Over the past few weeks I’ve re-discovered a web-site I once frequent much more regularly.
For some inexplicable reason it fell off my radar for the past few months or so.
The originator of the contest is a man whom I was introduced to at this years SolidWorks World (2011) as “The Rob Rodriguez”. (@RobRodriguez)
Anyone who can pull off the title of “The” must know what they are on about & anyone in the SolidWorks community know that when it comes to rendering (in SolidWorks) then Rob is “The” person. I was a avid follower of the Render Contest & although I had never submitted an entry I was fascinated at what was & could be created.
Then in February 2009 Rob announced that he could not continue with the Contest but introduced Chris Thorn (@rendercontest) who would introduce a new site and continued the monthly contests. Having re-discovered the site earlier this month I saw that this months (#64 June 2011) model was that of a Meccano Bicycle.
As a child of the “60’s” I grew up with Meccano. Arguably the best Engineering construction toy ever created!
I know today it is not the same product as first envisaged by Frank Hornby but it looks to have continued with many of the same principles. I seem to have gotten a little sidetracked! Anyway once I saw the model I thought it was about time I submitted a model.
My original thought was to produce a model based in the original colour scheme (red & green) with an appropriate desk/ room.
However I couldn’t find an image on-line that I wanted to use as well I realised that the components were of modern manufacture & materials! I settled for a plain (timber) background & thought most others would display the bike vertical, so too be different I set it laid down in “construction mode” The 1600 x 1200 format was different to what I would normally set up for (I’m much more of a 16:9 ratio type of guy!)
I started playing with 24mm style of look but ended up more with a zoom 70mm style.Here is the full collection:
I’m a little saddened that entry numbers appears to be declining.
I for one will definitely be back in the following months……come on give me some competition!