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The SpectRoom

Ronen Bekerman

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The SpectRoom

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Ronen Bekerman

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The SpectRoom brings you weekly sessions of insightful, honest and fun discussions with 3d artists, photographers, architects, software developers, content creators and creative professionals that will inspire you from all around the world. Created and hosted by 3d Architectural Visualization & Rendering Artist and Blogger Ronen Bekerman, he's on a mission to explore the creative minds of architectural visualization. Being ever curious about what it is we do, how we go about doing our work and why we do it in the first place! Ronen will try to find out the why, the how and the what of each of his guests.

Latest Episodes

Six Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) and More with Lon Grohs from Chaos Group

On this week’s session, I’m joined by Lon Grohs from Chaos Group in Los Angeles. You probably know Lon from his days at Neoscape, but today he’s an integral member of the Chaos Group executive team — overseeing company strategy, brand, and founder of the Chaos Group Labs. On this session, we focus mainly on the six degrees of freedom in VR as well as upcoming projects that are cooking up in the Chaos Group Labs. He’ll be in attendance at the SOA Academy Day this weekend, 6-7 October 2017. Here is your chance to get to know a little more about Lon before then. Big News in VR We kick off this session with big news — Chaos Group just announced that they would be joining forces with Epic Games to make V-Ray for Unreal Engine. Lon says it’s been on their radar for awhile, and now it’s finally happening. The goal with this merger is to make the dream of seeing ArchViz projects in real-time a reality. Although a timeline isn’t in place yet, they’re working to create as many ways ...

52 MIN2017 OCT 5
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Six Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) and More with Lon Grohs from Chaos Group

TSR 010: Victor Bonafonte on Cooking Images in B&TB Kitchen, How to Grow as an Artist, As a Team and Having Fun!

EToday I’m joined by a previous guest from TSR 002 — Victor Bonafante from Beauty and The Bit in Madrid. Victor’s story in ArchViz started by being fired when he was working as an architect back in 2008, serving the first clients out of his big room at home, growing over time to form Beauty and the Bit with co-founder, Lina, to a team of seven people today. They’re all animals cooking images for big clients such as Big, COBE, and KPF. We’ll talk about their image making approach and process, how to grow as an artist and studio, and why asking the client to leave the artist working on his own is key to getting the best results. The Start of Beauty and the Bit You can hear all about Victor’s backstory on our interview from SOA Academy Day #6, found in The SpectRoom on session 002. Today we’re diving right into the details of Beauty and The Bit, starting with the work Victor did for his first client and transforming that into his own studio. He began as a one-man show working fro...

58 MIN2017 SEP 19
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TSR 010: Victor Bonafonte on Cooking Images in B&TB Kitchen, How to Grow as an Artist, As a Team and Having Fun!

TSR 009: Surfing the Waves of ArchViz with Pedro Fernandes from Arqui9 in London

EToday I’m joined by a previous guest from Session 001 — Pedro Fernandes from Arqui9 in London. Pedro’s story spans Australia, Portugal, and London. We talk about his days as an architect in Australia and Portugal, and his gradual move toward visualization as he was teaching fellow architects in the Lisbon office about rendering, only to find out that he loves doing visualization. Upon seeing that fork on the road, he went right and never looked back. We dive into the Arqui9 way of making images, discuss why London is the best place for this, and talk about Arqui9 Learn teaching. The Long Progression to Arqui9 Starting out at university, Pedro always had a passion for visually demonstrating the work he was doing. He really began cultivating his passion for 3D after internships in Lisbon and, and as his interest grew, so did his experimenting. He joined forces with three friends to create architecture, 3D, and design. As more information became available on the internet, he sourced...

62 MIN2017 SEP 13
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TSR 009: Surfing the Waves of ArchViz with Pedro Fernandes from Arqui9 in London

TSR 008: Santiago Sanchez on Blazing His Trail, Approach to ArchVIZ with METEORA and Tapping Into His DNA by Teaching

Today I’m interviewing Santiago Sanchez from Tresde ArchViz Studio in Ecuador. In this session we talk about his journey, starting out as an industrial designer as he was looking for a creative outlet, becoming self-employed after a bad work experience, and how being inspired by Alex Roman led him into the State of Art Academy Master Class. After that, things took a new speed with the Best Of Week pick on the blog, and he reconnected with his DNA from home to become more of a teacher of ArchViz these days. We’ll also dive into the process of making the METEORA project, which is featured on the blog here. The Industrial Designer Santiago studied industrial design at university because he was looking for something related to design. The design degree concept was completely new in Ecuador at the time, and he was drawn to it. He knew that the creativity he had felt since childhood couldn’t be applied as well in any other field as it would be in the design field. After a bad experienc...

