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Riza
03-02-2004, 09:51 AM
Guys,

Here's my roadster design named Pivot ( sounds familiar? :D )
http://www.rizawerks.com/werks/images/Pivot_Back04.jpg
http://www.rizawerks.com/werks/images/Pivot_Back03.jpg
http://www.rizawerks.com/werks/images/Pivot_Front04.jpg

here's soft top version :
http://www.rizawerks.com/werks/images/Pivot_Front05.jpg
http://www.rizawerks.com/werks/images/Pivot_Back06.jpg

here's unfolding roof sequence :
http://www.rizawerks.com/werks/images/Pivot_mechanism_sequence.jpg

and here's the animation of unfolding roof, 987 KB mpeg1 :

Roof Unfolds (http://www.rizawerks.com/werks/images/Roof_mechanism.mpg)

Would love to hear crits or comments guys...

:)

thanks

duderender
03-02-2004, 10:32 AM
For me it's a bit too chromy. What about trying an anistropic brushed metal finsih like it would look before painting.

Nonetheless, it's very good work and a neat design!!

StuManFu
03-02-2004, 02:52 PM
Gibber......gibber.......... :eek:

Well I'm a bit under the influence of Lemsip at the mo, but wooaaahhh!!!!!

That's an aggressive looking design. And modelled very well. Nice to see some automotive design for a change.

Reminds me of Chris Bangle's BMW styling with the aggressive edges and soft corners intermingling, but gone a stage further.

Only minor criticisms are the exhausts are a bit much for my taste and would be nicer if the roof were a little less boxy.

But overall, very nice indeed!!!!

sKb875
03-02-2004, 10:18 PM
Wow, I didn't see this! :D Love the design and the renders. Reminds me of a Bently and a Caddy mixed together, with a bit of your own design. :P I would love to see you post more of your projects.

pauland
03-03-2004, 01:48 AM
It's great work, but I doubt that anyone over 3' 6" will be able to get inside. The windscreen and roof seem too low to allow anyone to get into the car.

Perhaps you could have a model of someone standing next to it so I can get a handle on the size and proportions of the car?

Paul

MorituriMax
03-03-2004, 02:28 AM
Originally posted by pauland
It's great work, but I doubt that anyone over 3' 6" will be able to get inside. The windscreen and roof seem too low to allow anyone to get into the car.

Perhaps you could have a model of someone standing next to it so I can get a handle on the size and proportions of the car?

Paul

Ha! Pitiful mortal! You've obviously never gotten into a Trabant from East Germany!

8 )

MorituriMax
03-03-2004, 02:29 AM
@Riza.. awesome work.. I loved the animation.

Riza
03-03-2004, 02:36 AM
thanx allot guys!:)

i want it chromy so here it is...why chromy? well, to attract and envy people...:D
so that they think when see it on the road: "damn you distracting me off the road with your chromy sh*t"
if it went production of course...hehe:D

about size, hmmm i use metric here so it should be 190 cm i guess...well, let's not sold it for people over 3'6" :D

jes kiddin'... but thanx so much for crits and comments guys! would love to hear more!

i'll try selling it to toyota! :p

hrgiger
03-03-2004, 03:16 AM
I think the design is interesting (and I mean that in a good way) but I'm not sure about the canopy. It looks a bit boxy. Have you thought about a softtop?

It looks like something a rap artist with way too much money on his hands would drive.

veljko
03-03-2004, 04:41 AM
dont know much about car design but the object and the renders are kick ***!:)
-i think ill use it as an example of 3d car design capabilities of LW for my class at the academy-

hope thats OK with you?

Riza
03-03-2004, 05:37 AM
hrgiger : well, boxy is because i have to think about it's mechanism and efficient place ( now i talk efficient ! :p )
hehe...rap artist? oh every artist should drive it, especially oscar winner...show off! :D jes kiddin'...

veljko : thanx! sure it's ok for example! i taught lw too here...;) you can also see, briefly, about its design process...click :

Pivot design process (http://www.rizawerks.com/how/Pivot/modeling%20Pivot.htm)

anyway, thanx guys!:)

Riza
03-03-2004, 07:50 AM
ugh sorry, i mean i teach lw, not taught lw...
bad english...:rolleyes:

Leprechaun
03-07-2004, 04:19 PM
im not sure if u said anything about this, but how did u make it? Did u have a reference drawing? Im asking this cuz i know how to model a real car by using splines and using backround images, but i dont now how to model something like that without using splines.

SamuraiSlayer
03-07-2004, 05:07 PM
i love it! you could do without the whole roof thing, it just doesn't match right with the rest of the design

A.Russell
03-07-2004, 07:39 PM
It reminds me very much a new Dae Woo I saw at on display in Korea a couple of weeks ago.

Always good to see some interesting new car designs. Most cars are just so boring.

Inovative roof design, but I'd be happy with a regular soft top.

Riza
03-08-2004, 08:35 AM
thanks russell, samuraislayer, leprechaun!:)

@leprechaun : well, if you look at how i modeled this car in my website, you'll see how i did it. The most reason i didn't use splines because with polygon i still can tweak its proportions...something that not easy to be done with splines...:rolleyes:
i do have reference drawing, but it's only for starter..i'm designing it live on digital with lightwave modeler, not something fixed on paper then move it to digital... ;) and using polys is preferable because of it's flexibility to be manipulated...
sure using polys with subpatch is not really easy at first, i must create 'pinned' poly segment to hold the curved line the way i like...but with time, i can sense where to put that 'pinned' segment while still get the shape i want...:)