Luxembourg’s Garden

A few weeks ago, I started modeling Fermob’s Luxembourg line of outdoor furniture–itself a sensitive revamping of the original furniture of the Senate’s gardens in Paris. I wanted to showcase them in an outdoor setting, and that little project kind of took on a life of its own. I had fun experimenting with various techniques … Continued

A BETTER SCAN

I’ve been trying to raise my photogrammetry game in the past few weeks. This is what came out of it. I decided to tackle some problem areas: Very dark (avocado), shiny (avocado, pomegranate), or very smooth (mango) assets, and objects with fine displacement that I’d been struggling to capture (melon). What helped: Better lighting (cross-polarized, … Continued

not just another coffee machine

I know. I have a bit of a coffee obsession. Three coffee machine modeled in just a few months. But honestly, vintage bean juicers are a thing of beauty. This one is the KF20 Aromaster, designed in 1972 by Florian Seiffert for Braun, which back then was still a German company and one of the … Continued

Emma’s Place (V-Ray)

Meet Emma’s Place, a not-too-subtle homage to Swedish blogger extraordinaire Emma Fexeus. This one was long in the making. The goal was to replicate not just a typical Scandinavian interior, but also the way these are often photographed. I’ll get back to that last point in a moment. The inspiration came from a variety of … Continued

Big Beer

This has been lying on my hard drive for some time, so here it is. No particular point to this other that Spring is my personal beer time and this might just be, if not the best beer in the world, probably the best beer in Berlin. All done in 3ds Max and V-Ray. And … Continued

Lost Signal

How I cried over this one… I’d modeled the 1965 Brionvega TS-502 portable radio once before. I was pretty happy with it, but it was done in Nurbs and ended up an unsightly mess of elongated triangles and ngons once tesselated, which made it hard to use as a visualization asset. So I returned to … Continued

Bean Juicer

I’ve had this little vintage Italian¬†engineering wonder, the QuickMill Stretta 0820, in my home for some time, and it makes the best Espresso I’ve ever been able to conjure up without outside help. And it’s cute. Reason enough to try and model it in 3ds Max, especially after getting some practice modeling the much fancier … Continued