68 MIN2017 SEP 5
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TSR 008: Santiago Sanchez on Blazing His Trail, Approach to ArchVIZ with METEORA and Tapping Into His DNA by Teaching

TSR 007: Luis Inciarte on His Journey to London, Things Learned at Hayes Davidson and Making Killer Images

From the time I last interviewed Luis, at SOA Day #6, he has left Hyas Davidson to create his own London-based architectural visualization studio arsvisualis. In this session, we’ll talk about his journey as a graphic designer, from his home country in Venezuela to London, the major stepping stone that is Hayes Davidson, and all the way back to his initial passion, which is creating a killer image that tells a story. The Investigator of Architecture Even though he considers himself more of an investigator of architecture than a participant of architecture, Luis says he doesn’t spend loads of time designing architecture. But he does recognize the emotion that architecture can inspire in people, and the way it can make them feel things based on the composition and lighting of the image, and such. He calls it psychology, I call it the driving factor for his ability to create such good art. Making the International Leap When Luis decided to move from Venezuela to London, he started re...

59 MIN2017 AUG 31
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TSR 007: Luis Inciarte on His Journey to London, Things Learned at Hayes Davidson and Making Killer Images

TSR 006: From 3d modeling a Valtra Tractor to Visualizing Architecture by Rem Koolhaas and Isay Weinfeld with Jakub Cech

Today I’m joined by Jakub Cech from eesome in Slovakia. He’s well known on the blog and has worked with architects like Rem Koolhaas and Isay Weinfeld. This session comes out after one year, in which Jakub took time off to create a collection of 30 images in his book Beautiful Computer Generated Images. This effort recently culminated with a new website and brand called eesome. In this session, we’ll discuss how he started with CGI, Alex Roman, the phone call from Watson&Co. that made a big change and more. Teenage Passion Turned ArchViz Career Jakub’s work on behance.net was noticed by a major American branding company when he was just 18 years old. He received a phone call from Watson&Co., created a rendering for them, and began working remotely for them. That was a turning point for the direction of his career, but he has always maintained the overarching goal of creating images that he likes. Jakub’s Approach for Crafting Visualizations As someone who has only had three or ...

63 MIN2017 AUG 25
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TSR 006: From 3d modeling a Valtra Tractor to Visualizing Architecture by Rem Koolhaas and Isay Weinfeld with Jakub Cech

TSR 005: Alex York and Iain Banks from Recent Spaces in London

Traveling the road from animation to architectural visualization, this session brings you Alex York and Iain Banks from the London-based studio Recent Spaces. They have a remarkable body of work, and we dive into why they are in the business, how they do it and what makes them stand out. They have a somewhat unique perspective as animators that are excelling in the ArchViz world. Here are some of the highlights from this session of The SpectRoom. Why ArchViz Beats Animation The pathway that takes you from absolutely nothing to a fully animated scene is a very complicated one. Comparing that to the modular and linear process of architectural visualization — which Alex and Iain have found comes with the huge appeal of being able create a scene rapidly and then focus intensely on the details. That gratification is what has kept these two firmly based in architecture. Animated Stills are Becoming A Client Favorite Transitioning from still images to animated stills allows clients to see...

45 MIN2017 AUG 3
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TSR 005: Alex York and Iain Banks from Recent Spaces in London

TSR 004: Peter Guthrie and Henry Goss from The Boundary in London

In this session, we discuss the transformation Peter Guthrie and Henry Goss made from practicing architecture alone, to joining forces to form one of the most interesting and fastest growing ArchViz studios in London today. These two have created a total powerhouse, and they’re here to share the story of their success. Here’s just a bit of what you can expect on this session of The SpectRoom. Creating The Boundary Peter and Henry share the driving reasons and goals behind their decision to join forces and create The Boundary. From friends to business partners, as their individual capacities increased they decided to raise their game and share the burden of their work together. Although they just call it the next logical step, the results have been incredible. Current Projects and What’s in (their) Store Despite detouring from traditional architecture, Henry and Peter are more involved in architecture and design than ever before. They’ve been working with their heroes on fundamen...

