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Jeff Mottle — CEO and Founder, CGarchitect

CGarchitect has established itself as a go-to website for the arch-viz community, giving talent a platform to share their work with recruiters and studios, as well as serving as a blog, forum and gallery. But, as CEO and Founder Jeff Mottle explains, now 19-year-old the site needed to move with the times and reinvent itself.

In this podcast, Jeff tells Chris about the super-powered new CGarchitect, which launched in May this year. Jeff reveals how he trained its smart AI to pick the best images among the thousands submitted without ignoring more abstract works. He also sheds light on how its new subscription, recruitment and content creation features work, his plans for the site's future and the data it’s collated, and managing the increasingly momentous CGarchitect awards.


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5:45 Start - Jeff’s fourth or fifth podcast

11:39 The motivation behind the CGarchitect upgrade

13:53 What the new CG architect has to offer and its AI system

26:15 How it can pick up on more unusual outlier art

32:31 Subscriptions and recruitment

39:09 Does working from home work?

46:39 The current state of arch-viz recruitment

51:52 CGarchitect as a content platform

52:52 CGarchitect Awards: The Oscars of arch-viz

01:02:07 Where CGarchitect is headed

01:12:40 How AI is taking over everything

About the author

Christopher Nichols

Chris is a CG industry veteran and Director of Chaos Labs. He can also be heard regularly as the host of the CG Garage podcast which attracts 20,000 weekly listeners. With a background in both VFX and Design, Chris has worked for Gensler, Digital Domain, Imageworks and Method Studios. His credits include Maleficent, Oblivion and Tron: Legacy.

Originally published: September 14, 2020.
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