(caricature by Janos Orbán)
I was born in Budapest, Hungary, as the first
kid in the family (I have a sister). I liked to draw, play with my Legos, and -
of course - Star Wars. I got interested in computers at an early age, and
although most of the time with my C64 was spent with games, I've also tried to
create some graphics with it but without any memorable success. Then I got my
first PC at the age of 14, and saw an SGI machine at a computer convetion for
the first time. I read more about 3D graphics in the newly started Guru
computer gaming magazine, and I learnt about such a software for the PC called 3D
I kept learning about computers, and took classes in computer science and programming during school. I unfortunately neglected my drawing skills at that time, as I did not care about the stuff in the available art classes. This led me to a technical university; but two years later I realized that I don't really care about the IT business, and I'd rather work in the CGI industry. It was, however, a bit late to change my mind, so I decided to finish the school with the minimum required effort, and spend my spare time on learning 3D on my own, using the Internet. I got to know a lot of great people this way, both in Hungary and around the world; I'm especially thankful to the users of the Mirai forum, where I practically learnt character modeling.
The knowledge I managed to gather got me a job at a game development studio, where I continued to learn about computer graphics and the industry. The eventual collapse of the company left us wondering around as freelancers, and some hard times followed as a few of us still tried to stick together from project to project. However, I don't regret anything, as I learnt a lot and formed a great friendship with the guys I've been working with.
Now here I am at a studio led by the guy whose articles got me interested in 3D more than 10 years ago, working with the guys I got to know as friends in the past years - so I've eventually got where I wanted to be. I'm feeling good and excited about what tomorrow brings...