In progress …

This model was inspired by the real model iDog which was created by Sega as a novelty robot toy dog for an MP3 Player. The iDog reacts to music from an MP3 player and features a number of flashing LED lights in its face and will ‘dance’ to the beat of the music. The iDog began shipping in early 2005.

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I used the SolidWorks 3D CAD Modelling system to generate this 3D representation. The model was intended to test the capability of the Maxwell rendering product during the development of a plugin by Next Limit for use with SolidWorks.

Lets begin by looking at the finished model

– here are a couple of images produced in Maxwell render:



– the following 4 renders produced by PhotoView in SolidWorks: