I took a break from arch viz work and went back to complete this piece. The aim is to get together the sketches, exploded view and final render for Behance with the ultimate aim of gaining employment in product design and/or visualisation. There is some branding to this as well, with the name Templar épée inspired by Frances Norman period. The football boot design is inspired by Euro 2016 and Franco culture. More details to come soon.
Now that I’m between jobs, I had time to return to these two interior scenes and improve them. Most of the work went into the lounge room and had the opportunity to try out the PBR shaders now available for Blender. At long last, the fresnel problem has now been resolved for Cycles allowing an added degree of realism.
Before finding full time employment once again, this piece was a work in progress. Calling it done and unintentionally the lounge room turned into a nice piece in its own right, if I do say so myself. I’m sure there are experts who may look at this work will find it average. At some point I would love to create a Scandinavian style interior and improve upon this work.
Rendered in Blender Cycles.
The original renders in Solidworks I wasn’t happy with and in all honesty, didn’t do my design justice. This time with pro-light studio in Blender, rendered with Cycles I spent considerable time cleaning up the imported CAD files and adding piece to complement the presentation, adding to the user experience I’ve finally got a piece I’m proud of. In the future I’d expect it to look not so good as I learn and technology advances.
At www.blenderguru.com , Andrew Price had released yet another quality addon for Blender, Pro-Lighting Studio. I’m using it to rerender my older work, because it’s annoying me looking at the flaws and it isn’t helping me get a job either. The renders above show show the yet to be completed footwear design, still need to include the brand and put together a presentation to showcase on my website and behance.
The Research and Innovation Conference and Exhibition 2016 takes place Thursday in Croke Park. There will be several product design companies there and companies in related areas. It’s a good opportunity to meet businesses and get my name out there. While the internet is a great way to gain exposure and showcase what an individual or organisation is about, nothing beats face to face communications. Presentation with memorable positive first impressions are vital. Rather than writing down contact details on a scrappy piece of paper, at all times I recommend a business card.
I felt the old website was selling myself short, it looked dated and the layout could have been better. The new design includes css transitions, with a lighter colour scheme. At some point in the near future I intend to add page transitions and loading animations, along with code for mobile use next.