420 Animation Project 2: Planet Animation Airplane

Ultra-Modern Pastel-Colored Plane Model

Note: Improvements to the doors are included at the end.

Source images:



source:  http://www.clker.com/clipart-plane-10.html

free UV texture source: http://www.mayang.com/textures/http://www.texturex.com

Wireframe images:


Smooth-shaded images:


360-degree turntable animation showing both wireframe and smooth shading:


Tutorials I resorted:

Written after finishing the first model from sketch

  • Start simple. Work your way to fancy, more complicated models. I thought that modeling a real-life Airbus A380 Lufthansa would be really cool in the beginning. Hours and hours were spent, only later did I realize that one simply cannot run without learning how to walk fast.
  • Be creative, and don’t be afraid to try new things. If anything, you can always Ctrl + Z and go back!
  • Use visual tricks, don’t have to strike to be exactly the “real” thing.


Improvement after critiquing in class

I used used polygons to make the doors and used boolean difference. Snapshots from different angles are shown and an updated video can be found here.



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