Category, 3D


Modeling the Maschinen Krieger Armored Fighting Suit Mk1 in 3D

I recently discovered Kow Yokoyama's awesome hard-suit creations and custom made dioramas which lead me to the extensive line of Maschinen Krieger scale models inspired by WWI and WWII armor and aircraft and models made for Hollywood blockbuster movies such as Star Wars, Alien and The Road Warrior (side note... BEST MOVIES EVER!). Here's my previous post with some examples of his paintings. I decided to use one of his creations, the Armored Fighting Suit (AFS) Mk1, and recreate it in 3D. So, here goes!!! The first steps I took were modeling the upper torso and helmet. I've blocked out the ...


Robopocalypse MSG primary modeling and motion test (WIP)

I started modeling the Robopocalypse MSG back in June of 2012 with a basic frame and rough shapes to start developing the form of the machine. It's extremely basic but I wanted to play around with the motion based on it's description in the novel; four narrow legs with wheels on the ends, an M4 carbine, "When the thing gets moving, those legs flutter up and down over rocks and gravel in a blur, while that rifle stays motionless, perfectly level."....


Low-Poly 3D Golf Course Environments

Here is an older 3D project I worked on back in 2011. Due to budget limitations, we had to keep the model pretty simple to cut down on billable hours. The client needed a number of different configurations of a golf course in various environments. The renders were then edited and imported into Flash so that users could dynamically change the layout of the course to suit their liking. The application originally had the flag flapping in the wind using PaperVision3D. The water was also shimmering using Perlin noise displacement filter. These nice details were ultimately removed to optimize pe...


An Award Winning App Programmer

I am proud to announce that the Philips Healthcare XperGuide Training iPad App which I programmed at DDA was the winner of the Healthcare category of the first Tabby Awards hosted by TabTimes. I also spearheaded video production and post production for the introduction video. The App was adapted to Adobe Air from the online version built with Adobe Flash. It was an interesting challenge as the app was published shortly after Apple finally allowed Adobe Air to run on their devices. We almost had to scrap the App conversion due to Apple's stubbornness, luckily they wisened up and it was full spe...


A Few Applications of 3D Scanning

A few months ago, I was browsing the amazing talks on the TED website, and was inspired by a presentation which discusses the use of 3D scanning to preserve historic landmarks. This process is indispensable to the digital preservation of finite structures. This rings especially true in countries and areas of the world that might be experiencing political, social or religious unrest or even areas sensitive to natural disasters as result of extreme climate change. 3D scanning was also featured a couple of years ago in a History Channel show called Death Masks. Although slightly morbid, th...