Posts Tagged ‘rendering’


The editor at MJSA Custom Jeweler called for an interview about my business insights and advice. At first, I thought I have nothing to say. Really, I should be selling a lot more jewelry than I do now. Turns out, I have a lot to say. People even commented on the story at the recent industry conference, MJSA ConFab.

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Lately, I have been deepening my knowledge of both Rhino 3D modeling program as well as the rendering plug-in Brazil. With this combined technology I can create highly detailed and realistic representations of my 3D models. This non-commercial chess set project  proved to be a great practice ground for testing different materials, lightnings and environments. Instead of the traditional chess pieces, I decided to recreate some iconic mid-century(ish) Scandinavian chairs and use them as chess pieces. The project is also a tribute to the architects and designers, I so love; Verner Panton, Arne Jacobsen, Alvar Aalto, Eero Aarnio and Eero Saarinen. The whole set if, of course, just a concept. Still, I just want to pick-up one of those little tulip stools and start playing.

Chess set with mid-century modern chairs as chess pieces.

Chess set with mid-century modern chairs as chess pieces.