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  05 May 2010

Project Flake -
Syd Mead has always created objects thats new and different. So here is my take on the next generation of a super car.
Everything about the car is based on "movement". When driving around obstacles, the car "explodes" open and leans into the corners, the flakes transforms a very sleek and sculptural design to something very different, very wild.

The whole car is about movement, so I dont think any image will do it justice, so please view the video:


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Last edited by daadaa : 05 May 2010 at 07:00 AM.
  05 May 2010
Really cool! The Video really showed how this idea can be usefull.
  05 May 2010
MEGA-SUPERRRRR!))) excellent video!
  05 May 2010
Man, this thing is badass.
  05 May 2010
Wow, this is really cool! Great job, and best of luck!
  05 May 2010
the car looks like its in the prepping stages of morphing into a transformer.
  05 May 2010
Agreed on the TF comment. The geometric "snake scale" pattern does a good job of removing it a little from the TF "nanotech" version though, and I noticed in the animation when it banks the scales I was focussing on really do overlap when you'd expect they would, not just intersect with the geometry. Well done on that!

This would scare the cr#p out of me if I was riding a bike next to it.

  05 May 2010
Thanks all for the positive comments!

All the flakes on the car are rigged to a under shell so when i moved the main body of the car... all the flakes will follow. that was actually the easy part, the hard part was animating the wheels, which were a pain in the as due to the large amount of components and keys.
In the original design i wanted the wheels to bank as well, but curve editor keeps crashing so i just gave up on it in the end.
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  05 May 2010

Whoa...! That was awesome... serious stuff on the video... I was breath taken when I saw the"Cells" moving out and the door getting opened... totally awesome... Keep it up...
  05 May 2010
really nice design and concept
  05 May 2010
Thumbs down


Sure it has some intresting concept at first Sight and Thought

But really.

Come on.

"Do you know how much DRAG this vehicle would have when the car morphs like that.. essentially you would have a parachute effect, and really this vehicle would fall apart at high speeeds."

I for one think this concept was not thought up well.

Although the detail pertaining to this painting is Of great Value. Props to the painting style and techniques used.

Please do not take harshly to my words. It is my personal Critique of its overal Design.

Side note if you really wanted vehicle to turn as you say you want it to. Flaps could give you the same result in movement.

Last edited by RyanWalsh : 05 May 2010 at 07:33 PM.
  05 May 2010
The video is excellent! The image is also very impressive. You clearly show you’re not afraid to think outside the box. Great idea!
  06 June 2010
cool car, but the tires look weird, too flat when it in the ground at first i thought there's no tire, coz its almost touching the ground. anyway, nice design good luck
  06 June 2010
I think i've seen tat tyre concepts somewhere... but i like the over all design. But still a bit doubtful about its aerodynamics.

Anyway its a nice concept.
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