65 MIN2017 AUG 2
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TSR 004: Peter Guthrie and Henry Goss from The Boundary in London

TSR 003: SOA Academy Day #7 Special

On this last SOA Academy Day special, I’m joined with a host of talented individuals, including Teddy Bergsman from Quixel, Paul Nichols from Factory Fifteen, Frederick and Nicholas from Allegorithmic, Andreas Landgren from Tomorrow, Timothy Hoffman from Double Negative, Ondřej Karlík, Adam Hotovỳ, and Jaroslav Křivánek from Corona Renderer, and Panos Ioannou and Gamma Basra from Foster and Partners for KS Group. These companies have a distinct view and role in architectural visualization that you’ll definitely want to hear, but first, a little bit about each. Quixel The Scanmaster creator of Quixel, Teddy Bergsman, has also generated Megascans, a massive online scan library. His team is now pushing 50 people, and his work has been used all over the world, including in the recent film The Jungle Book. His vision was clear from the beginning, and his intense dedication to achieving his goal has definitely paid off. Factory Fifteen Joining me from Factory Fifteen is Paul Nichol...

81 MIN2017 AUG 1
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TSR 003: SOA Academy Day #7 Special

TSR 002: SOA Academy Day #6 Special

Jumping ahead one year, this session takes us to SOA Academy Day #6. On this session I talked with Peter Guthrie and Henry Goss from The Boundary, David Bullock, John Hodgkins and Luis Inciarte from Hyas Davidson, John Sellings and Silvia Tossici from Squint Opera, Victor Bonafonte and Eva Bonafonte from Beauty and The Bit, and Johannes König and Christian Zöllner from Bloom Images. If you’ve ever wondered how to land a job with one of these incredible companies, or what to expect from their office culture, listen on to this special session of The SpectRoom. The Boundary Sharing an update on the first year of their new business, Peter and Henry call their first year “an incredible one.” They cover how they’re keeping updated on new technology, including Unreal Engine, the plans for their new shop, and what they’re looking for from potential employees. Their morning routine starts with sleeping in, and their motivation comes from learning new things and having fun, but I’ll l...

56 MIN2017 AUG 1
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TSR 002: SOA Academy Day #6 Special

Latest Episodes

Six Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) and More with Lon Grohs from Chaos Group

On this week’s session, I’m joined by Lon Grohs from Chaos Group in Los Angeles. You probably know Lon from his days at Neoscape, but today he’s an integral member of the Chaos Group executive team — overseeing company strategy, brand, and founder of the Chaos Group Labs. On this session, we focus mainly on the six degrees of freedom in VR as well as upcoming projects that are cooking up in the Chaos Group Labs. He’ll be in attendance at the SOA Academy Day this weekend, 6-7 October 2017. Here is your chance to get to know a little more about Lon before then. Big News in VR We kick off this session with big news — Chaos Group just announced that they would be joining forces with Epic Games to make V-Ray for Unreal Engine. Lon says it’s been on their radar for awhile, and now it’s finally happening. The goal with this merger is to make the dream of seeing ArchViz projects in real-time a reality. Although a timeline isn’t in place yet, they’re working to create as many ways ...

52 MIN2017 OCT 5
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Six Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) and More with Lon Grohs from Chaos Group

TSR 010: Victor Bonafonte on Cooking Images in B&TB Kitchen, How to Grow as an Artist, As a Team and Having Fun!

EToday I’m joined by a previous guest from TSR 002 — Victor Bonafante from Beauty and The Bit in Madrid. Victor’s story in ArchViz started by being fired when he was working as an architect back in 2008, serving the first clients out of his big room at home, growing over time to form Beauty and the Bit with co-founder, Lina, to a team of seven people today. They’re all animals cooking images for big clients such as Big, COBE, and KPF. We’ll talk about their image making approach and process, how to grow as an artist and studio, and why asking the client to leave the artist working on his own is key to getting the best results. The Start of Beauty and the Bit You can hear all about Victor’s backstory on our interview from SOA Academy Day #6, found in The SpectRoom on session 002. Today we’re diving right into the details of Beauty and The Bit, starting with the work Victor did for his first client and transforming that into his own studio. He began as a one-man show working fro...

