3D has replaced a lot of
old school illustration techniques. I have done a fair
amount of 3D for freelance jobs. Most has been in product
visualization- under NDA agreements for designers. Unfortunately
some of the cooler modeling I have done I can't display
for that very reason. The above is an assortment from a few jobs
that I can show.
About the software used Carrara Pro: This software
is popular with illustrators who are not 3D specialists
- but cross overs. The reason for it being popular for
such artists is that it is far cheaper to buy - not that
it is cheap software. It has been referred to as a Swiss
army knife of 3D. It is highly capable in the right hands.
There are some surprisingly high end skilled users of
Carrara out there.
Some commercial work / projects
/ clients I have used my 3D skills for as a sub contractor
for an agency:
Other work as noted up above has been for product 3D visualization
(gym weight racks, a type of go cart, furniture, utensils,
candy ... yes candy - molded whistle shaped hard candy,
a suspension roll control design, product dispensary,
product displays) and in on instance some 3D animation
using Poser (to create figurative sequences for some simple
So... 3D ...why? Well 3D
is a natural for some illustrators and artists. Though
obviously not as visceral as sculpting - it still exercises
that spatial visualization in the mind. I used to sculpt
when I was young, but considered it the least viable artistic
outlet ... probably a mistake. From a personal standpoint
- 3D placates that need to work spatially. Many people
look at art as therapeutic. Working dimensionally does
have such an affect on me.