All posts by Oasim Karmieh

3d lighting tutorials

What I learned from “The Art of Books”

By | Uncategorized | One Comment

I love buying “Art Of” books, I love collecting each one mainly for inspiration and learning, but also for the pleasure of owning a minuscule part of this beautiful animated industry, and maybe one day I can leave this books as a lovely memory for my kids. Sometimes I buy the book, go over a couple of pages when I receive it, and then put it on a shelf next to the others for that day when I will need it for a project or just to be inspired for a personal project.

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She Didn't Say Goodbye got published, OH YEAH!

Featured in 3D World Magazine

By | Awards and Features | 5 Comments

You remember the 3d romantic scene I did in November entitled She Didn’t Say Goodbye? Well, it got Featured in… wait for it… 3D World Magazine Issue nr 152!

YES, I know! Woohooooooooooooooooo! I was so happy when I got an email from the guys at 3D world magazine saying that they would love to publish my “She Didn’t Say Goodbye” piece! I couldn’t believe it! I was almost floating with joy. Imagine my face when I saw the digital magazine on my iPad!

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Happy Holidays from Pixelophy!

Waiting for Santa

By | 3d tutorials, Maya 3d Lighting Tutorials, V-Ray Tutorials | 34 Comments

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones! May Santa bring you everything you ever wished for and may 2012 be an awesome year for Everybody!


Waiting for Santa concept was actually done last Christmas and I didn’t have time to 3d model it, texture and lighting before Christmas and in a way I’m glad I didn’t cause this year I have learned so much and my modeling and lighting techniques have become so much better!

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Making of 3d romantic scene

She Didn’t Say Goodbye…

By | 3d illustrations, 3D projects walkthrough | 11 Comments

This scene actually started from a lighting exercise I was doing using VRay for Maya. I wanted to create a simple night light rig setup, and it started as a really simple scene. I showed it around to a friend of mine who is a great matte painter and he gave me some pointers and feedback on how a balcony overlooking a city scene should look like and he sent me lots of reference examples, but the most important thing that I got from our discussion was “ This scene works only if it tells a story with characters, otherwise it’s just a simple 3d scene”. Read More

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