C2E2 – Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2014

     I went to C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment) this year in Chicago, and it was a blast.  Way more fun than I expected.  Here are a few highlights from a great weekend.

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Doctor Who – TARDIS Animation in After Effects

     We’re going to see the Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Special in theaters tonight.  So why not celebrate with a few Doctor Who TARDIS graphics?  I created the initial 3D Model using Blender and brought it into Element 3D to create the scenes.  It’s a great plug-in to use with After Effects.  I got creative and tried out a few different animations using my TARDIS model.   This project took over 15 hours to complete.  A lot of time was spent modeling in Blender.  Below is a compilation of some of the renders.  After using Element 3D for about a year and a half, I’ve been very impressing with what it can do.  Most of the renders on average took about 15 mintues.

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Here are a few images within Blender of the TARDIS in progress:

TARDIS Ceramic Plate

     We went to Alpaca Art in Kenosha to paint ceramic plates.  I decided to try out a TARDIS with a time vortex surrounding it.  I liked how it turned out, for the most part.  This project took about 4 hours.  I used a lot of the paint writers for the really precise areas.  Enjoy!
Tardis Plate

10th Doctor Who – Made with Scuply Clay

     I made 10th Doctor from the BBC’s Doctor Who out of Sculpey Clay.  It was a fun little project that took about five hours to complete.  After baking the clay, I also added David Tennant’s trademark trench coat to finish the ensemble.   The coat was made from a little felt and hot glue.  The finished piece stands about 6 inches tall.  Click here to watch a time-lapse of me working on it.

Clay Doctor Who David Tennant