General Motors, David R. Warn: Car Rendering Software




 
  • ©, General Motors and David R. Warn, Car Rendering Software
  • ©, General Motors and David R. Warn, Car Rendering Software
  • ©, General Motors and David R. Warn, Car Rendering Software
  • ©, General Motors and David R. Warn, Car Rendering Software

Artist(s):


Title:


Car Rendering Software

Exhibition:


SIGGRAPH 1984: CAD Show

Category:


Design

Artist Statement:


A CAD system can create a rendering of an automobile design in a fraction of the time required to build the customary realistic fullsize model used for aesthetic evaluations.  The computer began the rendering of this car by approximating its surface with a mosaic of more than 10,000 planar polygons.  Using the “Light and View Selection” display the designer “set up the shot” with hypothetical camera and lighting fixtures just as a photographer would.  The result is this nearly photographic image. The apparent colors of the car and the lights could be altered by choosing different values from the “Color Mixing” display.

Technical Information:


Equipment: Digital Equipment Corp. VAX 11 /780 Raster Technologies Model One/25 Display Processor Ramtek 9300 Color Display