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Richard Benson

https://www.pikcells.com


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ABOUT ME

We are Pikcells, an award winning CG content & interactive software 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.

"Award winning CG Content, Images, Configurators & Design tools"

My Top Software

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

Winslow Kitchen and Living Area

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

A classic taupe grey kitchen-living space designed with open plan living in mind and featuring an island breakfast bar and integrated media wall.

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Aldana Heritage Green Kitchen and Living Space

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

We work closely with our clients publication team who have a passion for supplying stylish, high-end kitchens. Our interior design team collaborated to plan and style this heritage green living space.

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Maida Kitchen Interior CGI

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

When our client told us they wanted a practical 'urban oasis' space with an indoor-outdoor atmosphere, our 3D team knew exactly where to start.

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Mornington Dust Grey Home Office

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Bright backlit walnut shelving and dust grey Shaker cabinetry make this home office one of our recent favourites.

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Inspired Kitchen CGI Collection

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, RailClone, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Seven gorgeous kitchen interiors designed in-house with with popular interior styles and trends in mind.

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Cashmere Wardrobe Cabinetry

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

A full 3D open wardrobe scene with an assortment of hanging and folded garments.

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Santana Black Bedroom CGI

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

A dark, moody bedroom render, created from a re-style of an existing bedroom interior.

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Minimal Retro-futuristic Kitchen Interior

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

A design-led minimal kitchen interior packed full of trends.

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Mornington Contemporary Farmhouse Kitchen

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Plain white walls and the vaulted ceiling keep this kitchen interior feeling spacious and contemporary

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Crathorne Porcelain Kitchen Interior

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Shown in a calming shade of Porcelain, this kitchen has been meticulously crafted from the clients brief, ensuring the accuracy of their cabinetry as well as 3D modelling individual props and furnishings which were selected by our team of in-house stylists.

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Crathorne Tropical Blue & Green Interior

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

In order to display the versatility of their kitchen cabinetry, our client proposed this lively blue and deep green interior with separate kitchen, home office and snug living areas.

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Crathorne Dusky Green Shaker Kitchen Interior

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Dusky green hues are a popular choice for kitchens at the moment. They bring a sense of heritage and tradition which works perfectly with Shaker cabinetry in suitably large interiors.

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Winslow Kitchen and Living Area

A classic taupe grey kitchen-living space designed with open plan living in mind and featuring an...

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52

Aldana Heritage Green Kitchen and Living Space

We work closely with our clients publication team who have a passion for supplying stylish, high-end...

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160

Maida Kitchen Interior CGI

When our client told us they wanted a practical 'urban oasis' space with an indoor-outdoor...

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173

Mornington Dust Grey Home Office

Bright backlit walnut shelving and dust grey Shaker cabinetry make this home office one of our...

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173

Inspired Kitchen CGI Collection

Seven gorgeous kitchen interiors designed in-house with with popular interior styles and trends in...

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261

Cashmere Wardrobe Cabinetry

A full 3D open wardrobe scene with an assortment of hanging and folded garments.

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214

Santana Black Bedroom CGI

A dark, moody bedroom render, created from a re-style of an existing bedroom interior.

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Minimal Retro-futuristic Kitchen Interior

A design-led minimal kitchen interior packed full of trends.

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299

Mornington Contemporary Farmhouse Kitchen

Plain white walls and the vaulted ceiling keep this kitchen interior feeling spacious and...

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183

Crathorne Porcelain Kitchen Interior

Shown in a calming shade of Porcelain, this kitchen has been meticulously crafted from the clients...

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506

Crathorne Tropical Blue & Green Interior

In order to display the versatility of their kitchen cabinetry, our client proposed this lively blue...

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Crathorne Dusky Green Shaker Kitchen Interior

Dusky green hues are a popular choice for kitchens at the moment. They bring a sense of heritage and...

Winslow Kitchen and Living Area

Richard Benson

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Here’s another interior where our team collaborated with the client to plan and style this taupe grey kitchen-living space. We created 3D flat lay images of products and colours which helped during the development of the final layout. We then planned and developed an on-trend look for space using open plan living, based around an island breakfast bar in the kitchen and an integrated media wall in the lounge area.

