Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sean Charlesworth - 3D Modeling & Printing Reel & Resume







This is a general reel highlighting modeling, rapid prototyping, texturing and animation.

:06  -  Jet Car - modeling, texturing, 3D printing - Cinema 4D, netfabb, ZCorp Printer
:19  -  Octopod - design, modeling, 3D printing - Cinema 4D, ZBrush, netfabb, MeshLab, Objet Connex 500 Printer
:38  -  Trebuchet - modeling, texturing - Maya
:42  -  Skeleton crew - 2D animation - After Effects
:48  -  Count Spatula - modeling, rigging, animation, texturing - Maya
:56  -  Hot Coffee - 3D animation - Maya
1:04  -  When Robots Attack - stop motion animation, compositing - After Effects
1:17  -  Dominoes - tracking, modeling, dynamics, lighting, compositing - Maya, After Effects
1:19  -  Mad Science - texturing, lighting, rendering - Maya, After Effects




THE OCTOPOD

I've been getting a lot of attention with this guy which was my thesis project.  I designed, modeled, 3D printed and assembled the Octopod.  To find out more click here.


20 comments:

  1. Super cool! Where can we get one of these?

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    1. Unfortunately they aren't available in the wild right now. They're a little too pricey to mass produce but as costs go down who knows.

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    2. I think you underestimate your ability to sell them...

      How about posting the CAD files for those of us with 3D printers to try to make one ourselves?

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    3. Thanks for the feedback David. I'm working on ways to get the Octopod reproduced more economically. I have also not ruled out releasing files but before I would do that I have things I need to fix and finish. Will keep everyone posted.

      Sean

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    4. I'd buy one right now at what I would imagine a $250-500 price point.

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    5. Right now it costs $600 to print with the school, in the real world it would probably be double. That also doesn't include the labor of 3 days of cleaning, hand assembly and running all the LED lighting. I don't think I would sell too many at that price. :( If you're still interested, I'd be happy to print one for you. Otherwise, I can keep you posted.

      The biggest expense are the two body halves which require a ton of support material. If I can figure out a way to restructure those parts to print cheaper, that'd be a start.

      Thanks for the interest and support!

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  2. Hi Sean,
    Awesome work here Sean. I'm a toy collector also, and a big fan of the late Taku Sato of Fewture toys fame. I've just begun studying Maya, and noticed that you also use Cinema 4d. Just wondering why you need to cross platforms between C4d and Maya?
    Regards Anthony

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    1. Hi Anthony,
      Thanks for the interest in the Octopod. I have a nice collection of Soul of Chogokin and share your appreciation of a good toy.

      While Maya is the industry standard and is what I started my degree with, I found Cinema 4D to be more user friendly and have much better modeling tools. It also operates more like a node-based system where you can parent a smoothing process, array, deformer, etc to the geometry and easily turn it on/off as needed. Cinema also seems to handle high poly counts much better as well. If I import the octopod into Maya it tends to chug or crash.

      Let me know if you have more questions.

      Sean

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    2. Thanks for the feedback Sean. My primary interest is modeling, rendering, lighting, and static presentation. From that point of view I'm trying to save a little time on my learning curve, and not waste money when I commit to buy full version/s of software. C4D suites my budget a lot better than Maya, and I presume it has suitable plugins for rendering and lighting, or does it? That's prolly why you're using Maya I guess. Any more advice would be much appreciated.
      Kind regards Anthony

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    3. Goto my account info and send me an email msg. Will send you some more info via email.
      Sean

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  3. Hey Sean I have to say that this is a very impressive model. I'm a large collector of toys. Transformers mostly. I tend to buy a lot of 3rd party Transformers as well.

    I'm also big into Steampunk which is where I found your model posted. Arizona Steampunk Society on Facebook.

    Replying to a comment you made on here about the model not being cost effective yet. There is a 3rd Party Transformers company called Mastermind Creations that is making steam powered Transformers based on a comic called Hearts of Steal. I think it would be quit beneficial to both you and Mastermind to look at creating this in toy form. Especially if you can design it to transform. :D

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  4. Thanks for the praise Mike. I too am a lover of Transformers, I will definitely check out Mastermind Creations! I doubt I could make this thing transform, it was hard enough to get it together as is. :) If you or anyone you know will be around NYC, I will have the Octopod at Maker Faire end of Sept. http://makerfaire.com/newyork/2012/index.html

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  5. We have a hack-lab space up here that I will be happy to post on but I reside in Arizona. Another option I thought of that you may have already looked into is Shapeways.com they are a 3d Printing company that let you set up a store with your art. Then the people that are really interested in getting this model regardless of the cost can purchase it from there through your shop. It's like Etsy for 3d Modelers. BTW I can't believe you did this all in Maya. I thought that Program was removed from the curriculum a long time ago.

    Best of luck Sean. I look forward to seeing what comes of this.

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    1. Right... that would make sense seeing as how it's the Arizona Steampunk Society. ;) Shapeways is great, their HQ is here in NYC and I have met with them a few times. The Octopod is still too complicated to print with them but I have a few other things that I'm looking to upload. And believe it or not Maya is still the industry standard for film production. It's clunky but it's powerful and everyone has a workflow built around it. I used Cinema 4D to build the Octopod which has great modeling tools.

      Thanks again.

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  6. Well I like Shapeways but I can see how this design might be to complicated for them. I stopped using Maya when I got out of school in about 2002. Glad to know it's still the industry standard. Let me know what happens with Mastermind. They may have some artist that can help make your design a Transformer is they want to make the toy. Look up Masterminds Cyclops. AKA Hearts of Steal Shockwave. It's right up your alley :)

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  7. Hey Sean. Just thought I would give you thins link. this place is very reasonable when it comes to making tangible product from start to finish. Give them a call and see what they would charge to make your model.
    http://www.growit3d.com/services/multi-material-polyjet/

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    1. Thanks again Mike, will check these guys out. Also, the Hearts of Steel stuff was awesome, may have to make a few purchases.

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  8. Nice! I thought you would like those. I have worked with those guys before. Let them know I referred you. They may get you a better price for stuff.

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  9. Hello, I want that printer. Worked for a company that had one, and Objet makes the best printers IMHO. I mean, Stratasys makes solid ABS parts, but is bigger than a sandwich distributor, takes SO much time, and the printing definition is much less than the Objet polyjet printer we had.
    thanks a lot!~ Carrie Dann

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