3DTotal: So do you have any 3D jobs on the go at the moment?
Jure: I am doing some car renders right now for a Slovenian client. Nothing to really talk about. What I am more excited about is that I just recently found two guys here in Slovenia that are into concept cars and I told them that I would like to turn their concepts into a 3D model. So right now they are putting the sketches together and once we have that done, I do my part and try to give them that third dimension.

3DTotal: You mentioned on your website that you’ve done some work for the Saints Row game. Could you tell us what was your involvement in the game and how the job came about?

Jure: The game was developed by Tiburon and a Dutch studio called Streamline Studios (http://www.streamline-studios.com/), who contacted me to see if I would be interested in doing assets for the game. 90% of the time I was doing architectural stuff (dilapidated old buildings, train station, suburban houses, chop-shop…) and props here and there (guns, clothes, night club props…). They would send us a
picture and a file with a placeholder in place and my job was to model and map the objects using the picture as reference.

This project went on for almost a year and it was a real learning experience for me. All the guys at Streamline Studios were really kind and supportive; it was a pleasure working with them.

3DTotal: Do you keep it touch with anyone at the studio and would you like to work for them again?
Jure: I have a few of them on my ICQ contact list. I know they are busy guys so I


don’t bother them too much. If the opportunity came to work for them again, I am 90% sure I would say yes

3DTotal: So what are your plans for the future?
Jure: I take it one day at a time. I am always open for freelancing and who knows, maybe if the right offer comes, I might get drawn into 3D full time.

3DTotal: So if you had the right offer, which company would you like it to be from and why?
Jure: I don’t have any favourites. I had a few offers from some big studios but they wanted me to work on site and at that time my daughter was only a few months old and I had to decline. I am not that big on moving across the pond. If I had to choose, it would be a studio here in Europe.

3DTotal: Having to sit in front of the computer screen all day is hard on your eyes as well as your back, so here in the office we sometimes take time out to play miniature basket ball or table tennis. What do you do to help break up the day?
Jure: When I was younger (I still am) I had


tennis training for seven years and then volleyball training for another ten. So to relax I play both of them several times a week. Plus there is my soon-to-be four year old daughter Lia who keeps me on my toes at all times!

3DTotal: Thanks for talking with me Jure and I wish you and your family all the best for the future. One last question before we call it a day: Out of all the objects in the world which one would you like to model and why?
Jure: [Laughs]. Good one! Let think a bit. Okay, here it goes. It would be my dog. Her name is Buffy and she’s a Beagle. Oh, those cute puppy eyes. One just can’t say no to them. I would really like to improve my organic modelling skills and that would be a great exercise. Maybe in the future I’ll have a go at it. But I must really improve first. She is so pretty that I don’t want to do her injustice!

Before I say my goodbyes I would like to thank you, Lynette and all the staff at 3DTotal for the great work you do. The web just wouldn’t be the same without you!
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