3DTotal: Well it certainly shows throughout your site, have you ever exported your 3D creations into flash? Or for you is it just a presentation tool? Andre: At the moment I just use flash as a presentation tool. Some weeks ago I created a flash 3d object viewer that acts like the QuickTime VR Player but without the big download. This was a request of our customer. I’ve learned nearly every 3d real-time system for the internet that exists. Most of them have got the problem of needing an additional Player to install and those that run on java suffer from bad performance.It would be incredible if flash finally could show REAL 3d objects, 3d accelerated ones like in acrobat 3d because flash is so widespread andaccepted by the most IT departments. I hope the union
of Adobe and Macromedia could port this technique into flash!
3DTotal: It’s very nice to see an artist’s record of their works and achievements presently in such a great online portfolio, do you think is important for artists to do? Have you found the internet exposure has boosted your career especially with your award winning pieces? Andre: Oh yes, I think this is extremely important. I would even say that this will become much harder. The 3d community is very very modern.They make extremely good use of new technologies like the internet. If Google can’t find you, you simply don’t exist and no one cares abou tyour pictures!
The awards are extremely important too! In my case it’s not so much the effect to the outside exposure that drives me but much more on the “Inside”.They make extremely good use of new technologies like the internet.
If Google can’t find you, you simply don’t exist and no one cares about your pictures! The awards are extremely important too! In my case it’s not so much the effect to the outside exposure that drives me but much more on the “Inside”. What I mean is it’s like a personal game. The awards are the “points” which I challenge myself to get. These kinds of tributes are extremely motivating and encourage things like switching off the television and starting to create a new picture. (“This time I will get this award!!!”) Maybe it’s because of my youth with Atari consoles…
3DTotal: For artists who do not have an online portfolio and are unsure of web software is there anyway you recommend they get started? Andre: With Dreamweaver and Photoshop you can get a very nicely designed online portfolio with less time being spent on learning. I think it’s not important to get a big flash site. I think a simple but nicely designed html page is enough. Just make it so it hits the right spot!
3DTotal: You have many skills listed for many software packages, is this importantfor your work or do you just have a continual hunger to learn more and more!?
Andre: These skills just came about as different parts of my daily work required them. But yes, I have to say that I’m really hungry for every new technique! For me this is a basic motivation.
3DTotal: Well thank you Andre for sharing an insight into your working practices and techniques, we hope your hunger continues and the result is the community seeing more and more great works from you!