Hi. I don’t usually spend a lot of time setting up renders, but since the inclusion of Cycles, I thought I would dust off some of my drawings, and give it a go. Some of these are just shapes that I thought were interesting. There may be a few stragglers coming.
All of these images were originally rendered at 4K, and uploaded at 2800 x 1620 at high settings. The only image that had any color-correction on is the manta-ray one.
[I am sorry about the copyright labels, but I have had some unpleasantness.]
Radial Bearing Race. The environment does a lot of work of showing metal. My metal materials are around 128 brightness.
Blobs! This was a fun 5-minute thing
Part of a vehicle body with accurate NACA Duct
Control Box for my CNC project.
Bike Cargo Box with Light and Horn
Engine Cover Exercise, done in Ducatti Colors
Filigree Speaker Grill. I 3D printed a few of these, but not with this verdigris finish.
Small Engine Intake Manifold. Oddly the material has a bit of blue in it to simulate the mould-release compound.
Sci-Fi Pistol for Book Cover (6 Different Black Materials Used)
Fish Model for Animation. It was supposed to be cute. Background is U-shaped.
An Microcontroller MFD
Studio Monitor Protective Enclosure. No hinges in this drawing. (Video at End)
A Work-Up for a Brushless Motor. I am Very Pleased with Cycles
Mug from Local Coffee Shop, with Rooibos Tea. There should be a divit behind the handle.
Unlikely Paper Sculpture
Large 3D Printer Design
A Reflector. Because of time constraints, the choice was either smooth lighting or pretty transmissive patterns.
A Scroll Thing, Which Rendered Quite Well
A Simulator ACESII Replica. F16 Sim’mers have have made these around the world.
A tunneling microscope tip. Ground, colored glass-like material (Zerodur) was not an easy material to make. This is why your preview and your render must do the same thing.
A Halibrand/GT-40 Style Wheel. I wish I had come up with this. In real-life, they chopped an Europa Wheel, added to it, and chopped it, and added lips to it.
A Modular Model Airplane Wind Tunnel
An 3D-Printable (Thingiverse) ER-20 Collet Wrench
An Old-Fashioned Wrench for FEM Experimentation. For the ground part, bump mapping was used, and very little of it.
Recycled CNC Machine Rough Drawing. Finished Machine Youtube Video Below. Because the machine was mostly made from spare parts, I only drew what I needed. Oddly, when I was doing my machine, I wanted to do some of it improvisational. Still, I should have drawn out the bolt lengths because there were a few that were close. I included it because I was able to closely approximate the mill finish on the lower aluminum extrusions.
3D Printer Parts and Calibration Standards. Without the z-ribs 3D printed part materials aren’t easy to do
3D Printer XY Idler
Computer Fan Mount and Grill for Rackmount Case, which is used to Render its own image.
A cylinder generated in Grasshopper, from only a single point.
Rhino’s Tutorial Objects from Its Excellent Tutorials : )
The CNC Machine, Large 3D Project, Collet Wrench, and Studio Monitor Cozies are also on my video channel.