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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
ZBrush
V-Ray
RailClone
Forest Pack

Ellesmere Heritage Green Kitchen & Utility

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

A darker green palette has been a firm favourite this year and our stylists have seized the opportunity to feature the trend in this kitchen and bootroom / utility.

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Ellesmere Dust Grey Kitchen Interior

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Grey kitchens are a designer's dream, when combined with appropriate palette there's limitless styling possibilities.

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Clifden Green Interior

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Another of our aspirational spaces with a timeless elegance, combining a kitchen and working from home space.

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Cashmere Strada Kitchen CGI

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Cream and beige seem to have a bit of a reputation for being boring, but our team have proved here that beige is back.

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Terrazzo Wet-Wall Bathroom

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Our client wanted to exhibit their Terrazzo wet wall collection and supplied some trend shots they'd seen. Our designer elevated their initial concept adding a slatted wood wall to soften the lighting and add more wood to compliment the vanity unit textures.

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Luxurious Copper Wet-Room

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Our designers made full use of copper accessories in this bathroom CGI. The warm metallic tones feature alongside dark, rich wood cabinetry and eye-catching Maltese patterned tiles.

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Belsay Indigo Industrial Kitchen CGI

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Exposed brickwork and metal framed shelving is definitely on trend this year.

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Regents Green Kitchen

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

By using natural light from the substantial glazed walls and an overhead roof window we've been able to utilize darker material combinations, creating depth and texture that accentuates our clients cabinetry.

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Multiplex Edged Kitchen Cabinetry CGI

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

We knew we had to produce first class 3D with brilliant composition for these ply-edge kitchen cabinet images.

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Modern Mediterranean Kitchen Interior

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

With homeowners becoming more adventurous with their colour choices, our client commissioned this CG imagery to show off their new red cabinetry.

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Hidden Home Office CGI

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Hidden home office interior styled with a trendy colour palette and stylish interior props.

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Modular Office Shelving CGI (Set 4)

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

A striking modern office interior showcasing a clients new range of modular shelving.

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Ellesmere Heritage Green Kitchen & Utility

A darker green palette has been a firm favourite this year and our stylists have seized the...

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Ellesmere Dust Grey Kitchen Interior

Grey kitchens are a designer's dream, when combined with appropriate palette there's limitless...

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Clifden Green Interior

Another of our aspirational spaces with a timeless elegance, combining a kitchen and working from...

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99

Cashmere Strada Kitchen CGI

Cream and beige seem to have a bit of a reputation for being boring, but our team have proved here...

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119

Terrazzo Wet-Wall Bathroom

Our client wanted to exhibit their Terrazzo wet wall collection and supplied some trend shots they'd...

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110

Luxurious Copper Wet-Room

Our designers made full use of copper accessories in this bathroom CGI. The warm metallic tones...

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163

Belsay Indigo Industrial Kitchen CGI

Exposed brickwork and metal framed shelving is definitely on trend this year.

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169

Regents Green Kitchen

By using natural light from the substantial glazed walls and an overhead roof window we've been able...

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162

Multiplex Edged Kitchen Cabinetry CGI

We knew we had to produce first class 3D with brilliant composition for these ply-edge kitchen...

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Modern Mediterranean Kitchen Interior

With homeowners becoming more adventurous with their colour choices, our client commissioned this CG...

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241

Hidden Home Office CGI

Hidden home office interior styled with a trendy colour palette and stylish interior props.

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Modular Office Shelving CGI (Set 4)

A striking modern office interior showcasing a clients new range of modular shelving.

Ellesmere Heritage Green Kitchen & Utility

Richard Benson

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

If you’ve payed attention to interior trends this year, you’ll most likely have come across some dramatic green kitchens. A darker green palette has been a firm favourite this year and our stylists have seized the opportunity to feature the trend in this kitchen and bootroom / utility, as this client allowed us more freedom to be creative with the designs.

All the interior design was done in-house and the CGI scenes produced by our 3D team using 3DSMax and rendered using Corona renderer. Additional props and ornaments in the glazed cabinets were individually modelled with tweaks in Zbrush. Colour accuracy adjustments and finishing touches were added using Adobe Photoshop and Fusion Studio 16.

More of these kitchen sets >https://www.pikcells.com/portfolio/uform-kitchen-cgi/

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

Ellesmere Dust Grey Kitchen Interior

Richard Benson

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Grey kitchens are a designer’s dream, when combined with appropriate palette there’s limitless styling possibilities. In this CGI our interiors team have featured the best of both classic and contemporary styles, pairing wide bordered dust grey doors with premium countertops and gold accessories. They also planned a concealed home bar, hidden away from plain sight but handy when situations call for a celebration.

The interior layout and styling was crafted in-house and produced in 3D using 3DSMax, rendered using Corona renderer. Additional props and ornaments in the glazed cabinets were individually modelled with tweaks in Zbrush. Colour accuracy adjustments and finishing touches were added using Adobe Photoshop and Fusion Studio 16.

More of these kitchen sets > https://www.pikcells.com/portfolio/uform-kitchen-cgi/

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

Clifden Green Interior

Richard Benson

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Here’s another of our new kitchen sets that we’ve completed recently. Our client gave us free rein on the interior design for their new brochure imagery, so our interiors team have created some wonderful aspirational spaces. The ideal for this room was to design an interior with timeless elegance, combining a kitchen and working from home space.

