome!
I speak 5 languages. I love food and great cappuccinos which I think is my greatest weakness lol! I live with my husband in Greece on the outskirts of a small village by the sea. It’s beautiful!
I think this is enough to get a
pretty good idea of who I am. :)
How did you originally get started in this career choice? What made you decide to become a vendor?
Nirvy: Discovering Poser and my love for colors and fashion. Poser opened a whole new world for me: the world of 3D.
My first product was released the 4th of October 2003 here at Renderosity. It was an add-on for DAZ’s Morphing Cocktail Dress, Hi-Heels and Fantasy Collar.
I was creating a lot of digital art for the galleries those days and while I was playing around with the uvs of the dress, trying to make something I wanted, I came up with a style I really liked “Black is Magic” and thought that maybe others would too and that’s how it all began.
What do you feel you gained most personally from your experience as a content creator over the years?
Nirvy: I’ve made some very good friends. In Greece our kind of work is not known by many, even my husband still doesn’t understand what I do, funny as that may sound and so it is wonderful to be able to talk about creating with other vendors, share experiences, projects, ideas…
I’ve also gained knowledge. When I started I only knew how to use PSP. That was 13 years ago since then I have learned so many programs I’ve lost count but I am still learning everyday.
“if you have the main ingredient “Love for what you do” then one day you’ll reach your goal and that’s a promise!”
Could you list some current favorites among the products you’ve created and tell us a little bit about them?
Nirvy: I started as a texturer and still am mainly that. A lot of people think texturing is easy but it’s not. An exceptional texture takes a lot of time and hard work to make. It’s all in the details.I mainly enjoy texturing 3D-Age’s clothes. He is an exceptional modeler with whom I have been working many years. His clothes come to life while I work on them.
The add-on Sinner that I made for 3D-Age’s BodysuitI has to be the most difficult pack I’ve ever created. The bodysuit’s uvs were divided manually in CS5 to create all the various parts turning a single bodysuit into pants, tops, socks, shorts and other variations.
I do have a few favorites though also for clothing made by other vendors.I would say that my all time favorite is Beyond the wall for RP’s Night Watcher. It took me 3 weeks to make that product. I have read all of the Game of Thrones books and seen the series and just love Game of Thrones. The challenge in this pack was to make the textures resemble the original character’s clothing as much as possible and to be honest I was very pleased with the result.:)
“Steampunk Anachronism” is also an all time favorite of mine. I made that with Kaleya and the product turned out amazing! “Song Whisperer” for Kaleya’s Spellsinger is another favorite. I love fantasy and this outfit was stunning.
Among my clothing packs I really like my last one for Genesis2F and Genesis3F: “DateLine3”. DateLine3 started out being made for G2F and then G3F was released so I went ahead and made it for both having to add IRAY textures as well which meant learning something totally new again. :) I also really like my “Day to Night” Skirt and then there’s my “The Rose” morphing prop which I made because I needed a rose for some promotional images. It took me over a month to make this.
Where do you get your inspiration for your products?
clothing is mostly from my head. I very seldom make something I
have seen or found on the net. I like creating my own look. My
add-on styles: I look around the net to see what’s in fashion
and then add my personal touches.
What is currently in your digital toolset, and what could you not do without?
DAZ Studio, CS5, Hexagon, ZBrush, UV Layout and lots more.I
don’t think I could do without any of them. Each one has its
What would you offer as best advice for those looking to get started in content creation?
Will! Endurance! Nerves of steel! LOL! Start young! Never give up!
It takes time, a lot of really hard work, hours and hours at the
pc, giving up a large part of day to day life but if you have the
main ingredient “Love for what you do” then one day
you’ll reach your goal and that’s a promise!
What might we find you doing when not at work?
Nirvy: In the summer I would be in my garden reading a book after I’ve finished my daily chores around the house. In the winter, except for my chores, I just work around the clock from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm then I’ll go watch my favorite TV shows and relax.
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My warmest congratulations to the most hard working, dedicated and passionate person I've ever known! ...my mom a.k.a. nirny :) Mom, I am so very pride of you! All those sleepless nights, staying up working just to get every single detail just right...all those "light bulb" moments of brilliance when you think of a new product...or how to get something new or complicated work properly, or who from this amazing community that you love so much to pair up with on a product, or when you finally finish learning something new...all these moments, which have turned into years, deserve a big BRAVO...I am so happy to see you be recognized and I hope the child in you that never grew up, the one that gets excited and jumps around when your work turns out exactly how you wanted it to... in the end (in the end, because until you get there, let's be honest, you're just kind of hard to deal with LOL) well, I hope that child always stays with you and that the pixie dust of this so well-deserved recognition sets into many more years of creativity, inspiration and super awesome products. I also hope that you continue making good friends through Renderosity, which for over a decade now has been such a big part of your life...and I hope they know what an amazing friend you are, and how you can talk for hours praising their work...how you cry with their sorrows and celebrate their joys. I love you mom, congratulations xoxoxo
Congrats again my friend! :) I've told you so privately so many times that I've probably have bored you by now, I'll say it in public once again.. that I truly admire you for your stubbornness not to give up and ability to learn new things like a teenager! Oh I know we're still teenagers at heart.. but our minds don't seem to follow somehow, except yours! I have no idea what you do to keep your own wits so clear! Sssh, don't share your secret! :) This lazy friend of yours who hates new things bows in awe in front of your continuous evolution! You're one of a kind example that very few may follow successfully my dear! Your personality is explosive and fun - not always easy to get along with.. But that's your Mediterranean charm!:) : Over the past decade we've laughed a lot, we've fought a lot, we ve shared our sorrows or joys with morning coffee.. so at last!.. the recognition you so much deserved - overdue by a few years as so well we know, has come for you! Better late than never! :) So do your happy dance and celebrate Eva, till you jump to the next unique idea! Even just following you is an exciting ride! :)
This is such wonderful news! Eva you are such a kind and sweet person on top of being talented and so hard working :) We go back a long ways and I'm so happy to be able to call you my friend! Very well earned, my sweet I couldn't be happier for you! HUGS
Congratulations! I can't tell you how many items I've purchased because of your texture packages. Many times I decide to pass on a new clothing item until I get to the picture of your textures for it and buy both. 3-D Age's items are fantastic but they are very fortunate to have you creating fantastic textures to bring them to life.