Monday, September 19, 2022

Voxel Batman

 Made a quick model for Batman Day 2022
(cheated the traditional voxel process, by using the Remesh Modifier in Blender)

Heres a timelapse of the process. Scroll down for the normal speed video.

Heres the 3d Model

The video below is of the entire session from start to finish.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Greasepencil to Sketchfab - Pagoda of the crystal relic

Decided to revisit working with grease pencil and tried to find a way to upload it on sketchfab.
heres a video of the greasepencil version and the version I got working in sketchfab.

Heres the model up at Sketchfab

Pagoda of the crystal relic by Chaitanya Krishnan on Sketchfab

The process I followed involved 3 steps

1) Converting the greasepencil object to a path

2) Adding some thickness…

3) Converting this to mesh

if the mesh is too dense(most likely) use the Decimate modifier to optimize it

This gives you all the paths converted to usable thick meshes… which works in Sketchfab.

Now I need to figure out how to get fills and brush styles(if even possible).

Friday, August 19, 2022

Synthetic Human in Lab


Built this for a client last year. Its a small part of the final video.
The suit, hair and vfx were created in Blender by myself and Parag Gupta. We used Blender primarily, and Adobe After Effects for the final composites.

The character was created using Makehuman -
The lab was from this scene over at Sketchfab - by rhinohopper

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Old Crone Gator

Heres the old crone gator I was working on. Started with an exploration of techniques in Blender, ranging from box modelling, using the skin modifier, and finally some minor sculpting.

This is the doodle it started as

Here are some more stills rendered out of sketchfab using their lab tools.

And heres the sketchfab model itself

Will rig it some day. but first want to try a print

Meanwhile heres a stylised toon shaded version

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Psyche - Change My Mind 2022

Earlier this year I participated in an event that was a collaborative experience with art-scientist Andrew Carnie. Along with other artists we worked on sculptural entries that made up the exhibit Change My Mind, which deals with the mind and its potential alteration using implanted devices.

As an emerging media artist myself who works with VR, AR, Projection mapping as well as other technology and techniques, it was refreshing to get back to working with paper!

Heres what it was about, for me.

Changes in my life over the past couple of years have brought about an upheaval in my personal and professional life. It has meant a combination of me coming to terms with my situation and relationships as well as old unaddressed issues.  As a means of adapting and better equipping myself, I’ve been exploring my mental health and looking into habit breaking exercises for my well being.  There is no shortcut for such development or therapy today. 

Perhaps one day an implant could facilitate this kind of growth and recalibration.

This work is an attempt to visualise this process, where an implant would rip out undesirable parts of one's personality or behaviour, while nurturing and enabling other underdeveloped ones.

My first thought was to create something in Virtual Reality or Artificial Reality, my current artistic medium, to depict an implant that could hack into digital devices, networks, blockchains.

However, upon introspection over the last few weeks, on my own exploration of my mind, I decided to try a different approach, embracing an old familiar technique to evoke a fantastical technological breakthrough of sorts. 

For this piece I have used paper carving and sculptural techniques. I used to love this medium almost two decades ago. Lately I have been revisiting positive things from my past, and so decided to revisit this medium for the project. 

You can watch the video session that it culminated with below:

The event was facilitated by Science Gallery Bengaluru.

Details on the project can be seen here:  

Friday, May 13, 2022

Latest Model

Press the play button to view a 3d model, click/touch and drag to ROTATE, scroll/pinch to ZOOM.
Select the next model from the thumbnails below it.

Note: If your device gets sluggish hit the "X" button in the top corner of the 3d viewer to unload the 3d model

Voxel Batman

 Made a quick model for Batman Day 2022 (cheated the traditional voxel process, by using the Remesh Modifier in Blender) Heres a timelapse o...