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Richard Benson

www.pikcells.com


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ABOUT ME

We are Pikcells, a design driven CGI studio founded in Huddersfield in 2003. The focus of our work is making extremely good looking CGI and really useful Interactive solutions for large and small clients. Each project is treated equally with the goal of producing relevant and original work that is valuable and useful to our clients. Design is a ubiquitous part of what we do and is woven into the fabric of our company. We firmly believe that good design is the cornerstone of good image making and ensure that this is element is fundamental to each project we take on. Over the years we have built up a tremendously talented team, most of whom have a strong design background, and this foundation means we can successfully take on a variety of project types spanning CGI, visualization, Interior and exterior design and apps. We are most comfortable sat between the converging areas of cutting edge technology and art. We are infatuated with the disruptive technologies flooding the market today and are always looking for how these can be incorporated into effective solutions for our clients. For more than a decade we have used imagination, problem solving and flair to create rich digital and moving imagery for clients nationally and internationally.

My Top Software

3dsmax
Photoshop
Corona Renderer
After Effects
V-Ray
ZBrush
RailClone
Forest Pack

Bespoke Bedroom Furnishings

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Handcrafted bespoke furniture deserves the very best CG to demonstrate its elegance and sophistication.

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Hunton Simple Classic

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Classic kitchen interior CG image created for leading independent kitchen brand in the UK.

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Modern Classic Kitchen CGI

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

A classic styled kitchen with extraordinary detailed materials.

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Hunton Kitchen Interior CGI

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

An aspirational contemporary kitchen apartment interior with a muted colour scheme and striking solid surfaces.

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Indigo Shaker Kitchen Interior

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Our client wanted to feature the strong woodgrain textures on their 5 panel shaker cabinet doors, we emphasised the texture by using natural lightsources and a deeper blue colour.

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Spectrum Teal Kitchen

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

We've created an interior here with a very on trend chiaroscuro design, using dark teal units and worktops and high contrast bright illuminated peach tiles.

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Milano Slate Industrial Kitchen

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

By using on-trend slate textures in a space with exposed brick, dark metal frames and Edison bulbs our stylists and CG artists have created a remarkable industrial interior.

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Coral CGI Kitchen

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Clever use of colour can be the making of a design. Here we've drawn inspiration from Pantone's colour of the year, Living Coral, and used it to create a vibrant, eye-catching kitchen layout, from an otherwise unassuming layout.

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Sheraton Kitchen Interior

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Adding high quality, detailed props to a scene helps to add authenticity, but good CGI isn't just a process of adding detailed products. Strong design is still key, each of our images are planned, designed and styled before the 3D process begins.

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Milano Gold Kitchen

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Our stylists used loads of marble in this kitchen to purvey luxury and incorporated a luxurious handleless kitchen into the traditional interior.

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Swiss inspired bathrooms

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Richard Benson

A series of elegant and minimal CGI bathroom sets with added beauty from the breathtaking landscapes of Switzerland.

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Beech Lobby Reception

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

We created some really detailed materials here and used our clients wood-based panels to create an impactful lobby area full of rich texture.

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Bespoke Bedroom Furnishings

Handcrafted bespoke furniture deserves the very best CG to demonstrate its elegance and...

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Hunton Simple Classic

Classic kitchen interior CG image created for leading independent kitchen brand in the UK.

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42

Modern Classic Kitchen CGI

A classic styled kitchen with extraordinary detailed materials.

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84

Hunton Kitchen Interior CGI

An aspirational contemporary kitchen apartment interior with a muted colour scheme and striking...

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60

Indigo Shaker Kitchen Interior

Our client wanted to feature the strong woodgrain textures on their 5 panel shaker cabinet doors, we...

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74

Spectrum Teal Kitchen

We've created an interior here with a very on trend chiaroscuro design, using dark teal units and...

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105

Milano Slate Industrial Kitchen

By using on-trend slate textures in a space with exposed brick, dark metal frames and Edison bulbs...

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96

Coral CGI Kitchen

Clever use of colour can be the making of a design. Here we've drawn inspiration from Pantone's...

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116

Sheraton Kitchen Interior

Adding high quality, detailed props to a scene helps to add authenticity, but good CGI isn't just a...

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138

Milano Gold Kitchen

Our stylists used loads of marble in this kitchen to purvey luxury and incorporated a luxurious...

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163

Swiss inspired bathrooms

A series of elegant and minimal CGI bathroom sets with added beauty from the breathtaking landscapes...

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158

Beech Lobby Reception

We created some really detailed materials here and used our clients wood-based panels to create an...

