Time for relaxation, white beaches, blue oceans, fresh drinks (Hoowla-hoop music in the background playing).
What an excellent opportunity to... recharge ;o)
Work, you lazy Student. Work and build the Recharger for our SPACEPORT Power Room !
Alright, so that is what you meant by; recharge.
So, here we go (again)...
Starting with a (very quick) sketch.
Click to enlarge: Battery recharger - sketch
Next, the 3D model of the battery charger and 3 cradles.
Battery recharger - 3D model
Whoopy... now we start texturing the batteries !
For a general 'feel' of what our Power Room should look like, I was assisted by my team member Jason (to be more precise Su Yin, from Peking University), an Art student. He showed me underneath computer painted environment, which we both liked very much.
Click to enlarge: Concept image, suitable for our Power Room
Right... we put the bar high up for me... a beginning Photoshop Painter ;o)
Aim high... shoot low
For the rechargeable battery I painted this texture in Photoshop, with the digital brush... never running out of paint, whoopy!
Texture for rechargeable battery
And this is what it looks like when applied to the 3D model of the battery.
Texture & model united
We strive for the look of a lot of power glowing from the inside of the battery, like lava in a vulcano...
... more to follow, Picasso