May 22, 2018 9:00 AM
by B. N. Reporter
In addition to the Render of the Week Award,
www.BlenderNews.org is featuring PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER a regular series, showcasing quality product viz realized in Blender,
selected from published artworks for (a) given week(s). If you would like to have your works featured in this series, please submit your professional-quality product vidz to www.blenderartist.org or to the Member's Gallery of this site, or Contact Us to show where your work is available on the internet.
- Editor in Chief
How good can Blender be for your product design & visualization needs? You might find the answers in the arts and comments made by the following artist(s):
Volvo C40 T8-Hybrid
My name is Jonathan Löfgren, 33 years old, and I am an industrial designer living in Göteborg, Sweden. Due to my huge interest in automotive design, I spend a lot of time creating different car concepts. Digital sketching, 3d modeling or just by paper and pen. My current occupation is as an industrial design engineer specialized on high-speed marine seats, cockpit design and all around vehicle design.
I started learning Blender about 4-5 months ago and I instantly fell in love with the versatility and competence of the program. I am now able to create design wherever I might be, whenever I feel too. I am otherwise used to software focusing on mechanical engineering such as Solidworks and Pro Engineer/Creo.
About "Volvo C40 T8-Hybrid:"
This is a concept car made in Blender. This specific model has a geometry inspired by an Aston Martin DB10 and styling DNA from the current Volvo design with inspiration taken from both Maserati as well as Lotus. The imagined driveline is a 300+ bhp petrol engine working alongside an electric 150+ bhp engine.
So the main thought of the concept goes back to the Toyota 86GT. I wanted to visualize a Volvo created for the joy of driving a car. I did not want the tires ultra wide, nor did I want the engine to be a quad turbo 1200 Bhp beast machine. This concept is designed to have a quick but not vicious performance with a focus on driving enthusiasts with a wallet he does not have to be filled with pure gold. That is also why this model was kept a Volvo and not branded as a new "Polestar".
The visualizations have been made using HDRI-environment from hdrihaven.com and have textures from poliigon.com.