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!
Released at the 2015 New York Motor Show, the 2016 Jaguar XF was the first project I was heavily involved in while working for Jaguar Cars in Coventry, England.
Contrary to the expectations upon release no sketches were released and not a single word of credit was given despite the hard work for two and a half years.
To fix some of that, I have decided to retro-sketch a small part of my design work and post it here. Enjoy!
Thanks to Adam O’Brien, the model is getting better and better with every step we make in the development. Here are some screenshots of the WIP Alias work. The theme is obviously working quite well in 3D, it just needs time…
Here we go with an updated Work-In-Progress model of our design. Adam O’Brien has been amazing once again and he re-shuffled most of the volumes in Alias in order to fit the design from the sketches over the existing Ultima package. What a great job actually! Still a long long way to go and a lot of things to do, but things are getting better with every step.
I am getting more excited with every bit of work we do on this and of course thanks to Adam for his awesome work!
I have the pleasure to present the first hit of the Work-In-Progress model in Alias made by my friend Adam O’Brien. Besides being such an awesome guy and a great friend of mine, he is also a fantastic 3D modeller…in fact one of the best ones I’ve met in the industry.
I am super excited with him joining on board and I’ll try to post regular updates of our development.
This is the very first hit and things are super rough at the moment, but volumes are looking quite promising and I am really pleased with the first shot he had at modelling it in Alias.