We’ve used 3DSMax and rendered using Corona. Some additional props and soft furnishings were individually modelled with Zbrush. Colour accuracy adjustments and finishing touches were added using Adobe Photoshop and Fusion Studio 16.

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

Cashmere Strada Kitchen CGI

Richard Benson

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Our client gave us free rein on the interior design for their new brochure imagery, selecting only the cabinetry they wanted us to incorporate. Cream and beige seem to have a bit of a reputation for being boring, but our team have proved that beige is back. Soft, inviting, neutral but warmer than plain white, it’s the perfect shade for creating a stylish contemporary kitchen space with a homely feel that’s still spacious and full of light.

We’ve used 3DSMax and rendered using Corona. Some additional props and soft furnishings were individually modelled with Zbrush. Colour accuracy adjustments and finishing touches were added using Adobe Photoshop and Fusion Studio 16.

More of this set > https://www.pikcells.com/portfolio/uform-kitchen-cgi/

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

Terrazzo Wet-Wall Bathroom

Richard Benson

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Our client wanted to exhibit their Terrazzo wet wall collection and supplied some trend shots they’d seen. Our designer elevated their initial concept adding a slatted wood wall to soften the lighting and add more wood to compliment the vanity unit textures.

Our 3D team brought the concepts to life, modelling the majority of the scene in 3DSMax. The towels were created using Zbrush, then hair and fur added using Corona Renderer to give a softer look. Final finishing touches and colour accuracy in Photoshop.

More of our bathroom CGI > https://www.pikcells.com/gallery/bathrooms

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

Luxurious Copper Wet-Room

Richard Benson

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

With the trend for copper accessories still strong, our designers made full use of it in this bathroom CGI. The warm metallic tones feature alongside dark, rich wood cabinetry and eye-catching Maltese patterned tiles. Our 3D artists also did a cracking job of the towels in this scene, utilising Corona Renderer’s hair and fur to add a softer fluffier texture.

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

Belsay Indigo Industrial Kitchen CGI

Richard Benson

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Here’s one of our new industrial styled kitchen CGIs. Exposed brickwork and metal framed shelving is definitely on trend this year, here we’ve combined both with an indigo traditional blue shaker kitchen and industrial fittings to add the finishing touch. You can really see the detail that the artists have put into each 3D model, from the exquisite cabinet woodgrain textures to the complimenting props on the open shelving, selected by our interior designers.

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

Regents Green Kitchen

Richard Benson

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

CGI interiors with deeper colour palettes are often more problematic to light. By using natural light from the substantial glazed walls and an overhead roof window we’ve been able to utilize darker material combinations, creating depth and texture that accentuates our clients cabinetry.

We used 3DSMax here with Corona renderer, colour adjustments in Fusion with detailed adjustments and compositing the plant leaves done in Photoshop.

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

Multiplex Edged Kitchen Cabinetry CGI

Richard Benson

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

When our client sent the layouts over for these ply-edged cabinets, we knew we had to produce first class 3D with brilliant composition. By featuring a contrasting multiplex edge on these modern slab grey doors, the design becomes instantly more interesting without adding cost with more expensive cabinetry.

3DSMax and Corona used on these with edits and finishing touches in Fusion 16 and Photoshop.

More of our kitchen CGI > https://www.pikcells.com/gallery/kitchens

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

Modern Mediterranean Kitchen Interior

Richard Benson

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

With homeowners becoming more adventurous with their colour choices, our client commissioned this CG imagery to show off their new red cabinetry. The bold colour palette really draws the eye, emphasizing the creative feature island which incorporates dining seating and a wine rack. Our interiors team elevated the clients design and applying a modern mediterranean style, which particularly works well with the excellent woodgrain textures and encaustic tiles.

3DSMax here with Corona renderer, additional colour fixes and retouches in Photoshop and Fusion Studio 16.

More kitchens in this range > https://www.pikcells.com/portfolio/pws-kitchens-cgi/

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

Hidden Home Office CGI

Richard Benson

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

We styled and crafted this hidden home office CGI to demonstrate the practicality and sophistication of our clients bespoke furniture. Our artists recreated the clients hidden office concept, with further embellishments from our interior design team to compliment the trendy colour palette with stylish props.

This CGI has been produced in 3DSMax and rendered with Corona renderer, adding finishing touches and colour adjustments in Adobe Photoshop and Fusion Studio 16.

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

Modular Office Shelving CGI (Set 4)

Richard Benson

November 24, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

We created a full CG office interior for one of our clients to display their new line of sofas. The client returned with a new brief, this time to create a striking modern office interiors, showcasing their new range of modular shelving. The shelving product has been specifically designed for storage and zoning in open plan workspaces. It uses a triangular framework which can be configured with shelves, lockers and cupboards to suit almost any office environment.

The interior has been planned by our in house design team before being produced in 3DSMax and rendered with Corona renderer, adding finishing touches and colour adjustments in Adobe Photoshop and Fusion Studio 16.

We’ve also created a clever online configurator tool for the shelving if anyone wants to play around with configurations – https://www.pikcells.com/portfolio/frovi-furniture-cgi-interactive

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

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