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It's hip to be square - G Class by David Mackenzie

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I LOVE the Mercedes G-Glass, I have no idea why. There's something innately beautiful about it while still being tough and having a presence on the road. Kind of like a MMA fighter but wearing a tux, its hard, from the street and ready to go but along the way it has been refined a polished, it has developed a sophisticated exterior. All of these were rendered in 3ds max with V-Ray. All of the post was done in Digital Fusion 6.3. Back plates and HDRI from Moofe.

Any way enough that, check out the renders below. 

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Fusion x64 TIFF File

Fusion x64 TIFF File

Fusion x64 TIFF File

Fusion x64 TIFF File

3ds max Peeling Paint by David Mackenzie

S5 Feature Image

This was a very quick test a did some time ago. I client wanted to see some example of car animation so I quickly knocked these out. The peeling effect was kind of cool and something that I would like to revisit one day. It was achieved with a bit of scripting and using the path deform modifier given the time frame that is done in I was reasonably happy with the results. 

The below test was really just to test some camera moves and animation.

Both clips were rendered using Mental Ray in 3ds max. The render times were very quick only 1-3mins per frame. Overall the the clips were turned around in about 2 days. In anyone would like a tutorial on how achieve the effect then please let me know!

Cheers,

Dave

Audi S5 Burnout by David Mackenzie

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Audi S5 Burnout Image This a scene I put together a year or so ago to show case my new car rig. It is a very simple animation with only a few key frames used to generate the animation, everything else is handled by the rig. You can see the animation in the below. Keen observers will notice that the one of the front wheels does intersect the body work, this however was my fault for not setting the limits correctly.

I have also included a quick compositing brake down after the animation. I am happy to say that as soon as we get some time to prepare the rig for distribution we will make it available to everyone.

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Hope you guys liked it.

Cheers,

Dave

Ferrari F430 by David Mackenzie

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Rendering of a Ferrari F430 A recent render I did of Ferrari F430. I am continuing to explore studio light setups in this case I was interested in seeing what is possible with the least amount of lighting. I believe the simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

While I am not sure I achieved the ultimate sophistication I am however generally happy with the result, if I get some time I will revisit the shader on the rims as believe the current shader lets the image down.

I would love to hear what you think.

Cheers,

Dave