Renderfeed: Tell me a little bit about yourself and about your life as a designer in Dortmund.

(Mark) 50% of my daily business is commercial illustration and animation. 2 days a week I’m teaching graphic design and digital illustration; the rest of the week I am working on my personal projects.

Being a designer in Dortmund is nothing special. 99% of my jobs are handled via email, so I could sit everywhere on this planet as long as I have a stable web connection. In fact Dortmund with its 580,000 citizens is a quite small city, but I enjoy life and the people here. I can afford a studio, which I couldn’t afford if I was based in London or New York. Next to that I’m still with my old school friends here.

Renderfeed: Your digital work is very unique, crazy funny and colorful, with textures that resemble translucent porcelain or shiny plastic. How did you develop such a personal style?

(Mark) I don’t think it was a combination of conscious decisions, but coming from a graffiti background where everyone was painting letters back in the days you were always fighting for attention, you wanted your letters to be recognized, you needed to develop a signature style. I always forced myself to not copy other people or walk on beaten tracks. So I tried to innovate and look different. When I look at my personal work nowadays I think it is a combination of characters and typography- trying to be dynamic and balanced at the same time.

Renderfeed: Where did you go to school and university? Did you attend any classes at school that helped prepare you tobecome the artist that you are today or was the academic world a […]

By |August 10th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Enhance:C4D plugin from Biomekk on Renderfeed

Thanks to BIOMEKK, we are happy to announce that we now fully support the latest version of Enhance:C4D plugin on our farm!

This plugin is a set of 178 procedural 3D and 2D shaders for Cinema 4D. The complete shader set allows the creation of an infinite number of different textures, patterns and surfaces. In addition all of the textures parameters can be animated so that many different special effects can be generated.

If you need to use this awesome plugin for your personal projects, go on now and purchase it from HERE. We are sure it will help you boost your creativity!

Happy Rendering

By |August 25th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Renderfeed Updates to Cinema4D R13

Renderfeed has updated it’s render farms and plug in to work with Maxon’s new release Cinema4D R13. Renderfeed is now fully compatible with Cinema4D R13 Studio and all that is included in the package. Now you can get your physical renders done quickly and efficiently!

By |October 13th, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Global Illumination, Linear Workflow|0 Comments

John Robson brings it with his 2012 showreel


John Robson is a director, animator, and compositor from Los Angeles, CA. He has worked in the film industry for the last 10 years, creating award-winning visuals in commercials for clients such as Apple, IBM, Discovery Channel, and AT&T, and music videos for artists such as Katie Perry and Gnarls Barkley, both best video winners at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Check out his latest and greatest right here! Dont forget to pass it on!


By |January 10th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exorbit Art – Architextural Visualization Project

Benjamin Springer over at exorbit-art.de shows off some real rendering skills with his new architectural visualization project. From Benjamin: “I finally got some pictures for the release of a project that I have some time before again driven by the way of overriding. It goes to the house of Werner Sobek S3.I have modeled the complete geometry of zero on the basis of the plans. This is just a small selection of images that are created. I intend to later be able to show even more.” Check out the shiny renders HERE or follow the link above!

By |December 12th, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, V-Ray, Global Illumination, Linear Workflow|0 Comments

Free Autumn Park Scene

Long time blog & challenges sponsor, iToo Software, created yet another very nice 3d park landscaped scene that combines distribution of grass, fallen leaves and trees with leaves tinted with the Forest Color Feature. You can download now the Autumn Park scene, ready to render on 3DS Max 2010 or higher, starting with Forest Pack Pro 3.6 and either VRay or Mental Ray.

By |February 28th, 2012|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, V-Ray, Global Illumination|0 Comments

Enter to win 3 Free Days on Renderfeed

Click HERE and enter to win 3 Free Days on a 15 Node/ 90 CPU Renderfarm! This is a value of $449.99, and all you have to do is enter to win. If you are the lucky winner you will have full access to a render farm dedicated completely to you or your studio for 3 days. Pick any 3 Days you want and get that render heavy project out the door with Renderfeed.

By |July 15th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cinema 4D to After Effects Tutorial: Plasma TV

Nick over at GreyScaleGorilla.com has posted a new super helpful Cinema4D to After Effects tutorial. From Nick: “In this tutorial, I will show you how to prepare a cinema 4D scene file for export to After Effects. First, we will model, light and animate a simple flat-screen TV. Then, we will export the scene to After Effects where we will use Trapcode Particular to add snow and use the camera data from C4D to add the screen on the TV and text on the side.”

By |December 12th, 2011|Categories: Rendering, Workflow, Tutorials|0 Comments

City Kit – By Grey Scale Gorilla

City Kit is a great city generation system from the Gorilla. There is a making of video on vimeo HERE. Gives you the quick run down, looks powerful and useful. In the words of the Gorilla City Kit “builds realistic looking cities in Cinema 4D with a click of a button. Customize your city kit with your own buildings, settings and sizes.” It also comes with lighting rigs for day and night! Check it out HERE to get all the details and purchase.

By |May 7th, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Global Illumination, Linear Workflow, Tutorials|0 Comments

Save time with Motion Blur in Cinema4D R13

Kyle Franke from Isotope Theory has made THIS great tutorial explaining the extremely useful method of exporting Motion Vectors out of Cinema4D and using RevisonFX’s Real Smart Motion Blur to achieve excellent results.

The advantage to using RSMB is that you are able to adjust motion blur as a post effect and skip the very time cosuming step of rendering motion blur out of Cinema4D.

By |December 9th, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Workflow, Tutorials|0 Comments