This is my entry for the NVart contest. Amtrak SSLC Mag-rail. SSLC (Super Sonic Luxury Class)
The main Magnetic Beam run through the lower part of the train itself. 2 stabilizing beams run on the outside, just underneath the left and right side. The main magnetic beam is held by a series of support beams. The beams collapse When the train is within a certain distance. They are tested automatically when the train is within 50 miles. If they malfunction, the train can safely stop before reaching the broken support.
I went for more of a muscle car meets train kind of feel. My dad rebuilt many muscle cars when I was a kid so I drew my inspiration from that as well as Syd’s awesome sauce of a style. If I had to pick, I would say the 57 Chevy and 72 Cutlass were the two greatest car influences.
The train and the station were modeled in Maya 2010 and textured with Photoshop. The Scene was Rendered using Mentalray w/Final Gather. Post done in Photoshop CS4