OSC (Offshore Simulator Centre) are a valued regular to the igils. This project was another fun one (aren’t they all?!) to design and produce CAD drawings for two computer consoles. The brief was low-key, but sexy, and were to house several state-of-the-art PCs and other gubbins the boffins at OSC came up with. Read more
Archive for category: 3D Design
A great client of ours, Ian Knapper stonemason, commissioned us to produce visuals for a bespoke stone staircase project of theirs. They had the design for the staircase roughed out in SketchUp, and needed visuals for their client to help communicate the design to the final owners of these lovely pieces of sculpted Moleanos – a Jurassic limestone.
Whilst we were at it, there were still a few issues with some of the treads that needed to be ironed out, so rather than this being a one-way flow of data, from the client to us, they would also like the finished model handed back. With this they could take it into their own CAD package to produce the necessary cutting templates.
Over the last 8 months or so, we are lucky enough to have been involved in the development and visualisation of a new range of 360 degree simulators aimed at the offshore transportation and commecial industry. From a small single-man 2.8m projection dome, through 4m and 7m to a whopping 14m suspended two-floor dome that can house 8 operatives. Read more
Back in December we showed you the initial CGI images of the concept simulator base and cab, produced for marketing use.
Four weeks later and we have produced the initial designs for the physical versions of the moving base and crane cab, which will fix to the base. Read more
These arm rests were designed to complement the various simulators our client manuafactures. For the primary material we used laser-etched aluminium to keep tooling costs to a minimum, and to help weight saving as these units will be shipped internationally.
Our brief was to redesign the support legs and camera bracket for these smaller domes, and to produce a marketing image showing a typical installation in an office with restricted ceiling height.
The second simulator visualisation we’ve worked on for this client, and the biggest to date – the ‘Tea Cup’. This beast is two stories in height, provides seating for 8 crew including the captain, and allows them all to walk around, viewing the simulation in a glorious 360 degree field of view!
The really cool thing is that the crew can look out of their windows, see the oil rig crane working (for example), talk to the crane operator and see him respond, because they in turn are sat in a room next to them in their own simulator, from which they can see the bridgehouse! Networked simulators.
We were approached a few months ago by a Norwegian company who specialise in designing and manufacturing simulators for the offshore industry. This has been a pretty big deal for us at albino, as initially they wanted this product visualising – it’s a 180 degree crane cab simulator, which is pretty cool in and of itself. Read more
Once in a while a client asks for something off the wall. As many of our clients know, or should know, we can create accurate physicalÂ models produced from our computer-based models. We’ve used rapid prototyping technology before to visualise developments or character designs, but when we were approached by our client to produce a physical 3D model for a prestigious presentation piece we suggested a different technique. Read more