Creator Spotlight: Digital Artist and Designer, Efe Alpay

August 28, 2020

We interviewed Efe Alpay, a digital artist and designer, and they shared their creative process with us, and how Scandy Pro has impacted their work.

Can you share an overview of your creative practice and how you came to use Scandy Pro in your projects?

I have a graphic design and industrial design background, and I am very interested in using new tools and experimenting with them. I decided to do my portrait for my website and started searching for a 3d scanning tool for my iPhone with a depth sensor. I came across Scandy, it worked well and liked it a lot.

What other tools/programs/machines do you use alongside Scandy Pro? 

I work on both PC/Mac. I mainly use Maxon Cinema 4D for 3D stuff and Octane for rendering. For compositing editing and other stuff, I use most of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. I am kind of a person who wants to use whatever empowers me and my process. So from time to time I also use Rhinoceros 3D, Unreal Engine, and recently I got a little bit into Houdini.

How is Scandy Pro a valuable tool in your field?

Creating a 3d scan instantly and seeing it real-time helps a lot since it makes lots of experimentation very easy. Scandy Pro does something like what Octane or Redshift alike GPU renderers do for designers/artists: it enables instant results. This way the process becomes much more playful and easy for creative/art direction.

Do you have any current projects you are working on?

I have several projects actually in different parts of my life. I am working on my PhD in industrial design, and I am developing a process that lets you customize/design object forms with sound data. I am also the creative director of a software and design company called Reo-tek that is specialized in interactive digital museum and exhibition design. There, we are currently working on the interactive installations of Istanbul Cinema Museum.

When some time is left from these, I try to make some experimental things that come to my mind and post them to Instagram. It's not hard to guess there is not much time left for those though.

Be sure to check out more of their work over on Instagram: @fe_alpay and Twitter: @fabbrikator

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