Thoughts from the Wobbly Edge

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hyperloop Book for Elon Musk

A few months ago, argodesign decided to embark on a visualization project around Elon Musk's Hyperloop open source proposal. After a bit of research, we realized there had not been a lot of thought given to the capsule design and human accomodations. We decided to spend some time creating our own point of view on how we thought a Hyperloop terminal configuration might work, along with some specific capsule configurations. It all resulted in a nice perfectbound 40+ page Hyperloop concept design book.

Here are some excerpts.

Levels 3 and 4: Capsule Jukebox

Hyperloop Coach Cabin with underwater Tripscene display


 Hyperloop Terminal


Business Work Capsule with cloud based Tripscene


Terminal Levels 2, 3 and 4


Executive Meeting Capsule with ground based Tripscene


Hyperloop Sled Turntable


Coach Capsule with outerspace Tripscene



For interested parties, all modeling done in SketchUp. The photoreal renders completed in KeyShot. The sketch renders are composited in Photoshop using a SketchUp line drawing and a camera matched photoreal render created by the Visualizer render plugin.

Kudos and much thanks to Mark Rolston, Ian MacDowell, Brian Seiler, Charles Hurst, Jared Ficklin, John Goff, David Schwartz, Matthew Santone, Renae Alsobrook and the rest of the argodesign team.