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09 September 2003, 11:09 PM
I was wondering who is the best environment modeler in the business. If anyone has anyone they admire for that please add them to a list in this forum.


Jason Kane


09 September 2003, 02:47 AM
Hi Jason,

Generally I would hope if someone is offering up a thread for the community to build a list in, they would also offer up a list item. :)

OK, I'll go first...

I am certainly not highly knowledgable of the modelling community as a whole, but someone here among us has certainly caught my eye.

The scene that Pancreas created for the June/July challenge is top notch in my eyes. I think he captured a medieval/fantasy look and feel that few modelers are capable of. ( View Image (, View Thread ( )

Kudos go out to Pancreas!

09 September 2003, 04:50 AM

Nice work indeed.


09 September 2003, 08:49 PM
I think you cannot really speak about the best enviroment 'modellers', because the best enviroments are more often painted than modelled. If you look at matte paintings for movies for example, the 3d part is hardly ever more than making a mockup lowpoly building to get the perspective right.

One of the enviroment artists I have gigantic respect for is Dusso:

Another one is Criag Mullins, this guy is madly productive, it's just insane!

09 September 2003, 02:17 AM
Those artists are both awesome. And yes indeed most film backgrounds are painted and it is very impressive.

I was still interested in those who do model the environments and if there are those among us who would be seen as excelling at modeling the detail into CG sets.

rich novak
09 September 2003, 12:13 AM
i'm almost too green here to even post a reply but if you decide to go the 3d route, try www.e-onsoftware, the makers of vue d'esprit and now, vue professional.

vp is supposedly able to export an entire scene (trees, water, terrain, whathaveyou) to most all of the major 3d apps. last i checked they don't yet have a demo available. when a demo does become available there's no telling if it will also export (as most demo's won't even let you save) but who knows?

good luck. post some of your work here when you can.


rich novak
09 September 2003, 12:14 AM


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