• Aug 9, 2010
United Nude Lo Res Project Lamborghini Countach – Click above for gallery

Whereas the videogame and CGI worlds are obsessed with ever higher polygon counts to help replicate the smoothness and texture of real life objects, a group of designers at United Nude (great name) has started a project by the name of Lo Res to explore design in the opposite direction. The group takes typical objects like a shoe, a chair, glasses or a Lamborghini Countach, scans them into a computer and then renders them with ever decreasing numbers of triangles.

The result is a kind of computer-aided abstract take on whatever object has struck their fancy. If the group likes the finished product well enough, they'll even go to the trouble of having the object built in true-to-life size like they did with the Lamborghini Countach. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like you can hop in the Lo Res Countach and go for a ride, but you could certainly hang it on your wall as a piece of fine art.



[Source: United Nude via Engadget]


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      Carlos
      • 4 Years Ago
      What exactly is the purpose of this? Is it an expression of art or does it have an actual engineering reason?
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        It's art, but a bit too abstract - there's almost no way to tell the source of the object.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        My guess is just art... and honestly I think it's pretty cool. But I have an interest in computers and can totally understand the polygon counts they're playing with.

        I think the 4th one in the gallery is a much cooler design though - as far as a car goes. In the form of art I can see why they took it as far as they did, but I like the other one better.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        Definitely art, not engineering. I think it's kind of cool--it reduces the object to its essential shape only.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They took the stylists work, probably thousands of hours on high power work stations, simplified it to 8 bits, and it's still cool. Though I wish there was a step between image 4 and image 5...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like the next Batmobile.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Fantastic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What the hell?

      It's like someone took a giant knife to it and just cut random shapes. It's just a big block.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Turn that shape into an actual car, and that would be 100% full of 80's futuristic-styled awesome!
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you don't understand it, it must be crap, right? Heh.

      For me, it's a huge joke. Not the dismissable kind -- the kind that keeps me quietly chortling at my desk all week. Thanks guys!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Kinda reminds me of a shiney chunk of coal...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice rims. Are those "threes"?
      • 4 Years Ago
      4D Sports Driving / Stunts anyone?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Put down the pipe and back away slooooowly....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like a futuristic version of the Tumbler from the Nolan Batman films.
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