Image 2 of 4 of my final images for my university’s 3-D imaging class. It’s a women’s Cannondale bicycle. Most of the modelling is done from reference, but the hand brakes, brakes, and pedals are modelled by eyeing my bicycle, which I pulled into my computer room for an evening.
hand brake detail:
This was definitely the biggest render I’ve ever done. Excessive mirrors & glass + ambient occlusion was the killer. I used the “border” render option to break this up into slices, then I used Photoshop to put them together. It was rendered on 9 dual-processor G5s, and still took about 12 hours to render. There’s a lot of post-manipulation here. The background is done in Terragen. It’s sort of low-res, but that’s just because I pulled it from another project of mine instead of making one especially for this.