This took no time at all.

Let’s look at those hands a moment. My instructor went with floppy box shapes, and to me, that’s no good at all. If it doesn’t have two clawed fingers, it ain’t a T-Rex.

So after a bit of fumbling I made two fingers.

I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ve always found it promising that not only do I get a flash of inspiration, but I also am able to follow through. I think it shows I’m learning, which I was afraid was something I could no longer do.

I’ve got six more lectures in this part of the course before moving on to something called UV mapping. This will start me into animation. Which will be a wee bit more difficult to show here.

[IMAGE/FICTION] Dungeon Explore!

I’ve never seen these stairs before? I wonder what’s down there?
A mysterious room? How mysterious!
Ooo, boxes! Who put them down here? What’s in them? I’d ask Uncle, but I’m not supposed to roam the house alone.
More to explore! How absolutely fascinating!
Ut oh! Thought I heard someone coming towards the stairs! I’d better hurry to the next room.
More boxes in here, and they’re blocking the way further! I better find a hiding place here! Someone’s coming!
This is the best I can do! Probably ought to think small thoughts! Uncle’s almost here. Boy, does he sound mad!

[IMAGE] Lit Dungeon Room

Two more videos to go!

I want to take a second to point out the stairs. This was an addition I came up with driving around town. I figured out how it could be done, worked on it for a little bit, and threw it into the setup.

I think adding spur-of-the-moment things is a good thing. I did it with the fire island piece and if I can think of something for the next project, I will.

One of my goals with this is to have fun. So far it’s been worth the headaches of trying to figure out how I, say, lost the base of my torch, but not the flame itself.

That one still doesn’t make any sense to me…

[IMAGE] Modular Walls

I’m probably the only one who finds all of this exciting. Can’t help myself. It’s like building your own Legos. I can’t wait to start making things with them.

As a interesting note, I made three of these modular walls and forgot to leave a fourth non-connected-to-pillar wall as a spare. Easy fix, but dumb mistake.

Next I’m building an arch door way. I was about to write “How cool is that?”, but it really isn’t that cool.