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Pro's - Whats the best way to showcase your renders?
show user profile  jpedleham
So im setting up a new site and im wondering what the most professional way to show my work would be. If browsing for a potential hire would you want to see one page per image with a description etc or would you like to see lots of images on the same page??

Im also thinking of getting a portfolio printed. Have you guys and gals ever done anything like that?
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2/2/2016 11:07:19 AM (last edit: 2/2/2016 11:07:19 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
2 minute demo reel showcasing your most impressive / prestigious work, avoid using shitty music.

simple high res gallery dominating your main page with left/right scroll to view your renders

a friend of mine once wrote her CV onto a beachball and then deflated it, mailed it to her now current job of seven years. Seemed to work for her. Wouldn't really think a hardcopy portfolio for 3D arch-viz/VFX is beneficial, unless you're going to interviews and they expect this sort of thing.

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2/2/2016 12:16:06 PM (last edit: 2/2/2016 12:17:31 PM)
show user profile  jpedleham
The demo reel is a given but thanks i had actually overlooked the fact i would need to embed a video in there. As for the hard copy i think it would be more for taking it to an interview rather than for mailing out as a cv. I just think it looks better than taking in a laptop to show your website in the interview.

Should i be including render info on the renders? Software/renderer etc?
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2/2/2016 12:24:00 PM (last edit: 2/2/2016 12:24:00 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
for me, depends on your demographic and line of work.

for archviz/lifestyle/product visualisation, in the UK particularly, a show-real is pretty pointless.

for interviews a tablet gallery is just the ticket, together with a printed CV (only 2 or 3 pages max, of precise clear to the point details) if asked for, and a www for reference. printed material isnt required, unless you have some actual published stuff to show/give them.

for freelance, only a www is needed. traditionally a thumbnail gallery is usually used. but, the format is up to you. dont over describe it and make yourself look like an inexperienced bedroom hobbyist. Again, your best images only. even text/descriptions aren't important.
As said, by all means personalise your site, but at a minimum, and dont make yourself sound like either a nuub kid or an over-pushy wannabe.
(adding render info on each image isnt needed)

whatever you choose, dont worry too much about it's delivery - your work and work alone should stand you out as being superb and an asset they just cant do without. dont get hung up on details, just make sure you present your utter best.

when i asses work for my company my only interest is the quality of work. experience and qualifications are a mediocre 2nd. these are details that can be negotiated and discussed. the quality of work however is stet.

(i'm also about to upgrade my years old site. dont know how yet. probably dump the traditional pages of images with a single cover sheet only)

you'll get great advise in here, but i'd also ask Bolteon for advice. he's been round the block a bit. (think he's also been round the block a bit ;)


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2/2/2016 2:31:44 PM (last edit: 2/2/2016 2:42:19 PM)
show user profile  jpedleham
Brilliant advice thanks strat.

Its more Archviz stuff than anything else but i have been doing some realtime Unreal Engine stuff recently that might be worth showcasing in a showreel. Ill have a think.

A tablet gallery is actually a great idea! I wonder if theres an app specifically made for that sort of thing...

Outside 3D i also do graphic design so id like to showcase that on the same site.

Do you think its acceptable to include a blog to show the more wip stuff? Or should it just exclusively be my work and a contact form?


P.S. As for your site id highly recommend a wordpress based site just for the media management capabilities alone.
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2/2/2016 3:10:00 PM (last edit: 2/2/2016 3:11:42 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
there's no harm in a wordy/bloggy type site, but maybe keep it to a minimum. and, make sure your imagery content is absolutely stunning. this has to be the memorable part of your site. if you must have wips and test renders, make sure they're absolutely superb and exciting.

in my experience there's nothing more exciting or gets the juices flowing with a potential client better than a tablet demo. as in, when you have a person to person meeting with them.
never send stuff, they wont generally be bothered to download/install/run. always personally meet up whenever possible. or skype meet. there's nothing better in this world than a personal relationship.
even if you get an email or web requests of interest, find out their phone number and make a call. the best route imo.

for image or gallery apps use anything. most photo apps have slideshow options.

as for my site, as i say, haven't decided yet. it wont be a commercial template, it'll be a simple down to earth home written page or something. thanks for the idea though :)


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2/2/2016 4:16:38 PM (last edit: 2/2/2016 4:18:11 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Heard a story about a guy who made a physical sculpture of a leg walking through a doorway and mailed it to some company with a note asking, "Does this get my foot in the door?" He got the job, obviously. Not one 3D model shown.

[edit] take away from this, better to be original, than good-n-boring, makes people notice you. Like picking up 18 year old chicks online, don't start with a, "Hi," start with a, "Virgin?"

[edit #2] ^^^^ case and point.
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2/2/2016 6:25:39 PM (last edit: 2/2/2016 6:33:41 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
herfst1 - whilst i agree with being original, especially maybe in the more creative side of imagery, in archi and product viz being 'original' isnt whats generally required. generally a bloody good eye and stunning realism is order of the day, which usually also requires standards and practices common across the industry

i agree on the pickup part though. when younger in my clubbing days, my best mate always opened a dialogue with a girl - "fancy a fuck?". so often this worked a charm. i mean, thats ultimately why everyone goes out drinking and dancing is it not? so why piss about with the small talk.

true story.


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2/2/2016 6:36:51 PM (last edit: 2/2/2016 6:36:51 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
I want to shake his hand.

Here's a brilliant closer that I use, feel free to steal, anyone: "Look, you're young, and in 20 years time you're going to be old, and you're going to look back, and you're going to go, FUCK!"

At which point you can drag her back to your place with your pinky finger.

In sales, we call that, fear of loss.
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2/2/2016 6:50:39 PM (last edit: 2/2/2016 6:52:26 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
I recently setup Kahlie's porftolio on CarbonMade.

Thinking about my final portfolio revamp being on there too...

The $12 a month option does custom domain name, video's, images, audio, etc. It's a pretty good product in my opinion.

-Marko Mandaric

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2/2/2016 10:03:02 PM (last edit: 2/2/2016 10:03:42 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
I use carbon made too. Use free version, though.
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2/2/2016 10:46:52 PM (last edit: 2/2/2016 10:47:23 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
Wish they offered direct font manipulation and a few other things... Would really seal the deal.

-Marko Mandaric

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2/3/2016 4:37:55 AM (last edit: 2/3/2016 4:37:55 AM)
show user profile  jpedleham
Some brilliant advice on both portfolios and picking up females hahaha.
How old are you guys if you dont mind me asking?

Carbonmade looks pretty interesting. I work full time in visualisation but im looking to start something on the side more archviz and pretty renders style just to satisfy the perfectionist and artist in me. Is there much call for freelancers in the archviz industry or do lots of companies do it in house?

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2/3/2016 9:24:20 AM (last edit: 2/3/2016 9:27:02 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
Lots of FL in the UK, as well as in house. There's lots of small architects, both individuals and in small starts ups. This is where the bread and butter lies :)

My age? Younger than Zzub. :)

(I think)


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2/3/2016 9:43:43 AM (last edit: 2/3/2016 9:43:43 AM)
show user profile  jpedleham
Im in the UK, age 24. Ive worked in industry for nearly 2 years. Its good to know that the smaller studios and individuals need the service.
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2/3/2016 9:59:38 AM (last edit: 2/3/2016 9:59:38 AM)
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