Working in 3D programs like Project Felix and Maya is one of the best things you can possibly do. You literally get to create your own world and make it look realistic and beautiful. When I was a Sophomore in high school I began working on professional animation in Maya. I was really drawn to the lighting and rendering techniques that sometimes took hours to finish.
After a while the glory and the passion of working in 3D turned to dust and I decided that I wanted to do something very different and so I kind of left my experience and knowledge behind. I had three full years of Maya training, I used it practically everyday and I just dropped it.
Fast forward to January 2017… Adobe just released a beta version of Project Felix and I decided to dip my toes in to see what the software was like. I was really surprised with the simplicity and speed. Of course it’s not as crazy as Maya or as detailed but for some reason the lighting and details are sooo much better. And now I have been using it almost everyday for more than half a year.
You can say I am obsessed and you are probably correct. I love the way it looks and how easy it is to set up a scene from scratch with background photos. The lighting is fun and easy to manipulate and it automatically ships everything to a .psd file. Thanks to this new addition to Adobe I have been featured a few times because of my Project Felix designs. It’s sooo much fun to be in the 3D world again. Check out some of my work down below!
Architectural 3D Design
I am really passionate about product design. I have always wanted to work on packaging for retail. With Project Felix it’s really easy to create cool designs because you can bring your vectors straight from Illustrator. I have been working on many product designs that I cannot post yet however here are some of my current favorites that I have put together.
I love creating fantasy like worlds. Project Felix gives me the ability to place objects in the scene in a very realistic sort of way. One thing that I really like to do is playing around with organic shapes and placing them in scenic areas. The paper crane is a fun one because that could be a statue or monument on a beach while the crystals in the river are less likely to be realistic however they are still very cool and magical. Combining 3D elements with photography allows me to provoke different emotions in the scene and I really love adding new features to regular photos.