Tim Luncsford: Architectural Illustrator
Tim Luncsford, an architectural illustrator, has used Strata for his architectural illustrations. “I know it sounds cliche, but I have always had a love of architecture and architectural illustration, it seems more like fate than a plan, the fact that I’m doing it now,” says Tim.
Luncsford actually started with the first version of Strata straight out of Art School. He even remembers downloading the software from a floppy disc. According to Tim, the rendering process of simple shapes may have taken some time on his old computer, but the wait was well worth it in the end. “I can remember staying a couple hours after work waiting for the rendering to finish, but once it did, I was blown away! It seems funny now but that rendering of a simple sphere, cone, and cube with the reflections of the objects on the surface and the shadowing, I just thought that was the coolest thing. From that point on I was hooked.”
After asking Tim what advice he would give to new users, he replied, “… experiment, set up small models and try lighting and texturing effects and saving both the models and renderings in that way they can build up what amounts to a 3D sketch book.”
“I feel it would be presumptuous of me to say … ‘Boy, I really nailed it’. Having said that, I once had a client that was the stern, no nonsense, all business type. I was standing with her looking over the 3D rendering in front of the completed project, and she pretended to lick her finger, than reached over and touched my shoulder and made the sizzle sound and said… ‘Boy, you really nailed it!’ Needless to say, that made my day.”
Have you received a “Boy, you really nailed it”? Strata software can make that phrase music to your ears.
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