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Student Work

ART 2070
Animation and Interactive Design Survey


Creepy Creature Character Model
 

Project Overview:

Objective:

This module comprises three sequential projects aimed at guiding participants through the process of creating a uniquely creepy and original character using a combination of inspiration from the natural world and mechanical elements. The projects include Character Design Sketches, Character Sheet, and 3D Character Model, collectively challenging participants to push the boundaries of their imagination and build their 3D modeling skills.

 

Project 1: Character Design Sketches (Two Parts)
 

Overview: Begin with the exploration of unsettling character concepts by deconstructing behaviors from selected animal or insect photos and mechanical parts. Develop initial character design sketches to capture the essence of a creepy and original character.
 

Deliverables:
 

  1. A series of character design sketches reflecting the fusion of animal, mechanical, and creepy elements.

  2. Annotations highlighting specific behavioral traits and inspirations.
     

Project 2: Character Sheet
 

Overview: Refine the chosen character concept from Project 1 and create a comprehensive Character Sheet. Develop a detailed visual representation of the character, incorporating various angles, expressions, and additional features.
 

Deliverables:
 

  1. A detailed Character Sheet showcasing the finalized design from different perspectives.

  2. Descriptions of key characteristics, behaviors, and any unique attributes.
     

Project 3: 3D Character Model
 

Overview: Transition from 2D to 3D by digitally sculpting, painting, and texturing the finalized character design using Zbrush. Bring the creepy character to life with meticulous attention to detail and adherence to the original concept.
 

Deliverables:

  1. A fully realized 3D Character Model with textures and detailing with a turnaround video.

  2. Four still render images.

 

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Creativity: The originality and inventiveness of the creepy character concept.

  • Technical Proficiency: Mastery of 3D modeling, sculpting, painting, and texturing techniques in Blender.

  • Consistency: Alignment of the 3D model with the initial concept and Character Sheet.

  • Detailing: Attention to fine details, textures, and overall presentation.

This module is designed to foster creativity, technical skill development, and the ability to translate imaginative concepts into tangible 3D models. Participants are encouraged to explore the eerie and embrace the challenge of bringing their most unsettling character creations to life.

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