My first animation!

…medical or otherwise.

Well here it is: my plunge into the sexy world of 3D animation. I’ve chosen a dramatic take of the effects of smoking, using some fun live action sequencing (which was also a first).

All modeling within this animation was accomplished through 3D programs Mudbox and Maya. Post production achieved in Adobe AfterEffects.

Progress shot of lung modeling

Newest render of my lung modeling accomplished in Mudbox and imported/rendered in Maya. This is the result of adding Normal and Displacement maps from a lower polygon model in Mudbox. These models also include the diagphragm (modeled in Maya) as well as the trachea/bronchi/bronchioles/alveoli which can be seen in some of my other posts.

Alveoli in Maya

Posting some work from my upcoming smoking animation. I’ve been busy modeling out lungs and alveoli. Here is a still image rendered from my 3D scene, where the viewer is able to see the interior alveolar bundles.The 3D models have been modeled and textured in Maya. So far the textures have included surface shaders and bump mapping to give each alveolar bundle a nice cellular texture. The next step is to come up with textures emulating diseased and damaged alveoli caused by smoking.

Lung Modeling in Mudbox

I’m currently working on an animation about smoking so I’ve been experimenting with various modes of modeling. Here I have a couple screen shots of lung models sculpted in Mudbox. At the moment I’m working through importing Displacement and Normal maps into 3D Studio Max, where the final animation will be done. This model was accomplished at a SubD level of 6 (apparently I really like detail)…

I’ve still got some painting and texturing to do within Mudbox before the model is complete.

~in progress~