3D | CAD | Mark Watkins

Over the years, many 2D and 3D visualizations of buildings and sculptures for competitions and other proposals. Helped Diller + Scofidio Architects with Eyebeam Atelier and ICA Institute of Contemporary Art and Alice Aycock with “Swing Over” in Baltimore, “Dallas Dahlia”, and “The Uncertainty of Ground State Fluctuations” in Missouri. Sporting an M.Arch, 1995, Parsons School of Design, from 1995 to 2009 I balanced jobs with architecture firms while teaching at Parsons. From 2011-2014 I helped a variety of small firms with construction drawing sets. AutoCAD, 3DS Max, Sketchup 2017, Vray 3, Maya, Mental Ray, et. al.

Sample Projects

Sketchup + VRay 2017

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Case study: 3D work
Description: From AutoCAD drawing set to Sketchup to VRay to Photoshop of a restaurant renovation. Sketchup has a pretty decent, fairly intuitive camera for choosing and refining views with clients. The VRay extension performs spot texturing and lighting quickly and professional renderings with integrated IES lighting support.

CAD Work 2012-2014


Case study: CAD work
Clients: YMD Studio, Inc. in Brooklyn, NY, and Boone Architects in San Diego, CA.
Description: Production of AutoCAD construction drawing sets.

3D for DES 2008-2009

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Case study: 3D work
Employer: DES Architects + Engineers
Description: As a fulltime Graphic Designer at DES Architects + Engineers in 2007 and 2008 (before the 2008 construction meltdown) I produced single images and three minute movies of corporate campuses, renovations, libraries, schools, and other projects.
Software: 3DS Max, VRay, Photoshop, Premiere and After Effects.

Video for DES

3D for Burning Man since 2007

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Case study: 3D work
Client: Michael Emery Artworks
Description: Since 2007 when we both volunteered for David Best’s Temple of Forgiveness, I’ve helped Artist Michael Emery get funding for a series of interrelated, standalone, interactive sculptures by providing presentation renderings.
Software: Recently Maya and Mental Ray, and 3DS Max about 5 years ago.

Making Cool 3D since 1996