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New Website & Integrated Blog!


Hello Visitors,

I do not update this blog anymore in fact I didn’t even post the updated website here.
The new Blog is intergrated on the new website and can be viewed at:



GDI – Mobile EMP Tank


Still working on several projects but had some time for finishing up the GDI / Steel Talons – Mobile EMP Tank Texuture!
I’am really happy with the results of the Texture and Model Design! It fit’s perfectly with the official C&C3: Tiberium Wars GDI House Style.

Mobile EMP Tank - Day Time

Mobile EMP Tank - Night Time

The video below is a 360 view of the Model including Day & Night Light.


Working on Projects and More!


Been away from the computer lately, Spending more time away from it.
Working on Product Sketches, Photoshoots, Webshops & Product Quality Tests and Much More!

Besides the currently ongoing projects, I Also finished a Low Poly Steel Talons – EMP Tank a few weeks ago! It’s for a MOD called C&C3: Tiberium Icestorm. A Free Expansion MOD for C&C3: Tiberium Wars. On the Renders below the Tank is in “Deployed” aka Firing Mode. We are putting a lot of effort & love into the project.

Be sure to check out the Facebook Page from 1 of our Projects! > HERE <

Mobile EMP Tank


Product: Steampunk Button, Clothing Accessoires


Working on some Product Designs / Concepts Lately for a Brand new starting Company!
I Also started to work with Autodesk Showcase 2013, To be honest I really like that piece of software for creating awesome RT Renders. It’s a very and very easy learn curve since there are just few options and parts. You are also able to build custom Materials with Textures and other Settings!

Below the final Concept Art created with Autodesk Sketchbook 2013.

NOTE: Product Not Final!
COPYRIGHT: E-Studios 2012 & Steam Fashion B.V.

Product Prototyping.
Final Product Render for Presentation.
Will come Worn Look Brass/Gold & Metallic Black.

Coming Fall 2012 in Multiple Sizes.
30mm / 3cm Diagonal
80mm / 8cm Diagonal


Website / Portfolio Update, Coming Weeks


The Upcoming Weeks / Months I will be working on my Website aka Portfolio.
There is a lot of content that has to be added and changed. So it’s not up to date!
I will change the looks and feels of the Website slightly and maybe a brand new design!

As I already integrated the WordPress blog to the static html page of the website.

Originally Posted by Chrizz

Update September 2013:
Still working on the Website also going to use another CMS with a Integrated Blog!
So it might be online somewhere in October!

Update March 2013:
As you can see the website is still the same. I’am currently working on some other projects.
Also please check out my Development Blog for the latest Updates. (Or this failing not finished CSS  “Home /News ” Page!)


Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 & Maya 2013


Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 and Autodesk Maya 2013 is released for Subscription Packages!
Yesterday I pick’d up my copy’s and played a Little bit with those new features!

3ds Max 2013 is very similar to 3ds Max Design 2013. Yes ofcourse its the same! Duh! But 3ds Max 2013 has some SDK features and others that 3ds Max 2013 Design does not have! To Maya 2013….. I’am quite new to Maya. Well I started to use it in the early days but 3ds Max gave me more options in the beginning! So Maya Education is on my Road-map!

So Here is a very little preview of Maya 2013 and 3ds Max 2013!
Oh! And we got: Convert To > Deformable gPoly in Autodesk 3ds Max 2013!

Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 has the Depth Of Field (DOF) Option in the Camera Settings! This is also done in same way of Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013. Just go to the: Camera Modify Tab > Parameters > Check “Enable” Multi Pass Effect and seclect Depth of Field (mentalray/iray) and you are done! Now you just need to play with the Camera Focus, FOV, Lenses and f-stops settings to get the best results of your liking.

Left: Shows the NVIDIA iray Renderer, They added some new features to the HARDWARE setup Menu. And also Depth Of Field (DOF) in the Nitrous Viewport!
Right: A cool new feature Autodesk Maya 2013 Viewport 2.0 Hardware Motion Blur. When you rotate the Camera the Motion Blur will be shown in the Viewport!

