I have been an artist in the VFX world for nearly a decade and so far I’ve primarily worked with Maya because that’s the software my employer chose to use. Now that I run my own VFX company I chose to use Blender because, well, it’s just better! Here’s one of the first projects I’ve done. It took me about a week from start to finish. The pistol is modeled in Cycles, using an HDRi I took myself with a little mirror ball.
I thought it’d be cool if I modeled in the grooves and such, just because I could. My idea was to make it look as old as it’s supposed to be, rather than have it look brand new. It’s a first for me, and I’m pretty happy with it!