Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Recharge." Modeled in Solidworks, rendered in Photview360.

I'm calling this "the resistance." It's a model I created for a rapid prototyper. I should have the physical model in my hands in a few months. Modeled in Solidworks, rendered in Photoview360.

Monday, July 13, 2009

This is an image I created for a I recently lost....again. I modeled everything but the pliers. All textures and color applied by me. Modeled in Solidworks, rendered in Photoview360.
In honor of Lance Armstrong, trying to win his 8th Tour title after a four year layoff and on the verge of his 38th birthday....LIVESTRONG. Modeled with Solidworks, rendered in Photoview360.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I recently read an article concerning Arizona and its rather liberal attitude on gun control. There is legislation under way that would allow persons with concealed weapons permits to carry guns in bars and restaurants (you can't drink though)....and hey, who doesn't want to go to the bar with their favorite concealed pistol and not drink? Anyway, I'm not really pro or anti gun but that article was the inspiration for the bullet piece I modeled above.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Most of the time I create 3D models with just a general idea of the subject matter I want to create...I let them evolve organically. Occasionally though I'll draw a sketch or if I'm drawing an inanimate object I'll take some measurements and put them on paper. Here's a little sample below...

I love watches, I hate time, that's really the only reason I thought to design and model a watch. The quote inscription is from Emily Dickinson.

Crappy Little Sketches

My fans have demanded I add more content to my blog so I'm adding a feature called Crappy Little Sketches. Probably once a day I will draw a crappy little sketch, giving myself around 2-7 minutes with no reference other than what I'm thinking about at the time. For my first crappy little sketch I did my best to draw Groo the Wanderer in a few minutes from memory. Groo was one of my favorite childhood comics (I still have several somewhere in a box) by one of my favorite artists, Sergio Aragones of MAD fame.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I've always been a huge fan of Star Wars, not the new dreck...just episodes IV-VI. This is a lightsaber mock-up I drew based on this picture. Modeled in Solidworks, rendered in Photoview360.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I've noticed brass knuckles are making some weird fashion comeback...anyway, that's probably why this object entered my cluttered head. Modeled in Solidworks, rendered with Photoview360.
Just felt like making a creepy mechanical bug one day...this is what happened. Learned a lot about positioning planes while making the legs...I think this is an area Solidworks needs to improve. Modeled in Solidworks, rendered with Photoview360.
This is a fully articulating ninja I put together mainly for a render contest...see image below. I did not model the Xbox controller; I imagine it was downloaded from 3D Content Central for the contest. I rendered it and designed the slice effect. All modeled with Solidworks, rendered with Photoview360.
I wanted to test the glass material in Photoview360. Twisted glass tubes came to mind for some reason.
I wanted to make a fully articulating robot that I might be able to use in Blender or a similar program. Animating this guy is a ways off but this is a start. Modeled in Solidworks, rendered with Photoview360.
My initial thought on this project was to create a mechanical bug with a Terminator feel. Modeled in Solidworks, rendered with Photoview 360.
Another tribute to Pearl Jam and their re-release of Ten...the Super Deluxe package. Modeled in Solidworks, rendered with Photoview360.
This is my ipod with an image of Pearl Jam's 2008 Super Deluxe Ten set...highly recommended. Modeled in Solidworks, rendered with Photoview360.
I'm calling this image, salt&pepper. It was inspired by a set of salt and pepper shakers I had come across earlier in the day. Yes, that's sand in its belly...I don't have salt or pepper texture. Modeled in Solidworks, rendered with Photoview360.