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Featured member

Andrey Plaksin

Andrey Plaksin is currently working at an Architectural studio named “Circus Delight” in Russia, where he creates 3d visualizations of both casinos and restaurants.  When not at work, Andrey finds time to teach 3d visualization to students at the Moscow Government University.  Also he reconstructs Egyptian tombs and temples in 3D.

Andrey was born in Frunze, Kyrgyzstan (former USSR).  He moved to Moscow, Russia, where he now lives and works.

He primarily uses Autodesk 3ds Max and Mental Ray.  He got started using Mental Ray when he was given an opportunity to try the product as his main rendering engine tool, and has been using the product ever since.  Andrey also occasionally enjoys using Corona render from time to time.

He’s been very active in helping other customers on Autodesk’s Community Russian language forums.

Andrey’s known on the internet as scionik, you can find more information and see some of his work at  He’s also written a book, “Mental Ray/iRay in Autodesk 3ds Max”, which was published by DMK-Press.