Finally finished my grain silo project ,close to one year since my last update like so many other large projects I have lurking on my hard drive I simply lost the drive to finish it , a product of way to many ideas going on at once .If your into how I did the modeling click on the label below “ Grain silo WIP “ some pretty decent clay renders there.
Grain Silos like these you don't see out here in San Diego, myself being a transplant from the Chicago area then moving into the southern parts of Illinois in my teens i used to see these types of silos, all had different designs and storage capacities some way larger all stacked in rows and some just plain grain bins . Just one of the things i miss about the Midwest of the US. I hope i captured that rustic atmospheric mood ! Modeled and rendered in Cinema 4D AR3. Click on the images to see the large version for all the details.
Overall a truly fun project to make for starters a concept sketch was created which is located below , the modeling was done in Zbrush with z spheres then exported using the Go Z plugin into Cinema 4D utilizing the hair module and heavy displacement maps with the environments floor , rendered in Cinemas AR3 with GI. Spore has been incarcerated for intergalactic crimes !
Fictitious Concept and preliminary sketches of a train station study that houses a “ high speed bullet train” , the routes are proposed origins are from the San Diego convention center replacing the old Amtrak line to San Francisco with various stops along the line . This is the first part /module design of the station it will be as long as the convention center itself, a majority of the rail lines will be underground in the vicinity of the dense area of the convention center / downtown area . Modeled in Sketch UP Pro Post work in Painter and Photo shop , my main goal is to illustrate on a grand scale as a sketch , then later I will render in 3D. This is a work in process. By any means I am not a architect I just have a passion for concept design ! Click on the image for high resolution viewing .