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The Pocket Aether Perambulator

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Published: March 13, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 Technohippy
'The Pocket Æther Perambulator'

Finally complete after over 6 months of work. This is a combination of several large renders so download is totally recommended to get all the detail. I would like to note that there are some artifacts which have been left as an indication that this is a mere 3d model. (a gentleman's bowtie is never perfect!!)

The dimensions for this are based on my trusty Nokia N95, It opens much like a netbook and boasts the following features.

*Fob ring - for attaching to a gentlemans pocket chain
*External Chronograph - with visible mechanism
*External Camera Obscura - for capturing magical images which might take ones fancy
*Internal Camera Obscura - for presenting images of your own visage whilst communing over the Ætheric web
*Miniaturised QWERTY typewriter - to aid in the preparation of Æthergrammes
*Ætheric plasma picture frame - for viewing the Ætheric web
*Internal magnetic resonance speaker/microphone
*Dedicated buttons for accessing the Ætheric web
*Exquisite external engraving and name plate bearing the following information 'The Pocket Æther Perambulator - enabling communion across Ætheric space. As presented by Prof. A. J. G. Wellsby'

Go here [link] for the steampunk mobile phone gallery to see other images from this model. single images from this presentation will be submitted in due course

Modelling - Sketchup
rendering - Kerkythea
HDRI - HDR labs/Bob Groothuis 'Van Kleef 3' [link]
Bump map for engraving from openclipart [link]


This piece, its constituent parts, concept and design are, unless stated otherwise, solely the intellectual property of Andrew James Gowland.
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xXVladkiHobbyist Photographer
nice work
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TechnohippyHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
:jedi:
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cardfueStudent Digital Artist
Excellent work!
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TechnohippyHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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cardfueStudent Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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TechnohippyHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :jedi:
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TE-WilliamsHobbyist Digital Artist
In the words of Christopher Walken: Wowie wow wow!
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TechnohippyHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you sir, the words of walken are high praise indeed!
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radoxistProfessional General Artist
It's amazing ;) really nice !
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TechnohippyHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks man, really appreciate it.
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radoxistProfessional General Artist
Thank u ;) too
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amazing work! took me a while to realise it wasn't real!
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TechnohippyHobbyist Digital Artist
as i said to ~scalpinock, that really does please me greatly :D thanks for commenting
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It took me about 10 minutes to realize it was CGI.
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TechnohippyHobbyist Digital Artist
that pleases me greatly :D
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ScifiwarshipsProfessional Digital Artist
I have to write some more here, because it's not just the render that is so stunning. It's the piece as well. I am a gadget freak, and I'd kill to have this piece of kit. It looks like something Sherlock Holmes should have, made by one of Jules Verne's fictional geniuses. The shape, The silver, The font on the lovely buttons, the curved glass on the screen, the coloring and the engraving.. All of it is so beautifully designed and composed, not to mention the watch. I can vividly imagine the feel and weight of it in my hand, cool metal on the skin... Fantastic.
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TechnohippyHobbyist Digital Artist
I fell in love with the idea way before the render. I'm glad these images convey the solidity of the peice. thankyou, again :bows:
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ScifiwarshipsProfessional Digital Artist
You are most welcome. Now.. If only Nokia had some vision.. There's a danish company that was in the media a couple of months back with a solid gold phone with a retail price of some 150K USD.
They'd be visionary enough to make something like this, because if you made it into a phone it's within technological reach I would think. It's a timeless piece, with the marriage of victorian age and 1940's elements(the camera and speaker I presume) and future technology. This makes you into a very good industrial designer as well as an acomplished 3d artist. I reckon you could sell this concept given the right buyer, cos Damn... I just want one and so would every other gadget freak.
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TechnohippyHobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I knew where to start with selling this design! should look into it really :D head in the clouds too much unfortunately.

been looking at your spaceships and you are no mean designer yourself, so I take your praise to be no small thing!

I want it too... badly (although it would have to operate android as I appear to be addicted to that now)
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ScifiwarshipsProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words, mate..
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:D
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ScifiwarshipsProfessional Digital Artist
Dude.... This is probably the best render I have ever seen. You Sir, are a master at this. Holy shit, and then some.. Wow...!
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Very kind of you to say so :blush:

I am a mere journeyman there are others much better than me
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