I seem to have gotten a bit of the carpentry bug. The room with the Dragon Door needed a table and as I did have some spare time I decided to build one. I'm a big fan of really long dining tables because somehow they feel grander. I decided to build one as long as the room would allow. Dimensions : 20 feet 10 inches (about 6.35 meters) x 3 feet 3 inches (about 1 meter) Height (table top) : 29.5 inches Seating capacity : 22 For the table top I decided to reclaim wood left over from the old doors and windows that were taken down during the renovation. I mixed and matched 7 kinds of wood (Tuna, Sal, Pine, Cheed, Sagwan, Sheesham & Deodar), glued and nailed them to a wooden skeleton structure (again made from reclaimed wood). For the legs I decided to make 6 circular rings to match the door of the room. The rings were made with Plyboard & MDF and later panelled with small pieces of deodar wood. After that I started work on the chairs. I
A video of the new Lamborghini Reventon rigged up using the the toy car simulation in 3Ds max and rendered using mental ray. I made the car a while back and just used the same 3D model for this project. As the car was a very high polygon object i made a proxy mesh matching the car chassis and used that in the simulation instead of the entire car.After that i used the proxy object as a parent to the chassis and used that to drive the car. I also made use of the daylight system in mental ray for the lighting of the scene. Scene setup time : 1.5 Hours. Simulation time : 5 Minutes. Rendering time : 8 Hours.
Over the last year I have been working on the renovation/remodeling of my hotel in Nainital. Now we had a 1600 sq ft. area that was to be converted into a small restaurant for the hotel guests. Being a huge fan of LOTR I decided I wanted the entrance to the restaurant to look like a the door to Bilbo's house obviously with our own twist. Here are some pics of the build. The door is a two panel design completely circular and 7 feet tall. Its 1.4" thick and each wood panel weight in just over 50 kgs. Wood: Sagwan. The hinges were made from 0.25" thick mild steel and cut using hacksaws and files We still have some work left for the interiors and the tables and chairs and i post those as soon as they are done. PS: I'm really sorry for having used imperial units in this blog post but I used these units in my original design notes so thought that is what I should write about. All the other p