Renderfeed Artist Profile – Luca Viola

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

(Luca) My name is Luca Viola. I am 28 years old and I am from a little town in the North of Italy, not too far from Genoa. I moved to the United Kingdom 7 years ago because I wanted to experience a different country and I always thought London was a wonderful city, especially for the creative arts. So that’s where I started my life abroad, working as a barista in various London coffee shops. Later I actually moved to Brighton as a result of landing a job as Junior Creative 3D Designer at creative agency Bolder Creative

Renderfeed: How did you find your passion for 3D design?

 (Luca) I always had a passion for illustration and design: First it was pencil on paper – ever since I was little I used to draw all the time. I was the only one in my family and none of my friends shared my passion, so every afternoon after school I was at home drawing. I used to draw comics. I remember my favorites were Spawn by Greg Capullo and Frank Miller’s Sin City. I used to draw them on big A3 paper and put them on the wall in my room.

A couple of years ago I moved from traditional to digital art and finally I found 3D to be my choice for illustrations.

 I love my actual life as a designer; it’s amazing how every day I can do what I like and work for such big clients.

Renderfeed: What type of work do you specialize in?

(Luca) I specialize in 3D illustration and I also do a lot of Photoshop pieces. I personally […]

By |May 8th, 2014|Categories: Design, Portfolio, Advanced Render, Rendering|0 Comments

Maxon Announces Cinema4D R13!

Maxon had just release a press release announcing the new Cinema4D that will be available September 2011.

Some of the highlights include Physically-Accurate Rendering, Efficient Subsurface Scattering, a bunch of new character tools and it looks like a shiny new icon and UI updates to boot.

Looks like Maxon did a huge over haul of all things rendering and character based. Also added was increased Stereoscopic workflow tools that were needed before.

By |August 2nd, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Workflow, Global Illumination, Linear Workflow|0 Comments

Renderfeed Artist Freebie – Luca Viola – Arcade Models

Renderfeed’s recent Artist Interview star, Luca Viola was kind enough to pass along some of his models that he used to make his beautiful Pac Man frames!
You can download them HERE or click on the image above, enjoy! Many thanks to Luca for his time and assets!

By |May 14th, 2014|Categories: Design, Articles, Portfolio, Advanced Render, Rendering, V-Ray, Linear Workflow|0 Comments

15% off DHP Digital’s sIBL Collection

DHP Digital has an offer running, giving you 15% off of their complete sIBL Collection HERE. Image quality looks great! Web site says the collection has 13 sets and each include: 8k (8000 x 4000 pixels) spherical JPEG background, 4k (4000 x 2000 pixels) spherical HDR for reflection, Low-res light-map (360 x 180 pixels) spherical blurred, Thumbnail JPG (128 x 128 pixels), sIBL document, Example test render, 360º QTVR to help view the panorama. Sounds like a great package to get some awesome renders. Saw some really great reviews and the range of images looks like it could be used for a lot of different lighting situations. Promo code AAK66D0I for %15 off!

By |May 9th, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Workflow, Global Illumination, Linear Workflow|0 Comments

4x Faster Rendering with AR3 – Video Tutorial

Found THIS great tutorial by C4D Cafe user Marjin. “Here’s a much requested video tutorial on the new AR3 GI. I used the petals scene (which can be found in the content browser) to show how to reduce rendertimes drasticly without quality loss.” Check it out and get those pretty renders out the door 4 times faster than before!

By |May 11th, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Workflow, Global Illumination, Tutorials|0 Comments

HDRI Studio Lighting Kit

HDRI Studio Lighting Kit and HDRI Studio Lighting Kit Pro are two great rendering utilities brought to you by Nick Cambell over at www.greyscalegorilla.com. Here is what it is:
“HDRI Light Kit Pro is a collection of lights, studios and objects that lets you quickly light your scene with realistic soft boxes, spotlights, ring lights and more.” -www.greyscalegorilla.com

By |April 1st, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Workflow, Global Illumination, Linear Workflow|0 Comments

Linear Workflow by Grey Scale Gorilla

Nick Campbell (GreyScaleGorilla) has taken the time to break down and explain the ins and outs of Linear Workflow in Cinema4D. Check out the tutorial on his site HERE.

“You may be thinking, Why should you go though all this hassle? My images looked fine before, why change now”? While linear workflow is a bit confusing at first, it will pay off BIG TIME in the long run. Your images will look more natural and your composites will be even easier. Computer graphics is relatively new and everything you know till now is a hack to make things work with antiquated technology. Linear workflow finally brings realistic light addition and falloff to your renders. The worst thing you can do is go back to your non-linear ways and pretend that linear just doesn’t exist. It’s here to help, not to hurt.”

By |April 1st, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Global Illumination, Linear Workflow|0 Comments

CMI VFX Cinema4D Training

CMI VFX has made some great Cinema4D tutorials for all disciplines. Pryocluster, UV mapping, Rendering, Thinking Particles, XPresso and much more. Check them out HERE. At CMI VFX you can sign up for an annual membership or buy individual courses as you want. There are some really great courses that extend well beyond Cinema4D training. Some of the newest tutorials include “Houdini Fractals” and Tracking in Fusion.

By |April 1st, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Workflow, Global Illumination, Tutorials|0 Comments

Digital Tutors: Cinema4D Rendering Resources

Digital Tutors has a huge collection on rendering tutorials (96 it says) for Cinema4D users. These tutorials range from beginner to advanced. Check them out HERE. Courses include a free introduction to rendering in Cinema4D, Rendering for Product Visualization in CINEMA 4D, Creating caustic light patterns in CINEMA 4D, Creating Shadow Caster lights within CINEMA 4D, and Using subsurface scattering in CINEMA 4D.


Adam Swaab has integrated an absolutely necessary plug-in for a functional Cinema4D rendering pipeline. Download the newest build HERE. To check out some new tutorials on the plug-in visit the Vimeo Group.

By |April 1st, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Workflow|0 Comments