Hi-res, Hi-realism boat design renderings

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by JonathanCole, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. SC1
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    There are also boatbuilders and naval architects that think they can do best themselfs:rolleyes:
    I think there would come up lot more innovative designs if boatbuilders/naval architect had a little more liberal thinking . Design is important in every business, even in boat business. I think that they who not will follow the design trends, pretty soon will have no orders.
     
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    This problem never happens if boat designer is trained as naval architect...
     
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    ....or naval architect is trained as boat designer;)
     
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    Naval architects used to study 'Art of Ship Design' in their course. But what about designers??? :)
     
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    Yes, but that study can be some 20-30 years ago, trends changes all the time and I think it can be hard to be both updated on new contruction technics, materials ao and also have time to study new design trends. What Im meen to say is that there must be a collaboration between architechts and stylists.
    The superyacht industry do this because a unique styling and fresh look is the most important to get interested clients, when client is hooked up by a concept design the stylist and architect work out the final design togheter.
    This can very well also work for small boat yards.
     
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    Fashion changes, but taste and feeling harmony remain...

    Sure that stylists help, but this only happens if they really understand boat design, construction and operation. I mean even best stylist without boating background should not touch this specific area.
     
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    High realism renderings can be done directly from the Naval Architect's CAD files. Style issues can be addressed after the naval architecture issues are addressed. The rendering just helps to give the design that "Wow!" factor.

    I would trust my boat design renderings to the guy that did the one attached below.
     

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    The perfect boat is a result of a team work:
    Between naval architect, stylist,client and supliers of engine,propulsion system,boatbuilder,upholsterer,hard ware,details etc everything supervised by a experienced project leader.
    There are very many skilled car rendererers that can be used to make fantastic boat illustration based on 3d CADs.
    Like this;
     

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    "And certainly building a scale model is far more expensive and time consuming, let alone you cannot easily make changes on it."

    In the good old days of handwork / craftsmanship this was perhaps true.

    Would it really be that expensive to have a chunk of pine milled with a 3D router?

    After all its cheap enough to make car wheels from aluminum billet one at a time ,

    time and materials = money ,

    but a wood looky looky model might not please clients , but it should alert a designer to a serious bo bo quickly enough.

    FF
     
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    3D printer for boat models?

    For that matter, why not use a 3D printer for making boat models. They are now pretty cheap. http://www.zcorp.com/

    Anybody ever try this?
     
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    what you call cheap? last time i checked prices strated from 20k for square ft 3d printers
    sure you can hand it out but with 3d viewers, like now acrobat, the need for scale models reduces
    and than again, youre richt, nice renders are nice renders and i should work harder
     
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    Left hand, Right hand

    Jon,
    I think it has something to do with the way the brain functions. A doctor once told me that people whose left hemisphere brain is more active becomes more analytical and is best at becoming engineers. Those whose right brain are more active has more imagination and are succesfull in the field of arts.

    That left handed people uses the right brain more and right handed ones uses the left. Some uses the left and the right brain. I know because I took the test some years back.

    The question now is how many left handed people are out there? Probably not much.

    Rx
     
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    Hi there! im a industrial product designer. and here is one of my renderings of my designed boat Gränö 750 ME. Pretty well realistic, wouldn't you say?
    there will be more soon, as i im about to hand my project in.
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    Isn't the rendering attempting to cause an emotional response (a positive one, hopefully) within the potential client? I suppose, then the need for rendering is proportional to the need for any other sales tool within the industry...
     

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    Doppson wrote:
    here is one of my renderings of my designed boat Gränö 750 ME. Pretty well realistic, wouldn't you say?

    That is very realistic, maybe, too realistic. I think it is important that design drawings are clearly a means of demonstrating a concept. If every pebble and leaf is rendered with equal detail, it becomes indistinguishable from a photograph. In the case of your drawing, the foreground and background realism may distract attention from you boat. Of course, such realism is useful in a James Bond movie! But, very good work!
     
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