THE B. RUNNER – TYRREL PATROL VEHICLE

The B. Runner – 3D digital model developed in Autodesk Alias (vehicle 3/4 front).

The B. Runner – 3D digital model developed in Autodesk Alias (vehicle 3/4 rear).

The B. Runner – Alias model converted to mesh which is exported as a .stl file to Maya.

The B. Runner – image rendered in Autodesk Maya.

The B. Runner – image rendered in Autodesk Maya.

The B. Runner – image rendered in Autodesk Maya.

The B. Runner – image rendered in Autodesk Maya.

The B. Runner – image rendered in Autodesk Maya.

The B. Runner – image rendered in Autodesk Maya.

The B. Runner – image rendered in Autodesk Maya.

The B. RUNNER is a patrol vehicle of Tyrrell, the powerful mega-manufacturer of genetically engineered replicants on my imaginary remake of Blade Runner, the 1982 sci-fi film of Ridley Scott and Michael Deeley, regarded by many critics as one of the best sci-fi movies ever made. On the “remake”, the police flying spinners are joined by Tyrrell’s own replicant hunters driving the B. RUNNER vehicles and ground patrolling the Los Angeles of 2019 against defying replicants. I am huge fan of Blade Runner and have great admiration for Syd Mead’s concept art work for the movie; reasons which made me create this 3D digital prop. I considered The B. RUNNER vehicle as a portrait of the “retrofitted future” theme of the original movie keeping design elements of recognizable today’s vehicles, like the green house, kit bashed with a more mechanical inspired look lower body where each of the four hub less wheels have their own electric engine and retractable steering arm system. The overall sleek look of the vehicle is crowned with graphics, lighting and design elements that enhance its patrolling and pursuing duties. The B. RUNNER model was built using Autodesk Alias software and all the renderings were produced in Autodesk Maya, using IBL/HDRI and MentalRay. The title and caption on the renderings were added in Photoshop.