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Offline Chris Rosewarne

Starfish Mech/ROV
« on: June 05, 2014, 12:23:14 pm »
I was looking at some motorbikes last week and admiring the way the hard mechanics are complemented by the smooth glossy paintwork on the fiberglass body, certain areas are cut away to allow some engine parts to show, it left me with a feeling that I wanted to create something that had this seductive material combination, glossy plastic and hard machined metal... I started noodling ideas in my sketchbook and still had this tri-head mech design idea from before that I wanted to develop further so began to push this shape around, creating flowing panel lines to break up the fiberglass shells, and designing mechanical parts that would be repeated around a center - but what does the mech do....? This is probably the first time that I didn't have an idea but wanted to created interesting shapes to allow materials to be assigned and just look dam good when photographed! I created some sort of turbine elements and exhaust vents, so visually it implies some sort of flight/hovering function - a lab drone.....? Could be, I like that and it's very fitting in white, but I know I wanted to try some other colours, red is sexy, more of a nod to the Ducati bikes I was looking at, tried a yellow version and it reminded me of an ROV sub unit, so that was the theme of the environment paint up, couldn't resist putting a shark in there (Jaws still burnt into my brain from a childhood viewing...!)

Hope you enjoy it! This was another SketchUp model

Offline TpwUK

Re: Starfish Mech/ROV
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 12:47:33 pm »
One word Chris ... Impeccable

Love your work, keep em coming for us poor wanna be's

Martin

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Re: Starfish Mech/ROV
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014, 02:18:57 pm »
Oh man - fantastic! I love it.

Offline EGON

Re: Starfish Mech/ROV
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2014, 03:05:58 pm »
Awesome presentation.

Offline Skint

Re: Starfish Mech/ROV
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2014, 11:28:44 pm »
WoW!!  Fantastic.

Offline Chris Rosewarne

Re: Starfish Mech/ROV
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 12:48:39 am »
Thanks guys, apologies for the size of pics though, hard to seem them here

Offline lazer

Re: Starfish Mech/ROV
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2014, 03:33:45 am »
Amazing love the one in the water

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Re: Starfish Mech/ROV
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2014, 03:39:59 am »
Holy cow!
Truly cinematic feel...

Dries

Offline Josh3D

Re: Starfish Mech/ROV
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2014, 05:38:56 am »
Truly epic. love every one of them.

Re: Starfish Mech/ROV
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2014, 06:26:05 am »
Beautifull work

Offline edwardo

Re: Starfish Mech/ROV
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2014, 06:49:16 am »
This is the business!

Offline slater

Re: Starfish Mech/ROV
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2014, 01:42:09 pm »
Fantastic work!! Greatings!
Please could you explain or learn me, how did u manage the last 2 shot images? them are impressive realistic.
Did you use an image for background and then a good work with Photoshop to merge it?

Offline Chris Rosewarne

Re: Starfish Mech/ROV
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2014, 02:42:07 pm »
Thanks everyone! :)

Slater - you got it right, I imagine a scene and try to find a photo that would be useful as a back plate, I upload this and move the model and camera around to match the perspective in the photo (can't wait to try this in the new version of KS!) Then cycle through the HDRI library till you find one that can match the lighting, or get the closest to it, then render with an alpha channel (tiff). Then in Photoshop I go to town.... I'm a film industry concept artist so I'm no stranger to painting, re-lighting, and photo comping a cinematic plate together, I love to do it! :) I've had allot of interest regarding my work flow so may post a step by step or vid sometime

Thanks again to everyone for the interest and kind response, it encourages me to keep at it! :)

Cheers

Chris

Offline feher

Re: Starfish Mech/ROV
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2014, 06:40:39 am »
Some of the best presented images I have seen to date. I'm not worthy.... ;D
The modeling is something else too great attention to detail.
It's a keeper in my book.
Tim

Offline Rex

Re: Starfish Mech/ROV
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2014, 11:58:36 am »
Wow, this is absolutely AWESOME!