Bad things happen

Ok, this time I will be personal. Before getting back into the archviz business I spent a few years with volunteering in various projects. Although I managed some projects during this time (Skype rocks), but I focused mainly on some ‘testing’, related to the improving of the life quality of small communities. With the help of the friends of mine we were able to start some reward programs for talented students in Europe and so on. I spent the last part of this period in Africa, working on a ‘green’ and sustainable housing project (almost European quality level of living environments for cents).
I asked for the help of the leaders of the nearby NGOs, asking for an empty plot (they had a lot unused ground), resources for building some prototypes, etc.

The bad thing is not the fact that they said no.
The bad thing is that the reason of the ‘no’ was related to one member of the management of the NGO I worked for, who made some ‘bad’ marketing for this project.
And a few days ago I got the info that this guy stole money from the NGO we worked for and escaped from the country.
My instinct worked.
Never trust anyone who handles the property of an NGO as his own property (our first conflict was related to this attitude of him).

It also made me think again about priorities.
I’m running this blog, I’m good at my profession, but this ‘living environment’ project could change the life of millions in the Sub-Saharan region.
These things should work together. They could work together.
I just have to find the way.


Beginner corner – I would like to make CGI, what do you recommend?

OK, if you just would like to make crappy FX-movies like Transformers or stupid games like Crysis, here is my quick and completely honest answer: reconsider it!

You could do a lot of more useful things.
You could be a teacher, a doctor, a policeman, a fireman, a researcher, a scientist and the list goes on.
These are more important jobs, if you think globally.

OK, maybe you feel some disturbance in the Force right now…
You are right.

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About this blog

This is my favorite question since my childhood.
So, the question is why to start another blog about 3D technology?

My first answer: I would like to show technology from another point of view; not just focusing on tutorials and tips, apps and workflows.
Technology will be just one part of the story on this blog. The way we use it will be the other: the more important part, if we think globally. Continue reading