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Old 05 May 2010   #1

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.
Old 05 May 2010   #2
Really cool! The Video really showed how this idea can be usefull.
Old 05 May 2010   #3
MEGA-SUPERRRRR!))) excellent video!
Old 05 May 2010   #4
Man, this thing is badass.
Old 05 May 2010   #5
Wow, this is really cool! Great job, and best of luck!
Old 05 May 2010   #6
the car looks like its in the prepping stages of morphing into a transformer.
Old 05 May 2010   #7
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.

Old 05 May 2010   #8
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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Old 05 May 2010   #9

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...
Old 05 May 2010   #10
really nice design and concept
Old 05 May 2010   #11
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.
Old 05 May 2010   #12
The video is excellent! The image is also very impressive. You clearly show you’re not afraid to think outside the box. Great idea!
Old 06 June 2010   #13
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
Old 06 June 2010   #14
really cool concept
Old 06 June 2010   #15
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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