"BLACK PHOENIX" PROJECT
Black Phoenix is a fictional military corporation that manufactures robots in a not-so-distant future. The idea is creating an album that would be full of designs that could represent a whole line of products from utility and semi-civilian drones to multi-purpose mobile weaponry systems and vehicles.
“Black Phoenix Project” is a collaboration with photographer Maria Skotnikova who is responsible for creating HDR Environment Maps that I used as lighting source as well as backplates. Visit Maria’s website here or you can purchase the HDR maps directly at http://imagebasedlife.com/
The images below represent “10 Days of Mech” session. The goal during this design exercise was to create 1 mech design every day in 3d, from initial idea to final render, without creating preliminary 2d sketches, during non-stop 10 days period. The first 8 designs followed this rule and the 9th design “Ambulance Mech” took 2 days as I wanted to show “an open cockpit” version of it, which took an extra day. So after the exercise was over I decided to make an extra design ( with another 2 days) as a bonus entry just to make it to “10” as a total number of robots.
Before starting this exercise I spent some R&D time creating a library of re-usable KitBash parts and establishing the more efficient non-SUBD modeling workflow for speeding up 3d design process. The workflow also included re-using premade specifically for this project library of graphics and decals as well as shaders/materials/textures/procedural UVs and HDR maps for speeding up the final rendering setup time. Click here to read more about the work-flow. Click here to visit the online-store where you can purchase original kit-bash sets that were used for the "Black Phoenix" Project.
10 DAYS OF MECH
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