3D Modeling

Rollin’ Safari.

the video below is one of a series of short animated films created by Kyra Buschor, Anna Habermehl, and Constantin Paeplow, that won “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project”, at the Visual Effects Society Awards. There are 4 of these short films that can be watched here, along with a complete break down of character development and story development. Each video is fairly short, so do yourself a favor and take the time to watch all of them.

Friday Inspiration. Macro: a Neon Christmas

Here it is Friday, December 21, 2012. The first day of winter. The day the Mayan’s said the world would end. The day with the shortest amount of daylight all year long, and just four days until Christmas. Over the last few weeks on YouTube and Vimeo, there have been a number of holiday video posts. Some good, some bad, and some that are outstanding. The video below from Neon, falls into that last category. Watch it, and then click here to see how it was made. This is really an amazing blend of technique, vision, craft, and skill.

This is Foxy, Paper Foxy That Is.

Australian illustrator/designer/3D modeler Jeremy Kool is in the process of creating an interactive book titled “The Paper Fox” for tablets like the iPad.

When I first saw these images I thought “What an impressive display of paper sculpture, and origami. When I found out they are 3D models that he has created and rendered I was blown away. Both processes would have been pretty impressive, but the 3D renders knock my socks off because they are so convincing. Reproducing a tangible object in 3D software is hard enough, but to nail the lighting, texture maps, the structural look the way Kool has is a step above the rest.

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I can’t wait to see the final interactive book, and I am really tempted to purchase one of the limited edition prints from “The Paper Fox Store”.