This was my first real exposure to 3ds Max. A very powerful modeling, rendering, and animating program. I undertook modeling The City Car as designed by MIT as a way to approach Urban environments with a compact fold-able car. I began by working out the front fenders, modeled the the exterior shell, modeled the glass, then the wheels. The City Car was a clean and simple model to start with and I've very happy with the results.
Our project then was to 3d print our model. The final project turned out great and I'm really happy with what I learned.
Below is a collage of the progress for my final model. It was one nasty thing to build, but it turned out great. I was very happy with it. The last image is of my final presentation that I made for my panel.
Here's an update on things as they progress. Check out my cool night renderings.
I'm pinning down the design. Here's a crappy rendering of the interior.
Here's a copy of my structural model. We had to build these and then put bricks on them and see if they'd support "supposed" gravitational and lateral loads.
This last revision is now raised even further so that the white box floats above the ground below. I've also recessed the glazing being the structural beams of the white box. See below for some renderings
Here's that cool 3d thing again
Here is a physical model I built at 1/4" scale within a larger site context with contours and everything.
Here are schematic plans of the project
Alright Fox, this first porject is the direct result of your last critique. You said that you liked this scheme best and that you'd like to see it higher, like floating above the ground. I've floated it as much as felt right (though i still have some touching and was thinking of berming the grade up to edge of the box. Either way check it out, let me know what you think...
OHH! And check THIS out! An embedded 3d viewer!!! Yeayah!
I saw something that I really liked in another project and felt that I could stay truer to my origina concept yet give it a go so I tried out deviating from my box and tried to seperate the floor levels creating a sort of skewed box. I'm not crazy about either of them but I havn't let go of the skewed box concept just becasue I do think it has potential
This was another try that I don't think was as successful as the first
I've continued working on some things, its all feeling pretty stagnant at this point. Not real happy with anything I'm coming up with except for me first attempt. Here's my first one
This is attempt #2, i am not crazy about it... but its decent I guess
This is attempt #3, i hate this. Don't judge me for putting this crap on here
This is attempt #4. It has some nice features. I want to split the two levels (the great room from the storage and toilet room) so this may be the way into that... Its still not great but I think it may have potential.
And for those of you that are interested in taking a look at the actual model (for kicks and giggles) go ahead and download my .skp file (you'll need sketchup installed to view it, its free... google it.) feel free to view it, tweak it, heck modify it and email it back to me for all I care.
Our design challenge is a summer vacation home in the greater Mt. Baldy area in California. My main goal was to establish a very structured and linear home that contrasted with the surrounding environment without completely being at odds with it. I attempted to soften the contrast by cladding much of the facade in wood and also provide glass allowing vision through the home. This first shot is a front overhead view
Another shot from the front
A shot from the rear down the canyon
Below are some examples of some of my inspiration
The other day the wife and I went to the temple, (we're Mormon FYI) and it was the perfect time of day with a nice dramatic sunset and interior lighting. So of course I immediately thought that we needed to come back and take pictures at that time. When we went back it didn't exactly go as well as I had hoped BUT! I did get a few shots that I think are really good. I think I'm going to make it a theme of taking pictures of temples as I visit them. Click the picture below to link you to the album
I am a 27 year old student of design. My passion for this type of creativity began in high school as I begin to study architecture and it then continued into college as I continued my studies. This blog is dedicated to learning new ways of adding form to my ideas. Please take a look around, check out the categories and make a comment or two.
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