3D World




Irakli Kurashvili


Cinema 4D, Octane Render, After Effects

CG artist and Metrograph Studio art director Irakli Kurashvili spent a day of his free time crafting this idyllic lake environmen­t. Kurashvili drew on his 13 years of experience as well as his love of nature to bring the environmen­t to life. “Nature inspires me most of all,” he tells 3D World, “chaos and order in the same place within it. I like to observe every little bit.” He also took inspiratio­n from art: “I like the aesthetics of classic paintings and wanted to merge them together with modern CGI techniques.”

Since his inspiratio­n arose from classic paintings, Kurashvili used the ACES workflow to make sure all the colour informatio­n was present. “I found this workflow works best for achieving realistic and painterly results,” he adds. The creative process begins with the main objects in Kurashvili’s scene, before he moves on to smaller ones. “After I have establishe­d the main compositio­n, I go to the rendering phase,” he explains, “tweaking lights is the most timeconsum­ing phase for me. Sometimes I make drastic changes after looking at my renders. Since I view myself as a permanent student, I am not afraid to delete my whole scene and start over.”

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