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I think the cord is too short. :p



it beats the heck out of how they used to test tires:
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That is the firestone facility in 1960 testing the tires for the LSR rocket car "The Flying Caduceus"
 

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Full size "RC car" for tire testing.
Probably the future of auto racing right there too. With as many electronic controls as are on modern race cars anyway, along with the ability to remove 200 lbs of dead weight, nobody risking their lives to drive the thing, and the current talented crop of game controller virtuosos.....
well, just like military drone aircraft!
 

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well 1st test passed - nobody is screaming it looks like a shitty photoshop job. I know in ain't 100% real looking but still.

Its a design exercise for my 1 man company doing 3d graphics - still doing work for my ex-employer freelance but looking to expand more design oriented stuff. To do things I love to do - kind of a thing. Plan is to find time for a quick teaser animation with the car. I am pretty happy with it - until I see the Audi Le Mans cars which look so sick. As in super uber cool.


Studio Torq - products of imagination ;) (I am also practicing the use of smileys so I will come across as a nicer guy)
https://www.facebook.com/studiotorq

sooo... if you need imaginary vehicle designs.... PM me hahah.


This also explains why I was quick to run and defend the Daniel Simon guy... I wanna design cool shit too!
 

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were we supposed to be screaming? I didn't get that memo.

honestly if your goal was to look like the rendered test proposal that usually accompanies the first press release...then good job.

And for the record, my issue isn't with Daniel Simon - it is with the fucktards that want to make it a reality. and by fucktards I mean the german engineering firm that has formula 1 experience. I think most of his other works in the movies are great, and as a styling person he's on the spot. But the way vehicles are usually designed is there are engineering parameters set and then you make those parameters look pretty. You don't usually start with the pretty and then solve for X with design parameters.
 

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totally agree with all that. Its a silly approach - and really you could have both achieved if you did it right. I even get poser racer - one that is not 100% function but emphasis on unique appearance but rearsets + chopper rake =? ultra futuro + dual shocks = ? stinks like they don't get bikes.
 

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stinks like they don't get bikes.
They don't. They are a formula 1 team looking to raise capital by prying open rich indulgent moron's wallets by selling them a bunch of nostalgic techo retro garbage. They know as much about motorcycles as I know about open heart surgery.
 

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That looks pretty cool. Wish I could get out of my current computer gig. But the money is decent and really if the world isnt burning I could just be like "hey i wanna go ride my bike" to my boss and he will be like "sweet have fun".

That cable made me think its electric and being charged. Pretty good render.
 

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Nice render mate, what program are you modelling in and what was it rendered in? I'm a modeler for a structural engineering company but try to do some rendering in my spare time, nothing like that though :)
 

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Nice rendering looks almost real. As a side note with the computer rendering capability I'm wondering how long it will take for magazine companies to start creating their own models (male & female) built entirely in a computer animation instead of hiring some blonde bombshell from and eastern block country. I can see the newest playboy spread having a name of filex12000345622.pdp and she likes intel...
 

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um...bob...clearly you have not been searching porn video websites. Magazines? that's like analog porn, right?

Actually the creepiest thing to come out of that is the massive amount of 3d rendered sword and sorcery porn out there. semi-realistic orcs and barbarian princesses going at it like they were repopulating the earth. and sometimes it ends with a decapitation. have I shared too much?
 

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Nice rendering looks almost real. As a side note with the computer rendering capability I'm wondering how long it will take for magazine companies to start creating their own models (male & female) built entirely in a computer animation instead of hiring some blonde bombshell from and eastern block country. I can see the newest playboy spread having a name of filex12000345622.pdp and she likes intel...
Characters are extremely hard. We had several characters over the years in Playboy's annual women/girls of video games issue. Those were characters created for near realistic game trailers touched up to work on full nudes. They could look pretty realistic but not 100%. To create a model like this costs tens of thousands of $. Its not simple and it still doesn't quite look like the real deal. Paying real women and the photocrew and spending x hours photoshopping is a concept that is not going to go away. Those steps are not expensive except when top talent is involved - with computer graphics just to get realism is a hug hurdle (still) and getting really good stills is something you can only start thinking AFTER you have reached the 1st goal.

CG is getting cheaper and more accessible but still its hard.
 

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You got mad skillz kero. IMO - the front end looks too much like all the new Cadillacs - friggin' ugly pieces of metal.
 

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You got mad skillz kero. IMO - the front end looks too much like all the new Cadillacs - friggin' ugly pieces of metal.
As opposed to say the Cadillacs of the late 80's and 90's? They are the definition of ugly. The new Cadillacs are supermodels compared to a 1990 baby blue FWD sedan de ville. Only car I have ever seen with a landau top and a sunroof, and both 20 years too late.
 

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Going back to Geeto`s earlier Firestone test picture for the land speed vehicle, here is a couple of images I took of a few mates re-fitting an engine in one of their lightnings ( lucky buggers have got a pair). Anyway, the link to this, seeing as its not really a bike related thread, is that Richard Noble had a load of tyres which they used for low speed testing of Thrust 2 which were in fact from the Lightning. Quite an unusual tyre and he kindly got in touch and sold them at a very reasonable cost to keep them in operation.

These boys keep the jets running and do fast taxi runs which is pretty impressive.

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As opposed to say the Cadillacs of the late 80's and 90's? They are the definition of ugly.
Every time I see the new Cadillacs touted as an alternative to a new Jag, or S8, or C63, or M7, I throw up in my mouth a little.
The '67 Eldorado is about the last Caddy I can think of with any character. Although I took my Grandparents' '75 Fleetwood to my senior prom...no real 'character' needed for that.
 
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