"BLACK PHOENIX" PROJECT
Black Phoenix is a fictional military corporation that manufactures robots in a not-so-distant future. The idea is creating an album that would be full of designs that could represent a whole line of products from utility and semi-civilian drones to multi-purpose mobile weaponry systems and vehicles.
“Black Phoenix Project” is a collaboration with photographer Maria Skotnikova who is responsible for creating HDR Environment Maps that I used as lighting source as well as backplates. Visit Maria’s website here.
The images below represent “10 Days of Mech” session. The goal during this exercise was to create 1 mech design every day in 3d, from start to finish, without creating preliminary 2d sketches, during non-stop 10 days period. The first 8 designs followed this rule and the 9th design “Ambulance Mech” took 2 days as I wanted to show “an open cockpit” version of it, which took an extra day. So after the exercise was over I decided to make an extra design ( with another 2 days) as a bonus entry just to make it to “10” as a total number of robots.
Before starting this exercise I spent some R&D time establishing the overall workflow for speed-modeling and tried different techniques that enabled me to accelerate design process in 3d. The workflow included re-using premade kit-bash parts, graphics/decals, non-subdivision based concept modeling and image-based lighting for the final rendering. Click here to read more about the work-flow. Click here to visit the online-store where you can purchase original kit-bash sets that were used for the "Black Phoenix" Project designs.
10 DAYS OF MECH
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