Bespoke Bedroom Furnishings

Richard Benson

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Handcrafted bespoke furniture deserves the very best CG to demonstrate its elegance and sophistication. Our client manufactures bespoke wardrobes and cabinets and wanted to expand their brochure imagery. Our interior designers used their brief of ‘less is more’ styling and natural lighting to produce these images. Also, how good is the CG bedding that one of our talented artists crafted!

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Huddersfield

Hunton Simple Classic

Richard Benson

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Our client selected an eye-catching deep blue and porcelain colour scheme in this kitchen interior which our stylists have complimented with simple furnishings and classic material choices.

3Dsmax and Corona renderer, with Fusion 16 and Photoshop for the finishing touches and composition.

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Huddersfield

Modern Classic Kitchen CGI

Richard Benson

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

There’s some extraordinary detail in the materials in this contemporary kitchen CGI. Our artists have been meticulous creating a subtle, yet noticeable woodgrain finish for the dust grey Shaker cabinets.
More of our kitchen CGI > https://www.pikcells.com/gallery/kitchens

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Huddersfield

Hunton Kitchen Interior CGI

Richard Benson

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

In these recent kitchen CGI’s our brief was to create an aspirational apartment kitchen but still retaining a classic character. Our interior designers added a minimal amount of classic props complimenting the muted colour palette of the Shaker units and drawing attention to the striking solid surfaces.
More of our images > pikcells.com/gallery

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Huddersfield

Indigo Shaker Kitchen Interior

Richard Benson

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Another kitchen space here, where our client wanted to feature their improved woodgrain textures on the traditional shaker doors. By using the deeper blue finish with stronger natural looking lightsources we’ve emphasised the grain and retained the room brightness with light worksurfaces and white tongue and groove wall panels.

3DSmax and Corona used with a little Photoshopping for the finishing touches.

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Huddersfield

Spectrum Teal Kitchen

Richard Benson

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Our client proposed a concept of a kitchen with an area behind the upstand to cultivate fresh herbs. We’ve used this idea with a fashionable chiaroscuro design, using dark teal units and worktops with bright illuminated peach tiles.

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Huddersfield

Milano Slate Industrial Kitchen

Richard Benson

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Subtle features like the copper cabinet profiles can enhance and add merit to the overall design. By using on-trend slate textures in a space with exposed brick, dark metal frames and Edison bulbs our stylists and CG artists have created a remarkable industrial interior.

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Huddersfield

Coral CGI Kitchen

Richard Benson

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Clever use of colour can be the making of a design. Here we’ve drawn inspiration from Pantone’s colour of the year, Living Coral, and used it to create a vibrant, eye-catching kitchen layout, from an otherwise unassuming layout. We created a main render and four detailed images to exhibit our clients cabinets and the design features.

Everything has been created in house by our talented CG design team using 3DSMax and Corona Renderer with composition in Fusion Studio 16 and minor adjustments in Photoshop to add the finishing touches.

Studio: Pikcells Ltd
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Huddersfield

Sheraton Kitchen Interior

Richard Benson

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

We know that strong design is essential to create an effective image. Each of our CG interiors are planned, designed and styled before the 3D process begins. Adding high quality, detailed props to a scene helps to add authenticity, but good CGI isn’t just a process of adding detailed products.
Here our stylists have used the clients kitchen products to great effect combining gloss and matt slab doors with lighter natural oaks.

Studio: Pikcells Ltd
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Huddersfield

Milano Gold Kitchen

Richard Benson

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Nothing quite purveys luxury in a kitchen like marble and we’ve used oodles of it here. Our stylists incorporated a luxurious handleless kitchen into this traditional interior, flourishes of gold in the cabinet profile and furnishings add further extravagance.
Rendered with Corona renderer in 3DSmax, composition and adjustments in Photoshop.

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Huddersfield

Swiss inspired bathrooms

Richard Benson

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Richard Benson

We have been working with our client, a fashionable Swiss bathroom company, for over four years and have designed and produced hundreds of CG images for them.

The brief for this project was to capture the beauty and breathtaking landscapes associated with Switzerland and combine them with stylish, contemporary bathrooms incorporating their products. Our stylists have created some exciting interior designs with an elegant and minimal character.

Design and CGI production by our talented in house team using 3DSMax and rendered with v-ray renderer. Additional finish and compositing using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Huddersfield

Beech Lobby Reception

Richard Benson

November 18, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Timber veneered panels can be used in a variety of innovative ways that really demonstrate the rich natural beauty of natural woodgrain. Here we’ve used 3DSMax & Corona Renderer to create an impactful lobby area full of rich texture.

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Huddersfield

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