Julian Sarmiento Founder and Helping all around =)
Julian Sarmiento has always been passionate for multiples aspects of CG: character development, motion capture, facial animation, simulations, photography and lighting and rendering techniques.
Julian's experience include studios like Digital Domain, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Asylum FX. His work can be seen in films such as I' Robot, The Polar Express, Monster House, Beowulf, National Treasure: Book of Secrets and most recently The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Terminator Salvation Plus a long list of high-end TV commercials.
In 2006 Julian find the need for a website dedicated only to mental ray and My mental ray was born.
Juan Carlos Moreno Rogel, a Computer Science graduate from the ITESM, has several years of experience in the web development field and ecommerce. In 2005 he moved from Mexico City, Mexico to Los Angeles, CA to work for Sony Pictures Imageworks as a Lead Production Services Technician where he had worked in major motion pictures such as Monster House and Spiderman 3. Mr Moreno has been heavily involved with the route that mymentalray.com is taking.
Evert Vandenberghe is an architect with more than 12 years of experience in 3D. Working as a freelance architectural illustrator since 1998, he co-founded Animated Motion Studios in 2000. As an art director and workflow designer at ‘AniMotionS' he is responsible for the implementation of techniques and applications to guarantee a high production rate at a superb visual quality. Personal website AniMotionS: www.ams.be NisusArts: www.nisusarts.be
Bill Dorais was raised in Colorado where he went to the University of Colorado at Boulder and received his BFA in film. Bill has worked as a lead 3D artist for Nickelodeon, PBS Kids, 20 Twenty VFX, Buck, and is now a lighter at Digital Domain. Personal website www.postrebel.com
Ethan Janssens 3D Studio Max and Materials Support
self-taught and dedicated 3D Studio Max / mental-ray user. Back-engeneering the
mental-ray render engine, he’s exploring options and making notes, as straight forward as it can get;
while sharing his findings with the mental ray community in free-tutorial-video’s.
Other then photography, festivals, martial-art and weird ET-interests, his fascination with textures
allow him to create ultra realistic materials which he will be sharing with the mental ray community
as an extra support..
Personal website boomerang-productions.blogspot.com
Brendan Fitzgerald is a graduate of The Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in Visual Effects. Always perusing new endeavors, he considers himself a generalist with a heavy emphasis on rendering and
lighting. Although new to the field of computer graphics, Brendan has contributed over a dozen HDR environments to the community. Brendan has also written several tutorials including ones on image based modeling in Maya, and Render passes with HDR lighting for Mental Ray in Maya. The only thing that he enjoys more than CG and Mental Ray is photography and snowboarding. .
Personal website crazy8studio.com
As a long-time 3ds Max user, Martin Breidt (35) is specializing in TD/MAXScript work. He works as TD at a german research facility (MPI) in Tuebingen. mental ray is Martins default renderer, and the mr cookbook (WIKI Cookbook) is his attempt at collecting all the useful bits and pieces of information on the advanced features of mental ray in 3ds Max. For free downloadable MAXScript tools, visit his web site at
Hakan"Zap"Andersson mental images support and wiki manager
"Håkan 'Zap' Andersson official title at mental images is 'Shader Wizard', and is the author of many of the shaders shipping with mental ray, including the subsurface, paint, architectural and production shader libraries.
From his youth, when he hand-built is first graphics card to his first computer he has had an avid interest in visual effects and computer graphics, which persists to this day. He sees no border between work and pleasure, as long as the work is in CG...."
Hello guys, what can I say about myself............I am a designer, I do web, print, motion graphics, and some 3D as well to help my work pieces. Currently working at SIC as a senior designer and freelancer as well...you know...extra money is good ;) I live in Portugal, actually living in Oeiras a nice area to live near the sea. MYMR ROCKS !!