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Unique Sonic Screwdriver render 2 by AurelTristen Unique Sonic Screwdriver render 2 by AurelTristen
Second render in a different pose.

I set out to design a unique sonic screwdriver, a central device to the TV show Doctor Who.  For the uninitiated, a sonic screwdriver is a highly advanced tool carried by time lords, more specifically, the Doctor.  They function as literal plot devices, able to do just about anything needed to push the plot forward, such as unlocking a door, detecting an alien, or resonating concrete.

My screwdriver is heavily inspired by Mat Smith's, in that it has a extending function featuring four claws.  In my design, the claws and glowing bit extend, while an outer segment retracts, causing sway arms to extend.  While this is more complex mechanically, it insures that the sway arms are actually out of the way when the device is retracted for stowing.

I chose a unique color for the glow effect as well as some interesting color themes.  The sway arms and claws are nickel, while the handle is a rough cut of marble with gold leaf inlays.  Ideally, the extending and retraction movement would be powered, unlike previous screwdrivers which require the user to manipulate the extension.

3D Studio Max, 5 hours.
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lucariobff28 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
should be the 12 doctors sonic screwdriver
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AurelTristen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
That sure would be cool.  But I have a feeling they're going to do something much more retro with the next one.  Smaller, sleeker and possibly without any moving parts.  This one is probably too flashy, too big and too much like the 11ths to fly.  But for as much as the device can do, I think it should look rather complex and interesting.
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lucariobff28 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
who know what the next screwdriver would be
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Appletonparker Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
I want one
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ArtyPaints Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Awesome!!
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CharlesBBenoit Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
awesome work.
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AurelTristen Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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JeffreyChaseFriedman Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is great. I like the texture of that handle. I don't really watch Dr. Who, but kudos. For 5 hours of work, it's not bad!
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xheraldxofxhopex Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
wow.
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