The challenge of Tomorrow 2020 has started, and this is a perfect time to share with you this interview with Nicolo, the winner from last year. This interview tells about his journey before and after the Tomorrow 2019 Challenge.
I love architecture, but I’ve always been fascinated by the visualization side of it. That is why I decided to focus on learning ArchViz the right way three years ago when I’ve decided that I wanted it to be my job.
I’ve attended a Master’s Class at SOA. and then worked in Milano until the end of the competition.
I can define myself lucky since I’ve always found on my way (both in Mexico and in Milano) great people very passionate about ArchViz, who helped me fall in love with this job more and more.
First of all, make realistic images. So I stick to the plan, found good photo references, lighting, and color palettes of the actual Library and surroundings, and I tried to follow them.
Of course, some things changed during the process, with new ideas coming up. I’ve also tried to set the views from the very early stage and stick with them, avoiding finding myself with too many options to chose from.
Once I set the views and lighting, I started with the shaders. It was crucial to get the right materials and textures to make a realistic image of an existing building.
I tried to do as much as I could in 3D, leaving just small final adjustments to the 2D post-production.
Then I realized that it wasn’t!
And then, at the end, when I was told that I was the winner, of course, I couldn’t believe it, and it has been one of the strongest emotions I’ve ever experienced in my life.
Everything happened so quickly, and in a few weeks, I was in Göteborg, Sweden. Working for one of the best and most famous companies in the world and side by
side with such great artists, I couldn’t even imagine I would’ve met.
I didn’t have much time to think about it, but when such a great opportunity comes knocking at your door, you can’t do anything but open it.
I moved to a country where I didn’t know anyone at all, and they made me feel comfortable and part of
something since the first day.
Last but not least, I’m learning so much every day working with this team (and I still have a lot to learn, of course). They’re all very inspiring.
It pays off. Don’t be afraid to do a “wrong” image as far as you follow the few simple given rules from the start.