We are looking for creative and talented people to present a unique Running Board (RB) design. The RB will be mass produced for a next generation full sized pickup truck. Currently, there are many universal RB varieties on the market but most all share a similar design that adds little to the trucks appeal.
We are looking for a RB with appealing and unique geometry that can be manufactured at a reasonable price. We are also interested in incorporating a contemporary mix of materials, material finishes, textures, and accentuated lighting in a unique way. Please see our attached pdf file to see lighting products that are available.
Things to consider:
We have created a vision board (SEE ATTACHMENTS) with design elements we like for reference and inspiration.
We have created mock-ups of running board designs with unique geometry and with individual pros and cons labeled. If presented in a photo-realistic render, incorporating contrasting materials, textures and possibly lighting, one of these may prove to be what we are looking for.
Please note these mock-ups are poorly presented because of the lack of rendering software, not because of poor geometric design.
Color is typically matte black, gloss black, red, or chrome although these are not limitations.
Words that come to mind: Rugged, modern, sleek, unique
If you have any questions at all please feel free to ask and we will do our best to get back to you ASAP.
Wants:Presentation - We have very high priority on the contrast of material finishes and understand presenting this may pose a problem for those of you unfamiliar with rendering programs. Please take this into account when submitting your design.
Function - Needs to act as a functional step platform for entering the vehicle
Creative Approach - Needs to add to the vehicles total style rather than solely functionality (geometry, color scheme, texture contrast, lighting)
Cost to Manufacture - Needs to be reasonably low cost to make. Understanding of manufacturing methods would be beneficial
Don't Wants:The old school tube extrusion with end cap style. This style is available off the shelf in many varieties and adds no artistic appeal to the overall vehicle look.
Additional InformationEdit: Thank you all for participating in this project. There are many great concepts, so many that we are likely to add additional prizes. We are currently evaluating each submission thoroughly and plan to announce winners early next week. Please be patient with us.
Edit 2: All, we will be adding 2-5 additional $100 prizes to accompany the original. Winners will be announced Thursday afternoon ~19:30 GMT. Thank you for your patience.
#18 New Running Step according notes. by walxo
#44 Pickup Truck Running Board by david.thue
- Autodesk Fusion 360 — concept 2
- Autodesk Fusion 360 — concept 2 with Logo
- STEP/STP 3D Modeling — concept 2
- STEP/STP 3D Modeling — concept 2 with Logo
- JPG — concept 2 iso side view
- JPG — concept 2 iso side view LOGO
- JPG — concept 2 iso view 2
- JPG — concept 2 iso view 2 LOGO
- JPG — concept 2 iso view 3 LOGO
- JPG — concept 2 iso view with depth of field
- JPG — concept 2 iso view
- JPG — concept 2 iso view LOGO
- JPG — concept 2 side view
- JPG — concept 2 side view LOGO
- JPG — concept 2 top down view
#6 Running Board-1 renderings & eDrawing by Harry S.
- 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) 2016 — RB-1C
- 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) 2016 — RB-1DD
- 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) 2016 — RB-1EE
- 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) 2016 — RB-1FF
- 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) 2016 — RB-1GG
- 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) 2016 — RB-1HH
- 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) 2016 — RB-1JJ
- 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) 2016 — RB-1KK
- 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) 2016 — RB-1LL
- 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) 2016 — RB-1MM
- 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) 2016 — RB-Front
- Solidworks 2019 — RB-1
#17 Running Board by Anwar DM
#21 Running Board by Anwar DM
#32 Sended again all. Thanks by walxo
#5 Geometrical board by Pablo Macaya
#36 Pick up running board by vipin kadambur
#34 RBoard with Amber light by ecooco
#41 Update of #34 RBoard with Amber light by ecooco
#8 1st Running Board by Anwar DM
#11 Pickup Running Board by walxo
#54 Running Board Vit G v1 by Vit Gean
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