Case study

Concept Design – Personal Work

Exploring 2D, 3D, XR, and AI tools and techniques

Concept Design
2018–Now

Roles
Sketching
3D Modeling
XR Modeling
Rendering
Concept Art
Generative AI
Motion
Animation

Overview

I love doing personal work in my free time. It's the moment when I can detach myself from client needs and constraints and focus only on improving my techniques, learning new tools, and having fun.

This is a collection of some of the personal experiments and explorations I've been doing over the past few years. The main goal was to improve my concept design techniques (sketching, 3D modeling, rendering, concept art, motion, and prototyping) by exploring different tools and mediums.

You can see more of these explorations on my ArtStation and Instagram pages.

Software used:
3D modeling and animation: Blender
XR: Gravity Sketch
Rendering: KeyShot, Cycles
AR prototyping: Unity
2D: Photoshop
Motion: After Effects
Generative AI: Vizcom

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"Concept Design Workflow" - Gravity Sketch AROUND Conference 2021

In 2021, I was invited to speak at the Gravity Sketch AROUND global conference. In my "Concept Design Workflow" talk, I shared how I create concept designs by exploring and mixing 2D, 3D, and VR tools and techniques.

You can watch the recording in the link below.

Spaceships – XR Modeling

  • Headset: Meta Quest 1/2/3
  • 3D modeling: Gravity Sketch and Blender
  • Rendering: KeyShot and Cycles
  • 2D painting: Photoshop
  • AR prototyping: Unity
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Concept Vehicles – 3D Modeling

  • 3D modeling: Blender
  • Rendering: KeyShot and Cycles
  • 2D painting: Photoshop
  • Motion: After Effects
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Rover_Sketch1-min
Rover_Sketch2-min
rover_001_3D_square
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Generative AI

  • AI tool: Vizcom
  • 2D painting: Photoshop
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Interior_Vizcom_Concept_2_Gif_low

3D art & animation – XR

  • 3D modeling: Blender
  • Rendering: Cycles and KeyShot
  • 2D: Photoshop
  • Animation: Blender, KeyShot, and After Effects
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Art and animation created for the Manyone website: https://manyone.com/article/hybrid-realities/

World building

  • 3D modeling: Blender
  • Rendering: Eevee and Cycles
  • 2D painting: Photoshop
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Get in touch

danilo.msaito@gmail.com