Category Archives: Maya 3d Lighting Tutorials

Happy Holidays from Pixelophy!

Waiting for Santa

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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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3d romantic scene paris

New Pixelophy project, sneak peek!

By | 3d illustrations, 3D projects walkthrough, Maya 3d Lighting Tutorials | 4 Comments

For the last couple of month, I have been working on a new project a new 3D scene. This scene will be a romantic 3d scene, it’s Modeled in Autodesk Maya, lighting done in Maya as-well and the scene will be rendered using VRay for Maya. I will be revealing this scene in November 2011, but meanwhile I wanted to share with you something that I think you will enjoy (I surely hope so).

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Weekly seen 6

Disney Classic Scene-Roger’s Room

By | 3d illustrations, Maya 3d Lighting Tutorials, Mental Ray Tutorials | 6 Comments

I know I haven’t posted for a long time and I really apologize for that, but I have some really good reasons. I finally moved out of Bucharest to the beautiful city of Brasov and I gotta honestly tell ya with a big smile on my face :) that I’m Loving it, looking out the window and seeing the mountains is priceless (I promise to post some photos of the new place really soon). Now back to the serious stuff.

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Weekly seen 4

Cycle into light

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I know it’s been a while since I have updated my blog, I had a couple of really busy weeks adjusting to some new project which are amazingly FUN! Can’ say much now, but I promise I will have lots to share with you dudes and dudets pretty soon.


Now don’t tell me that you thought Weekly Seen was over???? NO way! I’m just getting warmed up and I will def have more scenes to share!


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3D Maltese Falcon

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So, as I promised, here is weekly scene #2. Couple of weeks ago I watched for the first time the Maltese falcon which is a classic Film Noir and I gotta say I really enjoyed it. Keep in mind this is a 1941 movie. So this week’s scene is dedicated to Film noir and especially to Humphrey Bogart cause he was such an icon of that movie genre. Although my scene is not black and white, I tired to mimic a low-key visual style, but along the way I decided to add a background light cause I felt the scene was too empty and I wanted to add something to make it more attractive and so it has more depth to it. Although background light is usually used in Four point lighting setup.


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