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Afton Chemical Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

This video explains how a couple big pieces of metal in your engine compartment make it so your car can go different speeds. I modeled everything except the shell, and rigged it up in Cinema 4D.

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continuously variable transmission 3D
transmission control module in 3D cinema 4D

If you’d like to see a tutorial of the rigging and animation techniques, send me a message under contact .

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Hooray Gear Ratios!

It completely blows my mind that manual transmissions’ gears stay meshed and spinning together at all times, and that they are engaged and disengaged with a collar driven by the shift lever. I just had to visualize it. Wanna see?

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Couch Couple Calendar 2016

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Deven and Lauren’s Couch Calendar 2016

At the end of 2014 my girlfriend (now my wife :) ), Lauren, and I had the crazy idea to do a themed photoshoot every month. After a full year of non-sense, we turned our experiment into a wall calendar. Complete with 12 scenes, additional photos, and fun fact, this calendar makes other couches jealous. Check out all the themed photoshoots from 2016 below.

About the Process

Lauren can take most of the credit for the themes of each shoot. In fact, it was pretty much her idea to do the whole series. We spent a few nights brainstorming, and hadn’t originally planned to make each one related to the month, exactly. But by march we knew what we had begun.

It's Never Too Late!

It's Never Too Late!

Sure, it's not and never will be 2016 again. That's ok, you can still order a copy of the calendar! Or better yet, buy the 2017 Edition!

Buy Our 2016 Calendar

Season’s Greeting from the 80’s

dec photoshoot with lauren and deven
Thus completes 12 months of couch photos from Deven and Lauren Whitley. We really hope you enjoyed them! In case you missed the announcement, we’ve turned the photo set into a 2016 calendar you can hang on you wall. Available for $15 with free shipping, and to sweeten the deal, use coupon code GIMMEIT for a whole $1 off! Check it out Here.