Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bunkspeed Move Test Render

I spent some time last night with the trial of Bunkspeed Move, and I gotta say its seriously worth the educational price. Once I watched the included quick tutorials I was up and running in no time. Decal placement was the easiest I've ever come across, and behaves like you would have always assumed it should.

The truck is for the Michelin Design Challenge, and one of the deliverables required is that we give them a 360 degree turntable of our final model with a completely black background. Look for more on the truck itself in the coming weeks.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Class 8 truck interior preliminary renderings

Sleeper in bed mode

Sleeper in office mode

These are preliminary renderings of my truck interior that I presented on Thursday. The feedback I received was good, and one critism I did get was that the cab didn't have quite the level of excitement and cohesiveness that the sleeper quarters had. That should be an easy revision though, and we'll see how it ends up in the future. The concept is the table rides on tracks and can drop to the bed position, in which the pad from the rear wall is snapped on top, and the leg bolster pops up, turning a twin bed into a full. The table can also be dropped all the way to the floor, fitting flush with it, for added mobility in the sleeper quarters. There is also space for a flip down upper bunk, or it can be replaced with a storage unit.

Class 8 Truck instrument panel ideation

Here are some ideation sketches of instrument panels for my truck project leading up to what became my final direction, which is similar to the last one here. I left the center stack blank because the concept was that it would all be a touchscreen display.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Early seat sketches for a Class 8 truck

These were some quick ideation sketches of seats i did for my class 8 truck interior project. Class 8 trucks are semi trucks for those who aren't familiar with their technical name. The idea is to have a seat that is adjustable in a multitude of ways, but in a light-weight structure. The purpose of the sketches however was to explore the form language I would use. The one I'm leaning toward is the bottom center one on the last page.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Last Two Hagie Ads

These were the last two Hagie Ads that ran prior to the unveiling of the STX 10 at the Farm Progress show on August 31st. The first one ran in July's issue, and the last one with the full reveal ran in August's issue. I provided the vehicle renderings just as I had on the first Ad that ran in Farm Journal. Clint Middleton from Hagie's marketing and sales department did the layouts and graphics.

A Friend's Work

Dean Bakker is a friend and a fellow CCS student. The Volvo Air Motion Canyon Carver is a project he worked on while on an internship at Volvo over the summer. It is for the Design Los Angeles design challenge, and I'm told it's the first year Volvo has taken part in the yearly challenge. I'm posting it on here because I think it's pretty damn sweet looking, and an interesting concept. Click on the name of the car above for more information and pictures.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Been Awhile

I was recently scolded by a friend, who shall go nameless (it rhymes with Hike Mink), for not posting anything here in a long time. I came across this light while I was going through stuff for my portfolio and thought it turned out well, and nothings going to ever come of it, so I might as well post it. It was done in Alias last fall, and its of a LED taillight that was already in existence, it was just modeled to go on the Hagie project I was working on at the time.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mechanical Animals

I did these sketches for a small project over on the We Draw blog that some of my classmates and I share. The concept is pretty self-explanitory, draw an animal in mechanical form... Be sure to head over to We Draw and see what everyone else is doing by clicking this sentence.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Magazine Ad

I'm excited to say that Hagie Manufacturing is using my artwork in their ad campaign, debuting in this month's issue of Farm Journal. It will be a 3-part ad campaign, with the others using more of my work. My buddy Matt is having his art used in the same way, but in a different publication.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Detroit River Trip

These are a collection of photos I took at the end of August 09. Some people might have been disappointed in the weather, but I felt that it really captured the essence of Detroit well. They have been posted in the order in which they were taken.

Freighter Heading South

Great Lakes Steel

Great Lakes Steel Panorama

Ambassador Bridge

Detroit Princess Riverboat

Renaissance Center

Detroit Boat Club on Belle Isle

Ambassador in the Mist

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Fall of 09 3D modeling

Just getting around to going through some school work from last semester and thought I would start posting some things I did. You may notice that I posted a few sketches awhile ago that I did for this project prior to building the model. It was loosely based on Korean War era jets like the Mig 15 and F-86 Sabre.

The Backlog

Here are some sketches that have been piling up around here. This is just stuff I've done for fun, as most of my drawing time is dedicated to stuff for work, which I can't show. The offroad vehicles were inspired by Scott Robertson's new book "Drive". They were really fun to do, and a great change of pace, not having to worry about how they might actually be produced. The ship is from a photo I took over the summer out on the Detroit River, I will be posting shots from that trip soon.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Internship and New Postings

As some of you may know I got an internship with Hagie in Clarion Iowa. I will be out there for 6 to 7 months working on various projects, one of which should be going into production this summer. Unfortunately I won't be able to post anything I'm working on here, but I will be posting pictures and things relating to the experience.

Also I have a backlog of various school projects and stuff that I will be posting once I get settled in. You can tell when the semester started to really get hectic because I haven't posted anything since practically Halloween.