June 9, 2014 8:00 AM
by Editor in Chief
With the advent of Cycles, Blender has become an attractive solution for professionals, since the speed of your renders now depends "only" on how much you can afford on your graphic cards. To be specific, how many CUDAs your GTX has. Which is better? Investing your money on graphic cards or on render farm? It's a serious challenge that Blender-specific or Blender-friendly render farms need to meet. As such, meet this week's winner and find out why he came to like Blender.
How, then, can you too qualify for this award? Please have in mind that this award is reserved for those that are on par with or that excel top notch works published by artists and studios. If such work does not appear during a given week, this award is not being given to anyone. So please submit your best work to www.blenderartist.org or to the Member's Gallery of this site, or Contact Us to show where your work is available on the internet. It doesn't have to be a Blender render, internal or Cycles. Any other render engine is fine as long as Blender was used as a part of your workflow.
So, it is with great pleasure that www.BlenderNews.org introduces to you the winner of the Render of the Week Award for the week of June 9, 2014: Maciek Ptaszynski.
Title: "Mad Dog"
Genre: Character Design
My name is Maciek Ptaszynski and I am from Poland, I started my adventure with 3D about 10 years ago and since then it's my main hobby. 2 years ago, I moved to Munich in Germany and I am working here in automotive company as a 3D artist. I am quite new to Blender, but I think it's so so amazing! I just love it!
About "Mad Dog"
The title ... it's a funny thing because Mad Dog is a name of polish shot (drink). (Recipe here: http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink10324.html)
My friend (Paolo Messina) who gave me the backplate and HDRI loves that drink also! And he named the backplate file "Mad Dog". I think it fits the girl on this bike. I did render the scene in Blender Cycles, which is really nice and I can do nice renders quickly on GTX card.
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