I am now finalising the AR component of my submission to SWELL 2014.
I have been using Metaio Creative combined with modo and ZBrush to create and publish the AR component of Hidden reflections.
I animated the slow spin of the AR faceted reflection in modo, which was then exported out as a .fbx file. Additionally I used modo to bake out ambient occlusion maps as well as the visible UV edges which were combined into a final texture map for the the AR .
This faceted AR dolphin skull was then imported into metaio creative along with the original CAD data from the 3D print and base plinth (which is the only hand made component). The CAD data and base plinth are used to line up or register in 3D space my AR. This content is then released and published on my Junaio channel, as the AR is locked to the CAD ( or tethered to the 3D print and plinth) the only way one can see the AR is when one is in view of the physical installation.
Well the print from Shapeways arrived - its printed in transparent detail, its come out as rather a golden colour with the final print,( I'm really temped to hide a solar powered lamp in the plinth, but unfortunately that wasn't in my original proposal). Its one of biggest single prints that I have done through Shapeways - its just within the limits of their max bounding box 250 × 250 × 200 mm for transparent detail. I did think about printing it larger but in the end the final print size was within the limits and It didn't need to be any bigger for the final installation.
The next big thing is to complete is the base plinth and integration with the AR - expect an update this weekend.
Offering has arrived from the printers Shapeways, I have yet to do some final tweaks on Veil (she failed on print) - the sister work to this piece. I would really love to have Offering and Veil printed in a larger size. The boy was really pleased to open the box from Shapeways - so I took some quick pics of him too.
I have had a busy weekend and from that, some more a new work is now up on my Shapeways shop/space - Offering. Offering is a variation of the pose seen in Veil (a sister work), but with the hidden forms of the skull visible. The skull offered is of a serval cat (Leptailurus serval, a medium-sized African wild cat), which was picked up from my sisters collection in South Africa. Work will be for sale once I have checked my artists proof.
link to Shapeways.
A quick render from in ZBrush - I have updated the Veil, reworked the body with musculature detail and now there is no skull under the cloth.
The sculpt should be finished by tonight and up on Shapeways - I just have to do the technical part to get ready for print now.
The piece Cerval woman as evolved into "Veil", starting to feel more comfortable with the piece. I have pushed the pose more and I am working on the concept of hiding the skull under drapery. My intention is then print the piece in two materials, then re-assemble for the final sculpture. The draped cloth is still early work in progress, and I plan one adding more musculature in the figure - though I need to finish this piece before the 1st of February - it has been sitting on the shelf and needs to get into reality.
Occasional updates from me.