Overview

MOOD
Future
Music
Elegance
Wood
Curves
DELIVERABLES
Research
3D Visualisation

About

Photorealistic 3D visualisation of electric violin Yamaha YEV-104. This musical instrument is a combination of classical and modern elements. Together they create a unique futuristic design.

Creation Process

Take a look at details of each step during the research, prototype and final rendering phase.

The first step was grouping product photographs and references for the small parts and mechanisms. Tuning pegs, the direction of winding the strings with the fixing detail and tensioning of the strings, called the "tail". We used all these references in 3D modelling.
After several versions, we have reached the final pose, which highlighted the violin's elegant design the most. We have modified the model, so that it can be used on the web as well. When optimising, we aimed to make it work as smooth as possible in the web interface, while maintaining the maximum possible detail level.
The results are renders, that replace product photographs in the presentation for customers on the web, and the interactive 3D model with the ability to rotate, change colours or zoom in on the product details.
Maple

RGB 44 34 24

HSL 30 29 13

#2C2218

Spruce

RGB 239 199 137

HSL 36 76 74

#EFC789

Coal

RGB 32 32 32

HSL 0 0 13

#202020

Mahogany

RGB 103 53 41

HSL 12 43 28

#673529

Sea

RGB 4 51 82

HSL 204 90 17

#043352

Moss

RGB 41 75 53

HSL 141 29 23

#294B35

Colour variations

One of the advantages of the 3D model is the ability to quickly change colours and materials with an instant preview of the identical camera angle. Therefore, choosing a colour variation becomes engaging for the customer.

Select the colour

3D or Photography

The 3D model can be almost like reality, without recognition. Also, when creating a 3D model, we are not limited by the camera's position, lighting or surroundings. The advantage is the possibility of interaction between abstract elements and the product. The exact repetition of the image after making any changes is a significant advantage as well.

3D modelling reduces the time and eliminates technical complications associated with cameras' preparation, proper lighting, and costs for an atelier.

CameraColor, Material, FinishEnviromentPhysicsLighting
3D Render
No limit
Instant changes
Slower
No limit
Simulate anything
Product photography
Physical limit
New product & shooting
Faster
Physical limit
Technical limit
3D RenderProduct photography
Camera
No limit
Camera
Physical limit
Color, Material, Finish
Instant
Color, Material, Finish
New product & shooting
Enviroment
Slower
Enviroment
Faster
Physics
No limit
Physics
Physical limit
Lighting
Simulate anything
Lighting
Technical limit
Cork
Rubberized nylon cord
Steel
Plastic
Spruce wood
Mahogany wood
Maple wood