Category:CGI

If Five Ten made other rubber products…

Five Ten lock on grips

Five Ten tires

Five Ten condom

Renthal 16t splined single speed sprocket

The other day I decided to make a concerted effort to try and complete (or at least get them to a stage where I can produce actual images) some of the personal CGI projects that I’ve started  but not found the time fully complete. Rather than have the models sitting on my computer doing nothing. So here is the first one; a concept image for a Renthal 16t splined rear sprocket, designed to match their popular SR4 chainring.

 

A quick note for the uninitiated: These are computer generated images, the objects depicted do not exist, I have absolutely no connection with Renthal, and these images were produced simply for my own satisfaction.

Hope Springs

 

The other day I decided to make a concerted effort to try and complete (or at least get them to a stage where I can produce actual images) some of the personal CGI projects that I’ve started  but not found the time fully complete. Rather than have the models sitting on my computer doing nothing. So here is another one; a suspension fork from Hope.

I was pleased when I opened up the file to see that I’d done more of the modelling than I’d remembered. My original plan was to take it a bit further with the realism and detail in order to allow some really close up tracking camera movements along it, and create some sort of teaser video. I could also really do with replacing the top crown with Hopes own intergrated stem/crown which they already make, this would certainly add to the believability.

I think the dropouts are the most successful part, despite the crowns having the same material, they aren’t quite as convincing and could do with some more time spent on them.

 

 

 

 

 

A quick note for the uninitiated: These are computer generated images, the objects depicted do not exist, I have absolutely no connection with Hope, and these images were produced simply for my own satisfaction.

Grass Dirt

Here’s an image I was working on the other day, featuring the Dirt logo and a little cameo from some Five Tens and High Rollers. I didn’t initially intend for the plane with the footprints to clip the corners of the image, but I thought it made it look like a large sheet of card or something, which I’d positioned the turf on, so I left them in.

 

Wire frame.

 

Viewport.

 

At the moment it doesn’t stand up to any closer inspection or resolution than this. It could do with some more work on the displacement map on the soil in particular, and the materials in general.

Frames

LEGO Danny MacAskill

Here are a few new images of a little thing I’ve just completed.

Possibly the most famous bike rider in the world at the moment, the amazing Danny MacAskill — and where else is he more at home than on top of a red phonebox?

So importantly, if you like these images and would like LEGO mountain biking to possibly become a reality then please visit this link http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/2195 and click on the big green ‘support’ button, then follow the instructions (Unfortunately Facebook ‘likes’ don’t count).

Who would have thought that a grey hoody and a Red Bull helmet would make someone so recognizable. I suppose that’s what happens when you get almost 30 million views on YouTube!

Please visit this link http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/2195 and click on the ‘support’ button, then follow the instructions.

Brendan’s got a new bike

I’ve recently updated the bike for my LEGO CUUSOO project. Please visit the link and support the project to help make this a real LEGO set. The bike is now modeled on a ‘Scott Voltage’ the bike that Brendan Fairclough is rumoured to be riding in 2012 for his new team Scott.

The main design change is that you can now attach a 1×1 round plate and 1×2 single studded plate to the base of the bike thus creating a stand. But importantly this stand is removable to allow the bike to be leaned over when riding during play.

Like I said, please visit the LEGO CUUSOO site and support the project to help make this a real LEGO set. Thanks!

BMX track computer generated images

Here are some work in progress CGIs of a BMX track I’m working on. I’ve completed the modelling of the track, there are still a few holes and parts I need to smooth out, but it’s pretty much there.

I’d like to add a lot more detail and planting to really get it looking photo realistic, but I’m not sure how much time I’m going to get to work on this one.

Bar and Hub HDRI

The hub’s an old model but the bar is new. I was just having a fiddle with some other HDRIs which I made a while ago and never actually got round to using. By no means perfect, but I still quite like it.

CG hub design renders

CG hub design renders I completed last night. The images aren’t quite perfect, the reflections have gone a bit weird in a few places, but I’m quite pleased with them so far.

For those that might be interested, to light these I used a home-made HDRI map. to make this I used a chrome ball (not a super duper one, I bought it from a garden centre) which I photographed on site at a range of different exposures. I then merged these to form the HDRI below. At the same time, and in the same location I took a photo to use as the back plate.

Finished versions of the Sam Hill and Brendan Fairclough Lego set images

Finished versions of the Sam Hill and Brendan Fairclough Lego set images. Complete with up-to-date kit, helmets, bikes, start gate, jump and box.

These images are computer generated, this means the figures don’t really exist. I have made them in my ‘nerd box’ as someone kindly put it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some wire frame versions of the completed Sam Hill Lego

Some wire frame versions of the completed Sam Hill Lego images, all of which can be seen here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Computer generated tyres

Computer generated tyres, the CG equivalent of drawing bike tyres in the back of your school physics book.

 

CG extension

Here is a CGI, photo-montage, original photo and wireframe that I did the other day of an extension.

 

 

 

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Boat animation

Here is a still and the story board from a promotional boat animation that I did the other day at work. The full video can be seen on CGEye’s website, here… www.cgeyeltd.com

Lego Specialized Demo 8

As you can see I’ve built the Lego Demo 8 now to go with Sam Hill & Brendan Fairclough which I did the other week [here].

I based it on the regular lego bike and tried to keep it as lego-like as possible. While making it distinctive enough for it to be recognisable.

I’ll hopefully get the rest finished soon.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lego Sam Hill and Brendan Fairclough

Some more renders from the lego project I’m working on.

I’m getting there now, all I need to build is the helmets, bikes, course and box! I’ll hopefully get the rest finished in the next few weeks. For those of you who don’t know who they are. Below are some reference images that I worked from.

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