To drive this project further forward, I decided to investigate 3D printing the pavilion but after testing drawing the shapes I needed to build it in 3ds Max, I am thinking about going a different way. The program was too complicated for me, and even though I had a tutorial beforehand, I didn’t manage to create what I wanted and after an hour of pure frustration I had to give up.
The super weird shape I managed to make in 3ds Max..
So, even if I am not 3D printing anything I thought I could still build the pavilion digitally and use it for my explainer video as I am not liking the way the paper one looks. It would also be cool and more developed if I made something the camera could pan in to so it feels like you are walking through the pavilion- like how it is supposed to work in real life. Makes more sense. So I turned to sketchup instead and found that easier to master so after a couple of hours I had the model done. The design is different to my paper model though as I couldn’t make all the shapes I wanted and had to change around some things.
Development of model, by Lisa
I started out with these shapes but it felt too empty so I made more and then also coloured them in, in a blue metal material. The middle shapes I made a see-through glass material as I think that would add to the design and enhance the layered feeling of waves.
Pavilion model in colour, by Lisa
And this is how it looks when imported in to Cinema 4D. The blue colour disappeared so I probably did something strange when exporting the file and might have to redo it. I now also have a bit of a Cinema 4D vs After Effects problem. I have no idea how to use C4D and I would still like to use the projections I made for my previous outcome, with the waves and the text but I don’t know if that’s possible to import to C4D so more research needs to be done for this. As it is now, I can only import the file to AE as an image which means I can’t use it as I want. Ahh annoying.