The digital artists then used 3DSMax to re-create the 3D from our planners layouts. Soft furnishings were sculpted with z-brush and all rendering completed using Chaos Corona. Compositing was done in Blackmagic Fusion Studio with colour accuracy and finishing touches added using Adobe Photoshop.

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Pikcells, Wellington Mills, Huddersfield

Aldana Heritage Green Kitchen and Living Space

Richard Benson

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Our interior design team collaborated with the client to plan and style this heritage green kitchen and living space interior. We work closely with the clients publication team who have a passion for supplying stylish, high-end kitchens. The team started by building up a CGI flat lay image of products, colours and textures to draw inspiration for the final design. Our designers also introduced some bigger upcoming trends for 2022/2023 such as the large banquette seating area, integrated entertainment space and work-from-home area.

Our accomplished team of digital artists used 3DSMax and Zbrush to create the 3D interior, rendering using Chaos Corona. Colour accuracy and finishing touches were added using Adobe Photoshop and image compositing was done in Blackmagic Fusion Studio. They also created some brilliant close-up cameo images of the handle details and painted timber textures.

More from this series https://www.pikcells.com/portfolio/uform-kitchen-cgi/

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Pikcells, Wellington Mills, Huddersfield

Maida Kitchen Interior CGI

Richard Benson

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

When our client told us they wanted a practical ‘urban oasis’ space with an indoor-outdoor atmosphere, our interior designers knew exactly where to start.
They designed this kitchen layout around a London house extension with lean-to skylights to bring in the natural light. The kitchen uses calming palette of duck egg and dust grey cabinetry which contract the industrial elements and exposed brick textures, such as exposed brickwork to match the context of the kitchen. Adding the work-from-home area keeps the layout functional and adds interest, breaking up the bank of tall storage units.

Our 3D artists used 3DSMax for the majority of the scene with some of the prop sculpting in Z-brush. The final renders were done in Corona with composition in Fusion. Finishing touches and leafy bits were added in Photoshop with some colour accuracy adjustments made to the cabinetry.

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Pikcells - Wellington Mills, Huddersfield

Mornington Dust Grey Home Office

Richard Benson

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

Our kitchen client is expanding their product scope and wanted to show how their cabinets can be used as home office storage. Our interiors team have done a great job here combining the dust grey Shaker cabinetry with walnut timbers. Bright backlit shelving helps brighten the interior and showcase the carefully selected 3D props.

More of our home office CGI https://www.pikcells.com/gallery/furnishings

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Pikcells - Wellington Mills, Huddersfield

Inspired Kitchen CGI Collection

Richard Benson

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, RailClone, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Here’s another gorgeous set of seven kitchen interiors created for one of our clients. Our interior design team collaborated with the client to plan and style these images with careful consideration selecting the cabinetry and surfaces, pairing them with popular interior styles and trends. Our skilled 3D team have taken care to recreate the each concept with some of the specialist furnishings and props being 3D modelled in-house. Additional cameo images have also been commissioned displaying alternative angles, LED lighting setups and cabinetry internal features.

Interior scenes use 3D Studio Max and are rendered with Corona Renderer. With additional modelling in Z-Brush and 3DSMax, image composition and colour grades completed in Fusion Studio. Additional tweaks, colour accuracy adjustments and photography comps were completed using Photoshop.

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Pikcells, Wellington Mills, Huddersfield

Cashmere Wardrobe Cabinetry

Richard Benson

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Our 3D team have done a first class job for one of our clients, creating this full 3D open wardrobe scene with an assortment of hanging and folded garments. We’ve tried to keep the interior props to a minimum here to leave the overall image uncluttered and focus attention on the wardrobe storage solutions.

We used 3DSMax + Corona for this one, modelling and additional props have been created using Zbrush and cloth simulations in Marvelous designer, with some further clothing models purchased from the 3D Sky library. Final colour accuracy and tweaks in Fusion and Photoshop.

