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Art Spotlight: Zorki-4


3D Hard-Surface Artist Marek Polívka shares how he used Blender and Substance Painter to recreate a classic Soviet camera, the Zorki-4.

Hi, I’m Marek Polívka (Sketchfab, ArtStation) and I’m a 3D artist from Czechia. I mostly enjoy making various hard-surface things: mostly military vehicles and weapons but I like to occasionally try something different like this Zorki – 4 rangefinder camera.

I was always drawn to 3D in some way. I started out building plastic models of planes and tanks, then I spent quite a bit of time in Minecraft building large-scale models of things and finally a course at an IT university I attended properly introduced me to Blender. Beyond that, though, I’m mostly self-taught.

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

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