Category Archives: 3d tutorials

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

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 5

Lonely Playground

By | 3d illustrations, 3D projects walkthrough, Mental Ray Tutorials, Texturing Tutorials | 15 Comments

Alright then… This week I will be presenting an old piece (I know it’s a bit of a cheat but I have been really busy). And I really gotta present this as a weekly scene cause it’s an important project for me, because I learned so much while working on this piece from lighting setup to composition, color and texturing and I feel it like a nice turning point for me.

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Weekly seen 4

Cycle into light

By | 3d illustrations, 3D projects walkthrough, Maya 3d Lighting Tutorials | 6 Comments


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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