February 22, 2012

A project from my Product Design class. The assignment was to create a razor handle in Rhino and prepare the file to be printed out in a 3D printer so we could hold and test our prototypes. The first 5 pictures are renders, and the last 2 are photos of the 3D print. I printed one with blue parts to indicate the soft-grip handles, while the other is a solid white form study that shows how the head attaches. Model was made with T-splines in Rhino and rendered in Octane.



October 11, 2011


Another busy school year has started, and here is my first project from my product design class. We each had to design a podium that could fit a computer on it, be made almost exclusively from flat stock, be manufactured on a 3-axis CNC machine, and be built for under $500 (excluding labor costs). Here are some renders of the design I came up with. I’ll post a few of the technical drawings for it as well, but I won’t bother posting all of them, as some really aren’t that exciting to look at. Modeled in Rhino, rendered in Octane, post-processing in Photoshop. Illustrator was used for the technical drawings. Enjoy!

Playground Design

March 28, 2011


Another design project, this time a 3D model and various renders of it! Our assignment was to design and build a themed playground. I went with an Egyptian theme, and this is what I came up with. Everything was modeled in Rhino, rendered in Flamingo, and then brought into Photoshop for post processing. The presentation was then created in Illustrator. I decided to post all 10 slides, so it may take a while to load.

The pieces that are included are:

-Anubis Monkey Bars

-Ruby Climbing Bars

-Cobra Roundabout

-Scorpion Spring Toys

-Obelisk Swings

-Pyramid with stairs, a climbing wall, straight slides and a spiral slide

-Mummy-wrapped Garbage Can




November 8, 2010

For one of my design classes, we were to pick a company and design a digital camera for them. I chose Blackberry and this is the design I came up with. I didn’t bother posting the concept sketches, as they are rough and there are a lot of them. We had to make a final model of it out of balsa wood and do a somewhat quick render. We were allowed to use extra doodads for buttons, switches, etc. and luckily a very kind young lady in my class gave me an old Blackberry Curve she had to dismantle and use for parts. So I used some of the buttons and the LCD screen. And if she happens to be reading this, thanks again.

And in case you are wondering, gluing the buttons on was unbelievably stressful, but after some crazy glue, sweat, and swearing I managed to get it done. Yay!

Salt and Pepper

April 6, 2010

For my design class, our final project was to design a set of salt and pepper shakers, render them, and do all of the technical drawings. These are the renderings I have made. Modeled in Blender, rendered with LuxRender. I’ve never used LuxRender before, but 2 of these renderings took over 9 hours to complete. I’m not sure if that is just how the program works, or it my computer can’t quite handle it…

Wine Glasses

January 22, 2010

Shade is lots of fun. I made these the other night, just testing out how it renders glass. The background isn’t quite working though, but I’ll have to figure that out another day.

It’s been a while…

January 19, 2010

I blame school and my job for the lack of posts. However, for Christmas I got the December issue of “3D World” magazine and inside came the full version of Shade 8.5 Pro. So I gave it a try and rendered this mug. Not the best, I made this following a tutorial trying to learn the program. I have much to learn, but it looks interesting and useful for working towards my degree.