Modelling Lego and More
Posted 15/07/2016

These past few months I have been trying to improve my 3D skills because for the past year I have only worked with 2D. I still like to use Cinema 4D for modelling as it is what I’m used to. I have also started trying out Element 3D in after effects because it seems like a vital component in the motion graphics scene. I wanted to challenge myself by modelling something simple, then gradually modelling something harder and harder. So far I have modelled a pen, a bike, and now a Lego man.

Plastic is really easy to texture and always looks great in 3D, so I chose to try modelling a bunch of Lego. It also opens the door of using these assets later to create proper animations. I have made sure that these pieces have been modelled to the correct shape and scale, even the insides that can barely be seen!

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The Lego man exploded into pieces. Showing the joints that would normally be hidden.

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I have modelled 32 other bricks to start off with. Got a bit carried away to be honest, was actually quite enjoyable to work on.

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Here’s a super quick animation with the model. Also added a tiny bit of texture animation too!

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The pen I modelled isn’t that interesting, so here’s the bike! Every piece of this bike has been modelled so it can be taken apart or exploded. I hope to eventually create a video exploding all the models once I have enough objects to use.

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A close up of some of the detail. Hardest part was using only images to make this model (I don’t own a bike!). Next I would like to try modelling a Formula 1 car to the correct dimensions. It will sure be a challenge!

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This is something I was working on quite early on in the year. Its going to be an animation based around a high energy song. I put it on hold because I ran into a few problems and will need to rethink a few things. Definitely would like to finish this before the end of the year though!

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That’s all the modelling for now. I have ton more blog posts coming up, including even more 3D!