Mike Winkelmann, AKA Beeple, shares insight to his daily creative process and offers tips and tricks for 3D artists of all levels.
For the uninitiated, Beeple is a 3D artist and motion designer who has reached legendary status for his daily creations. He helped grow the “everyday” movement which inspires artists to create new pieces of work everyday so they can continue to grow their skills. To date, Beeple has created over 4400 daily renders.
His work has been featured in places like the Louis Vuitton runway and was recently admired on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
“I absolutely love HDRI skies. I can quickly test out a bunch of different lighting setups with one click, hugely useful tool that will definitely speed up your workflow and change they way you light scenes!!” – Beeple
How Beeple Makes Everyday Renders
If you’re curious to Beeple’s everyday workflow, the Greyscalegorilla team and friends joined Mike Winkelman on stage at NAB to create live everydays. The guest hosts were given the opportunity to curate assets, models, and elements ahead of time, all without Beeple knowing what they had chosen.
Creating a Beeple Everyday with Chad Ashley
In the first presentation, Winkelmann has fun combing through the different assets that Chad Ashley selected. He talks about using Cinema 4D and Octane to create his everydays and explains why he like to render in portrait mode. Then he will hop into Photoshop and Topaz Studio to finish the composite.
Creating a Beeple Everyday with Nick Campbell
In the second day of presentations, Nick Campbell joins Beeple with a whole new collection of assets on the NAB Maxon stage. You’ll again see them work in C4D and Octane, plus using plugins like Topowire, HDRI Link, and Ultimate Skies.
“Probably 75% of everydays use the skies. HDRI Link is so much faster for flipping through HDRs and testing them out.”
Creating a Beeple Everyday with E.J. Hassenfratz
In the final day of live NAB presentations, EJ Hassenfratz, of Eyedesyn and School of Motion, joins Beeple for one last live everyday.
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