In the process of designing a wristwatch based on a custom bike modification of the famous Triumph TR6R, the bike rode by Steve McQueen in The Great Escape. Below is a collage of images of the bike used for benchmarking and the two latest renders. The modeling is almost complete and about to go ahead unwrap some of the meshes, begin texturing and applying shaders.
Having bought V-Ray Masterclass by Erasmus Brosdau at www.eat3d.com some adjustments were made to the rendering of this piece. The black fabric on the previous render made the whole images too dark and I finally mastered HRD lighting. Rendered in Vray, modelling in Solidworks and 3ds Max and post processed in Photoshop. Erasmus’ video tutorial is excellent and goes int much dept about mastering Vray. It wasn’t possible to cover everything about the program, but the areas which I was previously finding difficulty such as artifacts and render time are covered well.
After touching up the renders of the Waldmann complementary pen for the Audi A8 and included a link to my blog and personal logo in the bottom right corner. Just about ready to begin a behance page. It’s getting exciting now and as always, feedback is welcome. Lots happening in the coming months leading up to June.
After building a model in 3dsmax, the shape still wasn’t quite there. It was also awkward and time consuming moving around vertices in max, so instead the decision was made to export the file as an obj. and work on the shape in zbrush. Once complete, the model was exported to max and a new model was built around it, which resulted in this:
The models were rendered in V-ray. The program is so great I’ll never go back to using mentalray. The next step is to build the actual case for including into the final year presentation in college