The Odd 3D Works of Zahra Abbas
These 3D pieces are an accumulation of skills that i have gained over the past few years at uni. They're strange and a bit quirky, but then, so am I. I've done everything in these scenes except the grass and flowers in one of the images with my Snelephant.
Snele The Snelephant
As my final year project I wanted to create a 3D version of a concept I had done during my first year. This was a hybrid of an Elephant and a Snail aka, a Snelephant.
In order to make "Snele" look realistic I made sure that i broke down the model anatomy wise, building her from the bones up. This was a huge challenge for me as I really had to consider the anatomies of both animals and the way it would move when animated. I was also extremely educational for me and really helped improve my modeling skills
I really wanted to make sure that I went into depth with the displacement textures and bring through the story of the character i was making rather than just sculpt out a model. Just a side not with this project, I didn't model the grass or flower in the following stills, however I did texture them.
Jack in The Tinker Shop
This was a hard surface project that I challenged myself with. I wanted to create a peace that allowed me to push my generalist knowledge and show accumulation of the skills I have learned during university.
My inspiration for this was actually my grandmother's old childhood toys. Items that you might now only find in a tinker shop. I had always found toys like this unsettling but then I remembered that during their lifetime they were cherished and loved, so I really wanted to bring that through in this piece.
These were my references with the concept I drew to the right. I may not have realised it then but I had been writing my dissertation on Saw and may have been subconsciously influenced by Billy the puppet as well :P
I did the clothes in Marvelous Designer however the rest of the fabrics in the image were created using Ncloth in Maya
I added groom to the cloth, paint brushes and Jack to really everything off. I'm really proud of what I've achieved with these two projects, they're a really nice finale to a pretty hectic final year of university.