Sunday, August 30, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

Siggraph 2015

Didn't get there in time for any seminars or movies, but lots of learning opportunities for students to make their own toys, robots, gadgets, etc. Young people are doing more with laser cutters and 3D printers.
Also demos on more total immersion with virtual reality systems. The vendor floor was smaller than usual, but the Foundry, Autodesk , Mocha and some pipeline system companies were there.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Wander over Yonder - Sylvia as Gigantor

Well, I couldn't resist it. When I saw the trailer for the Season 2 animatic of WOY, I had to bash together a model of Sylvia as Gigantor:

But then, I had to slow down, and really start to detail her-

And of course, she came out svelte, too shapely, with million dollar legs.

My Sylvia is still too adorable, but that's how I see her.

I'm having trouble matching the animatic:

The real work will be rigging her hand so she can punch that evil robot!

Just polygon primitives in Maya with a healthy dash of Mental Ray. But the thought of Sylvia having real power, and really being indestructible just tickles me. Having Gigantor's raw power seems to go with her "Grrl" personality. I think she can be super, and still keep her appeal.

(original copyright Mitsuteru Yokoyama, and Disney)

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Wander Over Yonder Season 2 Trailer at Comic-Con

 Looks like they are turning up the heat on Wander Over Yonder. There's a lot more action, and the new super villain is a girl. We also get to see some male Zbornaks.

I like the MST3K tribute with He-Man thrown in, and Sylvia as Gigantor. According to Disney XD, new episodes will be begin Monday, August 3rd.