Chris Schiotis

Illustration and Design Portfolio - 3D Work

Merchandising Project

Screen capture of the modeling environment
Screen capture of the modeling environment
Screen capture of the modeling environment
A view of the material mapping process
The basic snowman repeat
The basic snowman repeat

My client for this project is a designer that primarily creates holiday wrapping paper. Her merchandiser wanted her to branch out to mugs, dishes and other kitchen ware. This is one of a series that was created and produced for a major retailer.

One of the final renders we used for marketing

Images that demonstrate the process whereby they were created are very interesting. They will indicate a degree of technical proficiency on the part of the artist when done well. But they also have a certain beauty. Line, form, spatial relationships and hierarchy are design elements composed in a purely functional manner, as they should. It should be noted that many of the image elements can be effectively used in an entirely abstract fashion in many types of compositions.

Architectural Project

Screen capture of the modeling environment
Screen capture of the modeling environment
Landscape Drawing #1
Landscape Drawing #1
Click here to play a 'fly-around' animation
Click here to play a 'fly-around' animation
Aerial view of one unit complex
Aerial view of one unit complex

Jewelry Project

Top Rendered View
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Wire frame rendering of the top view

Interior Modeling and Rendering Project

Occlusion render pass
Secondary render pass
Third render pass
Final render pass
Screen capture of the modeling environment
This is the final rendered composition. This was done to illustrate the difference from 'realistic lighting' and 'actual lighting'. Actual lighting will often be rather subdued and is effective for creating a particular mood.

Lighting and Material Study

Final rendered composition of room lighting study
3DS Max was used for modeling and rendering both of the images above. There is a certain irony in modeling an I-Mac using a PC only progam!
Final rendered composition of room lighting study
The default scanline render engine was used for both of the images above also. A basic lighting rig was supplemented with an 'E-Light' solution.