Alltaken: yeah I know, we did meet on IRC some time ago (last year): The “doing industrial design on exactly the opposite sides of the globe” thing Actually I am interested on how other places teach ID, what sort of things you do, etc.!
The thing with the different sized metal pieces is a good idea, I’ll try it out. Although I wanted to make a CD tower that wouldn’t be too difficult to manufacture, even as it is there’s a lot of welding work.
Makenshi: yes, I’ve thought about that, but adding anything else to the sides would ruin the simple design, IMO. But if the user wants, he can place the CD’s diagonally, with the corner on the inside, this would prevent them slipping to the side:
Desoto: the whole rendering setup is minimalistic for 2 reasons: one you already mentioned (focus on the design), and the other is the fact that I was on a tight deadline But yeah, anything else would distract the viewers attention from the design. Rendered with Yafray, btw.
Hehe, and of course there are CD towers in the market. Just because there exist, lets say chairs, doesn’t mean noone needs to design new ones. Otherwise everything would be so boring
The class that this was done for focuses mostly on the artistic aspect of design. But there are other classes where the marketability of the assignments is also a requirement.
Zenitor: I’m not quite sure what you mean with the last sentence. As for now, I’m not going to make it physically (no time…), but thanks for the tips!
Thanks for the comments everyone, I’ll look into how I could develop it further.