PROJECT DETAILS I had been wanting to attempt another space colony style concept for some time, but in this instance wanted to approach a different style to my previous 'New Eden' cylinder concept. So I decided to come up with my own take on a Stanford Torus colony. As the idea progressed, I felt that what I was now actually creating, was not merely a domicile for human habitation, but more of a holiday resort in space, which given the current drive by entrepeneurs like Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, and Elon Musk's SpaceX plans for accessable space travel, doesn't seem quite so 'science fiction' as it might at first appear.I contacted Maxon UK, and suggested that whilst I set about this task, I should maybe record the entire process of its creation for the benefit of other Cinema 4D users as well. The resulting 16 hours of training videos, give the viewer a unique opportunity to look over my shoulder whilst I make all the design decisions, solve problems, and generally enjoy the creative process of modelling this complicated scene!Here are some of the resulting renders from the project so far, and below are links to the training videos.Maxon are […]
Information I've created many illustrations for editorial uses throughout my career, many of which have been for magazine covers and spreads accompanying articles and tutorials, Here are some of some of my favourite examples.Magazines I have provided illustrations for include : The Times Magazine, MacLife, MacFormat, PC World, Maximum PC, Widows Vista, MusicTech, Maximum Tech, 3D World, Imagine FX, PC World, CG (China), Computer Graphics World (Japan)... Related TestimonialsJim Thacker, 3D World"We've worked with Adam many times over the years on a wide range of covers, feature illustrations and technical tutorials. Each time, he has delivered excellent-quality artwork on time, and to brief, coming up with valuable creative suggestions on how to improve the project. Adam is one of 3D World's most trusted illustrators, and we've recommended his work to many of our sister magazines."Paul Champion, 3D World"Commissioning Adam for Cinema 4D tutorials has yeilded great results as he works to very high standards each time. Adams knowledge and experience means he can meet the requirements of the brief with ease and to deadline. I have no hesistation about commissioning Adam again, for more tutorial content, for 3D World magazine."
Project details In 2007, MGM/Pipsqueak Media invited me to contribute to their existing fortnightly Stargate partwork/magazine. I was tasked with ceating 3-4 illustrations a month, whilst another illustrator did the same in order for us to fulfill our bi-weekly publishing deadlines. Ultimately, I was offered the opportunity to take on the entire monthly workload. My usual requirement for each issue, was to create a piece of technology, an environment scene, and some other item like a spaceship/floating city etc. relating to a particular SG1/Atlantis episode featured on that issue's cover DVD. Generating high resolution/highly detailed illustrations could often prove quite challenging at times, since there were no provisions for photos of props and locations, or reference material of any kind. Typically, it was only by extracting blurry screengrabs from the actual DVD's, selected clips and stills from the TV shows, or the occasional lucky find on Google, that I could gather enough reference as a basis for what was often, very detailed technology. Despite the hurdles, and often pressured deadlines, this was one of the most enjoyable and challenging projects I have had the pleasure to work on, and represents a solid body of work. Software used : Cinema 4D / Vue / Photoshop