Friday, February 13, 2009
-an example of assemblage sculpture in real-life
Assignment #3: 3 D Modelling Parts One and Two
Using one of the above free 3D modeling programs available online (both are Mac or PC compatible), create two original 3D modeled works.
Part one – 3D Collage/Sculpture of Appropriated Models.
Using models freely obtained from the Sketchup 3D Warehouse: http://sketchup.google.com/product/3dwh.html or otherwise obtained online, create a virtual mixed media mash-up of found 3D models. Think of this project as if you have found a virtual junkyard of free materials, you are a sculptor in virtual space. Utilize the possibilities of endlessly combining found objects to create a virtual sculpture or installation made entirely from appropriated models.
Part two – 3D original object(s) – virtual sculpture
Using basic 3D modeling skills utilize your software to create an original sculpture or installation.
Examples: Consider the first part of this project to be the 3D equivalent of your first projects in the class. This is essentially identical to said project in that you are finding free source material to create new visual forms or environments. The difference is the first project was two-dimensional, this project is virtually three dimensional. Explore odd combinations of objects - play with scale and the multiplication of forms. Your work could be made entirely from hundreds of copies of the same object repeated again and again and combined or your work could be made of many different objects. This is up to you! Think about the amazing fact that you can literally mash objects together to intersect with each other to create new forms – the physical constraints of our reality are not an issue! Explore the online library, download models and open them in Sketchbook and start playing!
For the second part, gain further expertise with your chose program, possibilities include building a duplicate or drawing with 3D tools from a real subject. Create a fantasy abstract physical space. Create a sculpture. Consider scale, color, form, surface texture. Have fun and explore!
Monday, March 2nd.
PROJECTS ARE DUE AT THE START OF CLASS. PROJECTS NOT COMPLETE AT THE START OF CLASS WILL RECEIVE AN “F”.
We will be viewing these as projections for critique.
The following are examples of real life assemblage and virtual 3D modelling: