had the chance to help Evara VR on a project that was on a super tight deadline. I was responsible for all texturing, lighiting, and shading.
The first part in the orchid modeling tutorial series
3 Variations of the 'We Deserve' logo for 3D printing.
We Deserve Logo
Martina from We Deserve contacted me about transforming her business' 2D logo (as seen above) into a 3D piece of jewelry. I was able to assist her in translating the idea she had in her head into a realized 3D print she could show jewelers. Several concepts were explored and developed into 3D prototypes as seen above. First layered, then faceted, and finally a basic outline extrusion.
Although this type of project was a little outside the scope of my normal work, animation, I enjoyed being able to explore transforming an idea into an actualized 3D product.
A few months ago I had the chance to create a bouquet of digital blooming roses for projection mapping. The client, Feats inc, needed a digital bouquet of roses for their next event. They found me through my YouTube channel and saw one of my earlier pieces the 'blooming rose' which has over 100,000 views on YouTube. They liked my work and needed some digital roses that would periodically bloom projected onto a dome at the center of each table.
The first challenge was the length of time needed. These roses would be seen for at least 45 minutes. We ended up deciding upon creating a 3 minute animation that could be looped over and over again. The second challenge was rendering this so that it would project onto the object without warping. I decided upon rendering the entire animation with an orthographic camera, this allowed me to make the entire animation tileable. By making a seamless animation I could uv unwrap a half sphere, scale the roses to whatever size was needed, and re-render from the top. This way there would be no warping whatsoever.
Left is a still of the seamless animation. Middle is how the seamless animation looks on a half sphere. On the Right is a still of the final animation for the projector.