Rizal Ulum, from Bandung, Indonesia, was a 3D hobbyist with a background in animal husbandry. Ulum loves to create art, especially 3D artwork. It is no longer "just a hobby," he says, "but the way of my life." He loves cartoon styles, such as those of Pixar and DreamWorks animations, from which he draws inspiration. Ulum employs Autodesk 3ds Max, Pixologic ZBrush, Chaos Group's Vray, and Adobe Photoshop. His hardware includes a PC featuring an Intel Pentium Core2 Quad Q6600 and AMD ATI Radeon X1650 graphics card.