Spy My Time
I’m joining the Make a Splash in Amsterdam challenge for my first 3D challenge () and I love the idea of this open, share-as-you-go format, so I’m gonna contribute!
My idea is to take the 2.79 splash screen by the Blender Animation Studio and give Agent 327 a much needed break by moving him from the barbershop blowout to the comfort of his home as he excitedly jumps into bed in his favorite stripped pajamas!
Later today I will update with a basic sketch and some thoughts about how I’m going to approach this and challenges I expect!
(Title is a work in progress)
Here my the initial sketch:
I’ll be playing more with the camera angle/framing in 3D. I don’t love how full in view the bed is, but I also like having the bedside table on the closer side.
Additionally, I plan on the objects being more whimsical in style/proportion, maybe a bit of an exaggerated curve to the bed and such, Otherwise the room might not mesh so well with the silly concept. However this will be my first attempt at such a style, so I’m gonna probably keep it more on the modest end.
My philosophy with this scene is going to be; “grab them with the concept and hold them with the details”. I’m a bit concerned that the concept itself is a good laugh, but it doesn’t have much staying power. So, to add some intrigue I’m going to add in extra spy-esque objects and such. This will be a good use of the 360 degree Sketchfab viewer as well!
As far as the challenges I for-see so far:
- Time. I’m a pretty slow 3D artist, I think, and on top of that, I’m going to a convention for 5 days in September. So I’m going to need to keep a keen eye on pacing and not let the project get too big ( I have a tendency to do this)
- I’ve never dealt with a professional level rig with controls and everything, hopefully that isn’t a terrible headache to figure out. It was intimidating when I opened the file yesterday .
- I don’t love having to deal with precision, I tend to get impatient, and the stripes on the pajamas are gonna demand that. But They add so much character and comedy. They must be stripped!