Hello fellow Blender artists!
We have a client who is launching a new business selling iPhone and iPad covers (iPhone 4 and 5, and for the moment, just the iPad and not the iPad Mini, although this may be an addition in the future).
We have recommended to this client that he use rendered 3D models of these cases on the website, as opposed to individual studio photos for each case, as this will a) greatly reduce his costs and b) will be much easier to maintain/update, especially when new case patterns/materials are released, noting in that scenario that only the material would need to be updated within Blender. The rendered product image would then also maintain its original lighting and positioning, which is perfect for the continuity flow in the website.
With all that in mind, we are looking for someone who can create an exact replica of a hard model/sample which we will send to them in the post, shown cased on a 3D iPhone and iPad which, in terms of appearance and dimensions, should be as close to an original model as possible (ignoring screen content, as this will not be visible).
What the client is paying for is the final .blend file(s) (separate files or layers for iPhone 4, 5 and iPad), set up in a way that easily permits him to alter the lighting, textures and camera positions to then create his own renders for the website. He is paying for full ownership and copyright on these files and under no circumstances should the models be sold elsewhere. We maintain that the finished products can be shown as part of the artist’s active portfolio, so long as there is no threat the competition of the client’s business.
Our company (Inengi Ltd) is primarily there to build the website, however we will be heavily involved in the initial rendering and uploading process, so you will mostly be dealing directly with us (or me, in particular), rather than the client.
It may be useful for any potential artists to also have experience with vector-based illustration, although this is not an absolute necessity and we will gladly consider applications from non-illustrative artists. The reason the illustration could be useful is that the client may ask for advice on importing vector graphics from Adobe Illustrator into Blender and then adding/positioning a vector-based texture to the model that you have built.
Further details will be given to the right individual, although for now we’re just out to find the best prices from the most qualified individuals before we make a final decision. We would ideally like to hear from someone in the next few weeks.
The client would prefer to deal with a UK-based individual and invoicing is an absolute must as the client is currently trading under (and establishing the new company from) an existing business.
Please also bear in mind that an address to send the samples to and a telephone number for initial communication is an absolute necessity.
You can reach me through PM on this forum or via [email protected].
Many thanks in advance for your consideration.