Meet Dionys

Tell me a little bit about yourself?

I first dabbled in CG when I was 14 and haven’t stopped. For the last 8 years, I’ve had various roles including the Design Director of Zedro Motors. Having no limits in how I could express my love for cars was what first got my interest and from there every day has been an opportunity to push the limits of what I can achieve.

 

What’s your role at RealtimeUK?

At RealtimeUK I’m an Automotive CGI Generalist and my job is to create photorealistic materials/models and renders for some very respected car brands. As a hard surface modeller, I sculpt extremely detailed parts, then tweak and adjust all manner of things to get them to look photo-real using 3ds Max, V-Ray, Substance Painter, After Effects to name but a few.

 

What first sparked your interest in cars?

The Pagani Zonda. This car came out in 2000 when I was just 5. It made an incredible impact on me as it was so different and unique. In general, the thrill and adrenaline speed can offer while being able to admire a perfectly designed car is just the perfect combination for me!

 

So, what does an average day consist of for you?

My day starts with making a coffee then catching up with the team. I get quickly back on track and lose myself to graphics while listening to some nice music. Communication with my manager is very important in order to work on the right path. The day also includes many laughs and jokes which keep everyone smiling, it’s a really nice working atmosphere. There are new things to learn every day because this is a high-end graphics company which stands out in this competitive industry.

 

What’s been your favourite project to work on and that you’re most proud of?

Well, I’ve worked on quite a lot of projects but my proudest is that I designed a concept supercar from scratch for a company and had the chance to see it and drive it in Miami. Words can’t describe that feeling. It was one of my biggest goals and I’m glad to have achieved it at this age.

 

What’s the best thing about working here?

For me, every single thing is fascinating because it’s all I ever dreamed of. I spent thousands of hours in my house doing graphics and now I have the opportunity to work on that in an amazing office with a high-end spec pc and most importantly, some really talented artists and now friends!

 

Are there any upcoming things in the industry that you think people need to keep an eye out for?

There are always exciting things coming in this industry, that’s why I never get bored. There are no limits in 3D graphics and that’s why I can’t predict what the future holds.

 

Do you have any tips for new artists wanting to do what you do?

It’s all about how bad you really want something. There will be a lot of sacrifices, but everything pays off eventually so stick to the plan and don’t even think of giving up.

 

Tell me a fun fact about yourself?

I’m the youngest road legal supercar designer in the world and I never went to a car design school.