I’ve recently began to learn the 3D animation software Houdini, and in an effort to learn it more effectively I’ve given myself something that resembles a long-term project.
Brandon Sanderson’s new book Skyward now sits atop my electronic shelf of conquered Kindle books, and like most of his works I finished it wanting more. So, to keep myself in the world of Detrius, why not use the story as a vehicle for a 3D animated project?
As always, I’m biting off more than I can chew. I have a 5 1/2 month old baby, more work than I’ve ever been given, not to mention lame attempts at living a semi-regular life in Spain. Yet, I’m looking forward to see how far I can get before life forces me to throw in the towel.
Fortunately, the book has orthographic views of all the different space jets and enemy vehicles. That’s a huge load-off when developing these models.