Week 4 Finished Object
- In response to the theme of ‘Discussion of Place’, I created a rough animation in Blender software at a place where I went out to eat frequently with my friends. That place is called Ravi Restaurant and that is located in Dubai. That place was special to me as over the 3 years I did my undergraduate degree, I invited over many people to that restaurant and it felt like the scene where we were having a big feast like “kings”. And as nobody knew that place, I had some hilarious reactions when they tried Pakistani/Indian/Chinese cuisine for the first time. With that place in mind, I 3D modelled, animated and textured using techniques that speed up my workflow to complete this week’s theme. The link to the video is here (Dar, 2022).
- I used Blender and primitive shapes to make the environment. As for the restaurant, I took a screenshot of the front entrance of the restaurant from Google Street View and used projection mapping to quickly texture up a simple environment. As for the 3D rigged characters. I used a free to use a model from a course that I bought years ago for Blender. I just created some simple animation where they are waving and eating food.
- I had no idea how projection mapping works. So I look up a tutorial video (PIXXO 3D, 2021) where the person taught me how to make a simple 3D model of the environment using projection mapping. I imported some rigged superhero characters from a course that bought a few months back. I was having a hard time setting up the poses and how to change the default pose in Blender. After some more looking around, I found another video that helped me in solving the problem. In this video (The Mighty Ginkgo, 2018) I was able to reset the pose of the rigged characters.
- Dar, K., 2022. CPS Week 4_Object of Place. [video] Available at: <https://youtu.be/jQpi76m_7EY> [Accessed 6 April 2022].
- PIXXO 3D, 2021. Building from 2D photos | Blender. [video] Available at: <https://youtu.be/FVdoo0xaV0k> [Accessed 30 March 2022].
- The Mighty Ginkgo, 2018. Quick tutorial: Quickly change your rest pose in blender. [video] Available at: <https://youtu.be/C1oXbsOgQj0> [Accessed 30 March 2022].