Monday, March 21, 2011

3D Model - Art Museum

For our second 3D model project, we were to create something completely from scratch. Since I love photography, I decided to create an art museum in my name that contains some of my favorite photos. I found a regular triangular roof to be too boring, and decided to go with a more geometric roof. There was a lot of trial and error involved in creating the museum.

3D Model Collage - iRobot

Our first 3D modelling project was to create something out of items that are already on the web. I decided to create a robot. My 3D model, titled iRobot, is made out of a boombox, a microwave, a spring, metal claws, tank wheels, and a piece of pizza. The robot represents the ultimate iMachine, with music and food all in one place.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Experimental Machinima

My first ever taste of machinima came from this project. Once the group thing didn't really work out, I decided to try my own thing to figure out all the ins and outs of making a machinima. I chose to base my short film off of the poem, "The Road Not Taken" writted by Robert Frost. I was playing around in Second Life one day, trying to find inspiration for my machinima, and I came across the place where I ended up shooting the machinima. Right as I arrived there, I instantly thought of the poem. My biggest problems in creating the film was working out the kinks with the video capture software. For being my first experience with machinima, I'm just glad that I was able to work my way through the whole process. I had fun with exprimenting with machinima, and I feel more confident in working in that medium than I did before.