Pimp Santas Ride Entries are in – help us decide the winners!
Autodesk Automotive challenged #Alias, #Speedform and #VRED users to redesign Santa’s sleigh, and what did we get? Some incredibly creative, sleek and stylish design concepts. Now, it’s up to all of YOU to decide, which is the best Pimped Santa’s Ride?
Simply visit our social media pages, and cast your vote by liking, sharing, retweeting and regramming their posts. The competition is open until 12PM EST/GMT-5 on Monday, December 19th.
So, check them out and cast your votes!
1.) Frank Liu
2.) Max 请查收谢谢
3.) Shouvik Dutta
I designed the vehicle using speedform and alias automotive. Hybrid design workflow helped a lot in making the model. The transition between alias surface and speedform is very helpful later the model was rendered in VRED.
This design is fully my own creation and no duplicate design idea has been used in the design and no internet downloaded texture has been used to render; only VRED stock environments have been used.
This vehicle is a mix of drone and sledge.
- the wing comes from the roof and joins to make a closed shape and also works as a spoiler.
- wing bends itself like a traditional C pillar from the roof
- drone fans help to land the vehicle through changing direction of airflow.
4.) Adam Cox
Model in Alias Auto Studio 2017 / Render in VRED Pro 2017
This unique design has a sleek, seamless form and a diamond shaped wingspan which means that Santa can fly at heights greater than the earth’s atmosphere. In addition, the SR1 is able to travel around the earth much faster than in previous years due to it’s three super sonic candy cane jet engines which boost the aircraft swiftly to its next destination.
When it comes to landing, Santa need not worry about a bumpy return to earth. This craft can land on earth, sea and even snow with ease due to its streamline body and hydrofoil lower wings.
Taking inspiration the classic Christmas colour scheme, the candy apple paint work and shiny chrome finishes aim to instil a feeling of festive nostalgia in the lucky spectator.
Consider Santa’s ride is well and truly pimped.
5.) Peter Spriggs
Greetings from the North Pole!
This Sleigh has been built by the brightest and brainiest of the Elves at Elf Control beneath the Polar ice caps. Lovingly named Evelyna by Father Christmas, it includes numerous additions to help make Saint Nick’s job a little easier come Christmas Eve.
- The Sleigh is self propelled using the very latest technology from the Elves ingenuity, powered by two Borealis Class 352 Imagination Drives, it is capable of instantly travelling to any point on Earth. Once in a specific location the drives revert to a lower power setting until the big guy is ready to move to a new global location. The drives gain their energy from the level of imagination that exists across the world, the lower our collective creativity the less efficient the drives become. The drives leave a trail remeniscent of the Aurora Borealis while in their lower power setting.
- Two retractable long range communication antennas are hidden at the rear of the sleigh, this enables Santa to stay in constant communication with Elf Control.
- A Holographic projector allows the Sleigh to retain it’s traditional look by projecting 8 Reindeer out in front, should any Child naughty enough to still be awake catch a glimpse as Santa makes his way across the sky.
- Nestled under the rear of the sleigh is the Elvish workshop’s most ingenious invention yet, rather than Santa having to carry a gigantic sack of gifts around with him, a Quantum teleportation gate has been installed to enable Elf Control to keep the presents at the North Pole and send them to Santa instantly whenever he makes a delivery.
- The Dashboard houses instruments that allow Santa to keep an eye on all the important information, including how many presents are remaining, the time until sun rise and the level of power in the Imagination drives.