The image above shows the latest 3D Work-In-Progress Alias model by Adam O’Brien with my sketch on the background. As can be seen, the model still needs a lot of development and time, but things are looking very promising for sure! Once again Adam O’Brien has done a stunning job extracting the design from the 2D sketch and converting it to 3-Dimensional volume! The exterior bodywork is starting to look more fluid and the stance of the car is poised and purposeful! It looks tense, mean and lean!
Below are few screenshots directly from Autodesk Alias. There are some “volume” areas that need addressing – glass house, engine bay, front fender and rear end for example. With more time spent on the project these will be roselved in 3D. Then we’ll move on to the next stage which is surfacing and design features. The dead-on side view of EIDO MA001 Concept looks very very strong and it only needs a few tweaks to the main curves to snap everything in place! Adam threw a “couple” of rads to the main bodywork to check and it seems it all needs to be even softer. Feel free to check the model in the images.
Below is a gallery of comparison shots generated in Autodesk VRED. In order to study and evaluate the volumes and proportions only I’ve greyed out all the models. You can see how the EIDO MA001 Concept compares with cars like Porsche 911 Carrera, Porsche 918 Spyder and of course the donor car – Ultima GTR. It is incredible how big and porky the standard 911 feels compared next to the EIDO Concept and the Ultima. Adam and I have done a really good job making the car sit low and well positioned on its all four wheels. Stay tuned for more updates in the future!