Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Witch


Found the time to quickly doodle this for the weekly art challenge.



To know more about the challenge or the prompt list, check this link - Sketchfab Weekly - Sketchfab Community Blog - Sketchfab Community Blog



Modelled in Blender. Hex textures done in Inkscape.





Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Cyberpunk Catbed



Did a scan of our cat Pinku the other day while she was fast asleep.
This is what I did with that scan

The original scan had some bugs because the lighting was suboptimal, so large chunks were missing.

Pinku the cat by Chaitanya Krishnan on Sketchfab 

I took it to Blender to explore some repair techniques, but woundup building this contraption around it.


Heres the finished model..

Cyberpunk Catbed Porcelain by Chaitanya Krishnan on Sketchfab


You can also try it in AR with Snapchat - 
This link or use the snapcode below



















You can also try it in Instagram with this code:


Heres a video of the process I followed to use the 3d scan of my cat in the model. It covers cleanup and using the decimate modifier to optimise the geometry.



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.



Saturday, September 17, 2022

Kracken Lens

 



Dug out this model from an old speed modelling session.
Turned it into a snapchat lens.

Try it at this link
or use the snapcode below

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 - http://www.makehumancommunity.org/
The lab was from this scene over at Sketchfab - https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/secret-laboratory-blocking-b5c3ebc5da774f86a794d9e18db6c2e7 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: https://bengaluru.sciencegallery.com/psy-ar-events/change-my-mind  

Friday, May 13, 2022

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Robot Heads

Sketch at work today.. 

Edited and composed into a 2:1 composite so it can be viewed as the panorama below.


 

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Scrap Metal Evolution

 



This sketch from yesterday was composited with some older sketches of mechanical animals from my sketchbooks.. 



and voila, here are the results..

Here there be Serpants


Took this ink drawing into Krita, and worked on a equirectangular artboard to create a 360 version.. added color and detail digitally.
See the final one below.


A peek into the top secret Fish Lab


So heres the original sketch that I did in 2:1(equirectangular) proportions, and below you should be able to see it in 360.

Did a few 360 illustrations and experiments these past few days.. now looking into ways of embedding them on other platforms. Trying out Kuula right now.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Smartwatch Upgrade

Got the Amazfit Bip U Pro(gps variant)

And yes it's in a rugged case from day 1.


My old #fitbit versa lite gave up a few weeks back..
(Structural failure.. notification and syncing capabilities died yrs back) 



This is what happened, randomly when i was at work.. the screen just popped out..
whatever glue held it together, just gave up.

Have had a ton of issues with syncing to the Fitbit app that were not getting addressed by Fitbit, so decided I was done with this brand. 

Amazfit is a brand i had been eyeing for a while, and almost all reviews were good for the gps models. Especially the way they just work with 3rd party apps like Strava.

So it's on to a new era of biometric data capturing for me.