10-19-Patrick Stelmach – PPJ

This week I got the news that we will most likely be scrapping our current shoggoth model for a new one after receiving feedback from one of the professors. This meant that I needed to go back to the drawing board and start making pieces for the shoggoth with good topology. I also spent some time on some more important props.


Summary:  I went back to looking at reference for the shoggoth, with my primary focus on studying octopus and squid tentacles.

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Pros: Some progress has been made, and there is now a new eye mesh, two mouth types, and several arm variations.

Cons: This took longer than expected, and I’m still finalizing arm options.

Time: 4 hours

Lake’s Journal

Summary:  One prop that is seen constantly on screen is Lake’s journal. I have been working on a rig that will allow the characters to turn the pages while making sure that the pages can be textured on both sides. In now has controls and sdks set up for the page flip and upper or lower page curling.

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Pro:  All the needed functionality is there, and the rig is able to be duplicated.

Con: The pages need to be duplicated and placed into the book without breaking the rig.

Hours: ~3

Moving forward

1. Finish Lake’s journal with rig and UVs

2. Assemble base mesh of the shoggoth

3.Model several other needed props