[#32] - 2019, Light Propagation Volumes and Vladimir Lepotic.

January 3, 2019

Evening people!

Finally I'm back, it's been way too long and it took me way longer than I thought it ever would, but here we are and it feels great to be back! The reason why it took me way too long is because I seriously underestimated the amount of time it was going to take for us to get settled in Berlin.

But, that being said, now that we have finally settled, I took some time to think about the future and format of the blog and all my other personal work surrounding it, because there were a lot of things I wanted to do last year but never had the time and money to get them underway. So this makes 2019 the perfect year to do some more experimentation, expanding on the format and trying out some new ideas!

Year of experimentation, streaming, community building, and more...

So let's dig into this, what does this mean?

I have been thinking about ways how I can expand and reach out to people that want to get into the industry, want to learn about Environment Art and it will also connect me to a lot of interesting people in one go. So I have bought myself a Blue Yeti microphone and am now experimenting and awkwardly struggle with recording some tutorials while working on the format of the tutorial itself.
The change to this came after I did a podcast with Ryan Kingslien (more like a live interview and there isn't a link available online :( ) , where we just chatted for an hour and I did some live feedback for some artists.

Also now that I have this microphone and I have a small webcam lying around I might as well try to do a bit of streaming and see how that turns out. I would love to start out small and do maybe an hour a week doing a stream where I do some work and answer some questions about the industry, workflows, and all the other stuff that people are interested in when it comes to the games industry.
So yeeah, some really exciting stuff coming up, There is a lot of stuff that I still need to figure out (like do I setup a patreon or stuff like that? And is that the right way forward? ) I really hope it works out, and once I have an update on the stream,Tutorials or anything else I will be sure to update all of you. 2018 was an awesome year in terms of my personal development, forced myself into a habit (with the blog) but I still need to get the hang out of being better prepared and having a larger backlog, but I'm sure this will come in 2019!

I can't wait to get started this year and hope it will be an awesome one with all of you and let's dig in!

Artwork Credit
Vladimir Lepotic

Let's start out 2019 with a really strong one! I came across this one a few weeks ago but I can't really say where I found it again.

I'm a big sucker for a nice combination of nature and man-made structures, and this goes straight to the heart for me, the simplicity of the environment also leaves enough room for the lighting to bounce around and for the details of the leaves to lead pull in the focus of the viewer.

What I also like is that there are hints of what this was before it was left behind, they are really simple tools to add some story but effective.
Awesome job on this great environment Vladimir!
Do head over to his artstation for some more awesome projects!

All right people! That's going to do it for me for this week, I'll catch you in the next one!If you like these posts or if the tips are useful consider supporting me on Patreon and join all these other lovely people in getting access to the full Tips and Tricks compilation on: https://patreon.com/Beyondextent

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