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Hornbill-01 by peterku Hornbill-01 by peterku
Concept of sci-fi energy gun - HORNBILL
This model I did along my another model – ELAH ([link]) This both were designed as twins but never finish this one 100 percent until now. They are similar except major line. Concept and realisation is mine. Program I used is 3ds max and rendering engine is vray. Material I made should be something between plastic and ceramic .
I did 2 pictures (resolution 1920x1080):
1. [link]
2. [link]
I chased hi-tech dynamic feeling so let me know your opinion. Tnx for comments if any and bye.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-03-03
Very interesting concept. I've always had a liking for SF technology designs, and this one in particular looks seriously solid between your overall rendering and the fluid design. Everything looks fully functional, from the energy cell insert in the bottom of the handle to the settings toggle. However, a couple of points do stand out to me that could be improved upon.

First and foremost, the shape of the gun, while excellently fluid and expressive, seems somewhat unwieldy. The handle is, for lack of a better word, bulky - which is a surprise, considering its curvy profile. Unless those upper and lower grip areas are made of some kind of compression foam, I don't see this being very easy to hold in a comfortable aiming position unless your hands are the size of the average pineapple. Either your fingers would have to extend around the undergrip the long way, thus loosening your hold, or the whole hand would have to close around the lower section, making the trigger hard to reach. It also seems as though the handle's curves would make it more difficult to insert the energy cells, unless they're a lot smaller than the image makes them seem.

I also feel as though the display template is a bit overcrowded, with too much visual noise for a design that's so sleek and simple - it almost distracts the eye. However, these are minor complaints, and from a purely stylistic standpoint, this concept is brilliant.

Overall, I'd say this piece is well worth looking at, with a stylish overall concept, solid presentation, and simply beautiful rendering; I just don't know if I'd want to try and hold one in an actual firefight.
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The first thing I should add is that this was featured on the front page of DA and caught my eye. This is a good indication of the originality of the piece.

Vision: I find the vision to be extremely creative and well built. There is a great amount of design and polish put in to this piece that is very much clear from the details. I like the fact that their are details in the model itself, including the sight, safety and instructions aong the side. There is a solid feel to the piece that gives it more weight and depth.

Originality: A science fiction weapon is fairly common but there is a certain level of real world mechanics that creates a much more believable piece rather than a polished weapon with no resemblence to a practical weapon. As mentioned with the Vision category, there are details on there that I would not expect in a science fiction weapon but work very well. The functional aspects of a rail, right and saftey show a better concept of mechanics for a functional weapon.
Technique: It is clear that you used the program to the maximum potential, especially for the reflective shading and texturing to the piece that gives a much more real world field. I also appreciate the multiple angles that you show throughout the piece is still an interesting detail to it.
Impact: I belive this piece has a great deal of impact to the 3d design, as it incoporates both real world and and futuristic details that add a level of belivability to the weapon without sacrificing the artistic lines and smooth feel.
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macdonald82 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want these sooooo bad!
chaoticsoul98 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
I will never see an energy weapon in real life that is this elegant in my lifetime.
peterku Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
tnx mate. 
Arkus0 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent design, love the sleek look
peterku Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
tnx you.
NoxUmbra5 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to see this gun printed on a 3D printer. it is one of the best concept guns i have ever seen. 
peterku Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
yea. One of mine favourite :)
ashuspeed Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
nice job
nannaea Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Uzgurugalo Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work
peterku Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
tnx you
AviKohl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great work with the curves!
peterku Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
tnx and Happy nw year
Maya998 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Very slick weapons.
TJ-Scorpio88 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
This is awesome! Hope your designs eventually gets featured in games and such! Good luck and keep it up!
I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
I'd become a space-cop just in the hopes I'd get one of these lol.
peterku Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
lol :)
KuHeilah Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
So cute !
dhaka2k Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had tried everything this came at perfect timing for me this filled a void in my life you would excell at this
arc4nis Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had finally hit rock bottom this turned my luck around its an amazing feeling to have money to blow just picture the possibilities
jcraice Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I finally made a life changing decision this is the most unique solution I came across these days I am my own boss try it out for yourself
houndog00 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Awesome weaponry.....perhaps working prototypes in the future?
peterku Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
maybe who knows ;)
Vaskania Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy hell this is sexy.
peterku Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
lol, tnx.
vrga97 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
which software do you use?
peterku Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
3ds max and vray. until now I work 3ds max 2009 and now when I bought new PC I start using 3ds max 2012.
Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Nice design dude
peterku Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Your welcome
Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice! :)
Guycecerberus Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
mr-buttons-esq Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is how sci-fi guns should look: stylish but not ostentatious. Great job.
peterku Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
tnx. i like few lines on model making whole impression....
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Wow, very cool. Very modern-future feeling here. But I'd hate for those to get finger prints on them O_o
Marchly Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Okay, whoa! Where the hell did this genius piece of sci-fi mechanical design come from? Totally floored!

I see a lot of sci-fi art online, in movies and books and this is head and shoulders above most of what I see. This is something has that edge, the x-factor we're always looking for when we want to see something truly innovative. I sure hope you are working in the industry, because I want this made into a prop for a (genuinely good) sci-fi movie/tv series so it can become popular and they can sell replicas to adoring fans like me. BRAVO!
artELemos Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stone-Sorceress Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
incredible modeling skills!
peterku Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Billiam268 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool, its sleek and rounded like a car's design
Sunnycat17 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What a truly sexy pair of pistols! :iconmotherofgodplz:
Shinigami-Rem-san Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist
For some reason instantly reminded me of the dominators in Psycho Pass
aammamer2 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
a little bit and it would be as real as hell!
Awesome job!
Thanks 4 sharing!


leoshades Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Another great looking pair of pistols...
Morning-Star-42 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The texture on this is amazing. I feel as though I could touch it.
Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
they look cool and easy to draw. could I use this image as reference when I want to draw shadow with gun the next time?
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