58 MIN2017 SEP 19
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TSR 010: Victor Bonafonte on Cooking Images in B&TB Kitchen, How to Grow as an Artist, As a Team and Having Fun!

TSR 009: Surfing the Waves of ArchViz with Pedro Fernandes from Arqui9 in London

EToday I’m joined by a previous guest from Session 001 — Pedro Fernandes from Arqui9 in London. Pedro’s story spans Australia, Portugal, and London. We talk about his days as an architect in Australia and Portugal, and his gradual move toward visualization as he was teaching fellow architects in the Lisbon office about rendering, only to find out that he loves doing visualization. Upon seeing that fork on the road, he went right and never looked back. We dive into the Arqui9 way of making images, discuss why London is the best place for this, and talk about Arqui9 Learn teaching. The Long Progression to Arqui9 Starting out at university, Pedro always had a passion for visually demonstrating the work he was doing. He really began cultivating his passion for 3D after internships in Lisbon and, and as his interest grew, so did his experimenting. He joined forces with three friends to create architecture, 3D, and design. As more information became available on the internet, he sourced...

62 MIN2017 SEP 13
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TSR 009: Surfing the Waves of ArchViz with Pedro Fernandes from Arqui9 in London

TSR 008: Santiago Sanchez on Blazing His Trail, Approach to ArchVIZ with METEORA and Tapping Into His DNA by Teaching

Today I’m interviewing Santiago Sanchez from Tresde ArchViz Studio in Ecuador. In this session we talk about his journey, starting out as an industrial designer as he was looking for a creative outlet, becoming self-employed after a bad work experience, and how being inspired by Alex Roman led him into the State of Art Academy Master Class. After that, things took a new speed with the Best Of Week pick on the blog, and he reconnected with his DNA from home to become more of a teacher of ArchViz these days. We’ll also dive into the process of making the METEORA project, which is featured on the blog here. The Industrial Designer Santiago studied industrial design at university because he was looking for something related to design. The design degree concept was completely new in Ecuador at the time, and he was drawn to it. He knew that the creativity he had felt since childhood couldn’t be applied as well in any other field as it would be in the design field. After a bad experienc...

68 MIN2017 SEP 5
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TSR 008: Santiago Sanchez on Blazing His Trail, Approach to ArchVIZ with METEORA and Tapping Into His DNA by Teaching

TSR 007: Luis Inciarte on His Journey to London, Things Learned at Hayes Davidson and Making Killer Images

From the time I last interviewed Luis, at SOA Day #6, he has left Hyas Davidson to create his own London-based architectural visualization studio arsvisualis. In this session, we’ll talk about his journey as a graphic designer, from his home country in Venezuela to London, the major stepping stone that is Hayes Davidson, and all the way back to his initial passion, which is creating a killer image that tells a story. The Investigator of Architecture Even though he considers himself more of an investigator of architecture than a participant of architecture, Luis says he doesn’t spend loads of time designing architecture. But he does recognize the emotion that architecture can inspire in people, and the way it can make them feel things based on the composition and lighting of the image, and such. He calls it psychology, I call it the driving factor for his ability to create such good art. Making the International Leap When Luis decided to move from Venezuela to London, he started re...

59 MIN2017 AUG 31
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TSR 007: Luis Inciarte on His Journey to London, Things Learned at Hayes Davidson and Making Killer Images

TSR 006: From 3d modeling a Valtra Tractor to Visualizing Architecture by Rem Koolhaas and Isay Weinfeld with Jakub Cech

Today I’m joined by Jakub Cech from eesome in Slovakia. He’s well known on the blog and has worked with architects like Rem Koolhaas and Isay Weinfeld. This session comes out after one year, in which Jakub took time off to create a collection of 30 images in his book Beautiful Computer Generated Images. This effort recently culminated with a new website and brand called eesome. In this session, we’ll discuss how he started with CGI, Alex Roman, the phone call from Watson&Co. that made a big change and more. Teenage Passion Turned ArchViz Career Jakub’s work on behance.net was noticed by a major American branding company when he was just 18 years old. He received a phone call from Watson&Co., created a rendering for them, and began working remotely for them. That was a turning point for the direction of his career, but he has always maintained the overarching goal of creating images that he likes. Jakub’s Approach for Crafting Visualizations As someone who has only had three or ...

