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.