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1965 Brionvega TS-502 Radio

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 it last week–the hard, poly-modeling, all-quads way. And this is how it looks in V-Ray. I even did a little spline-driven rig to make the rubber bands linking the two side fold on themselves as you close the shell (see it in action in the short, rather poor quality, Youtube walk-thru below).

This is not what made me cry though. When starting a new project this week, I accidentally wrote over the Brionvega scene. I was able to rescue the model from an early autosave file, but without any materials or even UVs. So it’s basically back to the drawing board.

Here’s then to a bit of nostalgia for a model that no longer is…

1965 Brionvega TS-502 Radio

1965 Brionvega TS-502 Radio

1965 Brionvega TS-502 Radio

1965 Brionvega TS-502 Radio

    • marcozzz
    • May 4, 2017

    Perfect modeling e materials,so it’s impossible find a triangle?Multilayered or simple vray mat with glossy e ref map?

  1. Oh well, I’m sure if you look hard enough you’ll find a few tris, and even one or two Ngons.
    Yes, these are all single-layer materials here (from memory, obviously).

    • Dua
    • June 11, 2017

    What a perfect model! I always have problems with hole topology, what technique did you use to make those details?

  2. Hey Dua, it’s just classic subD modeling techniques. You might want to watch some of the videos by Arrimus3D. He’s great: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSLLdTBwLMfTKWS56tOiQpw/videos

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