Coming Together

All the work I’ve been doing on 3D scanning, photogrammetry and my vintage photo collection have been coming together.

There’s still so much more to do, but I feel I’m finally in place to put some pieces together to see how they fit. Thus, the “sketches” you see above. I wouldn’t call them successful or finished. But they’re necessary for me to evaluate the next steps.

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Failing Towards Progression

It’s been a crash course in Blender these past few weeks.

I’m not satisfied with the last sketch I showed y’all. Generic bald avatars standing in for actual 3D scans is boring. The tentacles were boring. I hit the right spot in Baroque composition though, which means it was boring. The environment was nebulous, which meant it was the correct amount of radical and avant-garde(!)… No, actually it was boring.

I’m not abandoning the idea yet, though.

Daikichi test render
Daikichi test render

I realized that I needed to expand my vocabulary with all things 3D. Spread my wings a bit and try out some of my other sketch ideas. While doing that, I’d take on some learning tasks I need to get under my belt. Cloth simulation, hair simulation, character rigging, armatures and good ol’ fashioned 3D modeling.

The first diversion is what I’m temporarily calling Fish Hook Fuck Me. The idea originally came from a realization I had years ago: I am completely oblivious to women who want to fuck me. It just goes right over my head and only later, much, much later (years, in fact) that it occurs to me that I missed an opportunity or a possible relationship.

Yep, I am that dense.

While lamenting over my stupidity, I asked myself, “What would it take for me to see their advances?” The awful answer was that they needed to hook flags into their skin that says “Fuck Me” on them. Even then I’m not sure I would believe the message was for me, but it would get my attention.

Below are some of my efforts in that direction.

While I think I’ve got a better handle on the tech, the concept and execution is failing. Still, it’s progress and I might use the idea later on down the road. But for now, this goes back into the sketchbook.

The other sketch I’ve been working on had the working title of Horse-Head Death Orgy. Catchy, but I’ve moved on. Don’t worry, still doing that one, but not for the environment I’ve been working on. The new working title isn’t as moving but it’s descriptive enough: Rhonda Riding Plasticy Rhinestone Rhino.

The two previous sketches were lacking in a grounded setting. An environment or place that compliments or clashes with the stuff that’s going on in it. This is a real effort in creating a place to set the action.

This is how your investment has been squandered this past month. Not a lot in completion, but plenty of failing progressively.

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P.P.S. – The rhino is just a placeholder I got from turbosquid. I’ll be 3D scanning an actual fake rhino this week.