More like this > https://www.pikcells.com/gallery/furnishings

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Pikcells, Wellington Mills, Huddersfield

Santana Black Bedroom CGI

Richard Benson

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Here’s a dark, moody bedroom render which we completed recently for one of our furnishing clients. This is a re-style of one of our existing interiors, but our our designers did such a good job creating a cosy, darkened space full of luxury and sophistication that it deserves some recognition. There’s some great looking bedding on this one too which one of our artists loved sculpting.

More like this > https://www.pikcells.com/gallery/furnishings

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Pikcells, Wellington Mills, Huddersfield

Minimal Retro-futuristic Kitchen Interior

Richard Benson

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Here’s a design-led interior we completed earlier in the year.
We often plan impactful CGI with our clients, packing in trends and details that enhance their products in the best possible way. We designed and produced this warm minimalist kitchen interior featuring retro-futuristic curves and arches. The designers included loads of organic textures to compliment the cabinetry finishes alongside heavily plastered walls and heaps of marble to strengthen the opulent elements of the design. With entertaining at home becoming more popular than ever, the interior is planned around communal island area, with a trendy banquet seating and an impressive home bar.

Higher res + more interiors for this client > https://www.pikcells.com/portfolio/wren-kitchens-cgi

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

Mornington Contemporary Farmhouse Kitchen

Richard Benson

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

The brief for this kitchen interior was a spacious lived in family farmhouse kitchen with a mix of contemporary and traditional design elements. Our team crafted the 3D to our clients design adding character with chunky exposed timber beams and complimenting wooden furnishings. Plain white walls and the vaulted ceiling keep the interior feeling roomy, whilst the Shaker regiment green cabinetry adds a splash of organic colour.

See more of this kitchen and other from this series > https://www.pikcells.com/portfolio/pws-kitchens-cgi

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Pikcells - Huddesfield

Crathorne Porcelain Kitchen Interior

Richard Benson

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

To display the versatility of their traditional framed kitchen cabinetry, our client commissioned this interior with plenty of additional cameras set to exhibit the cabinetry and internal accessories. Shown in a calming shade of Porcelain, this kitchen has been meticulously crafted from the clients brief, ensuring the accuracy of their cabinetry as well as 3D modelling individual props and furnishings which were selected by our team of in-house stylists.

We used 3DSMax and Corona for the majority of this with some of the additional prop sculpting in Z-brush. For image composition used Fusion with the finishing touches (+ a few leafy bits) were completed in Photoshop to ensure colour accuracy.

More of these + last years (award winning) brochure images can be found here https://www.pikcells.com/portfolio/pws-kitchens-cgi/

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

Crathorne Tropical Blue & Green Interior

Richard Benson

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Something a bit more dramatic this week. In order to display the versatility of their kitchen cabinetry, our client proposed this lively blue and deep green interior with separate kitchen, home office and snug living areas. The client prides themselves in high standards of craftsmanship, so our CG imagery had to be impeccable here. Our talented 3D artists have been meticulous ensuring the accuracy of the cabinetry as well as 3D modelling individual props and furnishings selected by our team of in-house stylists.

We used 3DSMax for the majority of this with some of the prop sculpting in Z-brush. The final renders were done in Corona, comp’ing in Fusion and finishing touches were completed in Photoshop to ensure colour accuracy.

More of these + last years brochure image for this customer can be found here https://www.pikcells.com/portfolio/pws-kitchens-cgi/

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

Crathorne Dusky Green Shaker Kitchen Interior

Richard Benson

December 1, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Dusky green hues are a popular choice for kitchens at the moment. They bring a sense of heritage and tradition which works perfectly with Shaker cabinetry in suitably large interiors. This client was quite specific with their design and requested loads of additional images showing the utility area, cabinetry and sink, which works perfectly for us as we get to display our 3D models in much finer detail.

Our 3D team fabricated each concept in 3DSMax with some of the softer props modelled in Z-brush. The final renders were done in Corona, comp’ing in Fusion and finishing touches were completed in Photoshop to ensure colour accuracy.

More of these + last years brochure image for this customer can be found here https://www.pikcells.com/portfolio/pws-kitchens-cgi/

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

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