Henning Sanden created a really nice 3D modeling demo reel. So what’s neat about it?
1) He labels all his projects in the lower left hand corner.
2) Model turntables. He does full 360 rotations of his models.
3) Lighting. He uses really nice area lights (or something similar) that is diffused like a soft box, so its wide enough that it isn’t too harsh or pinpointed and at the same time, it allows me to see what kind of specularity/reflection/refraction/incandescence he has on his textures. Pretty much, they not only show of his modeling skills, but also his texturing skills. For the models where he is just showing off his modeling skills, he uses a red light on one side of it. This really adds some depth and dimension.
4) Wireframes. Occasionally, he will show off his wireframe, which is really neat to see because its so clean.
5) He varies things up. Based on each project, things change. He picks and chooses which project to show off the model, wireframe, finished renders, textures, etc. He’s also selective about what he says for each project. Most projects, he just wrote the name of the project, but for the last project, he mentioned his process, which is really important just for that one project.
6) The description. Instead of putting all the information right there in the demo reel, he chose to leave some of it for the description, which reads:
“This is my modeling reel for 2014.
Primary tools – modo and Maya
Sculpting – ZBrush
Texturing – Mari
Rendering -Vray and modo
Photoscanning – Agisoft Photoscan
Compositing – Nuke
You can see more of my work on my website – henningsanden.com”
What’s great about that is that when I watch his demo reel, I can just enjoy it without having to worry so much about reading all the text in time before it changes to the next clip.
Anyways, check out Henning Sanden’s work. It is seriously some amazing stuff. Website is http://www.henningsanden.com .