After taking a break to bolster other part of my portfolio and improve the website, I finally got time to finish off the Bad News watch. Currently compositing the third image, before moving onto getting this design ready for Behance with the aim of being featured.
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.
In preparation for launching a behance website, I felt more work was needed besides the case bridging study and the end of year project. A few years back, in Letterkenny IT I designed a portable personal draught beer dispenser. Having looked back at the old work, I spent some hours trying to touch up the old renders before giving up and decided to rerender from scratch. After spending some time reworking the iDrink logo and adjusting the tap lever dimensions, it was rendered out in photoview 360 and then touched up in Photoshop. The two other rendered views are still being working on and will be posted at a later stage.
Below is the old render going back to 2008. I always felt the rendering package that came with Solidworks back then didn’t do the work justice. The above render is far more vibrant, visually interesting and realistic. In the coming weeks and months, I intend to show some exploded views showing how the design works, in order to prove it’s not a superficial design.