Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Elderly: In 3-D!

Wow! Finally! I have something cool to post! Yay! I'm excited! I should probably stop writing sentences ending in exclamation points and get to what I want to show everyone!

So for the past few months I've been (slowly) working on an animated short for my animation class. It's about these old ladies who live in the jungle, and are trying to hunt down a raptor who's taken their coveted tea set. Needless to say... it's pretty genius. I'm also taking a 3-D printing class, and for the final we had to create a 3-D model in either Maya or ZBrush, then have it printed in our school's rapid prototyper. So I thought, why not model and print out one of the characters from my animation for the final? It was a wonderful plan, if I do say so myself.

This is Agatha, the leader of the old lady gang...

And here is the head of Agatha, leader of the old lady gang!

No, I'm not a fan of decapitation, but the head alone cost me $17 to print out, and to print the whole model would have made me much poorer than I already am. But there you go. Hooray for rapid prototypers and my limitless imagination! Hooray that I now have my modeling final done! I just have to get my animation final done. Hope I'm not dead by the end of the week. Yikes.