63 MIN2017 AUG 25
Comments
TSR 006: From 3d modeling a Valtra Tractor to Visualizing Architecture by Rem Koolhaas and Isay Weinfeld with Jakub Cech

TSR 005: Alex York and Iain Banks from Recent Spaces in London

Traveling the road from animation to architectural visualization, this session brings you Alex York and Iain Banks from the London-based studio Recent Spaces. They have a remarkable body of work, and we dive into why they are in the business, how they do it and what makes them stand out. They have a somewhat unique perspective as animators that are excelling in the ArchViz world. Here are some of the highlights from this session of The SpectRoom. Why ArchViz Beats Animation The pathway that takes you from absolutely nothing to a fully animated scene is a very complicated one. Comparing that to the modular and linear process of architectural visualization — which Alex and Iain have found comes with the huge appeal of being able create a scene rapidly and then focus intensely on the details. That gratification is what has kept these two firmly based in architecture. Animated Stills are Becoming A Client Favorite Transitioning from still images to animated stills allows clients to see...

45 MIN2017 AUG 3
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TSR 005: Alex York and Iain Banks from Recent Spaces in London

TSR 004: Peter Guthrie and Henry Goss from The Boundary in London

In this session, we discuss the transformation Peter Guthrie and Henry Goss made from practicing architecture alone, to joining forces to form one of the most interesting and fastest growing ArchViz studios in London today. These two have created a total powerhouse, and they’re here to share the story of their success. Here’s just a bit of what you can expect on this session of The SpectRoom. Creating The Boundary Peter and Henry share the driving reasons and goals behind their decision to join forces and create The Boundary. From friends to business partners, as their individual capacities increased they decided to raise their game and share the burden of their work together. Although they just call it the next logical step, the results have been incredible. Current Projects and What’s in (their) Store Despite detouring from traditional architecture, Henry and Peter are more involved in architecture and design than ever before. They’ve been working with their heroes on fundamen...

65 MIN2017 AUG 2
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TSR 004: Peter Guthrie and Henry Goss from The Boundary in London

TSR 003: SOA Academy Day #7 Special

On this last SOA Academy Day special, I’m joined with a host of talented individuals, including Teddy Bergsman from Quixel, Paul Nichols from Factory Fifteen, Frederick and Nicholas from Allegorithmic, Andreas Landgren from Tomorrow, Timothy Hoffman from Double Negative, Ondřej Karlík, Adam Hotovỳ, and Jaroslav Křivánek from Corona Renderer, and Panos Ioannou and Gamma Basra from Foster and Partners for KS Group. These companies have a distinct view and role in architectural visualization that you’ll definitely want to hear, but first, a little bit about each. Quixel The Scanmaster creator of Quixel, Teddy Bergsman, has also generated Megascans, a massive online scan library. His team is now pushing 50 people, and his work has been used all over the world, including in the recent film The Jungle Book. His vision was clear from the beginning, and his intense dedication to achieving his goal has definitely paid off. Factory Fifteen Joining me from Factory Fifteen is Paul Nichol...

81 MIN2017 AUG 1
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TSR 003: SOA Academy Day #7 Special

TSR 002: SOA Academy Day #6 Special

Jumping ahead one year, this session takes us to SOA Academy Day #6. On this session I talked with Peter Guthrie and Henry Goss from The Boundary, David Bullock, John Hodgkins and Luis Inciarte from Hyas Davidson, John Sellings and Silvia Tossici from Squint Opera, Victor Bonafonte and Eva Bonafonte from Beauty and The Bit, and Johannes König and Christian Zöllner from Bloom Images. If you’ve ever wondered how to land a job with one of these incredible companies, or what to expect from their office culture, listen on to this special session of The SpectRoom. The Boundary Sharing an update on the first year of their new business, Peter and Henry call their first year “an incredible one.” They cover how they’re keeping updated on new technology, including Unreal Engine, the plans for their new shop, and what they’re looking for from potential employees. Their morning routine starts with sleeping in, and their motivation comes from learning new things and having fun, but I’ll l...

56 MIN2017 AUG 1
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TSR 002: SOA Academy Day #6 Special
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