We've asked some members to tell us about their favorite models. First up is Hans de Ridder, a designer from the Netherlands who joined GrabCAD in 2011 and has uploaded more than 950 models to the Community.
"For me, it is not only the designing/engineering of the actual 3D model, but the rendering is perhaps more important (read challenging)," de Ridder said. "To transform a 3D model into a 'real' model by using Photo View 360 is always a nice but difficult job. Getting the materials, lights, decals, viewing angles, and scenes working together is always a nice challenge."
The actual model is quite simple, but I was very pleased with the rendering. Used Photoshop to design the decal that’s been pasted on the can. I always try to get the renderings as perfect as can be, and this one almost looks like a picture from a real spraying can.
This model is not as simple as it looks. I did spend many hours to get the paper and carton as lifelike as possible. Many re-starts were required. It was quite a job to get the folding and bending as perfect as possible. Topped it off with a rendering that lasted a few hours. I was again quite pleased with the result.
Started as a joke, but could not stop adding details in order to get it right. This craft doesn’t exist, but maybe it could someday...
Needed a spider crane to “decorate” a method statement, but couldn't find a proper one in this Community – so I had to build a new one from scratch. This crane has become a very popular model (all over the world), proof for this is the fact that I have found it for sale on several Chinese websites. Always nice to see your work is appreciated.
Modeling a submarine looks easy, but it’s not. To get the feeling that you are looking at a real vessel, you need to add tiny details, flowing lines, and submarine-like features and colors into the model. I ”believe” this model is a perfect example of how it’s done. The craft doesn't exist, so the only thing that needs to be done now is to build it in real life.
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