A change of direction

I wrote the below will all good intention of doing as I said and then didn’t get around to it. This project I put on the back burner. One day I may finish it. But, not likely. I am working on the configurator in Unity, but using another car. Also my own design.


After a fair bit of neglect I am re-visiting my blog and changing the direction of my personal project time. As per my last post I was going to concentrate on accurate modelling of existing designs and photo-realism in 3d rendering. I am still going to focus on the later but am going to forget the existing design bit and put more focus on my original designs.

Back in 2008 I designed the “Generic GT” to be used for News Ltd’s CarsGuide Car of the Year announcements, the purpose being to have a form to put a cloth simulation over that couldn’t be identified as any specific car and used for promotional images leading up to the announcement. Given that it was just the general form I was after I didn’t detail it out – I am now going to do that to a level where you can not tell if it is real or not – hopefully.

Also I have now decided to use this design as the base for my own learnings in Unity3d, VR and 3d printing. This all has some relevance to my profession – details of which can be found in the “About” link. I have been dabbling with Unity since v3 and recently have been doing a lot of tutorials for v5. With the latest improvements and direction in Global Illumination, it has got me inspired again.

The tasks I have set myself over the next year;
• Detail the design including interior, engine and running gear.
• Build a web based “Configurator” in Unity3d (Porsche use it for theirs)
• 3dPrint a high resolution, low detail version of the 3d model for use in a VR solution.
• Again in Unity make the model drivable through a simple stylised track to show gamification possibilities.

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