I started my career in neuroscience at UVA, mapping the brain of the common fruit fly, but quickly realized my passion lay elsewhere. My background is in the border between the music and film industries, where I spent three years working on touring visuals for Dave Matthews Band, and where I first discovered my love of C4D, and more importantly, Octane Render back in 2013. I first used Octane while working on a music video for Dave Matthews Band, and have been hooked ever since. The immediate feedback and ability to art direct in real-time were game changers, and after using it, I could never go back to buckets.
Since then, my Octane obsession has only increased, and recently I challenged myself to create a four-minute, fully animated ‘SpaceSpaceSpace’ music video, and to do it completely solo and at home on my custom built PCs. This method of completely burying myself and then slowly digging my way out has paid off over the years, and the fruits of my labor are now being shared as tutorials for Eyedesyn.com. I am pumped to be releasing these Octane tutorials, as it pushes me to learn new techniques, and it’s gratifying to see people inspired enough to go and create after watching!