I was very proud to host this week a first of its kind event dedicated to Architectural Visualization and V-Ray in Israel. Earlier this year I’ve invited Chaos Group to take part in Polytown Media 3DDAY #01 and was very happy to host them this Wednesday as part of V-Ray Days Israel 2014, along with Studio Aiko and Architect Omri Ron. What was on the menu you ask? Three captivating presentation, great 3d loving crowd and great food on the fresh and dazzling Mediterranean seafront Daniel Hotel in Herzliya, Israel.
Wednesday this week was sunny great… and all 3d heads gathered around 17:30 into the Daniel Hotel on this beautiful beach strip in Herzliya for what turned out to be a very successful event. Starting with food, drinks and sea view… to open up the day. Realizing there are many 3d people out there… and being glued to the computer all the time is not an option!
We had 3 speakers this time :
- Simeon Balabanov, V-Ray Master Trainer from Chaos Group, Bulgaria.
- Omri Ron, Architect at Kimmel Eshkolot Architects, Israel.
- Meny Hilsenrad, Yair Alony & Ohad Barda from Studio Aiko, Israel.
V-Ray Master Trainer, Chaos Group.
Showcased the new features of V-Ray 3.0 for 3dsmax, V-Ray 2.0 for Sketchup and a bit of what is new for the Rhino platform as well. Chaos Group provides innovative rendering solutions for the media, entertainment, and design industries. For over a decade the flagship rendering software, V-Ray®, has set the standard for speed, quality, reliability and ease of use, and it has become the rendering engine of choice for renowned international studios. The company proudly supports the 3D community through a suite of software solutions: V-Ray® for Autodesk® 3ds Max®, V-Ray® for Autodesk® Maya®, V-Ray® for Autodesk® Softimage®, V-Ray® for Rhino® and V-Ray® for SketchUp® (and more in prep work).
Architect, Kimmel Eshkolot Architects.
Showcased his V-Ray for SketchUP workflow based on a real building design project in Tel-Aviv, focusing on the rendering from the architect’s point of view considering the various constraints and architecture office has to deal with when approaching visualization in-house. Here’s the building that was showcased… also being used as the cover for Omri’s V-Ray for SketchUP Training Book.
From a simple SketchUP model to final day and night render leveraging the new V-Ray Light Dome and Proxy features of version 2.0
Omri Ron graduated at the Tel-Aviv architecture school in Israel, and currently works at Kimmel Eshkolot Architects, an office responsible of designing various project in Israel and Worldwide: Public Buildings, Education Centers, Hotels, Luxury residential and overall city planning and parks. He is a software instructor for architecture and design, and author of software guide books. He also writes for online magazines and portals, such as Archiblender and Saf about topics related architecture and architects.
Studio Manager, Studio Aiko.
Introduced Studio Aiko for what was their first public appearance. after running down the various fields they work in and the tools they use, he showcased their workflows exampled by two main projects…
The Hilton OVO Hotel in Warsaw, Poland.
17 Arlozorov in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Studio Aiko was founded by Yair Alony and Meny Hilsenrad in 2005, Studio Aiko is a young & dynamic studio, specializing in a wide variety of CG content and visual effects. We provide high-end products, aimed for excellence, while constantly renewing and refining our professional skills. Whether the project is a TV content, advertisement, architectural visualization, product simulation or other – Studio Aiko is committed to producing work of the highest quality for its clients.
From that 2012 demo reel, Studio Aiko is providing you this highly detailed Apache Longbow 3d model to do with it whatever you like! Looking forward seeing this in some ArchVIZ visuals soon 😉
About Polytown Media
Polytown Media is a creative studio, based on Tel Aviv, specializing in the visualization of architecture from concept to marketing, 3d software distribution and training. Studio Head, Ronen Bekerman, is also founder this great blog you are visiting now!