3D clock built and rendered in Cinema 4D.

Simple 3D Clock

3D Clock, CInema 4D
A simple 3D clock built and rendered in Cinema 4D.

This is a 3D clock I built and rendered in Cinema 4D. It’s a very simple design based on a real one owned by a family member. Here is the real one:

Interesting clock
A clock owned by a family member with a cool, simple, design.

The moment I saw this clock I knew I had to recreate it with a 3D program. It consists of very simple shapes which could be made with simple poly and spline modelling. I was also interested in creating a realistic light and shadow setup without using V-RAY (I don’t have V-RAY installed on my computer). The lighting and texturing took longer than building the clock.

Cinema history, Star Wars infographic

History of Cinema Infograph

A movie info graphic showing how hero's have always been instantly great.
An info graphic showing hollywood hero’s have always been instantly great.

 

I thought the Star Wars: The Force Awakens was an enjoyable, if flawed movie. My rating is around 8 out of 10. What really annoys me are the complaints that Rey is a “Mary Sue” (she’s perfect at everything, beats Kylo Ren, etc.). On one hand it is a slight flaw in the movie, on the other hand male characters have had uber quick learning abilities for at least a century. If someone is only noticing this phenomenon now because Rey is a woman that is a bit troubling.

I put a few movies on this graph that share the same “problem” as Force Awakens and just so everyone knows: I like all these films. The 2009 Star Trek reboot has the worst case of this trope since Captain Kirk never really grows through the course of the movie, a problem the filmmakers tried addressing in the less successful follow up Star Trek: Into Darkness.

New Photo Galleries

I have uploaded two photo galleries. They contain digital photographs of birds and insects I have taken over the past couple of years. The content for this gallery will evolve as I continue honing my photography skills.

Digital Photography – Insects

Digital Photography – Birds

Here is a link to the Gallery Section.