Saturday, June 30, 2007

Show and Tell

Well, as promised I have some school work to share with y'all, and as per usual with school work I managed to find a way to incorporate Flash into things.

Over the last month I've been in a "Shading and Lighting" class. Basically, we were to create a scene from scratch, doing all the texturing and lighting ourselves. We could borrow the 3D objects from a stockpile they had available at school, but usually some modification was required.

The recommendation was to pick a scene that you had images for, so as you would have a reference to try and match. For my project, I picked Andy Dufresne's cell from The Shawshank Redemption. Not only did it seem like a decent challenge, but it gave me a good excuse for watching Shawshank about 20 times in a row.

Here's the result:

(Click to Enlarge)

In order to make this, I applied a series of 2d textures, images in other words, to the geometry, as well computer generated patterns, or "procedurals." Just to give you a better idea of the work that was involved, I put together a little Flash presentation to show you the process from start to finish.

Feel free to click anywhere in the Flash app to advance the image, although it will move on automatically if you don't do anything (after pressing start of course). I recommend clicking the Full Size link below to really see what's going on.


Rishi said...

looks really sweet. the chick is hot.

D Wheezy said...

Rita Hayworth. She's a film star from the 30's and 40's. The Stephen King book that "The Shawshank Redemption" was based on was originally called, "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption."

If you haven't seen that movie you're missing out big time. One of the greatest movies ever made.

Texas Katie said...

Wheezy ! That's flippin sweet ! How long did it take you to design everything?

D Wheezy said...

Thanks Katie.

I dunno. That probably took 30ish hours of real, actual, work. That's a pretty random guess though.

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Excellent read, That is some inspirational stuff. She is darn cute