Project Skyward

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.

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Read this book!

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.

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Poco-class fighter

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.