Design for a Red Bull stunt biplane. Inspired by the old mini-racers. You can't see the intake in this image, but a small jet engine allows for quick bursts. I'll get some better images online when I get this fellow fully painted.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I designed a load for the bigCAT to pull. I began to think that the vehicle might also serve as a tow-truck. This is the back view of the vehicle. I haven't decided if I'll actually use this in my Extractor image, but I have it now. It'll serve as a good stand-in for later renders of the bigCAT in it's kinetic mode.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I layed out the UV's on the big surfaces to get something to gel visually in the paint. It helps me to imagine the paint when I'm modeling or designing. It keeps the form simple. I've overdone too many models and fought with them in design because I don't keep the graphic nature of the paint in mind. So here's the result of a quick slapping on of the body's paint. I leave the unpainted areas gray and matte so I can easily subtract them visually. Also, as promised the story of the vehicle unfolds...no pun, okay, it is...You can see the outriggers under the nose. Next time, I have those working.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I've got a few images in the pipe that I'm trying to do in my spare time. This is an asset supporting an image of a lander. It'll be a foreground element. There's been a lot of paving going on in our area, and I've been gathering a ton of reference for this vehicle. It's purpose is to pull loads for very long distances over rough terrain. The front, glassed in area is a cabin for habitation during the trek. As the paint goes on, I'll update the "story"...