Hello, I’m Ahmad Mostofi, also known as CGCortex. Thank you for visiting my portal where I present my CGI works with the world. I also share blog posts about my process and my thoughts on where art and science meet.
Art started for me when I got to collaborate with my sister as an assistant and actor on stage as she’d been practicing theatre directing in drama school. I was fascinated by human emotions in a play and this profound experience deeply connected me with dramatic arts. Followed by that, I fell in love with Cinema.
The Art Life
At some point in life, I started to question my existence in the universe and tried to understand the science of the reality I’m dealing with. A new goal emerged for me to create art and communicate the facts about how things in the universe came to be and how we came to think about it.
For me, every attempt of making art became a way to make as much as possible communications to enlighten myself and others. I found wonder in the intersection of Art and Science which made the reason even stronger for me to become an artist.
Learning Digital Tools
About 2012, I started learning digital tools like After Effects, Photoshop, and Premiere and working online as a freelance artist with clients around the world and created many cover arts for music albums.
In 2019, I could afford a decent PC to start learning 3D. I used to work with real footage back then, but I saw so many possibilities with CGI stuff and started learning Cinema 4D, Octane Render, and rendering reality in 3D.
Today, I’m still learning so many software like Blender, Substance Painter, Unreal Engine, and Davinci Resolve to use them in my workflow. For the past few years, I’ve been mostly working on my personal projects to develop stories and find my path along the journey.