Here’s work completed for my client, Maria Sclafani, in 2006. Maria asked me to create a visualization of her invention. She came to me with a homemade modified swimming fin. It had cloth super clued to a cut rubber fin to demonstrate to me what it should look like. In addition she had a few crude drawings I then interpreted to create the visual below. It’s fun and challenging to create something from another person’s mind’s eye. Maria is seeking a manufacturer to build her product, and uses this visual to promote her ideas. She now owns the patent to her invention, and has given me permission to share the work I’ve done. I look forward to seeing her make her first sale, and look forward to the next invention!
I’ve included the three variations of Maria’s design from 2004 – 2006. Click the images for the movies. The first, 2004, was modeled in Lightwave and rigged, animated, and rendered in Messiah (back in my “test-every-software” days). The second, from 2005, was rendered, modeled, and animated in Lightwave. The last, from 2006, was completed in XSI 4.2.