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Steampunk iPod by otas32 Steampunk iPod by otas32
My second Daily Deviation!!
Thank you so much :iconinmc:!

*And no Marco (INMC), I'm not mad I got my message box flooded with comments from other Deviants on this piece! What else could be more warming to the heart and the soul than to come back after the Holidays to find so many kind encouraging words from so many other talented artists?? Thank you all!

Created for The3DArtistClub Technology Contest. :iconthe3dartistclub:

WON SECOND PLACE!! YEY!! :thumb145669505:

It took some thinking how I would solve the iPod screen or the concept of the circular control for browsing the iPod menus :)

Actually, from this render angle, you can't see it, but the letter cylinders spell out in the "text viewer": Faux Reveur Chill Set, which is the record I was listening to while making this piece.

I was going to make a version with the iPod cover off, so you could see the internal workings, with multiple dented/textured cylinders much like the ones you find in a music box (the old grandma popping out little ballerina type music boxes). In the end I figured it would be too much work, and besides, the covered version has plenty of detail anyway :)

In the end, the result of this concept gadget renders a monophonic music played from metallic cylinders brushing their textured dots on another metallic brush thingy.

The vapor pressure cylinder is for powering each one of those music cylinders, and you choose which one by making the appropriate connection when you rotate the iPod "ClickWheel".

I put on it a a pressure gauge, you don't want to make the music go to fast by putting to much pressure hehe :) (and you want to check up on how much playing time you have, so you can add more water and heat it up hehehe :D

The earphones I decided should be a variation of a gramophone, but still looking like the common iPod plugs.

Of course I also put in the "screen" the little bar that tells you where in the song you are hehe (the little diamond).

The only thing I didn't figure out was how to upload music to your steampunk ipod, I guess you just change the cylinders, or get bootleg copies hehehe, and you "connect" your iPod to recharge steam :D

According to the ClickWheel, this is a 12 cylinder iPod... if U want more music in your unit, you have to wait for the 24 cylinder one hehe.

Please don't bootleg music cylinders, think of all the blacksmiths out there making a living with them.

Made with 3dsMax, working mostly with the basic Mental Ray textures. I made textures for the iPod cover, the letter cylinder, and the ClickWheel.
Rendered with Mental Ray, using a HDR map and some additional light objects using GlowLume.

Work time for the model and texturing about 4 hours, render time about 20mins.

Some slight touch ups in Photoshop and added my name.

Cheers :)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-12-26
Steampunk iPod by *otas32 is an extremely believable render of a great concept. This version of the iPod has nearly all the features of the original, and looks awesome too! ( Suggested by inmc and Featured by joannastar )
Awesomer2715 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student
My Positive side: Cool! If that was real it would take technology to the next ten levels!
My Negative side: Oh look. Some sci-fi sh*t.
PS: Don't take the negative side seriously. It's a practice for my new comic. And the positive side is my real opinion!
Jonsukka Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that real?
I´s awesome!! And ubelievable!
marssetta Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DaMN! This is crazy!
KillzSkilz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Wow that looks amazing! O_O. I wonder if it works...
professor-theodosius Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Too awesome for words!
Meepsia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
I want one of those :-D
xXHimeko-chan8Xx Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I can't take my eyes off this. This is incredibly awesome! :D
Jayceel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
screw apple, I want this!
SilvaInk Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student General Artist
This is really rad! Glad to have come across it and now have the opportunity to stare at what you've done.
AviKohl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think I'm gonna need a second monocle...
StoryOfAGirlGoneBi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really amazing! i love it! i wish i had one just like it even if it seems complicated. 
skogsmuppen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student General Artist
i wish i could have that irl.. lol it looks so slick
iOKaii Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Absolutely wonderful :) (Smile) 
wheeled-tank Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
More advance then my boombox that I am listening to :P
cloudwubs Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Shut up and take my gears !!!!!
handofmaddnes Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AsylumAmbush Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone needs to make this a real thing.
appearanceart Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
CeruleanTF2 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those earphoens should be insanely real. O.O
animeplusmj Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome! Does it really work?
Anyway, good job!
Sammiisweet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
OMG I want this! Great design!
Qrangelalala Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
this is very very awesome, great job!
thechocolatist Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice done. Great design to build a real one!
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Merveillous Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
like ;)
Red-Yesterday Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This has got to be THE coolest ipod I have ever seen! o.O
muggle13 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i want this
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   Digital Artist
This Is An Awesome Looking iPod Case, Your Daily Deviation Is Well Deserved.
strengthofabutterfly Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
This is sooooo cool! :D
PiritarisT Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what the ..I WANT THIS!
HightopKinsleighFAN Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Oh WOW, I don't even-and the- with the- wow. All I can say is wow. O_O
LovelyPhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
does this actually work?
Sisya Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
This is amazing!!
iW-O-L-F Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
wow :O
thekatherineb Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
So cool. Wow.
kimlena153 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SO. Much. Want. Haha anyway, one little tick I have is that where the cord for the earbuds overlap the plans looks a little rough. Other than that (which isn't even major), AWESOME.
Peltus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
that is bad. ipods arent gold color. when u do 3d it is supposed to be realistick and this is BAD 3D!!
if u want to see good realistick 3d just look at my renders
nanaleonti Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Are you for real :P
otas32 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
hahahahahaha this is so lame, it's actually quite funny! :D
Peltus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks u
servernameproxy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
is it real?
otas32 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nope, a 3d render :)
servernameproxy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Ah. You know you broke a girl's dreams foever?
lycanalphasharlens Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how much would it cost to have you make me one?
otas32 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have no idea, if it where possible I mean.
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