A little piece inspired by Romanesque period architecture.
Design submission for The Foundry Test Drive MODO challenge. The brief was to design a classic vehicle for 2055.
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The 2055 Oirase Cycle is designed for the classic motorist. The Oirase Cycle does not compromise the driver’s experience, but boast a familiar feeling of spirited driving and driving for one’s self. Its Maglev drivetrain provides finely tuned suspension and instant acceleration off the starting line. A Glass Power Monitoring Dash provides real-time driver vitals and full-screen GPS Cycle sensor displays keep the driver’s eyes forward and close to the road. A custom race seat equipped with Adaptable Smart Fabric keeps the driver’s seat dry and maintains a comfortable temperature based on ambient temperature. A 4-point Auto-Fit harness locks the driver into place and micro-adjust based on Overpressure-Body-Point (OBP) sensors. Tucked near the headrest is a custom Oirase Surround Sound Projection System allowing the driver to turn up the music and turn down the ambient noise. While the Oirase Cycle offers autopilot functionality, it doesn’t compromise the driver’s freedom to drive the open road. Tested, driven, and pursued, the Oirase Cycle gives the driving back to the driver.
Client: CGSociety’s Thrust Challenge
Established in 2018 by Charles Danvers and Ben Fox, Danvers Fox is a U.S. based defense contractor specializing in research, design, and development of interplanetary mission support technology and transport space stations. As of 2086, Danvers Fox’s National Transport Energy Space Station (NTESS-III) supports commercial and government travel between the Earth, Moon, and Mars.
Currently, Danvers Fox’s plans to unveil their latest space defense research and development with the GIGA-NTESS, the soon to be successor of the NTESS-III. The GIGA-NTESS is scheduled to launch on July 20, 2086, in honor of NASA’s Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary.
Keyframe inspired by ArtStation's 2016 Journey challenge. I thought it'd be interesting to explore an alternate sci-fi and fantasy universe set in near-future Japan. This keyframe shows Hayao, our main creature hero, at a critical point in his journey: finding the best ramen house in town. Lucky enough for Hayao, he came across RC-124, one of the top-rated ramen chef droids in Japan.
I have to give a big shout out to Devon Fay (Creating a Sci-Fi Alleyway Gnomon DVD) and Marcos Mateu-Mestre (Framed Ink). Their knowledge and resources helped me push this concept art forward. Devon's workflow inspired me to go back to basics with Maya and learn V-Ray. On the other hand, "Marcos's Framed Ink" opened my eyes to delivering better composition. I highly recommend Devon's DVD and Marcos's book "Framed Ink."