My “Head” Self Portrait Project is comprised of 2 parts
1: Oil painting on wood panel (14.5 x 19.5 x 1.25) .
2: A 42 second looped 3D animation sequence intended to be played
along side the painting on a flat screen LCD monitor.
Through the use of cross section photographs, a 3 dimensional virtual sculpture of my head is constructed in a 3-d animation program.
A "texture map" or "flat map" is generated from the 3-d rendering and exported to photoshop where the painting reference is constructed utilizing the original cross section photos.
An original oil painting is then created based on the 2D flat map reference of my face.
Throughout the painting process, digital photos are taken and arranged
in chronological order to create a time lapse video depicting the
evolution of the blank canvas to the finished product.
The video is then imported back into the 3D program and projected onto the original head sculpture (with the sculpture acting like a 3D movie screen). Finally, an animation sequence is generated and transferred to a DVD. The DVD is then played along side the painting on a flat screen LCD monitor.
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