For this assignment we were instructed to create strong silhouettes of whatever we were interested in exploring (have it be humanoids, vehicles, eldritch horrors....). Overall it was very interesting to think of the figure at its simplest and create interesting shapes from the limitations of the assignment.
This assignment took roughly five hours between concept research and arriving at the final silhouettes.
For this week's assignment we were required to create a proxy model for an environmental prop, the first step to this process was to import the reference images and setup a scale to model the canon to appropriate proportions.
This week the focus of the lecture and assignment was on composition and how it can enhance and create a proper setting for the piece.
The concept work for this week's assignment came from one of my pastimes! I play DnD with a group of fiea students when time allows and utilized my character in the game as inspiration for this piece.
This week's assignment was a more ambitious take on last week's Lego scene, instead of teams of three students the class was split into four teams of six tasked with creating one cohesive scene in the Lego world. I joined the environment team and modeled one of the center pieces for our environment, from conception the team was very passionate and excited to take this project as far as time and our knowledge of the craft could let us, the following screenshots are the result of our work.
Work time: Prepping uasset with LODs and perforce integration: 1 hour Troubleshooting and Compiling: 2 hours Conceptual Work: 3 hours Modeling Crystal: 1 hour Piecing Lego Tree: 17 hours Total Work Time:24 hours Environment Team
Our vision for the scene was placed in a futuristic setting, as such the Lego piece I chose to model was the Lego crystal
The environment team met multiple times and created multiple iterations of what the environment could possibly look like, below are some of the sketches and concept work team members created through the process (artists - Leah Augustine & Will Perez-Valines):