Lines: edge lines, shutlines, graphic lines and most elusive of all, highlights.
Yes, it’s a Nissan Juke which is a polarising car. It’s highlights tell us that the steel pressings are good and the tolerances tight. How? The highlights flow with little interruption across the gaps. I looked at this for several minutes and decided to abandon plans to write about the Almera.
Given the complexity of this car’s surface, the CAD modellers must have earned their salaries. The highlight are the confirmation there is good flow from area to area. The modeller has tools to manage this. The curvature can be measured and displayed graphically. Further, the curvature of the highlights can be analysed and shown graphically; at times the designer and CAD modeller will be assessing the curvature of the graphic representation of the highlight which is not even the surface itself. The end result is an effect-light on reflective metal – which has a mesmerising quality of pure æsthetic appeal. After all the technical consideration the outcome is pure “wow” when it comes to the light flow.
More people should get the Juke in black, and it’s not offen I say that. Nissan should sell a neon strip to hang over the owner’s car. Then they could see the same effect shown above.