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A collection of articles and design explorations I’ve created since 2013. Visit the archive for the most popular articles.

In addition to my portfolio and gallery, I sometimes feel inspired to share the process of learning new software or techniques. Here you'll find a combination of tutorials, news and image/scene breakdowns. 

Tutorial: Diamond Rendering

I recently learned that one of my submissions to the KeyShot 6 Beta Image Contest took first place in the 'New Gemstone Material' category! I'm beyond-pumped and really don't remember the last time I won or placed in a contest... Anyway, sine I haven't shared this image here, I thought I'd create a tutorial!

After I started writing this blog entry, I decided to record a video of me walking through the ENTIRE process, beginning to end. It takes just under 1 hour to set up the rendering AND edit the image in post. The nice thing is that you don't need anything you don't already have (assuming you've got KeyShot on your machine), so grab a coffee, sit down and join me as I create this rad (I think it is at least) diamond using KeyShot 6. 

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See you next time!