Posts Tagged ‘Vehicles’

Flying Car!

Posted: October 30, 2012 in Craft & Media Tec
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I was asked to design a one seated flying vehicle by taking existing models from the 3D warehouse on Google Sketchup and then exploding the models and erasing the parts I didn’t want then taking what was left and combined them to make something different. here is what I came up with:

I then played rounds with the colours in Photoshop and dropped in a background.

I chose to use an old car as the main body of the vehicle because of a boat I saw, that was designed in the 80’s, based on a classic Cadillac. So I thought to myself “if it can be used for a boat why not use a classic car for an aircraft”. I really like the shape of this design and how smooth it flows; I was impressed with how quick and simple this method is. Once you have completed a modal like this it’s very easy to transfer over to Photoshop and work it up then drop into a background to put it into a setting giving some context This is defiantly something I will use in the future.

Garage Design.

Posted: October 30, 2012 in Craft & Media Tec
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I was asked to create a garage with a car inside being worked on. I started by making a list of everything you would find in a garage.

Things you would find in a garage:

  • Tool box
  • Tools
  • Spanner
  • Oil can
  • Winches
  • Drills
  • Saws
  • Cloths
  • Pump
  • Calendar
  • Coffee Machine
  • Oil spill
  • Overalls
  • Coat hangers
  • Desk
  • Light
  • Stool
  • Paint
  • Spare parts
  • Spare tires
  • Door frames
  • Other vehicles been worked on
  • Clock
  • Shelves
  • Lockers
  • Raising Platform
  • Tyre rack
  • Computer
  • Filing cabinet
  • Torch
  • Mug

I then started sketching some ideas I was thinking along the lines of the local garage in a small town.

I then started to build a basic model using Google Sketchup.

To get a more accurate door size I measured the door to my bedroom and made the measurements slightly larger because I the doors to a garage should be wider than normal to fit tools and equipment through them easily.

I think I could benefit from doing more initial sketches and more experience in drawing and looking at existing designs before jumping into the modeling stage but doing so also has some advantages. It gives me a better seance of space and how to set out and visualize the area which I can then use to sketch new ideas for items and layouts. I also think it would be beneficial to know usual measurements for objects you come across all the time like chairs, doors, desks e.t.c this will help me quickly make things to scale and hopefully improve my spacial awareness.