Below a Snapshot of Autodesk’s 3ds Max 2013 Updated Nitrous Viewport! The Depth Of Field (DOF) setup is same like in Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013. And is activated in just 2 clicks!

DAR Amplification FBM-100H “Future Breed Machine” Logo


Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013


So Autodesk Announced the new 2013 Software Line-up! Yesterday I played with Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013 which is included in: Autodesk AutoCAD Design Suite 2013. Autodesk Mudbox 2013 Also has some changes but not that critical like 3ds Max & 3ds Max Design 2013. Anyways back to 3ds Max Design 2013. The viewport has some Amazing new features and changes to! Like Tabbed Layouts, Clay Render, Depth Of Field (DOF) with NVIDIA metal ray / iray and of course more! But I personally thing those are my high priority changes!

The Left Screenshot: I was trying to get a DOF in a Render few days ago but always messed up like a way to much blur!
3ds Max & 3ds Max Design 2013 includes a new amazing feature that previews the DOF in the Nitrous Viewport!
This is a great time saver for me and I think the old 3ds Max & 3ds Max Design 2012 users also missed this feature!

The Right Screenshot: A cool new feature is Clay Option in the Shading Menu! Changes the model into a Clay look like in Zbrush. Not a very critical change but it can be useful in near future or just for showcasing your model.

Tabbed Layouts are just easy to quickly switch the Viewport layouts. Like if you need to Render a scene you can chose your saved Tabbed Viewport Preset. You can create a lot of presets including rigging, animating and material editors in the Tabbed Presets.


DAR FBM-100H Logo 3D Render


Here is a 3D Render of the Final DAR FBM-100H Amplifier “Future Breed Machine” Emblem before it gets CNC Milled on Aluminium! If you Live in The Netherlands and like to try this Guitar Amplifier out! Just contact me!

Originally Posted by Mike Giovannotto (Official Post | Website)

Here’s a 3D rendering of the Final FBM Logo before CNC milling.

Big thanks to Christiaan Lefering of E-Studios for his killer work!


DAR Amplification


I have been very inactive lately. But I’am working for a amazing new company which creates the next generation of Guitar Amplifiers!
I’ve been working on 3D Rendering and CAD work for industrial design and manufacture ability. But also Web Related stuff Like: Webdesign & Development including Services and Support!

Here is a Little information about DAR Amplification:DAR Amplification deliver an extreme level of performance to you in an amplifier built without compromise. DAR Amps are precision engineered and built for the single-minded goal of delivering brutal, punishing and unyielding tone all the way up to the highest levels of gain. While so many other amps lose their edge when pushed to the limit, DAR amps persevere with tone, depth and articulation. No matter how hard you push them, your signature tone endures and will never be lost in the mix.

Below a picture of the DAR Forza Quattro!

Equally as impressive, DAR amps deliver incredible shimmering clean boutique tone full of rich Class A harmonics when the gain is turned down. Our amps exhibit the lowest possible hum due to advanced electrical and magnetic principles employed in design and production. Our overall power amp designs are built around the very powerful and rugged 6C33 tube. Proven reliability through its use in MiG 25 fighter planes and Russian tanks, these tubes have been designed to function in the most challenging environments possible. Inexpensive and readily available, they have also been used in high-end HiFi systems for over 10 years.


Steel Talons – Mammoth MK5


Hey All, Today I finished my latest Low-Poly 3D Model. The model uses 3 Diffuse Maps 2 Specular Maps and 2 Normal Maps.
The Mammoth Hull uses one “1024×1024” Resolution Texture and the Legs got two “512×512” Resolution Textures.

The render was done in Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 with:
Nitrous Viewport, Quicksilver Hardware Renderer and mrSun / mrSky Daylight System!
To Create a “Simple Daylight System”, You can watch the “Video Tutorial” > HERE <

On the image below you can watch the Texture process of the Steel Talons – Mammoth MK5 Legs.
Note: Much progress parts are skipped because the image size became huge.