Half Vietnamese, half French, Jean-Francois Heurtaux is born in Senegal (West Africa) in 1959. In Paris, he studied 3D modeling and animation at The ADAC Paris Ateliers in 1990 on Silicon Graphics workstation.
Jean-Francois was so impressed by the creative use of visual computing, that he decided to continue in this area of digital art. In 3D computer graphic (CG) art he tries to depict his vision and experiences in life, by mixing imagination and reality.
In computer and CG, Jean-Francois used his knowledge as:
- editor of computer magazine PIXEL - Paris.
- Unix system administrator for Silicon Graphics workstations - Paris.
- giving demo's of several 3D modeling and animation softwares on SGI workstations.
At present, he uses in his creative process the software Vue8 Infinite for rendering, Poser 7 for characters and Hexagon for modeling.