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David Thomson Designs

Discussion in 'Yacht Renderings & Plans' started by tartanski, Aug 15, 2005.

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  1. KCook

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    Hey! That sectional perspective is VERY cool! Best use I have seen of 3D modeling yet.

    Good job,
    Kelly
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    Well its a new year and I'm sorry to say but I won't live up to the promises I made above.... In an an effort to keep this thread going , and my motivation to create, I will post some images of the other Conceptual designs I ve been working on... My excuse for not completing the 3D models right through to manufacturing info and drawings... I'll admit that after creating the initial shapes and forms, 2 things happen; the amount of effort required to model the interior and details, grows exponentially and I lose interest in the creative process.

    Therefore I have decided, just to focus on the development of the exterior models of the yachts in 3D, which is a shame as general arrangement is something I like to do. However I discovered I can export vector graphics from CATIA and use directly in Illustrator, so you may see some GAs yet.
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    This one was heavily influenced by my favourite Bannenberg Yacht , ex Katana, Oceana...

    The concept was, a fast party boat , a bit like the Wally power 118. i.e. fast cruising around the med with frequent stops for dinner, lunch , cocktails etc.

    Propulsion etc not really thought out, as she was more of an extreme styling exercise.

    Here are the Initial Sketches from Corel Xara.

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    3 Derivatives from the concept

    By the time I modelled the 3D she had grown to over 150ft, due to ergonomic reasons :D

    I derived 3 alternatives from the 3D.

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    Buttock views of the derivatives

    The styling options, note coupe with different finnishing on main deck windows

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    any feedback ?

    i expect to hear at least bout the lack of deck space ;-)
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    Some more rendering fun

    Ok these should be enough to give everyone a good idea of her form

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  8. AMG

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    If you just continue to add details, she will probably come out right. The lines are a bit like http://www.gentryeagle.com/ which isnĀ“t bad.

    A bonus is that I can see my old house on the last picture...;)
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    Well Looking at these old renderings I realise the aft end is 'minging' (Scottish slang for horrible)

    There really is no deck space or good solution for maneuvering, or ship handling etc. However I like the mix of organic forms ans the architectural elements and would like to develop a practical yacht from this concept.

    As some of you may notice , she is inspired by the J. Bannenberg formerly named Oceana, I mixed this up with a design for a fast ferry I made during my studies. And when I modelled her in 3D I developed the styling further.
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    Time for a new start

    Dear all,
    In a recent holiday to Brazil I experienced the violent crime I have been hearing so much about. at 7am the family house I was staying in was attacked by 3 armed Robbers, they held us at gunpoint tied and gagged us and prceeded to steal all of value.

    Unfortunately this meant my Laptop, and back up of all work.

    The good news is that I will have to start a new portfolio of designs. As always a tripto brazil is not complete without a visit to the Angra dos Reis region, this time I was luck enough to stay in a house with a boat , so have more inspiration than usual. Hopefully have a few new design concepts by end of summer posted here.
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    Wow taranski, thats unfortunate!
    Sorry to hear of your unpleasant experience, hope your able to get your life back on track speedily!
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    Whoa! Unbelievable!! :mad:

    I'm truly glad to hear you're OK David. The hardware's a non-issue. It's replaceable and outdated in a couple of years anyhow. Not having back-ups of you work is a much greater loss. Been there... will probably happen again.

    Thanks for letting us know your status and again, glad to hear you're OK.
  14. tartanski

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    New Conceptual Designs

    Here are two new conceptual designs inspired by the summers activities.

    Which one (if any) would you like me to develop further?

    The Blade:(first image)



    or The Dragon

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    Let me first say, Welcome back, I am glad to see you are able to pick up where you left off. I trust that you have new hardware and software to further your designing.

    As far as the new designs, I vote for the first one, nice lines. The second one has the lines of a Chinese Junk, maybe a good concept.

    On second thought, could you give us some other views of both designs? It would be easier to make a choice.
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    Well you're right the Dragon is inspired by all things Asian, I am myself half Chinese and was trying to identify what actually makes something Chinese. I have connections to Brian Chang from Yantai and was impressed by his Proa yacht. The Dragon is simply a 3D sketch of those Chinese elements I saw in the architecture over there. I think the Dragon has potential as a shorter vessel.

    The blade is more contemporary, inspired by modern architecture and my time in Sweden this summer.

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    I am interested in how the elevations would look, with the curve in the overhead you will need many levels in the interior, or have very high ceilings.
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    Levels

    I was thinking of a split level , as you can see the model is very rough the challenge wil be developing it further ;-)
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    After further thought it seems that having split levels would allow you to gain more beam in the cabins below by moving them up in the hull. I think you are on to something here.

    Keep going!