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

Milano Gold Kitchen

July 12, 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

July 12, 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

July 12, 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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Penthouse Island Kitchen

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Richard Benson

Kitchen layouts are often limited by standardised cabinetry, this design uses bespoke cabinets to suit the penthouse architecture.

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Oblique Gloss White Slab Interior

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

The gloss white trend seems to always be in fashion, here we've used an abundance of gloss white doors to create a combined kitchen and living space.

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Shaker Kitchen CGI

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

A series of images displaying our client's shaker cabinet doors in various colour finishes. Multiple camera angles have been used to create the illusion of different room sets for each unit finish.

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Solo Kitchen Interior CGI

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

A bold statement kitchen interior with blue slab doors and contrasting copper finishes.

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Industrial CGI Kitchen Interior

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Using on trend German kitchen designs in an interior with exposed brick, vaulted warehouse ceilings and dark metal frames our stylists and CG artists have created a magnificent industrial space.

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Greenwich Black Crittall Interior Door CGI

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

A monochrome style door CGI with effective natural lighting.

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Manhattan Interior Door CGI

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

We created a number of images for our client to exhibit their door sets, in this set we designed the image to be bright and airy with natural lighting. We used 3DSMax and Corona renderer for this project with additional photoshop work on the soft furnishings.

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Texxtile Maison Noce Bathrooms

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Small details make a big difference and these bathroom CG images for a tiling client are packed with them.

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Montpellier Soft Pink Door CGI

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

A minimal, conservative interior created to exhibit our client's new indulgent door designs.

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Milano Gold Kitchen

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

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66

Swiss inspired bathrooms

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

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81

Beech Lobby Reception

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

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118

Penthouse Island Kitchen

Kitchen layouts are often limited by standardised cabinetry, this design uses bespoke cabinets to...

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89

Oblique Gloss White Slab Interior

The gloss white trend seems to always be in fashion, here we've used an abundance of gloss white...

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89

Shaker Kitchen CGI

A series of images displaying our client's shaker cabinet doors in various colour finishes. Multiple...

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167

Solo Kitchen Interior CGI

A bold statement kitchen interior with blue slab doors and contrasting copper finishes.

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204

Industrial CGI Kitchen Interior

Using on trend German kitchen designs in an interior with exposed brick, vaulted warehouse ceilings...

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154

Greenwich Black Crittall Interior Door CGI

A monochrome style door CGI with effective natural lighting.

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202

Manhattan Interior Door CGI

We created a number of images for our client to exhibit their door sets, in this set we designed the...

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208

Texxtile Maison Noce Bathrooms

Small details make a big difference and these bathroom CG images for a tiling client are packed with...

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195

Montpellier Soft Pink Door CGI

A minimal, conservative interior created to exhibit our client's new indulgent door designs.

Milano Gold Kitchen

Richard Benson

July 12, 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

July 12, 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

July 12, 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

Penthouse Island Kitchen

Richard Benson

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Richard Benson

Composing a kitchen layout often means using standardised cabinets, which may not be an ideal fit for the interior space. Here we’ve allowed more creativity with the cabinetry created to suit the penthouse architecture with an angular ceiling and large skylight windows. This floods the interior and the feature island unit with light.

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

Oblique Gloss White Slab Interior

Richard Benson

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Gloss white seems to be the trend that keeps on giving, it’s possibly always on trend because white can blend into almost any modern style. Here our interior stylists used an abundance of handleless slab door units to create a huge combined kitchen and living space.

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

Shaker Kitchen CGI

Richard Benson

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Earlier in the year we were commissioned to create a number of images displaying our client’s shaker cabinet doors in various colour finishes. We crafted a large kitchen-dining room, with a high level of detail which allowed us to create multiple camera angles. Given that a number of shots were to be created great care was taken to ensure accuracy with room props and styling.

The images were all created using 3DS Max and the final scenes rendered with Corona Renderer. As usual, finishing details and tweaks were made in post production with Photoshop for better accuracy to the product finish.

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

Solo Kitchen Interior CGI

Richard Benson

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Our client wanted to make a statement with this interior by using a smooth slab-door kitchen in a vibrant blue. Our stylists contrasted this with gola brushed copper rails and accessories, a mirrored backsplash and used slice marble floors and marble worksurfaces for a luxurious but minimal result.

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

Industrial CGI Kitchen Interior

Richard Benson

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

The brief here was to create a bold industrial interior with vast open spaces. By using on trend German kitchen designs in an interior with exposed brick, vaulted warehouse ceilings and dark metal frames our stylists and CG artists have created a magnificent industrial space.

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

Greenwich Black Crittall Interior Door CGI

Richard Benson

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

We often get asked how we manage to get the lighting in our images looking so realistic. Each scene is lit in a traditional photographic way, no HDRIs or Sun/Sky systems. Bounce boards push indirect light into the scene and custom IES profiles replicate spot lights to imitate the sun and other internal lights.

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

Manhattan Interior Door CGI

Richard Benson

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

We decided to use very clean and natural lighting in this set to create a focus area around the door set. We’ve used the window in the outer room to accentuate the elegance of the bevelled glass in the art deco french doors. As always our artists have created props and furnishings from scratch to style the room. Soft furnishings and botanical elements have been tweaked in post to add to the realism.

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

Texxtile Maison Noce Bathrooms

Richard Benson

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

When working with our tiling clients we produce strong interiors packed full of detail to enhance the tiles in the best possible way. This beautiful bathroom set was created to be configured with a wide range of their tiles.

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

Montpellier Soft Pink Door CGI

Richard Benson

July 12, 2019 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Internal doors are often overlooked as a feature of an interior, with many homes traditionally having white painted doors throughout. We wanted to flaunt alternatives to the norm by using an eye-catching pink finish for this door design. We set the natural lighting from one side to emphasise the raised and fielded mouldings and staged the door flat to the camera. The bedding was simulated with Marvelous Designer and botanical elements added in post production.

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

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