A still from an animation I just did to show off a pair of lamps I recently did. The lamp on the left was the one I used in a recent time change poster I made.
If you look at the profile of both lamps, you can see a face. The one on the left is my face. The one on the right is my son's face. The inspiration came from the common vase/face themed silhouettes.
Another part of the inspiration of these lamps was an article I saw on "modern" lamps with some classic touches. In the article, they showed lamps with curved profiles but horizontally, the lamps were polygonal in shape. So for my two lamps, I used a square on the left and a hexagonal shape on the right.
The same article talked about mixing and matching shades. The one on the left is a "inverted stacked" style while the right one is a more traditional shape top to bottom but with an hexagonal shape like the lamp it is with.
I had a hard time getting the creases to show. Had to turn it up to 167 degrees to get enough of the edges to show like I wanted. I also noticed that the ridges option seems to be showing stuff from the "occluded" side, even with culling turned on and visibility set to visible. Overall, though, I liked the effect so I kept it in.
You can view the full video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/p0cJ1FRVPRo
- Status: Final