3D visualisation specialist

Using a string of multiple 3D tools I model and render existing or conceptual products, of nature unseen and ideas materialised, primarily for use in marketing.


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INT (NO), Howl Studio (Sweden), Loop Associates (Denmark), Quadric (Denmark), Stupid Studio (Denmark), Prehype (US), Vulkan (Denmark), Sketchbook (US), Gravy (Czech Rep.), Peter Schmidt Group (Germany), McCann (US), SDG (Denmark), &co (Denmark), Integer (Sweden), as well as numerous indie projects.

Official vendor to the Interpublic Group.

Block and tackle

"blocks and tackles are what makes it possible to raise and lower immense surfaces of canvas in storms and rough seas with nothing but our arms and plenty of grit"

Cpt. A.C. Kromann (the fictitious version of him)

Imagine pulling a 20 kg sack up from the ground with a rope running through a simple metal ring attached to a beam overhead. It feels as heavy as 20 kg ought to feel. But pulling the same weight with a gun tackle, and then a double tackle is fascinating. You have to pull in a lot more rope, but the weight is so light compared.

Instead of using one single rope (a spline) with all the problems it might pose to the dynamic system - getting the rope to behave when running through the pulleys nine times - I have decided to divide the rope into separate sections (as shown by the capital letters in the drawing above).

Instead of using one single rope (a spline) with all the problems it might pose to the dynamic system - getting the rope to behave when running through the pulleys nine times - I have decided to divide the rope into separate sections (as shown by the capital letters in the drawing above).

An early render of a simple double block with a twisted metal string as the hook

An early render of a simple double block with a twisted metal string as the hook

For this reason, they were and are still used on sailing ships - often so numerously that riggings look like cherry trees with the blocks being the fruit. On a two mastered schooner like the Flora, there was enough to become a major production issue if not implemented in a tolerably flexible way when building the 3d ship.

The gun tackle on the right can lift twice the weight with the same amount of energy used as the simplest one section tackle on the left. Some complex setups can raise nine times as much or more.

The gun tackle on the right can lift twice the weight with the same amount of energy used as the simplest one section tackle on the left. Some complex setups can raise nine times as much or more.