Automotive visuals

We have got some new techniques are trying to improve visual quality of automotive exterior renderings.  Everytime we have a moment when we aren’t busy we are pushing what we can do.  We will post up some samples of how things are progressing with the intent to have very high quality visual stills by the end, followed by an animation and VR.

This is the quality we are going for



Good quality 3D model needed. Keep standards high from the get-go

A nicely detailed 3D model of the Ford Ranger completed

— ArtBeatAway

Lovely Day for the Photos

Apart from being nice weather, its a good excuse to get out in the sun shine and enjoy the weather while taking some lovely photos.  We took a good range of shots and locations and now we are going to put the Ranger in the scene and get lighting and materials set up.  The intention to have this vehicle over a large range of locations.

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Free your mind.

The best way to get better at photography is start by taking your camera everywhere. If you leave your house, your camera leaves with you. The only exception is if you’re planning for a weekend bender — then probably leave it at home. Other than that, always have it slung over your shoulder. It would probably help to get an extra battery to carry in your pocket. I’ve got three batteries. One in my camera, one in my pocket, one in the charger. When it dies, swap them all.

I’ve got a Fujifilm X100s. It runs about $1300. It’s easily the best camera I’ve ever owned. I take care of it as best as I can, but I don’t let taking care of it impact the photography. Let me elaborate on that a bit better. You’ll get better at each section of what we talked about slowly. And while you do, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it all is and how the habit forms.

For me, the most important part of improving at photography has been sharing it. Sign up for an Exposure account, or post regularly to Tumblr, or both. Tell people you’re trying to get better at photography. Talk about it. When you talk about it, other people get excited about it. They’ll come on photo walks with you. They’ll pose for portraits. They’ll buy your prints, zines, whatever.

Photography is better shared.