Monday, 20 October 2014



Having returned from Venice for AcademyDay5 it seemed the talking point of the weekend was Corona a newish render engine still in development. I had seen both Bertrand Benoit and Peter Guthrie playing around in it but my interest really developed once I had seen Juraj Talcik and the work he was producing.. in particular Icelandic House, it totally blew me away. The realism and depth to his images and contrast achieved is really striking.

So I decided to do a very simple conversion of my Mercato Restaurant from vray into corona, there was some necessary tweaking of certain materials to clean them up a little and a slight change to the lighting set up. In vray I had used a vray Dome light for the HDRI which isn't supported in Corona (something that I think needs be added to the corona renderer) so I loaded the HDRI into the environment map instead. 

The results were fantastic so similar to Vray yet so simple in comparison to use, obviously converting a scene isn't a substitute for starting from scratch but it gave me a pretty good understanding of what Corona is capable of and how easy it is to use. Above are the two images as a comparison the Vray on the left and the Corona on the right there really is very little difference between the two images.

Below is an animated giff changing from the Corona Image to the Vray Image it's the easiest way to play spot the difference! 

I'll definitely be watching how Corona develops and I expect this will become more and more popular once it is officially released at the end of the year. Nice work the guys at Corona! 


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Mercato Restaurant

Here is some new personal CGI work I started a while back... it's always difficult finding the time to work on stuff outside of live projects but I always try to make the time. I find it's such a great way to learn new techniques and keep your work progressing, you can very quickly get left behind in this industry if you don't. 

The space is based on a restaurant in Shanghai called Mercato. As usual I fell in love with the space and thought with it being a detailed large space it would be a good challenge to get stuck into. I followed the basic layout and design from the photographs and floor plans that I found on-line and then started to put my own interior design ideas into the space. 

I hope you like it and thanks for looking.. Vicky 

AO_Mercato_forweb2 AO_Mercato_forweb3 AO_Mercato_forweb4 AO_Mercato_forweb1

Sunday, 10 November 2013


I recently discovered Badlands777, Chloe, Jade and Lilli. Two sisters and one soul mate make up the fascinating and seriously cool gang known as Badlands 777. Can I join the gang girls? Pretty please?!! Meet the girls.... Hold on to your hats boys! 

All images taken from Badlands777 

Wednesday, 14 August 2013


Thursday, 25 July 2013

Danielle Bernstein

I recently discovered the blog created by the blogger Danielle Bernstein based in New York. It's a fantastic blog with plenty of good styling and some great new york fashion week videos... Take a look

The Creative Influence: Ep. 4 Danielle Bernstein_Fashion Week from THE CREATIVE INFLUENCE .net on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

A little bit of CGI work

Below is one of my older CG Images before making the change over to 3D studio max, this computer generated image was originally a competition scheme for a university project that has been re-worked with new materials and graphics.

The idea behind the image was less about realism for a change and more about post-production, trying to stylise the image in more of a graphical way. 

The image was created using Vectorworks, C4D + Vray and lots of photoshop! 

Thanks for looking! 

Monday, 20 May 2013

All about the white Tea..

It's all about the white tea! I have recently become slightly obsessed with my new favourite healthy drink... White Tea. I have been swapping my afternoon cuppa for a yummy white tea which according to the experts is super good for you.. (what is white tea?)

If you haven't already tried it give it ago! 

Below are some examples of my other favourite white tees... I have a trip to Las Vegas coming up very shortly the perfect place for white teeshirts! 


Pics: theyallhateus,loveisthefashion, the-fashionstylist. 

Monday, 22 April 2013


TAKE MY PICTURE from GARAGE Magazine on Vimeo.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

A Stylish Easter

This time last year I was heading off on my travels to the sunny deep south of America finishing up in Palm Springs at Coachella festival! Lots of Denim cut off's, t-shirts and Raybans...

This Easter will consist mainly of indulging in LOTS of chocolate, roaring fires and wrapping up very warm in a not so sunny Manchester! I know where I'd rather be! :-( Happy Easter everyone hope you have a good one! 

Pics: theyallhateus,loveisthefashion, the-fashionstylist, z-a-ra. 

Wednesday, 20 March 2013


Pics: theyallhateus,loveisthefashion, the-fashionstylist, z-a-ra.