Hello Friends. My name is Jeferson Olórtegui Lopez. I come from Peru. I graduated in 2011 from the Universidad Cesar Vallejo, with a degree in Architecture. Working from mid-career at the University by different studies and building dedicated to architecture.Currently working as an architect and interior designer in my own studio called Olórtegui Architects, I keep a lot of interest in art and photography. Then my story with Sketchup.
Since childhood I liked the art, especially painting and drawing. I remember performing my favorite drawings as Saint Seiya, Dragon Ball Z and Pokemon, perhaps this mania for drawing and portray such persistence in which I am inclined to the world of art and architecture. Thus, after finishing high school, enters college to study architecture.
At that time the world of 3D was something very new for the students and were very few people knew about that subject, even I knew nothing about 3D programs, but always fascinated me when I saw the projects in this type of presentations. It is so early 2011 needed to submit my thesis with basic 3D, so I run into SketchUp.
Immediately the affair with SketchUp was amazing, I love the interface, and ease of use to lift my own projects, importing Autocad. I discovered so Sketchup own tools, I woke ocupándole 10 hours a day to program, Sketchup went poking into me. And I also met with the Vray Sketchup, with which it could make photorealistic images, but when I started my images were very basic and was not anything of realism, like all at the beginning, and that was frustrating.
We as a curious thing, at this time was where I found a very good forum which is called Sketchando where I dared to post images of an interior design project, I was criticized because there were too many flaws, this was for good, I wrote down recommendations to improve the picture. There I met great friends now, such as Juan Manuel Ariza (Don Ramon), Juan Manuel Hernandez (Abiyari), Eugenio Manzano Cruz (Cajon), etc.. and many great friends. Which helped me to improve and I think they are my basis for what is now on Sketchup.
Well, I was also looking for tutorials, joining more forums, more research is the Vray and functionality on Sketchup. I think the constant practice helps a lot, I lingered days in a scene to improve my quality of render, and also the speed for the scene and settings.With that I learned about the proper handling of the camera position, angles, to take the realism of photography. At the end of the picture out by Vray, retouch with Phothoshop, which is also unknown but practical tutorials and learn quickly.
Currently, my projects have to submit drawings and photo-realistic images, which shows the full design. Customers are very happy to see the renderings, they think they are photos, and I am happy to see the satisfaction and joy from them. Sketchup I can say changed my life and my career considerably.
Finally a recommendation, especially for those just starting with the modeling and rendering in Vray Sketchup, made constant practices, please inquire of tutorials and / or forums, read a lot, and never give up to achieve your goal surrendered.
Friends thank you very much for reading my story.