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Richard Benson

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.

My Top Software

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

Minimal Retro-futuristic Kitchen Interior

May 4, 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

May 4, 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

May 4, 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.

Read more

Crathorne Tropical Blue & Green Interior

May 4, 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.

Read more

Crathorne Dusky Green Shaker Kitchen Interior

May 4, 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.

Read more

Shaker Chelsea Taupe Kitchen

May 4, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Inspired by the trend of banquette seating our interiors team have developed this wonderful kitchen layout using natural colours and a beautiful waterfall worktop on the peninsula.

Read more

Charcoal Slatwall Monochrome Living Room

May 4, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Here's a monochrome living room that we have created for a client that manufactures timber wall panels. They wanted to display their new charcoal black timber slats in a modern living room with plenty of organic textures.

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Linea Navy Blue Kitchen CGI

May 4, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

There's some cracking detail in the props in these kitchen renders. Our artists have relished recreating each 3D model, especially the weaved pendant shades which look particularly impressive.

Read more

Helsinki Gloss White Kitchen Interior

May 4, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

You can’t go wrong with white cabinetry and large slim framed windows to create a bright spacious kitchen space.

Read more

Zola Soft Matte Kitchen Interior

May 4, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

When used correctly lighting can elevate a strong design by creating distinct atmospheres or simply just balance a scene to make the photorealism look more natural.

Read more

Ellesmere Heritage Green Kitchen & Utility

May 4, 2022 / 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.

Read more

Ellesmere Dust Grey Kitchen Interior

May 4, 2022 / 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.

Read more

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Minimal Retro-futuristic Kitchen Interior

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

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Mornington Contemporary Farmhouse Kitchen

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

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Crathorne Porcelain Kitchen Interior

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

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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...

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Shaker Chelsea Taupe Kitchen

Inspired by the trend of banquette seating our interiors team have developed this wonderful kitchen...

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Charcoal Slatwall Monochrome Living Room

Here's a monochrome living room that we have created for a client that manufactures timber wall...

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Linea Navy Blue Kitchen CGI

There's some cracking detail in the props in these kitchen renders. Our artists have relished...

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189

Helsinki Gloss White Kitchen Interior

You can’t go wrong with white cabinetry and large slim framed windows to create a bright spacious...

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233

Zola Soft Matte Kitchen Interior

When used correctly lighting can elevate a strong design by creating distinct atmospheres or simply...

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205

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...

Minimal Retro-futuristic Kitchen Interior

Richard Benson

May 4, 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

May 4, 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

May 4, 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

May 4, 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

May 4, 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

Shaker Chelsea Taupe Kitchen

Richard Benson

May 4, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Inspired by the trend of banquette seating our interiors team have developed this wonderful kitchen layout using natural colours and a beautiful waterfall worktop on the peninsula. Glistening brass accessories and handles complete the look adding more to the elegance and luxury.
We’ve tried to use as much 3D in this scene as possible with the majority of props and items created in 3DSMax and Zbrush. Our final renders have been completed with Corona Renderer and composition in Fusion Studio. Finishing touches and colour accuracy matching has been completed in Photoshop.

More of our kitchen CGI from this series > https://www.pikcells.com/portfolio/wren-kitchens-cgi

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

Charcoal Slatwall Monochrome Living Room

Richard Benson

May 4, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Here’s a monochrome living room that we have created for a client that manufactures timber wall panels. They wanted to display their new charcoal black timber slats in a modern living room with plenty of organic textures.

This one gave our artists a chance to sit down and create a new hair and fur rug with a courageous shaggy pile length, using 3DSMax and Corona Renderer. Additional props and soft furnishings have been sculpted in Zbrush with a few finishing touches in Photoshop and Fusion.

More of our NatureWall CGI > www.pikcells.com/portfolio/naturewall-cgi

Our hair and fur rug tutorial > www.pikcells.com/lab/photorealistic-rug-hair-and-fur-tutorial

Studio: Pikcells
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Pikcells, Huddersfiled

Linea Navy Blue Kitchen CGI

Richard Benson

May 4, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

There’s some cracking detail in the props in these kitchen renders. Our artists have relished recreating each 3D model, especially the weaved pendant shades which look particularly impressive.

Our interior stylists have used a darker blue and copper colour palette alongside exposed brickwork, which our 3D team have elevated by combining under unit lighting and natural light.

3DSMax with Corona Renderer for the main image with props modelled in 3DSmax, Zbrush and Marvelous designer. Image composition and finishing touches have been completed in Blackmagic Fusion and Photoshop.

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

Helsinki Gloss White Kitchen Interior

Richard Benson

May 4, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop / by Richard Benson

In this timber clad kitchen CGI we’ve gone for that ultra modern look, using open shelving in place of wall units and mid-height oven cabinets. You can’t go wrong with white cabinetry and large slim framed windows to create a bright spacious kitchen space. Our interior designers have warmed the cool whites back up by combining them with natural oak wall cladding and furnishings.

This simple interior has been created using 3DSMax and rendered using Corona renderer. Colour accuracy adjustments and finishing touches were added using Adobe Photoshop and Fusion Studio 16.

More of our interior sets >https://www.pikcells.com/gallery/

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

Zola Soft Matte Kitchen Interior

Richard Benson

May 4, 2022 / in 3dsmax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, ZBrush / by Richard Benson

Lighting is a fundamental component of composing a cracking CG image. When used correctly lighting can elevate a strong design by creating distinct atmospheres, tell the viewer where to look or simply just balance a scene to make the photorealism look more natural.

We’ve designed and styled this interior in house with the CG scenes created using 3DSMax and rendered using Corona renderer. Additional props like the soft furnishings 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 Heritage Green Kitchen & Utility

Richard Benson

May 4, 2022 / 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

May 4, 2022 / 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

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