Monthly Archive for April, 2009

Kitchen sinks, stove tops, boxes, and other miniatures


These are some of the recent miniatures props we’ve been building in our in house workshop, led by Bente Laurenz Jacobsen, and with Charlène Barré, Karen Rohde Johansson and Israel Hernandez.  These stills are just progress shots taken during our dailies – which means there’s significant noise and shallow depth of field in most of the shots.

Moddler & Rapid Prototyping


So, John Vegher, founder of Moddler (among other things), has generously offered to rapid prototype the props for our 1:24 scale outdoor sets.  Above is our first prop, a bench which we modeled in Maya, detailed in ZBrush and then sent on to Moddler.  Below is a turntable of the ZBrush model.

The idea is to ship the props over here and paint them before they integrate into the sets.  We have about a month left before the outdoor shoot, so we’ll be spending some time putting all of the parts together.

Clearly from the pictures, the results are fantastic.  This process saves us a tremendous amount of time building the props at the small scale, and also, having to re-build versions of the props in 3D in order to match to.  More photos below.