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PJ Mullen
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
Right now I am in college majoring in digital design. I love to experiment with all sorts of fancy software, but I primarily use the latest versions of Autodesk's 3ds Max and Adobe Photoshop/After Effects for my artwork. Although, occasionally I will take photos and draw with paper and pencil.

I like to think of myself as a Jack-of-all-Trades, at least when it comes to artwork. Learning new things, going new places, and experiencing new things is absolute ecstasy to me. I seek these experiences even to the detriment of my health... Which is dumb of me, I'll admit.
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I have recently made an investment in the V-Ray render engine for 3ds Max. I was persuaded with promises of easier set-up, more material options, and faster, prettier renders.

Though "switch" may not be the right word (as I am much more familiar with Mental Ray and iRay and I can still do faster/more efficient work in them), I do expect to be utilizing V-Ray more in my 3D projects. It just seems to have more potential. Especially with its much friendlier atmospheric settings and interactions with FumeFX, it has been easier to get a desired result than with Mental Ray.

I have been pleasantly surprised by its performance so far. Neglecting the numerous errors and mishaps that have happened (chalking it up to my unfamiliarity with it), it has done a very good job at making really great scenes with much less time spent on materials and lighting at least. When it comes to render time, though, I have to say it isn't much faster that Mental Ray for the same size & quality. This may be because it isn't fully utilizing my processor during render time. For some inexplicable reason, it only uses, on average, 35% of the CPU... Obviously this seriously impacts render time.

Anyway, I have a ton of huge projects planned, so be expecting more posts, more frequently with higher-quality content!
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PoisonPeas Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice designs la in love 
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Tectix Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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bbbhyt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thx for the watch i didnt think i would catch your  attention to be honest
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Tectix Featured By Owner Edited Dec 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nonsense! Your work is great :D (Big Grin) 
And you're welcome!
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bbbhyt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
just sayin being watched by an artists thats has badass art im honored dude.
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Tectix Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Lol,
Thank you Inekoitplz 
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bbbhyt Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thx for the favs
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PaMonk Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav.:D
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Spite-Sire Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
Thanks for the llama dude. Keep up the awesome work. :peace:
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Tectix Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! And I will definitely try I am a dummy! 
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Atis1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fa... oh, your gallery... :O you got a new watcher
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Tectix Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Haha, thanks...
I feel like the variety of my art keeps them from being more popular than they are, or I'm just full of it I am a dummy! 
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LimonTea Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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Alfonso-G-Padron Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thanks a lot for the fave!..I really appreciate!!..
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Tectix Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome! You have some great stuff
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Alfonso-G-Padron Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thanks man, really glad you like some of the things I do, and thanks for the other faves too!!
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Tectix Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
What software do you use?
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phantomghost1525 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the favs and the watch!
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Sunfren Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Thank you for the fave :D
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Phanox Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many Thx for the :+fav: :)
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Rollwurst Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fav :hug:
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GreenEdges Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for fave!!! I am a dummy! 
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AbdouBouam Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the faves and the watch :D
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Hey, thanks a bunch for the +fav!! :D
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Matojeje Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!  And merry christmas ^^
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